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Jul 26, 2009 11:09 AM

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So, I've finally watched the thing and I'm not quite sure what to say.
I really loved some parts (yes, the Zetsubou Billy one too xD), but Light's laugh still creeped me out. And when he was on L's grave ... ugh. They should definitely cut out that part, it's pure exaggerating. I think it ruined my impression of L's death, even though I already watched it once.
And I'm wondering ... am I the only one who noticed that the older Ryuk's eyes are missing pupils? I think he looks better this way, but still, why?
 
Sep 11, 2009 10:11 PM

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Pretty much the same as the TV series. But I liked how Light acted at the end.







 
Oct 22, 2009 2:39 PM

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Very fast paced considering it's around 25 episodes turned into a two hour special. But it's Death Note so of course it was amazing! I loved the scene at the graveyard in the end.

But still, considering so much awesome stuff isn't in this special, it isn't nearly as good as the full anime.
 
Nov 13, 2009 11:55 AM

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It wasn't anything special, but I did enjoy looking back on the series.
 
Apr 7, 2010 2:05 AM

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Just saw it now, nice trip down memory lane and looking forward to watching the second one tommorow. I liked the new ending, being a Kira fan seeing him crawling on L's grave and laughing his ass off at his victory was pretty satisfying. I felt that there wasn't enough tension between Light and L like in the series, but Death Note is one of those shows that NEEDS all the details. Also, favourite scene had to be the thing with Higuchi and Zetsubou Billy. The fact that they put both ending theme's in this one makes me wonder what is gonna be used for the second one. Also considering in the original series, the first ending theme Alumina was Misa's ring tone, but in this one it wasn't.

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Aug 19, 2010 2:36 PM

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Just got around to watching Death Note ReLight 2: L's Successors.
That ending still pisses me off to no end. Why the fuck did Tsugumi Ohba make Mikami act on his own and go against God (Light/Kira ♥) and go to the bank KNOWING FULL WELL THAT GIOVANNI WAS FOLLOWING HIM, TO TAKE OUT THE REAL DEATH NOTE AND WRITE DOWN TAKEDA'S NAME?! I MEAN, WHAT THE FUCK!
Because of that asshole move, Giovanni was able to break into his safe deposit box and replace the real notebook with a fake one, thus, COMPLETELY FUCKING UP LIGHT'S PERFECTLY LAID OUT PLAN! Mikami's a dick. A fucking asshole worthless piece of trash that not even the hungriest of vultures would sink its aids ridden beak into.
Light would have had his new world and near, along with the Japanese Taskforce and the SPK (More like SPGAY, AMIRITE?!) would have DIED THEIR RIGHTFUL DEATHS, and Light would reign over the new world AS A GOD! That would have been the perfect fucking ending, but fucking Ohba had to cater to the fans and kill off Light. Asshole. Death Note would have been the perfect series if it had ended with Light's victory.
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Sep 8, 2010 4:59 AM

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_Vincent_ said:
Just got around to watching Death Note ReLight 2: L's Successors.
That ending still pisses me off to no end. Why the fuck did Tsugumi Ohba make Mikami act on his own and go against God (Light/Kira ♥) and go to the bank KNOWING FULL WELL THAT GIOVANNI WAS FOLLOWING HIM, TO TAKE OUT THE REAL DEATH NOTE AND WRITE DOWN TAKEDA'S NAME?! I MEAN, WHAT THE FUCK!
Because of that asshole move, Giovanni was able to break into his safe deposit box and replace the real notebook with a fake one, thus, COMPLETELY FUCKING UP LIGHT'S PERFECTLY LAID OUT PLAN! Mikami's a dick. A fucking asshole worthless piece of trash that not even the hungriest of vultures would sink its aids ridden beak into.
Light would have had his new world and near, along with the Japanese Taskforce and the SPK (More like SPGAY, AMIRITE?!) would have DIED THEIR RIGHTFUL DEATHS, and Light would reign over the new world AS A GOD! That would have been the perfect fucking ending, but fucking Ohba had to cater to the fans and kill off Light. Asshole. Death Note would have been the perfect series if it had ended with Light's victory.
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Oct 3, 2010 10:15 PM

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I was just wondering why there are lot of people (what I meant to say by the word people is "MGA BOANG" ) who likes L that much. What's the common reason for them to like him? Isn't it bad? Well, obviously I like Light as much as L because I don't really like his personality. Though he is an agent, a brilliant agent but still I hate the way he is. Does he really think that he is really smart enough to think about the possible cases of Kira's actions?

That was totally f*** up. That's bullshit..

