Death Note is shit (89)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-12 03:59 ID:KDYqwa1t

I don't want to start any flamewars or whatever, since I don't care that much, but what the fuck is all this hype about Death Note? A few things to note:
o I've only read a chapter or two of the manga
o I've only seen the first episode
It was so repugnant that I couldn't bother to sit through a second one. Some cliche, dumbass main character that there's no way in hell I could ever give a shit about, some random shinigami (a shinigami? In an anime? That's not cliche at all!) who is also a dumbass. And likes apples. Ha ha ha that's so crazy and random! A shinigami eating apples! Ha ha ha! Wait, no, I forgot for a second that I'm not a fourteen year old girl.
And the crux of it all: the fucking scene where he's writing in the Death Note. Dramatic music playing. It's all dark, except for the curiously-bright lamp. OH HOLY SHIT HE'S WRITING NAMES! OH HOLY SHIT RANDOM PEOPLE ARE DYING! All the while he's sitting in his fucking room, by himself, waving the pen around in the air dramatically after he writes names. What the fuck?

The only reason I watched Death Note in the first place was because L is the only male anime character over the age of ~14 that makes me want to start masturbating. And he doesn't even show up until later on.

Does this show get better? Is it all ridiculous bullshit, or just the first episode? Why does everyone like it so much? Can someone post some L hentai? And, finally, can someone recommend me some anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.? Something that somehow manages to avoid the bullshit cliches that make most anime unwatchable. (That's not to say there aren't some good animes that make use of those cliches. I like Evangelion and Gundam.) Only thing I've ever seen that hasn't involved any of that is Haibane Renmei, and it was only thirteen episodes.

2 Name: Captain Obvious : 2007-04-12 04:50 ID:Heaven

itt we're captain obvious

it's superior by shounen standards, but shounen is the ass end of anime

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-12 05:02 ID:KDYqwa1t

I know I'm not putting forward a particularly original opinion or saying anything all that new, but Death Note's so popular it confuses me. Since there seems to be a Death Note following on 4-ch I figured I'd at least try to get someone to enlighten me about what all the fuss is.

And magical girl is the ass end of anime. Shounen is just close.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-12 05:10 ID:Ry6R6229

Death Note had my attention for about 4 episodes and then I kinda stopped watching but yeah...Darker than Black seems pretty good.

5 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-12 05:26 ID:afW+lz3h


LOL!!! you know what that was the funniest damn post ever!!!!!!!! lmfao

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-12 06:26 ID:Heaven

Oh my god, "american otaku" does not think highly of my posts! american otaku, I think you're really cool. I want to be friends. Would it help if I apologized?

7 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-12 15:13 ID:r3QhQ0uY

i wanna be yo friend dude... I see you posting everywhere all the time.

I like to incite sometimes, just as I see you do ;)

8 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-12 18:25 ID:Heaven

How do you see me posting everywhere all the time if I post anonymously?

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-12 23:55 ID:cmJKfm0F

watch GTO THE BEST ANIME .... 4 me atlest

10 Name: american otaku : 2007-04-13 00:32 ID:r3QhQ0uY


11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-14 22:52 ID:FVw49PDY

>>1 death note is good because of the investigations of the criminal, and that its not that easy to get away with murder

>that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.?

mm that's kinda hard you eliminate at least 90% of anime, i recommend Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai
>>2 true, best shounen anime
>>3 sorry but Mahou Shoujo>>>>>> Shounen (you at least get to fap with Magical girls)
>>9 it's a good anime, but i didn't like it, i personally found the teacher disgusting, lame and stupid, and there were some holes in the anime ie, one episode the the intelligent girl hates onizuka, onizuka convinces her, and the other instead of following or at least saying what happened after, starts another shit, and there isn't a major character delevopment (only the schoolkids becoming friends of onizuka)... but well that's my opinion, it's a fairly good anime, and i think everyone should watch it

12 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-15 12:38 ID:YBG6psTi

Erm, he said without magic...

13 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-15 22:16 ID:FVw49PDY

>>12 lol shh [spoiler]anime has everything that he hates[spoiler]

14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-24 08:43 ID:yrPu72oD

Nice try, troll.

