Death Note, Volume 1: Boredom

Death Note, Volume 1: Boredom

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by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
     
 

ISBN-10: 1421501686

ISBN-13: 9781421501680

Pub. Date: 10/10/2005

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

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

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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?

Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421501680
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Series:
Death Note Series, #1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
97,337
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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Death Note Volume 1 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 138 reviews.
Fraxer More than 1 year ago
Another popular Manga that nobody should pass up the chance to read. The story in incredible! The amount of twists and turns this manga takes keeps you reading until the end. You can not keep yourself from getting the next one once you put down the first volume, your hooked! The writing is superb and the artwork is beautiful. This Manga is zero action but a thrilling plot and great characters makes up for that. Right when you start to get comfortable with the story and understand what is going on... it always takes a sudden unexpected turn! Death note is the best manga out there when it comes to plot. Shounen manga is sometimes very generic (crammed with action, good guy bad guy situations, and girls with large breasts.) But Death Note has the most intricate story I think I have ever had the pleasure to read in a manga. Bravo! Shounen Jump! For picking such a cutting-edge manga as one of your titles. Do not pass up the chance to read this manga!

- Fraxer
Guest More than 1 year ago
This goes for the whole series: Death Note is one of the best Mangas ever written. It has a good storyline and the characters are great. It will make you want more, even when it's over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a manga that you won't easily let of- even if you are not a manga fan. Pracrically from the very begining, it astounds you with its brilliance. Not only that, it makes you question human nature, and what is really justice. This is full of suspense, right and wrong, and unique characters- you yourself can pick who the bad guy is. The anime is almost as good, and the light novels (the los angeles bb murder cases and L change the world) are fabulous. Obviously, it's going to be a bit morbid and dark- but it only adds to the story. Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friends are all about Death Note so I started to read it, only because I have the same name as Light Yagami. It DIDNT disappoint me. Its amazing! -- Light Laviana (Same name as Light :D)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've seen the show or not, this is an amazing book. The drawing are slightly different, some parts a switched around, and parts are more detailed or less from the show. It's easy to follow and leaves you constantly wanting more. I've been a fan of Death Note and if you are too I recommend reading this manga too!
AnakinFanatic More than 1 year ago
I never read manga before and thought that I would never like it, however, Death Note is different than most manga because it engages in a cat-and-mouse plot rather than constant fighting. It takes unexpecting turns and has exciting characters. If you love manga or a good detective-like story than you should read it.
SofiaDragon More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It's dark and makes the reader think about all manner of philosophical questions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Death Note is an aaaamazing series and the first volume is one of my favorites. Seeing how Light's mind corrodes and how the battle between he and L intensifies is a wonder to behold. Truly the best Manga out there. And the anime is amazing, too!!
sammy0chan More than 1 year ago
If you are into manga, they I highly recommend this series for you. Light finds a pretty cool notebook that when a person's name is written down, they die. (read book for specifics) This manga is filled with adventure. The whole topic of the series is simply unique.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the artwork in this series! I also enjoyed reading it. It is very dark in nature. Light, a teen, finds a notebook that by writing the name, and knowing the face of any person he can kill them. He starts using it to kill off criminals. And the question is formed about if it is right to kill anyone at all, even if they are a criminal. And with the high levels of death, the police and others begin to track light down. The series soon develops into a battle of brains between the genius Light and other geniuses. In battles that mean life or death.
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PetiteDiva More than 1 year ago
I bought it for my nephew on his birthday. I didn't really know what to expect since the purchase was a 2x3 offer. When the books arrived I was gladly suprised by this one. The quality of the material was good and the extension of the comic book was longer in comparison to other mangas. Regarding the contents I can't say anything since I didn't read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YAAAAAAAAS GAGAAAAAA
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Omg such grate show im up to episode 12 . Ahhhhhhh cant stop! Soooooo good
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Intellectually stimulating, just don't expect epic battle dbz/bleach type fighting. Nope just good art, writing, plot development and intrigue. And of course the old school jap perversion for young women
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great manga
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really excited to be getting the book today! I watched an episode of the anime series but i wanted to read the manga first! I've heard its really good so yep read it!!! (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best manga ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I myself am only on book 4 but find this series to be fantastic. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time and takes unexpected turns. In the first couple chapters it just appears to be a dark, sick story but quickly developes into a well thought plot and very interusting.