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Light Yagami is an ordinary university student. One day, he receives a Death Note which changes his life. The Death Note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius. He becomes murderer Kira and punishes criminals. L is a well known private detective in charge of apprehending Kira. L appears in front of Light Yagami. ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Death Note" (デスノート) written by Ohba Tsugumi (大場つぐみ) and illustrated by Obata Takeshi (小畑健). Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 6,052 users)
  • Ranked: #2606
  • Popularity: #1066
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Ashvy
30 people found this review helpful
Sep 17, 2015
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Ok, first off I would like to confess that I'm one of the rare bunch who hasn't seem the original Death Note anime/manga, neither have I seen the previous movie, though maybe I have but I don't really have any memory of it. However of course I do know the basic storyline, after all it is very famous. So basically this was a new experience for me and it was definitely worth it.

The story was basically followed the original storyline judging from what I saw in the comments, and so I guess they did a really good job of condensing a 30+ anime into 11 eps. Solid effort. Basically it followed the storyline of a normal uni student who was living life like it would have been for him, but when he accidentally picked up the 'Death' Notebook, his life took a drastic turn from there. Of course life doesn't always go smoothly, thus someone will appear to try and stop all his acts of 'justice' which is where the 2nd main lead comes in, and they begin their battle of wit to see who ultimately wins and becomes the last one standing. The story was very compact, exciting and nerve wrecking as I was always extremely tensed to know what might happen next. I watched the whole drama in the span of 3 days, even when I wasn't watching it, my mind would unconsciously think about it as well. That could explain how into it I was.

Acting/Cast
Like everyone has said I think Kubota definitely did a splendid job acting as Yagami Light. Especially as the story progressed and as the character of Light became more and more 'crazy', I could see the change expressed perfectly through the character. During the second half, during his monologues when he was 'Kira' it totally made me believe that he was 'possessed' with that voice and his facial expressions. Thoroughly impressed.
To be honest I started this drama because of L's actor Kento, so during the process of watching this drama I was very emotionally attached to L. I know that they 'changed' this character drastically from the original however I guess I really liked the change of being a 'clean freak' etc. Obviously I loved his acting as L, and even though I knew he was going to die, when it actually happened it still brought tears to my eyes.
Other than the mains I already really enjoyed the side characters such as Watari, Light's dad and the police crew. They all brought extra enjoyment and feelings to the story.

Maybe I was too into the story to notice any good music or soundtracks in general as I don't remember any music. However just judging from the background music during the drama, it fitted the atmosphere and was generally well put. Maybe I need to go back and watch again to find out more.

Overall this was definitely an intense ride of emotions. For someone who usually doesn't watch the thriller, psychological genre I thoroughly enjoyed Death Note and now that I've seen the drama I will definitely go check out the anime and maybe the movie. I reckon the story was well thought out, while it also makes people really notice about what 'power' would do someone on the deep side of things.

This is something that I would definitely rewatch many times, since it's honestly really awesome. I definitely recommend this to those who's watched the anime or movie. Even if they did change things if you watch it with an open mind, it's definitely an awesome drama, plus it's quite short being 11 eps.
Of course I also recommend it to people who like thriller, mystery and the psychological genre in general. This will definitely blow your mind.

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Completed
GentleRain
6 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2015
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
First of all, I watched all the anime episoded and movies, I read the manga too. And I love this show! It's awesome, and I don't even care that they changed the storyline a little bit. The actors did a great job, I absolutely loved Kubota's Light, Yamazaki's L and Yuki Mio's Near. Even Sano's Misa was good, better than Toda Erika's in the movies.

I liked how they changed a few things in the show and showed us another version of DN. I didn't really like the anime or manga, but I love the show and the movies. And even the CGI was great, much better than what you see in the Hollywood movies.

There isn't a single thing I didn't like here, everything was in it's place perfectly. Although I already knew what will happen in the end, I was shocked. The final episode was the BEST I think. But that's my opinion.

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  • Drama: Death Note
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 6,052 users)
  • Ranked: #2606
  • Popularity: #1066
  • Watchers: 15,163

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