My favorite anime is Death Note. There are many reasons for it. It’s story, graphics, and the overall theme intrigues me a lot, and like no other anime series has ever done. Death Note has been ranked as number one anime series by Japanese fans.
What I like the most about the series is that it is dark and does away with the already laid down characteristics of anime protagonists of “good guy”.
If we talk about the story, it is completely enthralling. The protagonist is named Shinigami, who is the god of death, and writes down the names of the person he wants to kill in his Death Note Notebook. He has the power to kill anyone he likes to. The twist in the story takes place when bored of his life as the God of Death, he leaves his notebook with humans to see how they use it.
It’s a student who then discovers the notebook and writes in it the name of a criminal. A series of incidents follow this relating to the police detection and other such things, making it a detective suspense thrill sort of anime. The nature and the theme of the anime makes it all the more interesting.
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Like most of the anime, Death Note is also an adaptation of the Manga of the same name, published between 2003 and 2006, and having 12 volumes and 108 chapters. It was adapted in 37 episodes which were directed by Tetsuro Araki.
The legacy of it extends even to a light novel, several video games, live action films, and a mini-series on Netflix.