Death Note, Volume 2: Confluence

Death Note, Volume 2: Confluence


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421501697
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: Death Note Series , #2
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 188,334
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with Cyborg Ji-Chan
. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major
works include Chikarabito Densetsu and Mashin Boukentan Lamp-Lamp.

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Death Note Volume 2 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was instantly addicted to the first volume, because of its original story arc, and the lead roles different perspectives on morality, but when i started volume two,I have to admit,I had doubted Ohba's ability to keep 'Death Note' fresh and unpredictable. Ill sum up my current thoughts now that I've finished reading volume two and now every volume in the series. I Was Very VERY Wrong. Not only does this volume continue the feeling of uneasiness with every move Light and L make, but also had me dumbfounded on who to root for! At times Light seems just plain sick, but the after math of his choices begins to win me over in a warped way. L was first introduced in the first book as Lights nemesis, Lights antagonist, but after getting a new perspective on L in volume two. He really opens up and because much more convincing and human. I want to keep the details in the dark. There where so many shocking moments I cant really describe anything past the first page without spoiling something of significance. Never has such a touchy subject such as morality been such a delight to read than in this series. Writing these reviews on The 'Death Note' series is getting increasingly difficult to write because of the lack of negitive things to say about them. The art is great, the story only gets better and better, your only excused for not reading these is if you have an unjustifiable passion of hating manga or can't read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is amazing, and this book in particular. Mixing the paranormal and crime genres is quite a feat. I recommend this book to all.
ElTigreChino More than 1 year ago
This manga series is so good. You should probably get the black collectors version because it is a two in one volume, so it is cheaper, but if you like the individual volumes, you can get those. But the writing inside the volume is the real gem. The plot is awesome, the characters are great, and it is a mind blowing topic that is in its own class. 5 stars.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Although this manga isn't what I would usually choose I can certainly see why it has been such an addiction for so many people. As Light's conscience and humanity seem to dwindle he becomes more obsessed and desperate to stay away from L. For his part L, who is drawn to look quite scary and paranoid himself (IMHO), starts to feel an affinity for the killer known as "Kira" that he hopes will aide in the investigation.An interesting psychological drama certainly which I'm now feeling invested enough in to read through to the end.
tiamatq on LibraryThing 8 months ago
In the second volume of Death Note, we get to see Light Yagami further experiment with the powers and capabilities of the Death Note. Raye Penber, the FBI agent assigned to investigate him, and his fiance, a former-FBI agent herself, become inextricably wrapped up in the Kira mystery. L, an enigmatic recluse pursuing Kira, reveals himself to the task force and begins closing in on Light as a suspect. Things progress nicely in the second volume of Death Note. We spend a bit more time with L, learning about his thought process, habits, and his theories about the Kira case. We also begin to see the lengths to which Light will go to follow his dream of a utopia, even if that means killing innocents. You still get that Encyclopedia Brown-vibe with L and Light (they figure things out with so little to go on and then have to explain to you, at length, how they did it). But Light is also able to play the charismatic teen who only wants to help, and it's disturbing how he can go from this to serial killer within a matter of seconds.This is a great manga... I can't wait to keep reading!
lostinmyownlibrary on LibraryThing 8 months ago
DeathNote #2 The battle of wits between Kira and L heats up in the second volume. Light Yagami is a bright student with a secret, he possesses the death note. He has been using it to rid the world of criminals but now he is being tracked by the famous L. Through twists and turns this manga makes for a fun read and one i would recommend to anyone that isnt offended by a supernatural twist.
pivic on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Still impressive, although Ryuk isn't as much up in the spot in this one. It appears that Tsugumi has left the non-traditional way of writing a detective story in the second volume of the 12-volume set of the Death Note canon, and instead focuses on Light's way towards L, and vice versa. It would no doubt look good on paper, but Takeshi is such a great artist, and the illustrations do the story a world of good. I'm already deep into volume 3.
Daedalus18 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Not quite as good as book one, in my opinion, but good none the less. Light takes a major turn early on (in the last pages of book 1, but moreso here). It stung to see that Light was willing to go as far as he does, and against those who had put their lives on the line for him. I hope for this to ultimately be the act that undoes him. I was a bit surprised by the blatant sexism plotted into a 2004 manga - but this is early in my experience of Japanese writing, so others may roll their eyes when I say it. The increasing intricacy of the Death Note rules is starting to chafe. Hoping they don't get any more ridiculous than: "Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply die of a heart attack. This is to ensure that other lives are not influenced." Not really wanting my reading experience to require that degree of memorization of legaleese.So - the good - Light is brighter than he seems at times, and it is refreshing to see him demonstrate it. L seems to be closing in rapidly, and that tension has been building nicely. Hard to imagine the dynamic continuing to play for more than another couple volumes - but I'll give it a go.Taking a break between this one and #3 - because I'm feeling a little repetition fatigue and don't want the series spoiled for me because I was too eager to read it through. Rating this one a 3, I rated the first one higher.More Ryuk would help this volume.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume.
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.
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This book is so well writen it has a well planed plot and its upredictable. Defenitely my type of book
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another_crowded_bookshelf More than 1 year ago
Death Note is an amazing series, raising questions of morality and humanity. The second volume in the series, holding chapters eight to sixteen, is essential to the plot. The style of the illustrations throughout the series is consistently realistic and dark, while the storyline draws readers in through the many mysteries of death. As the search for Kira continues from Volume 1, readers learn more about the characters and possibly themselves. With all the requirements of the real world and the mysteries of Shinigami magic, Death Note Volume 2 is an intriguingly chilling and baffling look farther into the mind of a bored teenage genius who kills for the good of the world.
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