Death Note 13: How to Read - Shinsou
Death Note 13: How to Read
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Death Note 13: How to Read - Shinsou

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English: Death Note 13: How to Read
Synonyms: Death Note 13: How to Read - Truth, Death Note Pilot, Death Note Episode 0, Death Note ni Rakugaki 4-koma
Japanese: DEATH NOTE 13 HOW TO READ 真相


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 4, 2003 to May 2005
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, ParodyParody, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Ohba, Tsugumi (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.161 (scored by 1082710,827 users)
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Ranked: #56572
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Popularity: #563
Members: 18,724
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Death Note 13: How to Read - Shinsou is a guidebook which contains the spin-off series Death Note ni Rakugaki 4-koma and the pilot one-shot.


Death Note 13: How to Read - Shinsou was published in English as Death Note 13: How to Read by VIZ Media on February 19, 2008.

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Jul 16, 2012
MoonSpider16 (All reviews)
This manga is the one-shot that started the Death Note series. I expected some things to be different, not much. I found this issue to be enjoyable yet ... odd.

I'll be frank: here, there is such a thing as a death /eraser/. Something to bring those that were killed in the Death Note back to life. That should tell you something right there.

The main character is an average kid with no intention to actually kill anyone (he did by mistake) which made the plot fairly less entertaining. The Death Eraser was just weird - really glad Ohba got rid of it.

It's a cool "look what read more
Jun 19, 2019
murieres (All reviews)
This is the prototype that would soon give light (pun intended) to one of the most famous and beloved series by both manga and non-manga fans alike, so how's it?
It's a quick read; as a matter of fact, I finished reading it in around seven minutes or so. However, I'd like to point out something: the story isn't really as good as the "official" 'Death Note'.
Meet Taro, a thirteen-year-old boy who, at the way home, picks up a dark, mysterious notebook. Without much knowledge read more

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How different would it be... (Major Spoiler if you haven't read Vol. 13 yet)
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