Although I love Death Note because it almost seinen-like; it's very different from the other Jump series. In fact Jump's motto is "friendship, victory, and courage." Death Note doesn't really fit the motto, especially the friendship part. lol

Moe anime is the ass end of anime. EX: Lucky Star, Hidamari Sketch, Maburaho, etc,.

Troll, a good anime is Monster. In fact, I don't really think anime will have a lot of what you want; try manga. Good manga: Homunculus, Monster, Sanctuary, basically anything by Iou Kuroda. Basically "Seinen" stuff.

15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-24 10:16 ID:YBG6psTi

Hidamari Sketch is underrated.

16 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-24 15:17 ID:Heaven


>anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.
>Evangelion, Gundam, Haibane Renmei
>You just lost the game.

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-25 01:20 ID:KHhia8ia

I agree, Death Note (manga ver) is a little over-hyped, but honestly, if you have the patience to sit through Light's mind wandering here and there, then it turns out to be an interesting series (I like it, though it tends to give me a headache sometimes).

I can't offer my opinion on the anime though (haven't seen it yet), but it seems like Light "talking" to himself would get old after an episode or two.

18 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-25 01:35 ID:xPfVAWpD

personally I don't see the appeal in death note. I know exactly where the story was heading by the 1st volume, not awful but not my cup of tea. Probably the fact that my sister in law is a weeabo DN fangirl just puts me off it completely.

>anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.

grave of fireflies....oh wait it does have teenagers

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-25 17:13 ID:SNGm2sOC

>anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.

That's everything, just so you know.

20 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-25 21:42 ID:muArKgwz

>anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.

Perfect Blue or Jin-Roh or Night on the Galactic Railroad or Angel's Egg

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-31 03:09 ID:YBG6psTi

Light dies in the end anyway. Just goes to show that evil will never triumph.

22 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-04 09:51 ID:czcpgA3b

>that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.?

Hataraki Man? Lupin III? Studio 4C stuff?

23 Name: cake : 2007-06-04 14:46 ID:+PhiLB7H

I read death note before it was widely popular, and i enjoyed it. I, personally, had never really seen anything like it before, and plus i'm a fan of the artist. Well I enjoyed it at least until Mello and Near came in, after that it sucked donkey balls. I've never seen such a terrible ending.

24 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-13 05:22 ID:Heaven


Seen Grave of the Fireflies, seen Perfect Blue, heard of Jin-Roh (in fact I torrented it once but never got around to watching it -- I really want to see the sci-fi movie that preceeded it, The Red Spectacles) but never heard of the other two. I'll look into them.

Never heard of Hataraki Man, but I love Lupin II and Studio 4c.

25 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-19 06:04 ID:mw7fs3GD

it makes fags feel like they're smart and girls jack off to thinking about L sucking Light's cock. the manga is a little better. yeah, best thing about the series is L.

26 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-19 14:33 ID:Heaven

But the manga totally doesn't have the hilariously homoerotic bits in episode 25! It's clearly inferior!

27 Name: Aerith : 2007-06-21 01:05 ID:8UZM+nVr


Oh yeah, I definitely didn't like that scene either the way they put it. L's character was given more "value" because of that, since they made that like he was so important like a "Jesus". Thus the washing of the feet. Just didn't like the way they did it.

As for the anime, overall I liked it, but mostly because of the first arc, which was really intelligent.

28 Name: PikoNinja : 2007-06-21 01:25 ID:CWOQzUqv

Deat Note rocks (until L's death)

29 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-24 03:40 ID:Osw75EX7

>anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc.

Rescue Wings, Bartender, Hataraki Man, Monster, NHK, Genshiken, You're Under Arrest, Ebichu, Tetsuko no Tabi, Black Lagoon.

30 Name: 29 : 2007-06-24 03:41 ID:Osw75EX7

Oh, and Area 88.

31 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-24 09:01 ID:WdcOTbmB

Sasahara's sister is a schoolgirl, so that removes Genshiken from the list.

32 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-24 09:04 ID:Heaven

NHK fails it because Misaki (who I consider to be the second main character) is a teenager. :-)

33 Name: Thénardier worshipper : 2007-06-24 18:30 ID:Heaven


Light doesn't wave the pen around in the manga. Or at least I dun think he does....

