This challenge is from Ryuugi’s Tatsuya’s Anime Corner. Spoilers ahead.
Day 6: Most Epic Scene
This may be surprising to some of you but I think the most epic scene is in the first episode.
It’s the scene where Light explains to Ryuk that he wants to be the god of the new world. He talks about his vision.
Let me just say that I do not agree with Light’s vision. From a moral stance, I do not agree. I also think his way of thinking is flawed and I have a lot of questions.
I bet you that some of the people he killed were actually innocent people. Meaning, they were falsely accused of a crime. It happens.
It seems there is no threshold for the crime. Kira kills them all. I disagree with this. Light has a God complex, which forms the basis of the whole show. As someone who obviously does not have a God complex, his way of thinking is just so irrational to me.
One of his reasons was that it would deter people from committing crimes. It’s not that simple. Unless we address and dismantle the systems that perpetuate inequality, not much will change. We see this after Kira’s death. After he died, things went back to normal… including crime rates.
This scene was the most epic because it made me interested in watching the rest of the series. While I disagree with Kira and think that he is evil, I was curious and wanted to know what he was planning to do next. I like series that show us different perspectives because we learn something new. If we just enjoyed series that aligned with our way of thinking, I think we would quickly become bored.