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  1. Lexzeyfer
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

    Im very harsh when it comes to anime in general,but in my honest and very personal opinion death note’s anime has way too many cool stuff that outweights its flaws,that dosnt mean i cant see them or that the anime its perfect,but i like that they tried to do something to make long talking sequences more interesting with stylised symbolism.

    The rain filler before L dies was akward but at the same way to me it felt like L knew in a way he was going to die and he stopped behaving like he usually does,and all the differences between anime and manga are interesting,it would be boring to se the exact same stuff on both mediums because what would be the point of watching the anime?

    I like both endings,both are cool showing two extreme sides of Light’s personality,none are perfect. Atleast the japanese live action did the manga ending. (Anime’s Mikami spraying the whole area with blood was dumb tho,it would have made more sense if he just stabbed his throat.)

    And i liked both N and M,i just wish their arc in the anime was longer.

    I see and understand your points and respect them,good video dude.

  2. RiderNexus
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

    I actually read the Manga first in School
    And that came in a big box in the library and I kinda accidentally started a small movement where people who never watched anime or read manga picking up the manga volumes from the school library which was nuts for me.

  3. Jared Ferguson
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:46 pm

    The scene where they were standing in the rain was literally the best scene in the entire show. It was the moment where he realized that Kira won. The scene where he dried and massaged his feet symbolized was the very breakdown of his pathology. It was a moment where L was totally candid and he held no reservations. It was genuinely beautiful. It’s like, "yes I know you’re lying to me and everyone, but I respect you for how you’ve managed it. Even though you’re about to kill me, it’s been fun." He was basically saying gg and I fucking love it and it makes him a better character

  4. Linda Cote'
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

    Your right on about your opinion regarding how they rushed the near / Melli arc. That was the first thing I said when it ended. It didn’t fit. It was rushed. My head is shaking yes to every word you say.

  5. Londonlink
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:49 pm

    I couldn’t listen I was to busy looking at his shirt. ?

  6. kailin2017
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

    Heh, Spinal Tap reference

  7. Gaylord Pickmang
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:52 pm

    Fuck you man, the potato chip scene is the best part of the entire anime.

  8. Syrafuse
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:55 pm

    Frequent Zeon content is ?

  9. tokyorider2019
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:55 pm

    In japanese culture it is the ultimate sign of defeat when you clean your enemy’s feat. It was a sign that L already knew he was going to die.

  10. M OB
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

    The style and symbolism is what made the anime different in the first place. The potato chip was meant to be funny not "cool".

  11. Jose Perez
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:57 pm

    Near was Superior 2 L in everyway

  12. FErgersonn THE GREAT
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:58 pm

    I was already a huge fan of the Death Note anime. The manga took that to another level.

  13. Average Guy
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:59 pm

    Molesting Light’s feet LOL.

  14. ??? ???
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    I have to agree the over dramatic style of the anime just makes it utter cringe.

  15. Dragon Ball Rants
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    The potato chip was lsd

  16. Mr. Ultimate
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    They probably made that yaoi scene first, and then were like "oh yes it totally is a symbolic scene with Jesus and Judea" lul still a great anime imo but I will say it just ain’t the same without L

  17. Average Guy
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:02 pm

    So the Japanese live action version told the truth.

  18. Reeve Crasto
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:03 pm

    I have only seen the anime but now I might get to reading the manga

  19. Kira The Renegade
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:03 pm

    So the anime is too good? Cause all I’m really hearing is great things that add to the story. Over the top? Yes, but dumb? Nope.

    Hyper stylised??? I never noticed anything like that.

    And now we come to the main meat here, Near and Mello. If there were 3 more episodes minimum, fleshing out a few things and such it would’ve worked. The anime was originally meant to end at episode 26 but were push for more episodes because of how popular it was.

    "Gayest fucking shit ever". Wow. That’s told me everything I need to know.
    However, is everyone ignoring the voice acting and the music? Like holy shit they’re amazing.

  20. Death Wizard
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:03 pm

    Is that a lucky star shirt?

