Death Note

Discussion in 'Gaming & Media' started by JoeConnor92, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. Anyone here ever watched an Anime called Death Note? What do you think? Personally I think it is one of the best series I have ever watched, it is also being made into an American remake pretty soon!

    If you haven't had the chance, and can spare 20 minutes to try it out, then take a look!
  2. I was really enjoying it up until:

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    L died. Did you not think it got worse after that?
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    Still a decent anime though.
  3. #3 Lady Deathbane, Jun 23, 2013
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    Yeah, it's one of the animes I've actually finished since it's pretty short compared to most animes, lol. It's pretty good, I still really liked it even after a *someone* died. I love N. <3 However, it's very far from "the best anime". It became very overrated quick. Now I haven't watched and finished much anime myself, but I would suggest watching Elfen Lied. Now that's the best series I've seen.

    Also, any "American" remake is shit. They casted Zac Efron as Light. Usually, I love Zefron, but it's definitely going to be crap. More than likely the whole cast will be white and overly cheesy somehow. I've actually signed a few petitions against the remake. Guess it didn't work, not that I really thought it would, lmao. I wish they would just leave it as it was, not keep beating a dead horse.
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    featuring Samuel L. Jackson as L
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  5. Actually, by regular anime standards, Death Note is one of the longer ones. The vast majority of animes are 26 episodes or shorter. The short length is one of the main reasons why I love anime so much. And I bounce back and forth on my opinions on N. As for Elfen Lied, I have quite a bit of negative things to say about it but I'm not going to bother getting into that one (I'll be here all day). Will say that the dub is one of the worst I ever heard, the acting in it is cringe-worthy for about 83% of the cast. Kouta and his cousin were probably the worst offenders.

    Not sure this applies to every American remake, at the very least I'm holding out hope that the Monster live-action HBO series will be very good. But with Death Note, oh god yes I agree that this will be shit. Honestly though, this is the kind of trainwreck I can get behind. As a critic at heart, I'll have a field day with that one.

    Anyway, as for Death Note, it's a very solid series. I want talk on forever like I usually do but I want to give my thoughts on a few things. Firstly, L is one of my favorite characters ever and I want to take the time to say that Alessandro Juliani's performance as L is one of the best voice acted performances I've ever heard and far superior to the more monotone monologue that the seiyuu gives. Juliani's performance has so much nuances and little quirks in it, his delivery is just amazing and in general he just perfectly encapsulates L's character far better than anyone can. His delivery is just so awesome. Light's also a really good character and I enjoy several other but they're not important enough to get into. The show was very clever, it perfectly utilized it's cast (even if it did have a habit of just adding in characters as a way to advance the plot, but it was only a real problem near the end), L's characters, a lot of the Light's plan and what I liked about it was none of the mind games or plans ever came off as bullshit. My brother disagrees with me on one but he won't listen to reason so his opinion doesn't count.

    Visually the show always looked good but due to its nature it was very stagnant in movement but it wasn't they had a field day. Making the mundane seem awesome (eating a potato chip has never been more epic [though the score had a lot to do with that too, which was great by the way]). Which also bring up another point, the show was actually pretty funny when it wanted to. I didn't go into Death Note expecting to laugh but I laughed quite a bit watching this, mostly because of L or even Ryuk but yeah it was funny. Save for the last episode or two, the last batch of episodes unfortunately become an incredibly dull show. The luster was all gone, the adding characters to advance the plot started getting to a bit of problem and some characters who you'd think would be prominent are relegated to a couple short scenes that don't really contribute much to the overall plot in the span of the ten-eleven episodes. One of the reasons why that "arc" sucked was because in the manga both the first and second "arcs" got roughly the same amount of chapters but in the anime the first got 25 and the second got 12. But even if it got a similar amount, I don't think it would be any better honestly, I think it just would've been an elongated hell.

    I was going to get into spoiler talk but I did say this wasn't going to go on forever, so I'll just stop now and maybe pick up on it later.
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  6. Kira will die in the end sorry for telling you this
  7. Death Note is awesome it got me onto anime basically. If we dont count Pokemon.
  8. I agree with Xanth. it sucks after that happens. First ~20 eps are gold though
  9. You watch anime?

    I usually agree with your opinion, what are this show's selling points?
  10. My roommate turned me onto Deathnote. This is the only anime I've watched.

    Selling point would be it is two genius ass motherfuckers trying to outwit/outthink each other.

  11. Two of the smartest characters from any show ever go head to head in a battle of wits and super sophisticated plans. It is a mental game of chess between a kid who finds a deathnote (journal that allows him to kill people) and the top investigator in the world. That's a super basic explanation, but just watch ep 1 and I think you'd be hooked, I was.

    And nah, not an anime fan, but my roommate turned me onto this and it's the one I've actually seen. Honestly I'd put it in my top 20-30 shows I've ever watched. the good parts as so good, but it does sort of drag towards the end
  12. that sounds interesing as hell. Color me interested.

    I loved DBZ as a kid, and Afrosamurai was good. I'll give it a shot.

    You animefag.
  13. lmk what you think,I'm pretty sure you'll dig it
  14. Out of curiosity, does anyone here prefer Light to L?
  15. Absolutely! Light is my homeboy
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