So I (Rico) finally watched the highly rated Death Note! After almost 20 years of the anime being out I finally watched it. I know, I know where have I been. Well I did watch it and there is a lot to discuss. But first for those who have not watched and maybe want to know “What is Death Note?” or “I’ve heard of it, but why is it good?” then this Part 1 post is for you. I really want to give it a great description and hopefully for those who have not seen it, give it a chance after reading this.
Death Note is an anime that captured the hearts of many viewers around the world. A top10 or even top 5 and maybe the best anime out there to some. The show follows a high school student named Light Yagami who discovers, but really a God of Death Shinigomi named Ryuk drops it for him, a mysterious notebook that allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. The show quickly became a fan favorite due to its gripping plot, complex characters, and thought-provoking themes.
One of the things that made Death Note so great was its well-developed characters. Light is a complex and fascinating character who is constantly battling his own morality as he attempts to become a god-like figure named Kira. L is a mysterious and brilliant detective who is constantly trying to catch Light in the act. The interactions between these two characters are intense and always keep the viewer on the edge of their seat, especially me.
The show also tackles some heavy themes such as morality, justice, and power. At least for me there were several thought provoking scenes or some of those “what would you do” in that situation moments. It explores the idea of absolute power and whether or not it is ever okay to take the law into your own hands. The show doesn’t shy away from these tough topics and instead tackles them head-on, making for a truly thought-provoking viewing experience.
The animation in Death Note is also something to marvel at. The show’s use of light and shadow is particularly noteworthy, and the attention to detail in each scene is impressive. The show’s art style is unique and captivating, and it perfectly captures the dark and brooding tone of the show. Please note this animation was made back in 2006, so the animation for that time was stellar.
Another thing that sets Death Note apart is its musical score. The show’s opening and closing theme songs perfectly capture the tone of the show, and the soundtrack is both haunting and beautiful if that makes any sense. The music adds an extra layer of depth to the show, making it a truly captivating experience.
In conclusion, Death Note is a must-watch for anyone who loves anime or just great storytelling in general. Its complex characters, thought-provoking themes, stunning animation, and captivating score make it a standout show that is sure to leave a lasting impression on any viewer.
Let us know what you think about Death note in the comments, and stay tuned for Part 2 where we discuss more on Death Note, and possible spoilers if you haven’t seen it. Don’t forget to subscribe/follow us on our social media platforms @unsunggamers. Until next time we are the Unsung Gamers, saving the world one game at a time!