Death Note originally aired in 2006. The plot follows Light, a gifted high school student, who, one day discovers a strange notebook called “Death note”. He takes the book home and discovers that the book has supernatural powers, whoever’s name is written in the book will die. After some time experimenting with book Light meets the Shinigami, Ryuk. Ryuk explains that he is the original owner of the Death note and that he dropped in the human world because he was bored. Light determined that with his new-found power, he will kill all the wrong doers and rule the world as a god, he then assumes the title of Kira. It does not take long before the police begin to notice the strange deaths of prisoners and begin to suspect that there is someone causing the deaths. In order to solve the case the world-renowned detective, L joins the police department and begins his investigation into Kira.
My Review: I was a bit hesitant to pick this one up, It had just seemed to me to be one of those super popular over hyped shows. However, It just goes to show that things don’t get popular for no reason. I had my expectation were shattered, that is to say, I really enjoyed it. I found most of the characters to be really 3D and easy to like, especial L. The story also flows really well with some very interesting events, I did find the first half to be more entertaining however the ending was very satisfying. I really like how Light and L try to outsmart each other, although sometimes it seems a little far-fetched and that can make the plot seem somewhat confusing. I thought the concept of the death note was pretty cool and I really liked seeing all the different Shinigami and learning about their world.
I rate this anime 3/5.