Death note: Give-and-take

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Viz, Jul 5, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
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Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal?or his life?

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Death Note is a great story and I liked the artwork. - LibraryThing
He began writing the names of criminals blindly. - Goodreads
The (occasional) slow pace wasn't that bad then. - Goodreads
The premise begins with Japanese mythology. - LibraryThing
There are no women characters of any substance. - Goodreads

Review: Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout (Death Note #5)

User Review  - Tina Wardkhan - Goodreads

Hmmm, Light seems so different in this volume, more human, which is good cause he was getting on my nerves in the last few volumes. I really miss Ryuk & can't wait to know who the new Kira is. Read full review

Review: Death Note, Vol. 9: Contact (Death Note #9)

User Review  - Sunday - Goodreads

It was really good even with the death of Light Yagami father. I knew that it wouldn't affect him at all with his father death. I was glad his father was happy that he learn his son was "not" a death ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His current series Bakuman is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the widly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayasturi Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and the smash hit manga Death Note. His current series Bakuman is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with CYBORG JI-CHAN G. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major works include KARAKURI ZOSHI AYATSURI SAKON and DEATH NOTE.