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Jan 7, 2010 10:08 PM

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Woah, impressive one shot. Very interesting to see a little kid dealing with the Death Note. Also, the Death Eraser was a surprise, since there is not such a thing in the manga/anime... I wouldn't use it, neither.
Death Note is always so amazing, it gives me the shivers (except for that horrid Near-centered one shot).
Jan 15, 2010 6:43 PM
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This was pretty much Death Note without a genius villain or detective. This was the oneshot that resulted in the beginning of the cult of Death Note.

Taro Kagami happens to be my favorite character in the series, which is quite rare. He has a pure heart, common sense, and one of the NORMAL characters. His later appearance looks a lot like Mikami no?

The Death Eraser does go against some of the rules of the Death Note; yes I actually read all of them. Fandom calls for a life note... I could see this tying in with the main series some how.
Jan 19, 2010 12:57 PM

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Iris-Angel said:
His later appearance looks a lot like Mikami no?
Yeah, really hot.
Apr 11, 2010 1:02 PM

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The death eraser was kinda weird , i mean they died then they came back to life then they died then they came back to life again XD ...
Jun 25, 2010 6:57 AM
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Yeah, I think I know why the Eraser wasn't used... It was a plot hole, you could say. Didn't fit in.
Think what will happen if a person has already been cremated or graved and then some genius gets the idea that hey, I shouldn't have killed them?!
And what if the cause of death isn't "peaceful death" or "heart attack" or even "a car accident"? What if it's "drowns" or "burns in fire", and the name is erased while they are still in fire or underwater? They'll die again right away!

But, well, I guess they had to make it more simple 'cause I don't think you could get serialized with a one-shot that lacks the feel of a plot and ends miserably... Haha.

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Jun 25, 2010 6:59 AM

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The Death Eraser was pretty interesting.
May 6, 2013 10:22 AM
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It's obviously a very rough summation of what became the big success, it was fine as an alternate universe for the manga.
Dec 13, 2016 2:35 AM

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The eraser was interesting, but I'm glad they left it out. And the rules were a bit sloppy(?), and it had a little too much specifics.

This was a nice read though, just to see what the prototype Death Note was like 😊
Mar 5, 2018 4:15 PM

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its interesting too see the original idea behind Death Note, where everything began

you can see how they took the best parts of this and turned into an amazing psychological manga, but at the same time i dont think this is worse than the final version, i gave it the same note since i take it as a different take on the same original idea.
Aug 27, 2018 10:28 PM

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I'm honestly glad they got rid of the eraser in the main series.
"At some point, I stopped hoping."
Sep 27, 2018 9:01 AM
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This one shot is better than the actual series in my opinion. The reason for that is because this is a well written and straightforward story that leaves no room for complaint while the full story did not have these elements and the way the situation began was far more realistic to what would probably happen in this situation. While the Mystery element is gone the Psychological elements are stronger than the final draft.