Death Note Black Edition, Volume 5

Death Note Black Edition, Volume 5


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421539683
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Series: Death Note Black Series , #5
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 48,227
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His current series Bakumanis serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and 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, and the smash hit manga Death Note. His current series Bakumanis serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

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Death Note Black Edition, Volume 5 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.This is the second last book in the "Black Edition" of this series, which combines 2 volumes into one book. With volumes 9 and 10 of the series combined here, as expected, is a powerhouse packed full of action and wits and logic facing against each other as L is joined by Mello and Near in tracking down Kira. Another major character is killed off in this volume and it was a major shock that I did not see coming. If one thought L was strange the two new characters M and N are even weirder by L's standards and pretty creepy as well. N pretty much sides along character-wise with L, while on the other hand M has an unethical side which makes him an even more dangerous character than Kira to this reader. While not giving any plot away at this point in the series, I will say that things have certainly changed from the beginning and gone in a different direction than I would have ever expected, but the books still contain everything I love about the series: the crimes, the witty logical repartee between L (M & N) and Kira. Another new character is introduced who takes over the role as the second Kira and he is a devoted follower of Kira. The book is bringing into play some deep ethical questions now. I've always liked Light, even though I abhor what he does and have wanted him to lose in the end, but he is a hard guy to totally dislike. Highly anticipating the last volume, which will be my next read coming up soon.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
I’ve gotten in contact with God at last. This volume contains books nine and ten (out of twelve) of the never flagging Death Note series. Well, guess what? This edition is just as great as the previous; main characters die, new characters show up, I continue to be fascinated by the whole thing. The story begins to open up a bit in scope as Kira bends the whole world to his will, while choosing a new spokesperson and second Kira. I can see this is all building towards something. Sadly, my favorite shinigami, Sidoh, decides to go home after he gets his death note back, oh well. Want more evidence of how great Obata is? Check out his drawing of Demegawa having a heart attack on page 272 - Ouch! What an impressive work this series is!