Death Note: Tokubetsu Yomikiri
Death Note: Special One-Shot
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Death Note: Tokubetsu Yomikiri

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English: Death Note: Special One-Shot
Japanese: DEATH NOTE 特別読切


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 4, 2020
Genres: MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Ohba, Tsugumi (Story)
Serialization: Jump SQ.


Score: 7.581 (scored by 2632326,323 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20922
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Popularity: #285
Members: 35,885
Favorites: 540
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To alleviate his crippling boredom and indulge in the tasty pleasure of apples, shinigami Ryuk enters the human realm once more. The year is 2017, and Ryuk deems that high school student Minoru Tanaka may have the brains to continue what Kira had started, or at least he will provide him with some decent entertainment.

Revealing himself to Minoru, Ryuk offers the Death Note to him and explains its rules. However, after long and careful deliberation, Minoru proposes a counter-offer: he will decline the Death Note for now, but should Ryuk return in two years, Minoru will surely grant his wish.

In 2019, Ryuk returns to Minoru, who gladly accepts the notebook and sets his scheme in motion. The Japanese police, the mysterious detective L, and the entire world soon come to witness Minoru's meticulous plan: one that makes unprecedented use of the Death Note's devastating powers.

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Feb 3, 2020
saul42069 (All reviews)
This was a very fun, short read. If you're a fan of death note in general I highly recommend it. The overarching themes present throughout the original series are ingrained into this one-shot. It presents an interesting take on how owning a death note would look in modern times. The art is as good as ever and the characters, both old and new, are given adequate development, as much as you could expect for something this short. Also included some unexpected political messaging which was done well and not ham handed or overwhelming.

Pretty good read. Death Note fans should enjoy it. 8/10
Feb 3, 2020
WhoCanPeliCan (All reviews)
All out this is a perfectly decent One-Shot for the Death Note series.

It doesn't intrude on the original significantly and works as a nice little mini story to be appreciated. While it isn't nearly as fun as the original manga, it gets the story across with a decent ending. The ending did involve some bending of some rules and involved me being willing to accept certain previously unstated things. But the result was worthwhile enough for me to enjoy it. It also helped strengthen some themes of the original series which is a major bonus.

It goes without saying that the art is just as great read more
Feb 3, 2020
ValeVale (All reviews)
As a Death Note fan, I've been waiting for it since the day it was announced. Let me tell you one thing - I does not disappoint. There are some aspects that could have been improved but overall, taking into account that it's just a one-shot and not a full-length story, it was executed nearly perfectly. It was long enough to deliver point across and re-introduce mind-games aspect of the original Death Note and short enough to fit the one-shot standards.
It was nice to see some old characters coming back, as well as getting to know a new one that brings a new read more
Feb 3, 2020
keragamming (All reviews)
This was a very good one shot to the magnificent death note series, I will be honest I didn't expect much and I was predicting that it would simple be another Light rip off character with the same type of plot, but this was a big surprise as the main character in this one shot wasn't actually smart in terms of book smart, but he sure was clever, the fact that this was so entertaining/interesting without the death note actually being used speak volume of how great Ohba, Tsugumi is as a story teller and also how magnificent the art style is thanks to read more

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