Nana Osaki from Nana
Takumi Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Matt from Death Note
Nana Osaki from Nana
Takumi Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Matt from Death Note
Here are my ten favourite tricks in Death Note. These are in chronological order of appearance in the series. Spoilers ahead.
1. Determining Kira’s Location
This was the pivotal scene where L outsmarts Kira in the beginning, when the broadcast is aired to the “world” (it was only aired in the Kanto region of Japan). From this scene, L gains three valuable pieces of information. One, that Kira exists. Two, that Kira can kill without being there in person but cannot kill under other circumstances. Three, that Kira is in the Kanto region.
2. False-Bottomed Drawer
Light came up with an ingenious way of hiding the Death Note. If an intruder tried to ransack the drawer in his room, the Death Note would go up in flames.
3. Fake Name
Naomi manages to dupe Light by giving him a fake name. He is unable to kill her at first because of this, and Ryuk finds it very amusing.
4. Checking the Door
Light suspects that there are video cameras in his room and around the house because of two reasons. One, he placed a piece of lead at the door and it broke. Two, he tilted the door handle at a certain angle. The intruder put the door handle back to the angle he left it, which could not have been done by a family member (it’s too careful, a family member would have put the handle to its normal position).
5. Writing in a Blind Spot
This is one of the best scenes in Death Note, where Light takes a potato chip and eats it! He dupes L and the police on the taskforce by appearing to be studying in front of the video cameras, when he is actually writing down names and listening to the news hidden in the potato chip bag.
This scene is unforgettable because of its intense music and emotions. The cinematography of the animation is brilliant. It also shows us again how intelligent Light is, and what a great character he is.
6. Profiling with Tennis
The tennis match between Light and L was really fun to watch. It was interesting because at this point in the anime, L already revealed to Light that he was L and that he suspected Light to be Kira. Both are super competitive so there was that dynamic present as well.
7. Memory Control
Performers: Light, Misa
Both Light and Misa gave up their Death Notes, which resulted in them losing their memories of the Death Note. This helped them later on when they were interrogated by Soichiro and L.
8. Fake Sakura TV Show
Matsuda plays a key role in the series, especially in his involvement with Higuchi. The fake Sakura TV show brought forth Higuchi’s death as one of the Kiras.
9. The Fake Notebook
Mikami made a duplicate Death Note, which was a replica of the real Death Note. This was done to fool Near because he knew that he was being watched.
10. Switching the Notebook
Gevanni, who works with Near, broke into the locker where Mikami hid the real Death Note. Gevanni switched the real Death Note with a copy he made, which ultimately brought down Light’s downfall. Gevanni is a heavily underrated character, in my opinion.
There are almost 90 tricks in the series! You can see why Death Note is such a great anime, and why it’s one of my top three anime. What were your favourite tricks in Death Note? Thanks for reading.
Ita bags are bags that have a transparent cover. They are great because every bag is different and personalized, depending on how you decorate it. Some people cover the bag with their husbando or waifu, while other people have themes like pastel colours. The rest of us just decorate it however we want!
I love ita bags because you won’t have the problem of losing pins or keychains, provided that they are inside the bag. There are different styles and sizes of ita bags. I decided to get a bigger one because I can fit my cosplays in there. I usually change into cosplay at conventions or photo locations. Plus, I have a bigger space to decorate. Safety pins are great for holding keychains and other things in place.
My ita bag will always be a work in progress, but here is how it looks as of right now:
Since I got a bigger bag that I initially planned, I decided to include a variety of anime and other things. A lot of people decorate their ita bags with fake flowers. I decorated mine with an egg. I also have my Death Note and feather pen in there. They’re cosplay props, hahaha. You can see that I didn’t limit myself to only pins and keychains. You can do basically anything you want, and that’s what makes it a fun and creative DIY project. Small plushies are also popular.
If you’re curious about the things on my ita bag, they are:
This is my third bag with anime accessories.
Most manga posts talk about the plot and characters. Panels, gutter, speech bubbles, sound effects, font, motion lines, and overall page layout are sometimes overlooked when in fact, the impact of these definitely make a contribution to the work.
Light picked up the Death Note, which grants the user the ability to kill a person provided that they know the name and face of the person they wish to kill. He has just finished reading the rules of the Death Note.
The bottom panel is all black. This foreshadows that Light will use the Death Note. Although in an earlier panel he says that it’s stupid, there is a contradiction between what he is saying and what the panel shows us.
Light tested the Death Note in person. He wrote ‘traffic accident’ as cause of death, and a traffic accident happened right in front of him.
This death confirmed that the Death Note is real. The entire page is dedicated to this one panel. One, the death is shocking to Light and shocking to us as well. Two, we can bet that things will only get more interesting from here on in.
At a G8 Summit, officials representing countries from around the world are arguing over Kira. Kira is the name given to the killer of the criminals. As we know, Light is Kira and he has been mass-killing criminals in order to create a “better world.”
I am focusing on the last panel of this page, but the entire page works as a whole because the rest of the panels emphasize the importance of the text in the last panel. This page is cluttered! There’s a lot of people and bickering, represented by the spiky speech bubbles. Then there’s the last panel, and the background is white. The text silences everyone. From this, we know that L is a very important person.
The top half is a flashback, while the bottom half is present day. In the flashback, L talks about a direct confrontation with Kira. In the present day, the Japanese police are watching the public broadcast for the direct confrontation.
Instead of focusing on the panels this time, I am focusing on the gutter. The gutter is the space between the panels. Normally it is all white. However, because we have a flashback, the gutter is black. We can tell that it is a flashback because of the gutter. Then, the gutter gradually transitions from black to white. This signifies that we are brought back to the present.
A man by the name of Lind L. Tailor claims to be L on TV, and says that Kira is evil. This riles up Light, and he writes down the man’s name in the Death Note.
Light usually writes the names on the lines but here, he writes Lind L. Tailor’s in huge letters. The first letter of the name takes up the space of over five lines! Light’s writing is not straight and you can tell that he wrote this quickly. Just by looking at his writing, you know how Light was feeling. He was pissed!
So it turns out that Lind L. Tailor is not the real L. Now the real L is talking to Kira through the same public broadcast. L managed to dupe Light by proving that Kira exists, that Kira is able to kill without being present, and that Kira is located in the Kanto region of Japan.
Look at those motion lines! Motion lines are usually done when there’s an action, but we have a television screen in this panel. The scene is dramatic and it shows how amazing L is.
I hope that by writing this post, everyone will appreciate all the decisions made in manga and ALL comics!
Near from Death Note
Karmatsu from Osomatsu-san
I’ve cosplayed as Karamatsu before (including a genderbend version) but I had red roses at home so I had to cosplay as him again. I can see improvements in my cosplays when I look at my older male Karamatsu cosplay photos.
Moya (Moyatori) from The Moyatorium goes to the same university as me. Today, we met for the first time at a café!
Moya was trying to figure out my real name so that’s why we are holding Death Note volumes. I am L and Moya is Light.
This is my first time meeting another blogger in real life. It’s fun!