Monday, January 31, 2005

Death Note

Update: The link below does not work anymore. To read Deathnote please visit this site and this one.

What would you do if you acidentally find a mystical notebook that has the power to kill anyone you want just by writing their names within its pages? Highschool student Yagami Light is privy to such a notebook called Death Note and is using the notebook's powers to wipe out the world's criminal elements. Yagami's attempt to end the life of the criminals drastically sky rocketed the deathrate of the world, so the global authorities hires a mysterious detective called L to investigate and expose the unknown hand responsible for the murders.

Deathnote is a very popular shounen manga that is geared more towards suspense rather than action. The series is made by two people, one author (Ooba Tsugami) and one illustrator (Obata Takashi). This makes this comic story-centric and very original without sacrificing the art.

I have not read extensively of the manga yet but so far I'm enjoying the arc where Yagami and the mysterious L try to outwit each other. Who will make the first mistake?--I guess I'll have to read on.

If you want the latest buzz about Deathnote, visit Apparently Appalled for the latest updates and direct manga scanlation downloads of the series.
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