Death Note, Volume 13: How to Read

Death Note, Volume 13: How to Read

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by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
     
 

An encyclopedic guide to the Death Note manga series, including character bios, storyline summaries, interviews with creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, production notes and commentaries, and bonus manga pages.

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

Overview

An encyclopedic guide to the Death Note manga series, including character bios, storyline summaries, interviews with creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, production notes and commentaries, and bonus manga pages.

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421518886
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Series:
Death Note Series, #13
Edition description:
UK Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
163,523
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Takeshi Obata is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title "Hikaru no Go", which won the 2003 Tezuka Shinsei "New Hope" award and the Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of "Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon", and "Cyborg Jichan G."

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Death Note 13 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Basically, this is your overview of everything concerning Death Note including character bios along with L, Mello, Matt, and Nears real name. If you love Death NOte and are a hard core fan this is for you. This also ties up any loose ends or questions the manga did not answer. Only thing I am disapointed about is that in Japan they released How to Read in a special Edition Collectors Box which came with replicas of nears finger puppets. I think that would be really cool to own, don't you?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Writing a fanfiction is hard enough with keeping all the information straight. I wish these were avaliable for mangas like Inu-Yasha and Bleach. I had a hard time keeping all the Death Note characters straight and remembering all of their names while writing a fanfiction until I bought this. I use it everyday while writing my fanfictions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great tool to help understand the manga. It has everything you would ever want to know about the characters, plus there is a one chapter death note manga that takes place in an alternate reality where L and Kira don't exist, and a 13 year old boy gets the death note...Anyway, this is a great buy, so get it and read up! just a little tip here: if you want to get the special edition and don't mind getting this in japanese, then you can easily find it online.
SleepDreamWrite 3 months ago
This was good. It has info on all the characters. Another good volume.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Don’t take it too seriously. Wow, this companion book to Death Note is not kidding around. This thing is packed with info: Character profiles, creator interviews, chapter title analysis, timelines, design concepts, complete death note rules, case studies, Ryuk’s notebook, final mysteries explained, Near’s toys, four-panel comics, the original Death Note pilot chapter, heck, there’s even a personality quiz and a collectable card featuring L’s real name in here! Some of the encyclopedic stuff is a little tedious to get through, but if you obsess about this series as I have then you need to read this. It answers questions you didn’t realize you had while explaining things you mistakenly thought you already new. A great capper after you’ve finished reading the series proper.
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MazzusK More than 1 year ago
This was, without a doubt, the most helpful thing ever. I read it and some parts of the series that I was somewhat confused about made more sense. It has a lot of info in it and it's got some interested things that Ohba and Obata let you know in it. Every Death Note fan needs to have this in their collection
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Heavyoak More than 1 year ago
if your confused about anything in death note, buy no. 13. it explains everything.
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Mello-y-Muse More than 1 year ago
The interveiws with the authors are great, and I loved all of the extra stuff that goes with the series. I love Death Note!
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SOCIALoutcast More than 1 year ago
This book was a great ending to the series as showed all character profiles, timelines for each episode, questions and answers, original sketches, an exclusive trading card, and the comic that started it all. I would definetly recommend this to any Death Note fan.
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