I need ta read Volume 1 again for some hot Ryuuk-apple-eating ackshin....LOLz.

34 Name: OP : 2007-06-24 22:23 ID:7XvhLZa5

Already seen NHK and Genshiken, like them both.

35 Name: Cliche : 2007-06-25 05:44 ID:UBL8VSvu

hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, teenage girl. Hate Death Note! I managed to read the first five books back in my weeaboo days, and I don't know how I managed to get that far.

36 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-27 00:29 ID:r6jbHjHA


37 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-27 01:36 ID:Heaven

>>31 >>32
Ok, I'll give you those, but you have to agree the rest fit. :P And that's without even getting into OAVs and feature films.

38 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-27 01:50 ID:msee/Hmf

People only like Death Note because L looks emo.

39 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-27 04:41 ID:Heaven

There is no Death Note manga.

40 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-27 15:41 ID:Heaven

Not anymore anyway, it's all finished.

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-10-28 16:55 ID:7i6eU3Up

>anime that doesn't involve giant robots, teenagers, schoolgirls, dumbass "romance", sports, tentacle monsters, demons, shinigamis, magic, etc

Haibane Renmei had teenagers or they sure looked like them.

42 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-10-28 22:20 ID:daLJwh3n


Lol, I think just about all anime is focused in some way on young people. I can't think of any anime that doesn't have children or adolescents in it.

43 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-10-30 03:50 ID:GCZtDqsa

Too bad Kagami got defeated by Rena in Japanese Saimoe 2007 and you can't do a thing about it...

Lucky Star had a good run though...

44 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-10-30 08:51 ID:Heaven

I no longer like Death Note now that is popular.

45 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-10-31 00:42 ID:Heaven

Then you fail as a fan. Real fans continue to like it after it's popular, and still like it when the popularity has faded.

46 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-02 08:01 ID:Iu5MPm+q

the manga couldn't hold my attention. never watched the anime. i don't think it's shit, but i don't think it's that great either.

47 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-02 11:55 ID:mPRHYFhP

That's sort of where I am. It's good... for shounen manga.

48 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-06 04:41 ID:HN46s8hX

The beauty of Death Note (manga, at least; can't speak for the anime) is how FUCKING AWESOME a mystery story it turns into. If you read the manga, past the first few chapters to where Light starts to get himself in too deep, watching Light and L go back and forth playing the fool on each other and try to stay one-up really gets you hooked. It's really hard to just stop partway through, you just want to keep reading even though it totally scares the shit out of you. It really is just about the most fucked up thing ever, and you don't want to keep reading, but you can't stop—kind of like a Stephen King novel, only a hundred times better.

And by the way, the live-action movies are also a whole other level of amazing.

49 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-06 04:45 ID:HN46s8hX


Perfect Blue and Lupin III = epic win.

50 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-06 04:53 ID:Btw5rySH

death note is quite nice, though i got tired after reading all those text. but i still dont really like how it end, i said "what !?" after i read it the first time.

51 Name: iruscom : 2007-11-08 17:51 ID:yeDyM0W1

I think that the reason so many people enjoy watching Death Note is not because of the concept of how he kills people or the relationships he has with his surroundings. The reason we enjoy this anime is because of the suspense that draws you in for each episode. Also along with the suspense, one with a more philosophical mentality would be conflicted with the ethics of man. If we were presented with the God complex, how would we react? The most interesting thing is the ending...


The ethics and morals of man are really low. Even to the very end of this series, Light does not hold back. He does not change his mind. He, just like the majority of man in this world has a sadistic side to their personality. What catches our attention is the fact that man is that evil. While viewing this series I feel that most of us thought he would eventually get caught or just give up. BUT! to our surprise [which in reality we shouldn't have been surprised] man is that evil and man will take ahold of that power and never let it go. I just proves that the ethics and morals of man are horrible. We may put on a facade [just as Light does with everyone else when he pretends not to be Kira] but really the hearts of man will take power and run with it.

To the original poster:
I suggest that you just get through about 5 episodes. Consider the ideas I have posted and try not to focus on the fact that he writes names in a book [which I will admit is a lame way to kill people]. Focus on the ethics and morality of man that this anime presents.

