Saturday, October 19, 2013

Longbox of the Damned: Death Note vol. 1



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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Longbox of the Damned, where the complaints on Linkara not reviewing any manga literally go to die

Anonymous said...

Well it's physically impossible for him to die, due to being cursed to watch a box of comics for all eternity....but it looks like someone just murdered the video footage.

Talvrae said...

Last minute or so of the video is completelly black, might want to look at that Linkara

jay said...

Your right you can't kill him if he is dead. Still not bad linkara not bad

Ultimalice said...

Do you guys (including you Linkara) think Kira/Light Yagami would make a great Batman villain?

I would certainly love to see how Batman would fair against Light at both the wits front & the moral front. :)

Miikka said...

Death Note is one of my favorite comics of all time, althought it went seriously downhill after vol. 7 and kept getting worse after each new volume. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read the series, but lets just say that there was certain new character who I wasn't particulary fond of.

Rue Ryuzaki said...

Thanks a lot Moarte now I am going to by death note related material sooner than plan. Oh well lol.

Also the awesomeness of L can't not be denied.

Rue Ryuzaki said...

Also I like how you included the Death note theme(Theme of the death note in use) within the back ground.

Anonymous said...

you know, I always thought Death Note could be seen as an interesting example of how a superhero would turn out in real life

bringing justice and peace into the world, no matter how many corpses it takes...

Jaebird said...

Watched some of the anime, but never cared for it. I just wasn't that interesting of an idea, to me. I mean, the if the main character was so intelligent, wouldn't killing off criminals at a slower rate prevent him from being found out? For a smart guy, he's pretty stupid.

DWP102589 said...

As explained in the first chapter, he wants people to notice him and realize what he's capable of

Anonymous said...

@Jaebird: The entire point is that he wants to be noticed, but not found -- he wants people to know 'Somebody is killing criminals, and we do not know how' to cause people to hesitate in committing crimes -- but he does not want to be known personally as the one who is the killer. He wants to be seen as the finger of God, pointing justice down on the unworthy.

He's not trying to eliminate criminals, per se -- he is trying to eliminate the very concept of committing a crime from people's minds, for the fear of Kira's hammer of 'justice' striking them down.


You need to understand that -- and Light says as much to Ryuk early on, I think, when Ryuk questions why he's going with such obvious deaths as simultaneous heart attacks.

Movie-Brat said...

Again, another one I've heard about and should see the Anime and read the manga.

Anonymous said...

OMG I just realized, this is Longbox of the Damned's fiftieth episode!!! Ummm...congratulations?

Cat C said...

I've seen the anime. I enjoyed it but it's not something I'm real eager to watch again, sort of like watching The Sting, once you've seen it, you know what's going to happen.

Might get to the manga eventually but Soul Eater is far higher on that list.

Also, I loved that Light's English VA was the same as Quatra from Gundam Wing. (and I do apologize if I misspelled that).

@dragons_dusk

Anonymous said...

I've seen the anime, liked it. Thought about the books from time to time and kinda wish this one had come out a day earlier since I was in a book store that has these books this afternoon.

Fiery Little One

Shanethefilmmaker said...

In the original Novel before the Manga, the Death Note came with a special eraser. Said eraser brings to life anyone who's name on the Death Note was erased by it. I'm surprised no one ever thought to use it in a recent series or something it would make great story. The Kira cult would fight to bring back Light Yagami. The Dectectives and Near would try to use it to bring back L. The possibilities would be endless.

William Ngo said...

@Jaebird
Killing off criminals slowly would take ages, and wouldn't work, because Light WANTS people to know someone is behind these deaths somehow. His plan is to scare people into submission, and once people are scared enough, they won't commit any more crimes or go against him, for fear of being struck down. If he kileld them slowly, people wouldn't know he was doing anything.

Plus, the guy has a MASSIVE ego (the guy declares that he will be God in the FIRST EPISODE of the anime), and being able to see this "perfect" world is what he wants; his lifespan is actually a plot point.

William Ngo said...

I watched the anime, and I really enjoyed the first half. It's up there on my favourite anime list. It would be a lot higher if it weren't for the second half, which was a flop. Still, the voice acting was perfect, the soundtrack was great (L's theme was my ringtone for far too long) and the intensity and addictiveness of it all kept me going. I watched the sub, but I've heard really good thigns about the English dub, so those who don't wanna read the subs are fine. It's a good gateway drug to anime.

Anonymous said...

Do you have an opinion on the rest of the Death Note series? Or did you just read volume 1?

Anonymous said...

I just realize that the URL links for the Longbox episodes on Blip have "666" at the beginning.

Jaebird said...

@William Ngo: Or, kill off the crime lords one by one, let their respective organizations predictably accuse one another while attempting to reestablish their empires, and rinse and repeat until the criminal element sorts itself out. Going after EVERY criminal so people would notice, but not wanting them to find out it's Light that's doing it, is just stupid. A giant, psychic space squid makes more sense than this.

Anonymous said...

Ah, that "Girlfriend I understand how that feels." with the finger snap made me chuckle to the very deepest core of my being. There was just something sublimely perfect in the execution. Was funny, but not overpoweringly so, and was multilayered in the sense that it was something that should be sarcasstic, but is delivered almost but not quite deadpan and features Moarte using sassy dialogue. Delightful. A delectable morsel of comedic goodness. Like a piece of chocolate that is just the right level of sweetness, bears the perfect texture, leaves a soothing aftertaste, and makes a geek overanalyze the gag and compare it to candy in a slightly creepy way and then go of on a tangent as a gag that makes you question his mental stability. Good work.