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
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
as ever and its an absolute pleasure to see some characters again after so long. Nothing especially special, but does feel like it has a justification and a reason to exist.
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
spin and POV to the series.
Every Death Note fan should give it a try. My bet is that majority would not be disappointed.
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
I like the fact that the series takes place in our current time when internet is booming with various social media and showed us basically a what if scenario if kira was still alive if he would be able to bypass all these things to be able to use the death note without getting caught and this main character kinda prove that, the most interesting thing about this is that the main character wasn't interested in using the death note at all but he instead use it as way to make a lot of money from it, he also rejuvenated the Japanese economy and help many people. I really like that he was very clever, though while reading the chapter I thought their was an ulterior plan behind it and he wasn't actually going to sell it, turn out I was flat out wrong on that part, I thought it was really great how he was able to receive the money by making sure everyone from that specific bank was able to receive it between the age of 60 and below, that way he protect his identity while still gaining a life time amount of money, I thought that was a fantastic idea that I didn't came up with while reading it. I also like the part where nations where bidding to get a hold of the death note, I think this is how it would turn out in the real world if there was a death note in our world up for bid.
The part I didn't really like was the new rule added to the death note where whoever sells or buy the death note will die, kinda felt force and also gave our main character no chance of winning, imo I would have prefer a better way of him dying by using a already establish rule, but it was still good overall, I did thought that he would have survived and that their would be a potential sequel manga coming out as I really like this main character and also felt nostalgia seeing a few of the old cast from the original series, but I think it is still highly likely that we will get a sequel death note series, I think they were testing the water here, but seeing how this is trending on twitter I think they got their answer.
Overall I think this was a great/entertaining one shot to the death note series and now with this one shot I am convince a sequel to death note can work, before this I was afraid if there would be any sequel to death note that it would ruin the original but now I think that is not the case and I and many death note fans would look forward to a sequel of this great series.
Please Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi drop that boring ass unimaginative series called "Platinum end" and get back into the death note series.
‘Death Note’ carries the distinction of being the “gateway” anime for scores of western adolescents and young-adults. In fact, if not for ‘Death Note’ and ‘Gurren Lagann,’ I’m not sure I would have given the medium much of a chance. Sure. I grew up on ‘Pokemon,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ and ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’. But those shows were geared toward a younger audience whom would purchase gobs of merchandise every time Goku changed his hair color. Seriously, though. Kim Kardashian (Freiza) is jelly from all the attention she’s not getting from her “enhancements.” The Butt just got 10 inches bigger!
a big fan of ‘Death Note’s’ intellectual approach to the introduction of a pre-eminent power. So much so, that I binge watched it twice in a seven day period (while being in school!—Thank the Shinigami King for coffee!). Aside from overly dramatic dialogue, romanticized main characters, and an underwhelming conclusion, ‘Death Note’ is an anime that warrants the massive amount of hype that it receives. Of course, I could go into detail explaining each facet of the show that I found enjoyable; however, this review is about its one-shot successor.—Titled: ‘Death Note: Special One-Shot.’
yeah…title could have used a little creativity.
In all seriousness, this ‘Death Note’ one-shot had an interesting idea that could have been good if fleshed-out over the course of numerous chapters. But the brevity of the work made certain outcomes inevitable.—Thus, inhibiting the enjoyment of the reader. The one-shot starts off with a Japanese boy, Minoru Tanaka, who comes into contact with Ryuk (due to Ryuk craving apples). Not wanting to proverbial write his own gravestone like the previous Kira. Minoru decides to not use the ‘Death Note,’ but to auction it off the highest bidder. As anticipated, there is a high demand for the greatest killing instrument known to man. Eventually, though. The last bidders are the richest countries in the world, whom wish to possess the ‘Note’ for geopolitical advantages.
The first qualm I have is the lack of alliances in the bidding for the Death Note. If such a power existed, why wouldn’t China strategically align itself with Russia to outbid the United States? This would, inevitably, lead to a proverbial “alliance race” in which the group of countries with the most capital would gain the Death Note. Afterwards, however, the winning alliance would need to determine who would possess the Death Note and how they would share the “benefits” of such an instrument (somewhat similar Yotsuba group in the original ‘Death Note,’ but on a larger scale with political leaders at risk).
