My favourite Kira tactic is when Light hid the Death Note.
Let’s say you obtained a Death Note AND you decided to use it. You would need to hide it, right? It’s not realistic to keep it on you at all times. How would you hide it? You can’t just stuff it in your drawer. I mean, you could but that wouldn’t be very smart of you.
Light made a false-bottomed drawer… and put an ordinary diary there. The real Death Note was under the false-bottomed drawer. It’s not hard to figure out there’s a false bottom. But would you expect there to be a false bottom under the false bottom? That’s not all. The best part is that if you realize it and use force to get the second notebook, it’ll go up in flames. If that happens, you’ll see the remains of a notebook. You wouldn’t know it was a Death Note. Light even thought of how to explain it.
There’s a certain way to get the Death Note and you need to use a part from an ink pen. Do you see how smart Light is?
Gevanni is highly underrated. He’s one of my favourite characters.
For those who don’t remember, Gevanni worked for Near. He was the one who replicated the Death Note in one night. Without him, Near probably would not have succeeded.
Gevanni is incredibly talented. He was asked to join Near because of his skills. If he was a character in Danganronpa and younger, I think he would be an Ultimate student.
Kill no one
This is a lose-lose type of question. If I say a name, some people might think that I’m violent or whatever. If I don’t say a name, some people might think that I’m no fun.
Although there’s a handful of characters I don’t like, there isn’t a character I would want to kill. If anything, Kira is the evilest. Funnily enough, Light is also my favourite character (Day 1). Villains are essential to the plot.
Surprisingly, I don’t really have a favourite quote by Light. This one is not bad:
You can’t ever win if you’re always on the defensive. To win, you have to attack.” – Light Yagami
One of the games I’m playing is Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. You play Prisoner’s Dilemma in the game, where you choose “Ally” or “Betray.” It seems that choosing “Betray” often leads to the better outcome. Some food for thought.
This quote makes me think of the survival of the fittest. I’ve talked about this topic a few times. If you’re interested, here are a couple of posts:
A lot of people think of Misa Amane but I think she has a lot of strong points. I actually prefer her over Kiyomi Takada. In the end, Light used both of them. This is a side of him that I despise. They were his victims.
Demegawa, on the other hand, is the type of person who places money above human lives. He doesn’t care about anybody else unless he has something to gain. I find these kinds of the people especially irritating.
For those of you who don’t remember, he was the director of Sakura TV. He was a scammer who claimed that he was Kira’s supporter. I highly doubt that. In the end, he was killed off by the Death Note.
“Relatable” and “Ideal” are not the same. For me, anyway.
Ideal Character: L Lawliet
L is the best detective in the world. He has “rivals” (detectives) but they are actually all him. He created those fake identities. Near, Matt, and Mello are geniuses as well, but they can only surpass L if they work together. L is one of a kind. You can’t find anyone else in the world like him.
Relatable Character: Touta Matsuda
While I wish I was a master detective like L, sadly I am just an ordinary human being. Matsuda is an ordinary character. He’s a police rookie but he has good morals. He’s the youngest and most inexperienced one on the team but he’s good to have around. Matsuda is a little clumsy but he can be useful sometimes.
The ordinariness is killing me. I hate it.
I wrote a post titled, “Ordinary Person.” It talks more about this topic. You can read it here.
This is unrelated, but spam comments are getting super annoying. I had to disable comments on a post because I had more than 70 spam comments on that post! They kept coming every single day.
I check through my spam folder because I sometimes see comments made by my blogger friends. It’s rare but it happens, unfortunately. Yomu recently wrote a post on AI generated posts, which reminded me of this. These bots… =_=
My favourite L moment is when L tricked Kira on live television. He effectively proved to the world that 1) Kira exists, 2) Kira does not need to be there in-person to do the killings, 3) Kira could not kill L (Therefore, Kira probably needs a name and a face), and 4) Kira is in the Kanto region of Japan.
There were so many wins in that episode. L knew that Kira was childish and used that against him by talking about justice. Light lost his composure and messed up. L won that round.
In Day 1, I said that Light is my favourite character. That doesn’t mean that I am on his side. I don’t feel upset when Light loses to L. Unlike the shows, Kaiji and Rainbow, I do not support a certain side. I just like watching Death Note.
I love Light and L’s game of cat and mouse. One of my favourite Light moments is when he created an alibi.
A bit of context: After Light learned that there were surveillance cameras in his house, he remained calm, thought of a way to get Ryuk to search for the cameras, and then came up with an alibi.
Not only did he successfully execute his plan, the way the scene is framed is very interesting. The music is intense. This scene is also known as the infamous “potato chip” scene in Death Note. I feel like people often poke fun at this scene due to how dramatic it is (understandably so) but it’s a great scene.
My favourite character is Light Yagami, but only in the beginning. I’m not saying that I agree with Light’s vision nor am I saying that his crimes are justified. We know right from the start that Light is a villain because he is the main character. We follow him around and know what he is thinking. We quickly learn that he is a genius. He is a brilliant protagonist.
We also see him succumb to evilness as the story progresses. He loses himself as Light and Kira “takes over.” I think I like Light but I do not like his Kira side, if that makes sense. Kira has no regard for Light’s family. Below is a clip of Kira’s infamous laugh from the last episode. Notice how the video is titled “Kira’s Laugh” and not “Light’s Laugh.”
So I’ve been wanting to blog more but the hard part was not knowing what to blog about. Then a memory randomly resurfaced. I distinctly remembered being interested in a blogging challenge back in June 2018. Well, better late than never… right?
The blogging challenge is the 15 Days of Death Note Challenge by Ryuugi’s Tatsuya’s Anime Corner. Blogging for 15 days in a row is a little ambitious for me but I’ll try. I’ll start today.
In other news, Moya has been sending me nightly reminders to sleep on time. I’m not joking.
I’ve been using Moya’s service for three days now. She is timely, consistent, and professional. Oh, and her sleep facts are great.