I have finally completed watching the Death Note anime series last week. It took me a good three months to finish it 😳 though it had a mere 37 twenty minute episodes. To some extent, the series itself was to blame for this delay ❗ It had its ups and downs, a bit more of the latter to be honest as my favourite character gets bumped off unceremoniously halfway through the show 😡 and my second favourite character disappears rather abruptly only to make an uninspiring comeback in the last few episodes.
Though it had only a limited number of characters, it was one too many for a show that had to move quite fast given its short time span. This was more conspicuous SPOILER ALERT after Ryuzaki dies ALERT ENDS and it made me lose interest in the show. The show’s creators probably felt the same way as I did and had decided to compensate by introducing new, but unfortunately, bad blood 😐 But I really thought that there would be some interesting history behind Ryuzaki (don’t tell me you didn’t notice his striking resemblance to the first Shinigami who turns to dust after saving Misa) which sadly went unexplored 😦 Why build up so much mystery around a character when you are just planning to do off with him just like that ❓ without even, wait for it, disclosing his name 😡
There is no proper justification given to the fanatical, bordering on annoying, devotion Misa, Keru, Takada have towards Light/Kira or the Shinigamis’ love (!?) for Misa. I mean, they are death gods, and they care about a human and an absolutely egoistic one at that ❗ ❓ ❗ The end was OK, nothing spectacular and it does not justify the means by a long shot.
My verdict – If you are an absolute anime fan that cannot resist characters with huge eyes (like me ), go ahead and watch it.