52 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-11 00:05 ID:Heaven

You fail at sarcasm.
But it's actually quite annoying when all these idiots like how cool the shinigami looks and disregard completely all the great aspects of the story then get pissed off at the ending.

I read about 1000 pages in one sitting. I only stopped because no additional translated scans were available yet. So I re-read it entirely the same night.

53 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-14 13:11 ID:+wbAdUXN

I wasn't trying to be sarcastic.

That being said it's hard not to be pissed off at the ending. I wish it ended about 5 volumes earlier, with Light winning and leaving the rest open.

54 Name: hello : 2007-11-14 18:20 ID:QbNYtOcn

to Random Anime Otaku, are you male or female??

I probably love deathnote Yaoi more than deathnote itself.
i like Jinroh.

55 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-14 19:09 ID:vGJTaqxD


Are you new to 4ch? Lurk a little, everyone is Random _______

56 Name: hello : 2007-11-17 01:35 ID:t0Hj9qwX

I meant to ask OP

57 Name: 1Pieceman : 2007-11-20 00:26 ID:FFgnyA6c

i haven't really seen the final conclusion but the other series that the artist did for Hikaru no go concludes very bad so I guess if you have seen how hikaru ends people are more aware of the strange ending and aren't surprised...but then again doesn't the ending depend on the writer.?

58 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-22 02:04 ID:Ebswcsq9

Of course it depends on the writer, they're the one writing it. Sometimes it might also depend on a publisher who is pressuring for more material.

59 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-22 03:23 ID:db9ycwmH

She was pressured to continue Hikaru no Go by her publisher.
She continued it willy-nilly then it was only nilly, she just stopped working on it. I suspect the same happened with the Death Note manga, it became so darn silly at one point that I stopped caring and reading it.

60 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-23 20:44 ID:zySKbyOR


61 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-24 01:57 ID:Heaven

Lurk moar.

62 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-24 02:00 ID:zySKbyOR


63 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-24 12:16 ID:Heaven

>>62 I never said they were the same writer, peabrain.

64 Name: Ninja : 2007-11-26 00:16 ID:wecyuuZM

>>o I've only read a chapter or two of the manga
>>o I've only seen the first episode


65 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-26 12:24 ID:Heaven


66 Name: Random Otaku : 2007-11-29 22:22 ID:/vWBlNkg

Screw whoever started this post! DN is awesome youre just not smart enough to get it!!!! Dumb idiot! ^^


67 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-29 23:35 ID:zySKbyOR

Go back in the fucking womb you waste of life.

68 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-30 13:25 ID:nu4d3XD3

i agree with some of the things that OP was saying... like whats the deal with with the dramatic music and him waving his pen in the air... BUT, ive seen later episodes and its pretty good. they way that he tricks people into killing their friends or colleages its makes me go OH DAMN!!!! OH SNAP!!! WHAT! YEAH!!! OKAY!!!!!

but a lil freaky on the L and masterbation thing..... i dont wanna know about that shit...

69 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-11-30 14:14 ID:Heaven


I hate to tell you this, but it's the later episodes that are completely ridiculous. The early ones are the good parts.

70 Name: Random Otaku : 2007-11-30 19:26 ID:xfbSdyoY

Yes only the L arks are good...
I don't really like the series after that.

71 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-12 09:23 ID:7i6eU3Up


Yes because those who didn't get Lain years ago were not smart.

72 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-12 13:42 ID:Heaven

Yes in particular Noah's ark was pretty lame.

73 Name: OPiece man : 2007-12-12 20:51 ID:FFgnyA6c

the ending episodes are alittle weried but if you watch the whole series , you'll see its a great series

74 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-14 19:38 ID:edkmPtVA

You can't get inside the series without brain. Go, get them from somewhere and then come to say is it bad. If it is, you may be just a moron without reasons to hate that anime, you just do.

75 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-15 13:07 ID:t6Kk+Orl

Death note has it's bad points- boring, stupid first episode, lame waving around of pens in air with overly dramatic music, shinigami who look retarded, death of L, reduction of appeal during the last ten or so episodes, failed appeal devices, etc.