My second qualm is with the superfluous addition of Near to the story. In effect, he serves one purpose: to “validate” A-Kira’s (Minoru’s) superior intelligence compared to the previous Kira (Light) — via admitting defeat. If you defeat the man who defeated the “thee” man, then, ergo, you are smarter than the previous Kira. The original ‘Death Note’ was a proverbial competition of the mind between two strategic savants. There’s no need to diminish their battle by having A-Kira, effortlessly, conquer the top mastermind.
My third and final qualm deals with the ending. An ending that was retconned to all hell, and ruined the entire proceeding. Angered by the “misuse” of the Death Note. The Shinigami King wrote a new rule that any human involved in buying or selling the Death Note would die upon completing the transaction. Do you see the problem? The whole premise was that Minoru discovered a loophole in the set of predetermined rules of the Death Note. And instead of being rewarded for his cleverness, he was punished retroactively. What the hell was the point if the Shinigami King was just going to troll a human with superior wits?
Furthermore, the transfer of wealth from A-MUHR-eh-KA to Japan was thinly veiled Japanese Nationalism. I get it: Trump’s not popular around the world. But combating his abrasive nationalism, with petty nationalism is just…petty. Unfortunately, it was a failed political jab that makes Marco Rubio’s ill political “jokes” look clever. All in all, this one-shot was ill-advised and had a clear ulterior motive that I, personally, did not find amusing (and I voted for Bernie Sanders).
The story was really boring even for a one-shot and i was very dissapointed the notebook wasnt used. Even though it makes sense for him not to use it, because Near would probably find out, and he only wanted to live a happy life. That changed with the new rule introduced which made me reconsider the plus i mentioned earlier. I dont think this manga is worthy of having the "Death Note" in name. Also, Near was useless, and i hate his new hairstyle. I am giving this one-shot 3/10 only because i have got to see Ryuk again. It would have been much
more interesting if we got to know what happened to the rest of Yagami family, or if the Death Note was handed to someone not as smart, so we would see Near actually doing anything.
I went into reading this on a whim. It's been years since the original Death Note and when I heard the news of the sequel, it was already available to read. So I literally read this out of nowhere, not expecting anything phenomenal or remotely good for a one-shot, let alone a sequel. However, I was happily wrong.
The story is only 88 pages long but was regardless able to keep me intrigued. Taking place 10 years later after Kira's death, the world is a different place now, but not entirely. The story was able to keep the atmosphere and spirit its parent story did. While
short, it was done well. I personally would have been happier if it was a tad bit longer, however, I appreciate that the story wasn't milked for all it's worth.
Our new 'Kira' is another teenage boy, named Minoru, with much different ideals than his predecessor, Light. His character is probably what made me more invested in the story. His ideals and use of the death note were not at all what I expected out of a new 'Kira'. We also get returning characters like Near and Matsuda. Near being almost more in tune in this storyline than he was against Light (in my opinion, no L to compare him to here XD).
Personally, if you are a Death Note fan, I would say go ahead and give this one-shot a try. It's a very short read. I recommend going into it not expecting much, for better enjoyment. Minoru's character and his 'plan' using the death note is what made the story for me. Hopefully you'll enjoy it aswell!
When I first heard that there was going to be another Death Note manga being distributed, I was like for god sake, not another Death Note remake and didn't bother my head to check out this manga. That was until a few days ago when I watched Akidearest talking about it, that I immediately wanted to digitally get my hands on it!!!
Man, it was just so good to see Ryuk back at it again and not to mention, still looking to eat apples....lol. It honestly is a long time since I've last seen the series in July 2015 and never would have thought there would
be a sequel afterward. Well, here it is ladies and gents in 2020!
I thought the Tanaka character was rather short-lived but not as likeable or extremely destructive as Kira was. It is disappointing in my personal opinion that Ryuk got someone useless tbh... I did like River as the next L but their scenes were too short also so make a sequel, please???!!?!?
Regardless the drawings was very very good and the storyline had a nice flow added to it. I honestly want an expandable sequel now that I'm typing this lol...