  21. Grace
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:07 pm

    The ending killed it for me, the original manga executed it infinitely better and they should never have changed it.

  22. Super saiyan god super saiyan Mystic super saiyan 4
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:08 pm

    I read the manga and it’s good shit. Whenever I rewatch the anime I always stop after L dies

  23. Sander Tegneby
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:08 pm

    The manga of death note was also pretty stupid, and it knew it, cuz it utilized something called series humor, as the author calls it. When the story decided to take it self totally seriously, that’s when it got less engaging, After L i mean

  24. Vgamer 499
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:08 pm

    Is it weird that even in the anime, I liked the Near/Mellow arc? It’s pacing was garbage, but I thought it was alright. Near is actually one of my favorite characters in the series, and I feel both he and Mellow get a lot of undue hate just because "they’re not L".

  25. foff Please
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:09 pm

    THe potato is funny, in a Machiavellian way, the anime has that problem with the arcs, very awkward, L death was a big high, one the anime didn’t match, from that onwards, they start to struggle more and more, and I’d say we should’ve seen the story a lot more from Ryuk’s eyes, he knows instantly a bit like us what is eventually going to Light. My problem with Death Note is light getting caught up on a weak plot.

  26. EFL
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:10 pm

    What series/character is that poster on the bottom right? Anyone know?

  27. Solid Snake
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:16 pm

    like your video and i understand everything you dislike about the anime but theres nothing good about the netflix fim

  28. Gregory Pasciuto
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:17 pm

    Death Note isn’t a perfect anime. But I liked the change of Light’s death relative to that in the manga. Light running away and seeing his younger self pass by was great. It’s great that in the manga Light was scared of death, but the anime version of his death also made sense.

  29. Alex Marin
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

    For me the issues of Deathnote’s second arc aren’t the final ending scene or the pacing. Neither that Near is a sort of a clone of L. The main problem of the second arc is the plot itself. I am going to highlight two such issues.

    First off, the things that lead up to figuring out that Mikami is the “X-kira” are way too convenient. So Mikami after he becomes X-Kira stupidly goes to Kiyomi’s television show to debate about Kira making himself a suspect. Then he is caught speaking to himself out in the open, “out-loud”, in a way that they could read his lips talking about Deathnote and Shinigami. And and when he goes to the bank to take the deathnote, apparently Near’s squad could easily rob the bank later on and substitute the notebook. Right…

    Second is the is the way Light was ultimately caught by Near. So they all set out to go to that isolated warehouse. Near wears a mask saying that Light could have already written the names of all the other members in both squads and have them killed after a set time (Near claims that Light could have easily obtained the names of his squad and sure enough he could). So Light could kill them all using the notebook leaving him alone with Near in the warehouse. Then just kill Near with a firearm or something. Or have someone from the squad members being controlled, kill Near and then commit suicide. You are wondering why Light didn’t choose to do something like this but instead he went through that elaborate process of having Mikami showing up and trying to kill them with the real notebook (after making a fake one and blah blah).

    OK, you might say “but Near could have left someone behind knowing about the meeting” and Light being the only survivor from that meeting would be incriminating. And? I mean why would the way Light would kill the squad or Near matter anyway? He would be incriminated for the death of those looking for Kira anyhow regardless of whether it was through the notebook or not. Actually that was the very reason he couldn’t kill any of those around him who were searching for Kira all along. But now he decides to kill those 8 or so people and the whole incrimination aspect (which was the whole fucking driving force of the series) somehow goes out of the window! Sure I can’t be the only one who has an issue with this?!

  30. Sreehari
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

    what the fuck did I just watch ?

  31. werr kowalski
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

    Damn man, that ending sounds amazing, far better than in anime, I gotta read it. Well the ending in anime wasn’t bad, but the stabbing moment was really kind of bad now that I look back on it.

