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.
I am a bit late but it’s still Day 9 for me since I haven’t slept yet…
There are many types of monsters that scare me: Monsters who cause trouble without showing themselves, monsters who abduct children, monsters who devour dreams, monsters who suck blood… and then, monsters who tell nothing but lies. Lying monsters are a real nuisance: They are much more cunning than others. They pose as humans even though they have no understanding of the human heart; they eat even though they’ve never experienced hunger; they study even though they have no interest in academics; they seek friendship even though they do not know how to love. If I were to encounter such monsters, I would likely be eaten by them… because in truth, I am that monster.” – L Lawliet
I thought about this quote a lot some years ago. Which one is more terrifying – an evil person who shows their true colours or an evil person who hides behind a mask? I think it’s the latter.
What kind of “monster” devours dreams? Is it society as a whole? Could it be a close-minded parent?
RE: “they study even though they have no interest.” I think this is quite common.
There’s a lot to unpack here. But the thing that strikes me the most is the last part:
“because in truth, I am that monster.”
Judging by this quote, I don’t think that being a monster is a bad thing. Isn’t it just being a human?
From what L is saying, I am a monster. I don’t see anything wrong with this… but maybe I am proving his point.
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.
“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.
Pick a favorite series/movie for each letter of the alphabet. For titles starting with “a” “an” or “the” use the first letter of the next word of the title.
Since many titles have multiple names based on the language that you are using please pick one language for the entire list (Use all English titles or all Japanese titles) and let the readers know which language you will be using. If a title has the same name regardless of the language then it can be used in any list.
If you don’t have a title that fits under a particular letter, you can name another favorite from a different letter in its place, just indicate which letter spot you are using for that series. This can be done up to three times. If you can’t fill a spot then you can leave it blank. No more than 26 total series are allowed.
Including a picture for each series is encouraged.
Share who tagged you for this challenge and nominate 3 more to try it themselves and include links to their blogs.
Just have fun with this challenge. I wanted to get everyone to share some favorite series and to spread the word about awesome blogs!
I’m sorry, but I’m going to cheat and use English and Japanese titles. >< I have two reasons. 1) I use English titles for certain anime and Japanese titles for other anime. I don’t have a rule for this. For example, Zankyou no Terror has always been Zankyou no Terror for me.
2) I don’t have a lot of favourite titles. If I stick with one language, I don’t think I can still call them my favourite anime.
Anyway, this is my blog so I don’t think rules matter that much. ❤
I will also write my 2nd and 3rd picks for some letters!
Since I will be writing my runner-ups, I don’t think I need to do Rule #3 (another rule I’m breaking, hahaha).
I can fill out all the letters (i.e. put down xxxHolic for X) but I don’t know if I can call them my favourites…