And if I were the one who made the movie then I will make it more nice and much more idealistic especially in the last part of the movie. I'am not satisfied since Light is f****** dead. I don't like it that much.
How about revising the story and L will be the one who's gonna die in the end.
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Nov 15, 2010 9:39 PM

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It;s just a noicely done recap.
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Dec 28, 2010 8:51 PM

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What a collosal waste of time...
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Jan 30, 2011 12:51 AM

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I think I'm gonna buy this anime on DVD, cuz the only players I can find it on the internet are megavideo- and veoh. Veoh doesn't work on my computer and megavideoplayer doesn't want to load. (And I hate that 72 minutes limit.. It's annoying to download movies over and over again). ;(

I've seen only half of this movie so far and I like it. I'm very curious about the end, even I know that L will die. Well, it doesn't really matter (even I like L), but Light is also my favorite.
(............Oh well, and I hate Near so I believe that the second movie will be a pain to watch)
 
Apr 17, 2011 12:48 PM

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Wow, great retelling of the original TV series. I've never been a huge fan of DN, but I did enjoy the anime a lot for it's amazing suspense-building and thrills, and this special clearly managed to bring out the best points of Death Note!

Because an entire 20 more episodes season was adapted into this special, it's only natural some parts of the story would look like a bit too compressed, but overall this was indeed a good recap in the form of a great movie!
 
Apr 29, 2011 7:26 AM

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I expected some things being understandable only for those who saw the series. it was nice to "look it through" again anyway.
the only thing I didnt like was the scene where Kira met L at the first time. It was greatly done in the series, I even remember myself shivering :) but it wasn't the same here. so I wanted to see that scene again in the recap.
enjoyed it nevertheless.
 
Jun 18, 2011 11:47 AM

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I liked it. I thought it was funny when Light was on his knees, laughing at L's grave. He's a crazy motherfucker
 
Jun 21, 2011 8:25 PM

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LoveWifeLunch said:
ashura said:

IMO they were really close, although not in the definition of "friends" exactly


They were close because the most similar person in the world to Light is L. They each had the same goals and values, and had L lived a normal life (not being a detective and all (yet, just like Light who was going to be the Chief of the Police)) and picked up the Death Note, I'm sure he would have become Kira and Light become L (that would be his code name (>L<ight)).

IRONIC, NO?

If someone had asked Light prior to his finding the Death Note, “Do you think criminals should be killed blah, blah, blah…” he would have replied “No, it’s murder blah, blah, blah…” Had L been in Light’s situation, he would have developed a god complex, been popular with the ladies (he only looks like that due to his depressing life and awful childhood. I believe L’s odd habits (addiction to sweets, sitting positions, shaving his eyebrows etc…) were cause from his traumatic past experiences.) and had a successful, but boring life, like Light once had.

For me Death Note’s #1 attraction is the “L and Light are the same person” theme.

THEY ARE BOTH PRO AT TENNIS.
COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!

Another reason why Death Note is so great is because you see the story from both sides, and you see how they relate to each other, which = 4x the usual 3rd person character relating.

Comparing the two endings (scenes, I don’t agree with the way Light died, but that’s another matter): I thought both were fitting. The special’s ending was simply Light’s god complex. The series’ ending is one of the few times that Light’s god complex isn’t hiding what he really wants from him. Light certainly longs for L, their situations just don’t work out. Had they met under normal circumstances (University representative speech for example) no doubt they would become the best of friends and who knows what they could have come up with. I wouldn’t put it past them to change the world/surprisebuttsecksjk.

Well I just used this to talk about L and Light’s relations, not getting into the gay thing.


I somewhat agree. Light and L weren't friends, nor did they view the other as such. They were like-minded. Although, I don't think if you reversed roles in the story that Light would become L and vice versa, because of their childhoods and how they grew up, that dictates what they became not the Notebook... esp. Light as he is a classic, text-book NPD (God Complex) sociapath. The characters didn't change because of the DN story, they simply played their part. It's hard to change a life-long mental state through one event. That's how I feel anyway.

I agree...the best part of DN is the chemisrty between L and Light. Each is a sheer contrast to the other. Which is obvious by the light/dark scheme going on...even the pronounciation of Lawliet is ro raito "Low Light". ^_^
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Jun 21, 2011 8:34 PM

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I loved the Rewrites in the Death Note Specials, myself! They weren't meant to alter the story but to give you a little something more. I did find the reanimated scene where L and Light meet for the first time a bit odd, but I enjoyed it. ANd actually it proved something to me that I had suspected...and that's an explaination to one of L's quirks. His signature touch. What I always referred to as his "Eewww..." grab (see here: http://beautifulalone.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_info.asp?ItemID=324493). I had actually thought upon first watching DN that with his introduction in a solitary, empty, nondescript room that L had issues with personal contact. Not that he was "in hiding" professionally but it was physical. Well, in the Rewritten Intro Scene, upon formal introduction which includes a hand shake, L pulls forth a handkerchief from his jean's pocket and proceeds to wipe off his hand (the one that held Light's) as he continues to speak, as if it's habitual. That suggests that L is in fact germaphobic (as I thought!). It also adds that twist on him being secluded. I've never read anywhere that confirms this, but the director clearly made a point to focus on this action in the Special.

