Monday, April 21, 2014

Manga Mondays #183: Death Note vol. 10 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

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Death Note vol. 10 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata


Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?


With Near openly suspecting the new L of being Kira and sowing doubt in the hearts of the taskforce members, Light is once again forced to pass the Death Note on to another to take the heat off himself. But this time, Kira chooses a disciple from among his true believers. With no way to contact his successor directly, Light must rely on his faithful follower's adherence to Kira's goals. Will this newest move bring Light's ideal world closer to reality? Or will losing control of the Death Note spell Light's doom? (courtesy of Goodreads)


Only two more volumes of Death Note after volume 10! As much as I like this series, I'm ready for it to end.

The main problem is that I don't like any of the characters anymore. Light is far too arrogant. He's always been that way, but as the walls are closing in, he's becoming darker and even more manipulative. The only truly nice person in the series, Light's father is now dead. Light seemed more upset that his father didn't confess Mello's name before he died. Light treats Misa just as heartlessly as he does everyone else in his life (although Misa is so stupid that I don't feel too sorry for her).

Near and Mello are both formidable foes to Light. By the end of this volume, they've both concluded that Light is Kira although they don't have proof yet. Near is essentially L junior while Mello is darker. Neither captures my heart the way L did. When L died (I'm still hoping he's secretly alive), I realized that he truly was the character I liked most.

Just two more. It's an endurance game now.

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  1. Aww, I'm sorry you're not enjoying this one as much as I did. I couldn't get enough. I'm about 6 more volumes until Boys Over Flowers is done. I'm going to miss it.

  2. That's me whenever one of my favorite characters die. Denial, denial. But to be fair, authors seem to enjoy brining them back from the dead so I can never take a death seriously.

    I've actually only watched the anime. Kept telling myself I'd read the manga soon, but I can see how after L dying it pretty much became a different manga.

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