Please just get Ryuk a better partner and expand the series more because this is what I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First of all, when I heard that there’s a new Death Note manga, I stopped everything that I was doing and started searching for it online to read it right away. Just seeing the elegant- dark- beautiful and extremely cool looking art of Takeshi Obata again, made me feel so nostalgic and happy.
The brilliance of this story only confirms my fascination with Tsugumi Ohba, he does not disappoint. He knows exactly what he’s doing and the joy and passion shows. I always thought that the concept of Death Note was so brilliant he could make many new stories with
new Kira characters. The possible realities are endless. This was so interesting because it’s the present day ,present time- Death Note. Everything is more difficult and with all the surveillance going on, you can get caught more easily. But that’s not even the beginning. The story and the feeling that this manga gives you, is something special.
It was truly a joy seeing Ryuk again and boy is he hungry for some apples! The panels with him gave us both horror and comedy feels, but in a good way which is very nice. The shocking new look of Near was something unexpected, yet in the same time it makes sense for someone like Near. I think he is a great character, very good guy, which we are again reminded of here, specifically two things that he says were very respectable and admirable, a very rare person to exist. No one can replace Lawliet anyways but Near is a good successor, therefore he should be cherished for that just as well as Lawliet. I would like to see the author explore more of his personality, perhaps add some Kira who will trick him somehow and become his friend.
I feel like another great long manga could be made with the right characters in mind, like I said the possibilities are endless with the Death Note story.
I hope to see more in the future. This was just a short story that could have been longer but any Death Note fan will love it. A-Kira is one of us. Just a normal boy who didn’t want to get in danger. His story arc was there to make us learn yet again a very important message, very simple yet genius, which is exactly what Death Note is.
Do you want to see a manga version of Donald Trump? (no spoilers, just want to encourage you)
Don't hesitate and read this really short one-shot Death Note manga asap!
I had fun looking into how the notebook, the tool that was used by Light to kill a lot of people 10 years ago, is used in totally different way because of how the world has changed throughout this period of time.
The main protagonist is likely to be enjoyed by everyone reading and is a smart ass who is not thinking only about himself. You'll see for yourself ;)
In overall, I strongly recommend reading
the manga, it'll take you up to 30 minutes trust me :)
The new Death Note One-Shot does not disappoint, it brings new elements and perspectives to the world of Death Note while being a great standalone story with its own unique twist.
Quite some time passes between the end of the original series and this chapter. That means we get to see what the world thinks of Kira and his actions after the events of the main series. The advancement in technology raises an interesting question: How would Kira execute his plans today? This aspect almost feels like the author commenting on his original work. The new character, Minoru Tanaka uses the technology to his advantage.
is not the next Light Yagami. He's smart but in a very different way. His thought process about the Death Note - possibly influenced by the world's view on Kira - reaches a surprising conclusion that I doubt many would have thought of when receiving the notebook of death. One thing remains the same though: his plan is indeed brilliant. It brings back the feel of the original and many well-known characters make an appearance throughout the story. However, they don’t have much time to shine as the focus always remains on Minoru and the slowly unfolding master plan. I liked that his intentions aren't clear from the beginning, it creates a sense of uncertainty. The way he acts also makes you wonder how much was pre-planned, how much did he anticipate and what his main motive was. The goal and results of said plan are impressive and in typical Death Note fashion, there is no or little commentary about what effect it would/will have on the world. Similarly, the narrative brings up interesting large-scale problems along the way then leaves the readers to think for themselves which is one of my favorite parts of the series.
The art is great, Takeshi Obata's panels are detailed and expressive at the same time. I think this will be an easy transition for anime-only watchers like me.
The writing is clever, but it's a short story so there's little of the familiar cat and mouse game. It ends abruptly in an unexpected way which might bother people and I'm not the biggest fan of it either. There are some details that save the ending though, for example, the protagonist's involvement. An interesting way to look at it is that the one small bit of "selfishness" left is what directly caused the ending. Of course, just like in Light's case there are elements out of Minoru's control.
Overall, this is a fun and enjoyable read with a concept that blew me away.
