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  1. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

    Magneto’s not even a villain right now. Plus, Magneto kind of destroyed New York in the comics, just for the sake of killing humanity. That’s not a comparison you can make. Light Yagami is a completely different case.

  2. Infinite Sky
    December 15, 2019 @ 12:53 pm

    You’re completely correct. I don’t know how BionicSlime sees Light as a villian when he clearly fits all the criteria for being an anti-hero, sort of like Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter, The Basterds in Inglorious Basterds, and Ellen Page in Hard Candy.

  3. VictoriatheAkward
    December 15, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

    Dat opening…

  4. restingmindfree
    December 15, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

    I didn’t have any problems following the ‘talking’. I thought that was the best part. Maybe it is meant for an intelligent audience. I think the animation matches the overall mood of the show. Maybe you were just looking too hard for something to bitch about. Neither of your criticisms rang true to me.

  5. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

    Well I assumed you were just as tired of going back and forth as I am but I assume you have nothing better to do so:
    1. an antagonist (or villain if you prefer) is the one who causes the conflict of the story. i.e. Loki’s trying to take over the world with alien soldiers, so he’s the antagonist of the Avengers movie. That’s Light in this case
    2. An anti-hero is someone who’s more or less neutral on the "good vs evil" thing, thus they can’t cause the conflict
    There, that’s inarguable, now peace..

  6. Quodlibeta
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

    what i like about the death note is that althoug Light is the main character, he is also the vilain, you see most of that world through his eyes. so death note, in the end is a study on evil, and what motivates evil acts and what the end for evil people is. i understand why people can think that he is an anti-hero or a tragic hero, after all he is the main character, its not evrey day that the main character is the bad guy butlight has all the vilain characteristics, he even loses in the end.

  7. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

    Well no offense but that’s an invalid argument. A lot of villains have motivations based on "servicing mankind" but that doesn’t make them not evil. Magneto’s still a villain, so are 90% of other comic book super villains. And the fact that Light kills innocent people if they try to stop him makes him evil no matter how you slice it

  8. Lachlan Parker
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

    The show makes it very clear that killing is wrong. that no true happiness can come of it. What Light seeked to do was control the world, through what he saw as right, and he killed anyone who begged to differ. I don’t feel that his deepest motivation was to do mankind a favor, otherwise he would of never call himself a god or make him self so public. He is the main character but I don’t think we are meant to root for him.

  9. goblins trollswitches
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

    4:39 "first Aaracters"

  10. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

    Well by that logic, you could see either L or Light as the villain/hero. (as for Near…well f*ck near) it’s up to the viewer/reader to decide whom they think is right, and by that the antagonist/protagonist will be determined. So technically we’re both right but I’m just gonna tell myself I won to feel better. good day to you sir

  11. Blitzzz147
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

    I have to disagree with all of you, i for one do not feel that Light is a villain nor an anti-hero, to me he is more of an anti-villain than anything. Yes granted his intentions is to create a better world, but he’s killing a lot of people to do it, not to mention his goal slightly diverts from making a better world to becoming a fucking god, and it shows especially in the final episodes when his evil intentions just fluctuates tremendously. So yeah he’s more of an anti-villain then anything

  12. cali kush
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

    Call me crazy, but I agree with Light’s sense of justice.

  13. Joshua Swanson
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:07 pm

    Ligth is fucking nuts and has a god complex but the show is good

  14. Quodlibeta
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:07 pm

    light is the vilain, that much is obvious, all that talk about getting rid of evil and making the world a better place is just a lie he tells himself to convince himself that he is doing the right thing, his real motive is to be a god-like figure in a world that he rules. the fact that he is willing to kill anybody who gets in his way including his fater and sister, proves this. he is ruthless, selfsh and even sadistic at times.

  15. Anj
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:07 pm

    the animation was BRILLIANT. pale faces? I didn’t notice it.

  16. gilgamesh310
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:09 pm

    That hardly applies in all cases. Most antagonists in media have redeeming characteristics. Going by your logic Darth Vader isn’t even a villain. Light is anutterly ruthless character, who will even kill his friends and family without a moments thought if they get in the way of his goals. It doesn’t really matter what his motivation is. Hitler believed killing millions of jews was doing the world a favour. Does that make him a tragic hero?

  17. roden706
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    Nice review death note is such a awesome anime although I have to admit I did prefer the ending the the live action movie because I wasn’t such a big fan of near. he was ok but not as interesting as L was.

  18. Alfred no Yabō
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:12 pm

    best anime ever

  19. امل aml
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:15 pm

    Death note all the way

  20. nobody nobody
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:15 pm

    I’d pick other aspects to criticize. The pale faces kind of make sense since it’s such a morbid show. The emphasis on story complexity (and less mindless action) makes sense since the style is interesting and intelligent. There’s plenty of other anime/cartoons and movies/TV that go overboard on action. It already has plenty action (esp strategy-action). I liked following the details (pausing when necessary). If anything, I wish it was more intelligent (more talking, more ethics).

  21. That1Guy
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:16 pm

    What I enjoy about this anime is there is no "good" or "evil". Both Kira and L believe thay are justice, and both are trying to improve the world in their own way. Neither side is right or wrong, they both have differnt views and both want to change the world based on these views.

  22. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:17 pm

    Um, there have been a few times where I have not, but only because they were utterly terrible. Gundam SD comes to mind.

  23. Rohit Mudliar
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

    God I fucking hate your intros

  24. airbear2799
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:21 pm

    take down the opening, that was not creative at all

  25. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:22 pm

    Why are you here? You don’t seem to enjoy Death Note, or like to support its fanbase, seen here by you randomly interjecting on someone’s opinion of Death Note. Why did you have to do that? Just let people believe what they want.

