Death Note: Tokubetsu-hen
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Death Note: Tokubetsu-hen

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Synonyms: Death Note One Shot, Death Note Special Chapter
Japanese: DEATH NOTE 特別編


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 9, 2008
Genre: Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Ohba, Tsugumi (Story)


Score: 6.991 (scored by 1695516,955 users)
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Ranked: #89592
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It has been three years since the "Kira Killings" came to a halt, but the world has not forgotten that godlike figure. While rumors circulate that Kira was killed, others claim that Kira is merely taking a break and that their rebirth is inevitable. Although this is nothing but gossip, soon enough, Japan falls under the Death Note's spell once again.

When a spike in elderly deaths occurs, many believe that Kira is making a comeback. This time, however, those dying are publicly wishing for Kira to kill them, inspiring many other suicidal individuals to call upon Kira's powers. With both publicity and the number of deaths ramping up, the Japanese police and the anonymous detective L are drawn in to tackle the return of the Death Note.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Death Note: Tokubetsu-hen was drawn in commemoration of the screening of the live-action movie, L change the WorLd. The one-shot was published in English as a part of VIZ Media's Death Note All-in-One Edition, which was released on September 6, 2017.

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Feb 13, 2008
First of all, I want any readers to keep this in mind while reading my (short) review of this single "oneshot" (pun) chapter.

1) I rated a 10 for story because I thought the story of Death Note as a whole was magnificent, and truly original.
2) I rated character mediocre, because there was no N/A option.

Now, onwards!

This is going to be extremely brief since the chapter is, well, brief. Some fans would go to say that this chapter is completely unnecessary as any addition to the Death Note story. I, however, think it poses a purpose separate from the story itself, and is meant to emphasize ...
Sep 4, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Ah, well, I seriously just finished reading this, so this is what I have to say about it:

I saw this and I had never known that it was created, so of course I was going to jump straight into it. Now, let me just tell you now, ever since the second arc of the actual Death Note, I've hated Near with a burning passion. And I mean HATE. I've rooted for Mello since the beginning. So when I saw that this was based around Near, I got a little nervous. But I went ahead and read it. So, this is my opinion on it:

Story (7): ...
Jun 11, 2008
Death Note was a fantastic manga and anime series--sometimes, in the entertainment industry, really successful works get the creators thinking: "So many people liked this. What can we do to keep making profit off the fans?" This usually spawns a sequel, but a general rule of movies/books/etc. is that sequels for profit just don't work. Death Note is one of the latest victims of this, with a one-shot "follow-up" that leaves the readers wondering what was the point.

Story: This is Death Note, after all. The story, limited as it was, involves another Death Note killer. Three years after the ending of the original series, people ...

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