Death Note, Vol 13: How To Read

Death Note, Vol 13: How To Read
Death Note #13
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga
270 pages

this is pretty much an encyclopedia of everything in the Deathnote series. Character bios, explanations of who did what and why, etc, etc. Even had the original “Deathnote” pilot chapter that Ohba wrote. A bit of a hard read, since there was just SO much info. Not really a manga, in the traditional sense. Definitely including this in my “number of books I read this year” as a “real” book 🙂

Death Note #11

Death Note #11
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga
210 pages

Near and Light are both positioning for the final Showdown. Near is flying to Japan to meet “L” aka Light. Next volume or the next will be the end. Looking forward to see how it all wraps up. Some of the “Rules” could make things really interesting, since they involve the shinigami.

Death Note #10: Deletion

Death Note #10: Deletion
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga
188 pages

Light has Misa pass her notebook onto another Kira worshipper. Light also begins to start a relationship with another woman to better control the “new kira” and in anticipation of getting rid of Misa. Shows just how cold hearted Light truly is.

Death Note #7-9

Death Note #7-9
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga

L dies, Light takes his name, but there is a whole orphanage filled with talented youngsters being trained as potential “L”s. The 2 front runners take over where L left off, in trying to uncover Kira. Another Shinigami enters the picture, but is dispatched quickly enough. The new two “L”s are young, and not truly “L”s, but one takes the name of “Near” and the other, who turns out to be a practical sociopath, goes by the name of “Mello”.

Death Note: Whiteout

Death Note: Whiteout
Death Note #5
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga
200 pages

Light gets Ryuk to get rid of his Deathnote, so he forgets everything concerning it. Rem gives Misa’s deathnote to someone else to save her, per Light’s orders. So “Kira” is now a business person amongst a group of 8, and L and Light[who is now dedicated to bringing Kira to justice since he doesn’t remember that he WAS Kira] are trying to figure out who. I like this series. I was wondering how the author was going to stretch out the battle of wits between L and Light, but with this “give the Deathnote” away plot, it really is good. I will probably buy this unless the later volumes make that impossible.

Death Note: Love

Death Note: Love
Death Note #4
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga
204 pages

the new Kira turns out to be a model who is in love with Light. She has made the eye deal with her Shinigami. Turns out to be a hindrance to Light so she ends up giving up her deathnote, and hence all her memories about it are gone. Light ups the ante and requests lockdown for himself to prove he isn’t Kira to L. Ends as he is going into his cell.

Death Note: Boredom

Death Note: Boredom
Death Note #1
Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
manga
195 pages

ok, this is a seriously disturbing series. A shinigami[demon] drops a deathnote book, which shinigami use to kill humans to gain their life, and it falls into the hands of a teenage genius, who then starts killing criminals. A super investigator, also a supersmart teen, called “L” is called in to investigate. This series is a battle of wits between L and Light. The thinking that goes on reminds me of myself, in a scary way, not a complimentary way.