Like a lonely flower, I wilt a bit. Like a lonely star, I bathe in the evening light. Then with a blank face I keep mumuring to someone..."Ah, I'm not lonely."
 
Apr 9, 2012 2:40 AM

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not really a rewrite more like a recap but it was ok
 
Jun 21, 2012 8:16 PM

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i didn't know it where parts from the serie and that it had some cut parts in it but t was oke

and i am almost 100 procent certain the shinigami was ligth

1 he wear the same clothes as wehn he died
2 he gave a apple to get information like light thit before
3 his hair
4 the bigest reason migth be ryuk who said. rigth. ligth at the end other words ligth was the shinigami

thats why i think so but its never proven since it was never revealed who the unamed shinigami was
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Aug 2, 2012 6:11 PM

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Quite impressive how they managed to get a 10hour story in to a 2 hour one! It was mostly a big recap of everything until ep26 in short with the lesser important parts cut out!

Still was quite nice and told the main plot and story of Death Note till ep26 though I was missing something that I did find in the Main Story!

Either way this was a good special! Wondering what the next one will be!
 
Sep 1, 2012 4:19 PM

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Useful recap I think. When I was watching the anime series there was things that I don't understand well, and now it was things that I don't remember as well. I like the new cut skins and the HD quallity of course. But if you have watch the series recently and watch these specials presently after, it's something useful.

The special 1 it is the best by far -L arc ftw-
 
Sep 15, 2012 10:24 AM

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the ending was great,really liked it,light is such a badass.
 
Oct 29, 2012 5:44 PM

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so only 3 parts have new animations right?

the first part is when the ryuk was talking to another shingami

the second part is the graveyard scene

the last part is when the shingami left the shingami world to go to go the human world

am i missing out any new animation?
 
May 23, 2013 4:06 PM

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Just want to clear something, the shimigami that ryuk was talking I believe was light for a few reasons

1 he was limping and light was limping when he was running
2 he has the same sort of hair
3 the has the same coat he died in
4 he had the eyes and smile like what light had
5 ryuk said light would make a great shimigami
6 light was the only character in the series to write in a death note and to be killed by a death god ( a death god gains the life from the person they kill but humans don't, humans who use the death note gose to nothingness but I think that if someone uses a death note and gets killed by a death god hoses to the shimigami world and becomes a death god) this is what I believe and that that death god ryuk was talking to is light,

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I'd love to see near and the rests faces to see light is a god and they can't touch him but he can kill them ^_^ that would make me soooooooooo happy
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Jul 5, 2013 12:02 PM

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After finally watching this, I also think that the shinigami that Ryuk
was talking to was Light! I mean, besides the bones etc. he looks like
Light. :p
 
Oct 4, 2013 4:13 PM

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It covers a bit too much so constantly jumps around a lot. Made it hard to get involved with or follow the story/ies as people were coming and going over the space of a few minutes. You can tell the underlying plot's great but I just didn't find this a very enjoyable watch.

I guess it is what it is. The live action movies were much better though.


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Dec 5, 2013 3:31 AM

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The unnamed shinigami is light
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Mar 7, 2015 7:08 AM

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How is this any different from the original.
 
Jul 8, 2015 1:20 AM

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AllenVonStein said:
How is this any different from the original.


Some things have changed, such as the intro, scene where L and Light first meet, the graveyard scene, and the ending. It wasn't meant to be a spin off of the original.

Animefreak17a said:
Just want to clear something, the shimigami that ryuk was talking I believe was light for a few reasons

1 he was limping and light was limping when he was running
2 he has the same sort of hair
3 the has the same coat he died in
4 he had the eyes and smile like what light had
5 ryuk said light would make a great shimigami
6 light was the only character in the series to write in a death note and to be killed by a death god ( a death god gains the life from the person they kill but humans don't, humans who use the death note gose to nothingness but I think that if someone uses a death note and gets killed by a death god hoses to the shimigami world and becomes a death god) this is what I believe and that that death god ryuk was talking to is light,



Interesting, I'll look into it further.
 
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Not too shabby. First time watching a recap special. 1/3 of the way through the manga.

Not sure if I like the alternate scenes in the anime from the original. I feel like I would be really lost on some key points if I had never seen the original anime first.

DN anime and manga is so much fun...it's like the most intense chess match ever. This special is great for those who have seen it before, but it's not really the richest material for someone who wants to really experience DN.
 
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oh my god this was epic as hell i love it. as usual i cried when i saw L and what happen to him,,,light in the L grave was totally terrifying and he did hated L so much wow i cried when he was on L s grave this is epic a masterpiece that i will never get bored of :3
 
Feb 10, 1:09 AM

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That scene with Light doing his maniacal laugh in front of L's grave.

Upon seeing Light's name in Ryuk's Death Note felt very nostalgic. God, Ryuk is so old now!
 
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Pretty nice recap of the first 25-ish episode. Extra scenes with Ryuk was nice.

4/5
 
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