Death Note, Volume 8: Target

Death Note, Volume 8: Target

by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421506296
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 11/07/2006
Series: Death Note Series , #8
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 158,405
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 4.98(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

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 CHIKARABITO DENSETSU and MASHIN BOUKENTAN LAMP-LAMP.

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Death Note, Volume 8 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a major death note fan. I have watched the Anime Twice and im now starting to read the manga. Tsugumi Ohba did an amazing job giving each charecter a personality. And i really enjoy Takeshi Obata's art work. Personally im an L fan. He has such an amusing personaliy. I do think he has much more humor im the Anime though. I will admit i screamed when i saw a Death Note shirt a hot topic. I cried when i bought it ._. Anyway its a great series and i recommend it to everyone. It has great suspense and emotion. I cant wait to read the rest. It keeps me hooked.
Kassilem on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am determined to finish this series. I only have four more volumes to get through. However, now that the real L is dead, I'm having a hard time getting through them. It is more about the investigations and less about the interaction between Light as Kira and everyone else. I'm interested in seeing where this ends so I'll stick to it, but this volume at least was not as good as the last few volumes.
Rhinoa on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Light has taken on the role of L and is now battling L¿s protégés Near and Mello. Near is in charge of the SPK, a special task force in the pay of the American President. Mello on the other hand rules a band of mafia and mercenaries based out of the USA as well. Mello¿s group has captured Light¿s sister and it us up to him and his father to get her back without revealing the identity of L or Kira. The usual gang are working on the Japanese task force and it becomes a case of Light¿s team working with Near but still trying to find out his real identity so they can kill him. Both teams are after Mello who gets his hands on a Death Note and a new Shinigami that turns up. Misa continues to be in the story, but very much in the background. The usual mental Olympics as all three try to out manoeuvre each other. I haven¿t really warmed to Near or Mello yet but it¿s interesting to see the opposite paths they have taken to try and achieve the same goal. They are battling to prove which of them is the best by bringing down Kira, while Kira is trying to defeat his two new enemies.
pivic on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Even though I miss the first L, this book doubles the action with a final introduction of Mello and Near; Light seems to be slow and Ryuk is fairly unforthcoming, but that's nothing in comparison with the new Shinigami in town, gripes! The story is getting increasingly complex, but is still neatly presented and quite simple to understand.
tiamatq on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Ho hum! More Death Note - after awhile, these volumes start to blur together. Either I'm reading them too fast and too close together or they're reiterating the plotting and twists and turns of disguising themselves and their motives. Spoilers again for people who haven't read this far...So here we are in a world dominated by Kira and his growing numbers of supporters. We ended the last volume with Mello (one of L's heirs) and his gang kidnapping Sayu (Light's sister - remember her?) and holding her ransom for a Death Note. With much hemming and hawing, they do indeed make the trade with the task force (specifically Soichiro). Meanwhile, we learn that Ryuk has not been terribly forthcoming with information. Over the years, he's never once mentioned that he stole one of his Death Notes from another shinigami, Sidoh. Sidoh realizes that he needs to write another human's name in the Death Note if he wants to extend his life, and goes on a search to find the owner. Light must contend with this shinigami interfering with his plans while also trying to outmanuever Mello and Near.Unlike vol. 7, we're back to the slow-paced opening, overly elaborate plans, and eventual rise in action half-way through. I'm really liking Mello, perhaps because his weakness is that he's overly emotional, unpredictable, and competitive. He contrasts Light, who seems to have grown comfortable in his position as Kira and L. If you feel for anyone in this series, it's for Soichiro and Misa - Misa has been neglected by Light since she first met him and she still sticks by his side. This isn't one of the best volumes out there, but you do get to learn more about Mello and Near, which is a welcome break from Light. I miss L!!!Oh, and have a chocolate bar handy while you're reading. You'll want so much chocolate!
polarbear123 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Is it sslowing down by the eighth volume? Are the authors running out of plot ideas? Possible, just possibly. At times this is a highly enjoyable read and rattles along at a fair old pace. Of course the drawings are up to their usual standard. My only real issue with this whole series are the (in my opinion) overly long segments where characters are thinking to themselves and running over the last few pieces of action in the plot. They then proceed to examine every possible course of action open to them. Come on - you know the parts I mean. Is there a way that these ca be done away with and I ould still understand and enjoy the story? Maybe I am totally wrong.
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A little disappointing compared to the earlier volumes, but I love how the series has progressed so much. Unfortunately, Light's seeming to be a little off his game in this volume and I'm really missing L. Hopefully it'll get better soon...
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume. That cover.
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