  32. TheGuavaLord
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

    While I do agree with most, if not all of your points, I feel like you’re downplaying two of the most important aspects that the anime brings to the table- namely, the voice acting and the OST. The voice acting (sub) is passionate and very true to the presentation of the characters themselves; and the music- oh…the music…. Death Note’s OST is probably my favorite compilation of music ever put in an anime. Somehow, every theme perfectly sets the mood and enhances the impact of a scene. I’ve even heard that some people play the OST in the background while reading the manga- which I think just goes to show what was achieved in the anime.

    Besides that, like I said, I agree with most of your points- especially about the Near & Mello Arc, which was taken before its time (RIP Matt). However, I do like the cinematic aspect of a totally broken and wounded Light seeing his younger, innocent self, because in that moment, it really makes the audience reflect on the entirety of the series and what exactly led Light to becoming the monster that he was.

    That being said, please keep on making videos like these! It’s very refreshing to see such controversial perspectives!

  33. knee grow
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

    mikami dies that way because near wrote his name in the real death note 11:20

  34. The Judgemental Cat
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

    My issues is the fandom and how they love light and think he was right.
    The murdering manipulative sociopath that was going to kill his own sister and even his own father.. not to mention the childish binary view he has of the world and right and wrong.
    Too many outcasted morons with no moral compass and ignore the fact Light is supposed to be a villain and we are supposed to want the guy to be caught. Clue, he’s not complicated or complex, he’s a very unlikeable character.

    But he’s got good hair so people love him…
    Fucking weebs.

  35. Kevin Triforce
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:25 pm

    Thr anime is still way better than the Garbage Netflix movie.

  36. The Alien
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:26 pm

    I personally think the anime ending is better.

  37. TheGreatAngel
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:27 pm

    When did you do a review of the Netflix movie Zeon? I actually would want to see that video to see what you have to say about it?

  38. leion800
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

    was exelent. till season 2 then it was just ok.

  39. tristan robert
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:30 pm

    Dead note suck. nothing make sense and many stupid scene. can’t understand why it’s so love . people are dumb

  40. Shampoo
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

    What was wrong?
    The ending.

  41. விஷ்ணு கார்த்திக்
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:32 pm

    Compared to JO Jo, fucking EVA and Gurren lagan Death Note is like fucking Godfather.

    Also, fuck mellow&near they ARE L wannabe shit characters, It would’ve been happier if the show just ended with L dying. I like the ending in the Manga but his death was better in the Anime, in the Manga he dies a dog’s death.

  42. Zed
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:32 pm

    that shirt thoo! xD I want one!

  43. Ico Ivo
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:34 pm

    L felt like he would die if he tried to pursue Light any further, so he was really depressed. Also Light was his first friend, even if he was faking it, so L must have been living hell, knowing how smart Kira is and that he would have prepared for his move on him, yet he didn’t find any other alternative and deep down though that maybe this time Light couldn’t have been as prepared as usual. After all they had just caught a Kira and Light’s behavior had changed drastically since he got apprehended. He couldn’t really make any countermeasures against Rem.

  44. The Judgemental Cat
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    DeAth NOte DiED wHen L DieD

  45. Kajin TheFireGod
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    Wow every moment I found odd with the anime it sounds like was done much better in the manga.

    Looking for the manga RIGHT NOW!

  46. BluFF
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:36 pm

    I would argue that Death note has 3 story arcs. The first is the intro all the way until Light gives up ownership of the death note. The next is L and Light working together to find the real "Kira" and that arc ends when Light gets his memory back and manipulates Misa’s Shinigami to write L’s name in their death note. The final arc is when Light takes L’s place and that runs all the way until Near corners Light with no way out and exposes him as Kira and the series concludes with Ryuk writing Light’s name in his own Death note just like he said he would in the beginning of the series.

  47. TheJokile
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:37 pm

    I was always put off by the rain scene. It always felt so out of place to me.

  48. Aniah Liepard
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

    Finally, I’m not the only one

  49. Greg Jonez
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:41 pm

    so true about the second arc

  50. Xesthan
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:42 pm

    I’ve thought of reading the manga at some point. After watching this video, I feel like reading it even more now.