Death Note (Drama)

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Death Note. A story that is so close to my heart, so I might be looking at this drama with rose coloured glasses, however I love it. This drama came out at the end of 2015 and had I had a blog to do recaps I would have done this show. This drama is based off of the manga series that was written in 2004. (I’ll be honest I had to look that up because I thought that it’s been ot for longer that 12 years)

This series blew up and has an anime series, movie series, korean movie and this drama. Later this year there is be a 4th movie coming out in the japanese movie saga. This series is still staying strong even after all these years, and I can say I absolutely love it.

A quick recap of the story is the following. Yagami Light (Kubota Masataka) is the oldest son of the local police chief. He is studying to be a lawyer, because he believes that the world needs to have people to in force justice. However, he refuses to be a police officer because he saw how that profession can tear a family apart. One day be comes into the possession of a Death Note. A death not is a book that allows the owner to kill a person by simply writing their name on one of it’s pages. Overwhelmed with the power, Light initial doesn’t use it but he finally gives in to save his father, which leads to the birth of Kira. Light starts killing criminals that he sees we not punished with the full extent of the law, and this draws the attention of L (Yamazaki Kento).

This drama is a perpetual game of cat and mouse but it’s fantastics. Thought Yamazaki doesn’t play my favourite version of L he really did him justice. Kubota is my favourite version of Light and he nails him. This was my first introduction to Kubota and I have loved all of the other works that I’ve seen him in.

Overall it’s a very good watch and I absolutely love this drama and it’s take on Death Note. If you can read the manga, and watch the anime. If not just take that time to watch this drama because it’s an enjoyable time.

5/5

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