NOTE: This opinion contains SPOILERS
Death Note Justice or Evil for me was a very good read, once the protagonist got out of the usual cliché work using DeathNote to kill people or for vengeful purposes.
And also for approaching how the world looked like after the L's fall. Yagami, apart from the way he dealt with, by not being tracked by the FBI, INTERPOL and other groups, as much the technology in the world has advanced so much.
But I particularly tought the ending TOO FORCED, the King of Shinigamis creating a rule just because he sold DeathNote? This is even contradictory because there is a rule:
"When this notebook touches the world of humans, it will lead to the world of humans."
And also, A-KIRA dying in the end was quite a joke, it would be nice if he had lived and showed the impact on the economy in the very distant future because of the "A-KIRA Bubble".
OBS : Essa opinião contém SPOILERS
Death Note Justice or Evil para mim foi uma leitura muito boa, pois o protagonista fugil do clichê da Obra de sempre usar o DeathNote para matar pessoas ou para fim vingativos.
E também por abordar como o mundo ficou após a queda do L. Yagami, fora a forma que ele lidou para não ser rastreado pela FBI, INTERPOL e outros grupos por mais que a tecnologia no mundo tenha avançado tanto.
Mas particulamente achei o final MUITO FORÇADO, o Rei dos Shinigamis criar uma regra só porquê ele vendeu o DeathNote? isso chega a ser contraditório pois existe a regra : "Quando esse caderno tocar no mundo dos humanos, pentercerá ao mundo dos humanos."
E também o A-KIRA morrer no final foi bastante broxante, seria legal se ele tivesse vivo e mostrasse o impacto da economia em um futuro bem distante por causa da "Bolha A-KIRA".
This is gonna come our weird,Death note sequel which came out recently as of February of 2020 is a one shot created by the same authors of death note and follows the story of Ryuk who is bored again after the death of Light Yagami,who was one of the most brilliant users of the death note in history,Now ryuk is looking for a new
predecessor for the role of Kira,and finds Minouru ,a high school kid who has the highest ranking in japan,He gives the notebook to him but things dont go the way ryuk planned out it to be,Minouru uses the notebook way too
diffrently that Yagami light and surprises not even Ryuk even the detective L,who was the one who defeated Kira,This is nothing like the death note you have watched/read before,so u wont find the same experience u are looking for but u will enjoy it even if its very weird,and now for the best part...THERES FRICKING DONALD TRUMP IN THE MANGA -___-
Story : 9/10
Well, since the story is related to the Death Note, it is undoubtedly a great story, I liked how the writer managed to send us a new idea for the Note , it is not a masterpiece like the previous story with Yagami Light, but it fulfills the purpose in order to be an excellent story and a different nature from the first season From manga Death Note.
Art : 10/10
The drawing was complete and has no errors, it deserves the full mark.
Character : 4/10
Although I liked the new character and also the role of Near was good, but in the
end there are only two characters, so I gave him only 4 because many characters were not available.
Enjoyment : 10/10
The element of pleasure here in the super intelligence, the near intelligence in the analysis was amazing, and also the new character was so smart, that he exceeded near in intelligence and even the near recognized by himself that for the first time he was defeated. Iam Very enjoyed this amazing plot from the author, Death Note in the end a story that cannot be ignored.
I really enjoy the idea of the Death Note being passed onto a different generation. Furthermore, the idea of it being sold off in order for a country to obtain pure unrivaled offensive potential is extremely daunting to say the least. This special that Tsugumi Ohba has high potential as an anime adaptation or full manga series since it still maintains the Death Note universe but refreshes characters and plot.
The story is very realistic given the potential war related tensions, we see that countries are heavily invested on the Death Note when they see MC is selling it.
The art is
generally the same as currenty-day manga series.
This one-shot release doesn't focus much on character development but it still is present in terms of flashbacks. It's debatable that the ending adds to MC's character developing but even so, there still isn't a fair touch on it.
This was fairly refreshing to read considering I am an anime viewer. It was really easy to read and understand, especially due to the fact that it is a Death Note Release.
It's a decent One-Shot release, I hope to see more releases in the future.