But, what good series doesn't have its share of problems like this? [ok, so maybe the best of the best don't] The amount of good stuff this eries has far outweighs the little failures listed above in my opinion, leaving it as a highly entertaining series. It's good appealing, well developed characters, a compelling storyline, the setting is more realistic than most, awesome awesome voice actors, and unusual kind of bad guy, intellectual stimulation to some degree, a good pace, highly amusing opening and ending songs, and most importantly, at some points in most episodes, most people will think 'oooh, clever! cool!' or something to that effect, and be excited to watch the next episode. that's why i say it's good. oh yeah, it's not really targeted at a narrow audience, so a really wide variety of people can enjoy watching it.

76 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-15 17:06 ID:+roc/cjF

77 Name: sosuke : 2008-04-30 05:09 ID:PyMbU+CR

watch deathnote for 4 or 5 episodes then you can judge it

78 Name: eat : 2008-04-30 05:10 ID:PyMbU+CR

get drunk and eat ass

79 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-30 05:25 ID:wvuwSOlB

You should really do without the teenagers rule since whether you admit it or not most anime are created with that audience in mind. That said there are lot of interesting anime where the age of the cast means shit if they behave outside their stereotypes. I found Narutaru to be quite enjoyable and last time I checked it did not have teenagers but kids which may or not be worse using your rule

80 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-30 07:07 ID:Heaven

my list of series that are like death note but less shitty (from the other thread):

anyone have any others?

81 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-30 10:22 ID:wvuwSOlB

Monster was a horrible series of an awesome manga. You should have read its 18 volumes as opposed to watching those 74 episodes. Much easier that way and pacing isn't as slow as the anime makes it out to be which is a plus to those who were intimidate with the length

Spiral is a 25 episode advertisement of an average manga you might as well read its manga up to the point you were then continue from there rather than bother with the anime. Should you for any reason want to get the series done then by all means go ahead as long you intend to read from the first chapters to remind yourself what the did the anime did a poor work explaining. There were enough subtle changes so you won't feel like you have done the same thing before

82 Name: Sen : 2008-05-03 23:10 ID:X7pCdLsh

The first episode of deathnote wasn't the best ever..
Basically, they have to establish the basic plot points first; use of deathnote, shinigami (I think Ryuk turns up in episode 1) and what light is trying to do. The next few episodes, where they start trying to find who is murdering the criminals, are much better and they get better until episode 25. I can't tell you anything about the episodes after 25/26 because I didn't watch any further than that.

83 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-04 08:38 ID:lTqSNThf


Whats the good end of anime?

84 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-04 14:58 ID:wvuwSOlB

My guess would be most movies and OVAs because they have less time to get shitty. Short series (anything less than 20 episodes) would also count here but they aren't as often made as the other two.

85 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-17 22:26 ID:iLcJb3Qt


stupid do-gooder.

you know that there is no such things as the good and the evil, black and white.

for me Kira did the right thing, and i would have done the same.

how old are you kiddy? 11/12?

please be an hero, you will receive the Darwin Award.

86 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-18 02:11 ID:Heaven

We are >>51's courtiers.
We are sorry that our lord has created such a stupid post.
After the last war we had completely lost, our lord got mental illness.
Everyday, he kidnaps girls from the village.
Every night he gets drunk and tries to chop courtiers with his katana.
Now the lady of the house is ill in bed.
The people in our country are suffering badly from famine.
The neighboring Daimyos is taking advantage of this situation,
they try to pass across the border and take over our land.
Quite a few of our fellow courtiers have intention to rise in rebellion.
We are now in dire straits. Our clan would be destroyed.
But, don't worry. We arranged that our Lord become a Buddhist priest.
On his way to the temple, our skilled assassin will take his life.
That is arranged perfectly. After that we will hail Master Monaminokami,
the nephew of our lord, as our new lord.
We, all courtiers, would do our best to serve this new lord with faith.
We apologize for any inconvenience our lord may have caused you.
Please wait for a while. Please forgive the evil deeds done by our lord.

87 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-18 02:12 ID:Heaven

Or perhaps >>85's courtiers. GJ, us.

88 Name: sage : 2008-05-18 18:54 ID:Heaven

>>86 and >>87 are the same pathetic fags.

89 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-05-19 00:54 ID:Heaven


What made you figure that out, genius? The fact that >>87 was posted a couple seconds after >>86 as a correction?

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