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El Libro De La Muerte (Spanish) With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. . Release dates: We have 23 .. Blu-Ray Home Media Release of Death Note Anime Series (Feb 25, ) . Ryuk, the Shinigami, or god of death, who dropped the Death Note into the Light--now known to the world as Kira--tests the Death Note to understand the scope . Silence. 23m. Light, his memory recovered, orders Misa to begin killing after agent and a Mexican Federale to avenge the death of their beloved mentor. Release Dates Anime America included Death Note as number 4 in its "Top 10 WTF Endings in Anime." The ending is criticized for Light acting inconsistently.
Around this time, Light graduates from high school to college. L recruits Light into the Kira Task Forceboth trying to get the other to reveal crucial info. Misa makes a deal with Rem for Shinigami eyes, which allows her to kill knowing only the face at the cost of half her lifespan. Misa commits numerous murders, sends taped recordings to the police, and eventually uncovers Light's identity as the original Kira.
Infatuated with Light, she demands Light be her boyfriend. Although he does not love Misa, Light agrees, intending to use Misa's Shinigami eyes to discern L's true name. However, before she can do so, L deduces that Misa is likely the second Kira and detains her. Rem, who has feelings for Misa, threatens to kill Light if he does not find a way to save Misa. Light arranges a scheme in which he and Misa temporarily lose their memories of the Death Note, and has Rem pass the Death Note to a less morally-driven individual, Kyosuke Higuchi of the Yotsuba Group.
Now with no knowledge of the Death Note, Light wholeheartedly joins the investigation. Together, Light and L deduce Higuchi's identity, arrest him, and discover the existence of the Death Notes and the Shinigami.
When they touch the Death Note, Light and Misa regain their memories, and Light kills Higuchi with a piece of the Death Note, regaining possession of the book. However, L casts suspicion on Misa, forcing Rem to murder L to save her. Rem dies in the process, as it is forbidden for Shinigami to protect human individuals.
The task force agrees to cover up L's death and appoint Light as the new L. The investigation stalls as a result.
Four years later, crime rates worldwide have massively dropped, but cults have arisen which adore Kira. Two intelligent young men, who were raised as potential successors to L, are revealed: Both are aware that L is dead, and thus consider Light, the current L, a prime suspect. Mello, along with the Mafia's assistance, kidnaps Light's sister, resulting in his father's death during the rescue mission.
He also appoints a well-known newscaster, Kiyomi Takada as Kira's public spokesperson. Realizing that Takada is connected to Kira, Mello kidnaps her. Takada kills Mello with a hidden page of the Death Note, but is killed by Light, in order to dispel suspicions.
Light seizes the chance to have Mikami kill Near as well as all the task force members.
However, Mikami's Death Note fails to work. It is revealed that Near had replaced Mikami's Death Note with a decoy.
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Perusing the names Mikami had written down, only Light's is missing, which proves Light as Kira. A scuffle breaks out during which Light is grievously wounded. Ryuk, realizing that Light will spend the rest of his life in prison, writes down Light's name in his Death Note as he had promised to do at the beginning of the story.
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The notebooks[ edit ] The core plot device of the story is the "Death Note" itself, a black notebook with instructions known as "Rules of the Death Note" written on the inside. When used correctly, it allows anyone to commit a murder, knowing only the victim's name and face. According to the director of the live-action films, Shusuke Kaneko"[t]he idea of spirits living in words is an ancient Japanese concept In a way, it's a very Japanese story".
Deciding that this design would be cumbersome, he instead opted for a more accessible college notebook. Death Notes were originally conceived as changing based on time and location, resembling scrolls in ancient Japan, or the Old Testament in medieval Europe. However, this idea was never used.
When pushed, he suggested: No one should play God". He said that Near 's climactic speech about good and evil was rooted in his own beliefs.
In a paper,  Jolyon Baraka Thomas characterised Death Note as heavily influenced by the conflicts between liberty and security; as illustrating that high moral ideals are easily corrupted, and that people will always justify horrific acts of violence in the name of safety. Thomas writes that "the price of peace is death".
Thomas' paper lists Death Note as one of the later and more sophisticated psychological thrillers released in the wake of the Tokyo subway sarin attacksaying that it examines the human tendency to express itself through "horrific" cults and describes the negative effects of those cults on the members, on their families, and on society. Through the moral relativity that characterizes the story throughout, readers are reminded that their own ideas of good and evil might not differ so much from those of extremist cult members.
Production[ edit ] The Death Note concept derived from a rather general concept involving Shinigami and "specific rules". After publication of the pilot chapter, the series was not expected to be approved as a serialized comic by the author, who did not consider it to "fit with Jump". Light recovers the notebook just as Watari contacts him with L's name, but Light cannot find the page in the notebook.
Watari dies before he can reveal L's name. Light discovers Mia took Watari's page, was responsible for the FBI agents' suicide, and further has written Light's name in the book, set to kill him at midnight, but she offers to burn his page if he turns the notebook over to her. Light tells Mia to meet him at the Seattle Great Wheel and flees. Meanwhile, L learns of Watari's death and becomes unstable, leaving on a personal manhunt against Light, while James orders L to be detained.
Mia meets Light at the Ferris wheel some hours later, and they take the ride to the top. There, Mia steals the notebook, but realizes too late this was Light's plan: Light has written her death in the notebook contigient on her taking the book.
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The Ferris wheel collapses, and Mia is killed after falling out, while Light and the notebook fall into the nearby waters. The page with Light's name lands in a burning barrel in front of L's eyes, Prior to meeting Mia, Light had used the book to coerce a criminally-charged doctor to rescue him and put him into a medically-induced coma, while having other criminals recover the Death Note and continue Kira's killings before returning the book to his bedside; each being killed after their role is complete.
When Light wakes from the coma, he finds James there, who has come to conclude Light is Kira. Meanwhile, L has been ordered off the case, but in defiance he raids Mia's home, finding the notebook page with the FBI agents' names.
In a hysterical fit, he contemplates writing Light's name. At the hospital, Light tries to convince James that his actions were "the lesser of two evils", prompting Ryuk to comment that "humans are so interesting". A bright yet isolated high-school student who discovers the titular "Death Note" and uses it to kill criminals by writing their names and causes of death, in a bid to change the world into a utopia without crime, and thus, becoming the world-famous serial killer known as "Kira", while being both praised and feared by law enforcement agencies and the worldwide media and public.
Lakeith Stanfield as L: A nameless, highly-intelligent and esteemed—but also socially eccentric and quirky—international consulting detective with a past shrouded in mystery and who is determined to capture "Kira" and end his reign of terror. Light's classmate and girlfriend, who assists him in his world-wide massacre of criminals as the god-like vigilante: In an interview with io9Adam Wingard revealed that rather than being based on original manga character Misa AmaneSutton as a character is based on the sociopathic qualities of Light Yagami.
Light's father and a veteran Seattle police detective, who assists L in finding the mysterious "Kira", unaware that he is his own son. Paul Nakauchi as Watari: L's assistant and foster-father. Jason Liles and Willem Dafoe as Ryuk: A demonic Shinigami god of death and the original owner of the Death Note, who begins communicating with Light when he receives the book and inquisitively observes his activities as "Kira".
Liles played the character in costume, while Dafoe provided voice work and performance capture for the facial elements.