I am pretty new to the world of anime, but I am glad my introduction happened with Death Note.
Death Note has to have, by far, one of the finest storylines I have ever come across in my life. I wasn’t very sure of starting it since I have never been an anime fan, but I took a shot and it was worth every second after that. In 37 episodes, I was a changed woman, looking at the world differently. This had to be the best one day binge of my life.
Light Yagami is a highly intelligent college student who takes it upon himself to rid the world of evil with the help of a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written in it. The only person coming between Light and his new world is the mysterious and eccentric detective “L”. Here begins an extraordinary game of cat and mouse.
Clever, witty, whimsical, this show is a rush to your senses. It is as fast paced as it is unpredictable. I could never predict what was going to happen the very next moment or episode. Even though Light isn’t the good guy, it is interesting and scary how his logic seems absolutely fair. And so does L’s. It’s a constant battle of wits, where it’s difficult to side as the two masterminds outwit each other.
This show is dark and cryptic, which blends well with the story, with perfect theme music to its credit. There’s not a single moment when I wasn’t on the edge of my sit, eyes glued to the screen, wanting more mind games. When two equal forces struggle to expose each other, you get an unimaginable combat of cunning intelligence that challenges your own mind.
No matter what kind of viewer you are, this I promise you, you will be intrigued and fascinated by how your mind is torn between justice and getting rid of the world’s evil.