  26. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:28 pm

    Your argument on interjecting? Passable enough. More importantly, do you honestly watch an entire anime if you don’t like it? No offense but seriously, if you watch a couple episodes and it’s not working you watch the rest of it anyway? Whats the point of that? if thats the usual thing people do I didn’t get the memo

  27. tijmen1204
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:28 pm

    yagami… read it back words xD

  28. Anti-Nihilist _
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:28 pm

    You should watch the live action Death Note moive. It’s different in all the best ways.

  29. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:28 pm

    I multitask, right now I am doing my comp-sci homework.

    1. Fortunately, Death Note is an anime where you can see the "conflict" as one of two things. (This usually depends on who you like or agree with more as a character :D)

    a) Light’s murdering with the Death Note


    b) L trying to stop Light.

    Either are fair "conflicts" because Light is the protagonist of Death Note (this is not arguable).

    You, obviously, go for option B. I also never said Light is an anti-hero. Tragic hero is mine.

  30. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:29 pm

    Out of hand… Hmm. So in other words, you are running away from the debate. That’s fine. You never gave support for how I am misunderstanding what an anti-hero is, so you never actual made any progress in this debate anyway.

  31. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:29 pm

    Well I can understand that, I’ve watched a few short series because it’s horridness leaves me unable to stop. However usually when I finish I wish i could un-watch it. you dont want to know what comes to my mind

  32. nobody nobody
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

    Okay I admit I should say Light only sort of has noble goals. In some sense he has noble goals, but… He mostly has a God complex, and a lot of rationalizations to argue that he is not evil (like Hitler, Stalin, etc). When Near finally wins, Kira is exposed. Kira is just a sociopathic serial killer (when he has the death note), and he needed to be stopped. But I also feel bad for him, especially when you consider how he acted when he didn’t have the Death Note (and lost his memories).

  33. Penduale
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

    The second intro to the show was far inferior to the first one. Also, it’s kind of hard to take you seriously with an intro like this one…

  34. Vyrus6
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

    The way you described it between 3:00 and 3:30 is exactly how I feel! great use of words

  35. Infinite Sky
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

    I completely agree with you restingmindfree. The intense, long, drawn out conversations between Light and L were what made this anime unique and stand out from all the other action oriented series and what defined it as a "psychological thriller" meant for more mature, intelligent audiences rather than the typical shonen action type audience or shojo romantic comedy-drama audience. His complaint about the "talking" felt forced and insincere to me as well.

  36. Elvegetariano
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

    This show has a breaking bad feel, doesn’t 😀

  37. Vyrus6
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:34 pm

    FINALLY!!!! Someone that doesn’t complain about about L’s death! as much as I like him, the did a great job after his death

  38. Commandosoap777
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:35 pm

    9/10 i find it bs like every main charater u care about dies

  39. nobody nobody
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:36 pm

    A less obvious interpretation of Light versus L… Light’s father is arguably more noble than L (but even he unnecessarily takes the eye deal and allows Misa’s abuse). Yes Light is the villain and L is the hero. But L also has moral flaws. Yes Light is just an insane serial killer with a God complex, but he is also a person with noble goals, corrupted by the Death Note. Even Light is a victim – this is evident when we see non-Kira Light (ie when he is without his memories).

  40. Alfred no Yabō
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:36 pm

    the movie is terrible. A complete disgrace to the film industry itself.

  41. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

    1. If I didn’t enjoy Death Note I wouldn’t know so much about it
    2. Randomly interjecting opinion? That’s what you’re doing to me, and that’s also what the person I replied to was doing. That’s kind of the point of the abilities to "comment" and "reply"

  42. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

    You know, some people finish anime that they don’t enjoy. By writing that, you have inadvertently stated that you don’t finish anime that you don’t enjoy. Nothing really wrong with that, but it shows that you don’t give anime a chance to improve before the end.

    Actually, you interjected first, but on a different topic. I didn’t really interject here because I used that comment as a bridge for my next response. Still stands.

  43. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:38 pm

    I’m no genius but I’m sure that when a main character of something is evil and he effects the plot, that makes him a villain. Any way you slice it he’s the antagonist

  44. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:39 pm

    Um yeah you’re misunderstanding what an anti-hero is. If anyone, an antihero would be Ryuk (if that’s how you spell the shinigami’s name). This is getting out of hand, so I’ll end it at this: in the given story of Death Note, Light is willingly the cause of the central conflict, and therefor he is the villain

  45. Dawid Stasiak
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:41 pm

    People that have created it have a hell of an imagination and intelligence, the anime was so complex and yet everything fitted into place and could be followed, imo L knew he was going to die he couldn’t prevent it, because he has noticed that no one would believe him if he were to say that Light is Kira, he knew Lght was Kira, the most impressive quote of L was "Tell me Light, from the moment you were born, has there actually been a point in your life where you ever told the truth?" Amazing!

  46. VQSeries
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:41 pm

    Excellent review, especially with the faults!

  47. TheGoldenlegend1
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:43 pm

    The author was reviewed wand said that "Light is evil" and "L is slightly evil", but he said that Soichiro Yagami is the "most righteous" 😀

  48. Demetri124
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

    Everyone has their own opinion. If you think it’s perfect, thats fine but that doesn’t make it true

  49. Emily
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

    all comments are arguments with each other…
    ehhhhh don’t wanna read it all. lol

  50. Alex Teunis
    December 15, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

    You really need to check the definition of an antagonist. There’s a literal list of criteria a character needs to meet in order to be the villain/antagonist, and Light only meet’s two at MOST, one if you take a liberal stance.

    Just assuming that an evil person is the antagonist would defeat the purpose of an anti-hero. Do your homework!