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Deathnote

Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4toArlington, VARegistered User regular
edited May 2007 in Graphic Violence
Fuck me in the ass, I'm beginning to like it.

Deathnote is a manga about a man who get a notebook that, if written in, could kill people.

I know, I had the same reaction.

No, it's not the Necronomicon.

It's the notebook of a death-god, given to them for an inexplicable reason. If you write the name of someone in it, they will die in the way that you describe (if you don't describe it, the person will have a heart attack). Light, the young man who gained the book, plans on killing off all the evil-doers in order to frighten everyone else into not doing bad. Egads, it doesn't work out, and Interpol sends L, the worlds greatest detective, to stop him.

Anyways, its the book that all of my female weaboo friends love, and I figured 'hell, why not'. Halfway into #1 I hated it. At the end of #1 I thought it'd get better.

I've now read 3 volumes, and it's become a sick pleasure, that I hate myself for liking. It's like a Game of Thrones, or watching American Idol.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    In before "lolz weeaboo fag."

    I don't know why it has to be a sick pleasure. It's not like all things manga are shit. The first several volumes of Death Note were awesome and ended up being pretty much the only manga series I followed. The quality definitely plummets at around the 6th volume, and especially a bit later
    after Light successfully executes his plan that kills L, Watari, and Rem.

    The entire thing is pulled off very well, but the series pretty much becomes uninteresting after that.

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I was a big weaboo before, so I've reverted completely the other way, and I only follow Blade and Battle Royale (followed for the latter)
    Yeah, L was my favorite character, and then I got pissed off by the 'OMG ITS L AGAIN!' bitch also known as Near

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Weaboo?

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Weaboo?

    Anime-loving-gaymo.

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  • DondumsDondums Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I like Death Note.
    The first half of it, anyway.
    It's two separate words, AFAIK.

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Neliwood wrote: »
    I like Death Note.
    The first half of it, anyway.
    It's two separate words, AFAIK.

    Not the way they spell it on the front cover.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Weaboo?

    Anime-loving-gaymo.

    Real gay or stupid gay?

    Is there man love in Death Note?

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  • ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Neliwood wrote: »
    I like Death Note.
    The first half of it, anyway.
    It's two separate words, AFAIK.

    Not the way they spell it on the front cover.

    Japanese doesn't even have, like, spaces between its words remember.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Weaboo?

    Anime-loving-gaymo.

    Real gay or stupid gay?

    Is there man love in Death Note?

    It's like, you say "Hey man I sure love Inuyasha."

    And I say. "Fag."

    you'd be a weaboo there.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Langly wrote: »
    Weaboo?

    Anime-loving-gaymo.

    Real gay or stupid gay?

    Is there man love in Death Note?

    It's like, you say "Hey man I sure love Inuyasha."

    And I say. "Fag."

    you'd be a weaboo there.

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    I'm less likely to check it out knowing it's not a gay detective thriller, but I probably will anyway.

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Can I hit the exploding rocks? San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Zeromus wrote: »
    In before "lolz weeaboo fag."

    I don't know why it has to be a sick pleasure. It's not like all things manga are shit. The first several volumes of Death Note were awesome and ended up being pretty much the only manga series I followed. The quality definitely plummets at around the 6th volume, and especially a bit later
    after Light successfully executes his plan that kills L, Watari, and Rem.

    The entire thing is pulled off very well, but the series pretty much becomes uninteresting after that.

    Dunno, I really liked it. The tone definitely took a turn for the surreal, but it's still pretty fun if that change doesn't get to you.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I don't know if I'd call it surreal so much as I'd call it, "the author dragging things out so he can make tons and tons of money."

    Which I suppose I could understand, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. It feels incredibly dragged out, a bit forced, and certainly lacks the intense pace that characterized the first arc.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The series gets retarded really fast. The protagonist, being a detective just pulls shit out of his ass all the time. If A is true then Z must be also true! Riiiight.... what about the rest of the alphabet.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Dang, it sucks that it sounds like it gets crappy towards the end. I've read the first volume and found it chillingly good. I was thinking about picking up some more, but I'd hate to be disappointed...

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  • JoonJoon Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I thought that it was pretty good on the whole. I would agree that the latter half isn't as good. I also wasn't a big fan of the whole corporate arc. The Light vs L stuff was the best.

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  • DondumsDondums Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Dang, it sucks that it sounds like it gets crappy towards the end. I've read the first volume and found it chillingly good. I was thinking about picking up some more, but I'd hate to be disappointed...

    Well, just get up to around the 8th-9th volume, then pretend the rest don't exist. The anime isn't bad, either, though it hasn't ended yet.

    Also, have you seen the 2nd anime opening for Death Note? If not, you should.

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Can I hit the exploding rocks? San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Neliwood wrote: »
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Dang, it sucks that it sounds like it gets crappy towards the end. I've read the first volume and found it chillingly good. I was thinking about picking up some more, but I'd hate to be disappointed...

    Well, just get up to around the 8th-9th volume, then pretend the rest don't exist. The anime isn't bad, either, though it hasn't ended yet.

    Also, have you seen the 2nd anime opening for Death Note? If not, you should.

    Heh. The second opening really fits the tone the second half of the series took.

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ningen Fucker?
    Does Ningen mean Fruit?

    I want it to.

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  • TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The Seconed opening is god coming down and whispering in your ear.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    You should remember spoilers for those of us who only watch the anime.

    Btw the anime is fucking fantastic. It's the only anime I watch.

    (Edit: Note the avatar)

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I have a better Opening, to a better show (at least, if you average the 2 parts of the Deathnote anime)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-anabfAg06U

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  • JoonJoon Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ningen Fucker?
    Does Ningen mean Fruit?

    I want it to.

    "Ningen" means "human being." Fruit would be "kudamono."

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  • Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Has any here read Monster? God I just love it. The author's work after that was pretty good too for the first 3 arcs. (20th Century Boys)

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  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I have a better Opening, to a better show (at least, if you average the 2 parts of the Deathnote anime)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-anabfAg06U

    Well, that's Satoshi Kon, he's good at making spooky stuff like that. His latest movie, Paprika is just great.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So I just saw this after reading this thread for the last few days, found it funny:

    http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=233

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Neliwood wrote: »
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Dang, it sucks that it sounds like it gets crappy towards the end. I've read the first volume and found it chillingly good. I was thinking about picking up some more, but I'd hate to be disappointed...

    Well, just get up to around the 8th-9th volume, then pretend the rest don't exist. The anime isn't bad, either, though it hasn't ended yet.

    Also, have you seen the 2nd anime opening for Death Note? If not, you should.

    Haha, well that totally killed any interest I ever had in Death Note. Thanks for the warning.

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