Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout

Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout

After a week locked up with no one but Ryuk for company, Light is ready to give up his Death Note and all memories of it. Freed from his past actions, Light is convinced he's innocent. But L is ready to keep Light under lock and key forever, especially since the killings stopped once Light was incarcerated. Then a new wave of Kira crimes hits Japan. Someone else has gotten After a week locked up with no one but Ryuk for company, Light is ready to give up his Death Note and all memories of it....

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Title:Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout
Author:Tsugumi Ohba
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:デスノート #5 (Desu Nōto) Hakushi (白紙,)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:201 pages pages

Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout Reviews

  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    May 25, 2017

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

    Hmmm this new company is a direction I didn?t expect but nether the less I still enjoyed it throughly. I can see how this series is so very word heavy. ...

    A filler volume. It's super slow and much of things you enjoy Death Note for take somewhat of a back seat. ...

  • Nicole
    May 04, 2011

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

  • XCatherineReads
    Jul 17, 2019

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

  • Barbara McEwen
    Aug 01, 2019

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

  • Roya
    Jul 27, 2014

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

  • Mike
    Sep 12, 2013

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

  • MischaS_
    Feb 19, 2019

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

  • Marianna Neal
    Aug 18, 2013

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

  • Andrew
    Mar 05, 2017

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

    Hmmm this new company is a direction I didn?t expect but nether the less I still enjoyed it throughly. I can see how this series is so very word heavy. ...

    A filler volume. It's super slow and much of things you enjoy Death Note for take somewhat of a back seat. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    In this new installment, the pattern changes dramatically. After the events of the last volume, with Light imprisoned, a new Kira makes his appearance, more inclined to use the diary to acquire power that punish the villains. Besides, having the basic elements of the series been altere...

  • Ashley (JaffaCaffa)
    Oct 02, 2015

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

  • Kerry
    Oct 03, 2013

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

    Hmmm this new company is a direction I didn?t expect but nether the less I still enjoyed it throughly. I can see how this series is so very word heavy. ...

    A filler volume. It's super slow and much of things you enjoy Death Note for take somewhat of a back seat. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    In this new installment, the pattern changes dramatically. After the events of the last volume, with Light imprisoned, a new Kira makes his appearance, more inclined to use the diary to acquire power that punish the villains. Besides, having the basic elements of the series been altere...

    REREAD: 25th May 2019 My rating has actually gone up on this reread, to a 3.5-4 star! I?m not sure if my previous reading was skewed by the fact that I was burning out with ?Death Note? and I just needed some time to get back into things, or if I?m just happy I liked this mo...

    With volume 4 having reached a tense conclusion, I was both excited for this follow up volume, and at the same time apprehensive for what direction the story would take. Had I not already known there were 12 volumes in the Death Note series, I would have been convinced that the story w...

  • Connor
    Feb 07, 2017

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

  • علي الماجد
    Feb 28, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

  • casey
    May 08, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

  • Giota
    Dec 19, 2015

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

  • Sanara♥
    Aug 04, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

  • Manisha
    Mar 13, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

  • Nərmin
    Mar 12, 2016

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

  • C
    Apr 18, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

  • Ananya Singh
    Jun 24, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Jan 20, 2019

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

  • Shakira
    Jul 15, 2016

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

  • Madison
    Jan 05, 2017

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

  • Magdalen
    Apr 04, 2017

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Feb 21, 2017

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

  • Hiba Arrame
    Sep 29, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

  • ˗ˏˋ✰ l a r i s s a ✰ˎˊ˗
    Jul 28, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

  • Anna
    Nov 13, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

    Hmmm this new company is a direction I didn?t expect but nether the less I still enjoyed it throughly. I can see how this series is so very word heavy. ...

    A filler volume. It's super slow and much of things you enjoy Death Note for take somewhat of a back seat. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    In this new installment, the pattern changes dramatically. After the events of the last volume, with Light imprisoned, a new Kira makes his appearance, more inclined to use the diary to acquire power that punish the villains. Besides, having the basic elements of the series been altere...

    REREAD: 25th May 2019 My rating has actually gone up on this reread, to a 3.5-4 star! I?m not sure if my previous reading was skewed by the fact that I was burning out with ?Death Note? and I just needed some time to get back into things, or if I?m just happy I liked this mo...

  • Lily the Bibliophile
    Sep 30, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

    Hmmm this new company is a direction I didn?t expect but nether the less I still enjoyed it throughly. I can see how this series is so very word heavy. ...

    A filler volume. It's super slow and much of things you enjoy Death Note for take somewhat of a back seat. ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Lys 🥰
    Aug 14, 2018

    So, this is how it will be? A Death Note every day? But that way it will only last me till the end of this week! Fabulous as always but I have to say (view spoiler)[without Light knowing that he is Kira it's a bit not as good? But I love how Light is still careful not to say someth...

    Eh. This seemed to suddenly change directions and now nothing is like it was? The original premise and conflict that were so interesting seem to have been thrown to the side in exchange for these corrupt businessmen? And will Misa ever do anything that doesn't revolve around Light??...

    [4.5 Stars] Still really great. This one has a lot of build-up for what will be going down in the next volume. I am so pumped for it! ...

    densely written and less interesting than the previous volumes. saw it coming but nbd. It gets better. ...

    I don't think the idea of forfeiting the death note was very good, but I think there was no way around it as everything got really tight and there must've been a way to clear it up. I'm excited to know what comes up next. ...

    Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always. Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking ...

    The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits. I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere ne...

    That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira)))) ...

    Almost halfway through the series, I feel like it's getting a bit too complicated. This volume did seem like a transition into something more important (hopefully), so perhaps the next one will bring the excitement back. Sure, I was still really into it, but the Shinigami-human interac...

    Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character. Otherw...

    light really did THAT ...

    Actual review: 3.5 The turn in the story made it lag a bit. Not to mention that Light was the driving force of the story all this time, and now... ...

    3.5 stars? I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it. I have Volume 6 ready to read...

    Brilliant. ...

    Ughh, this series is losing me I think. It is taking some weird twists and turns, which may not be bad but I am also getting tired of L and Light's constant over-analysis and re-analysis of the situation. They are both pretty annoying really and the addition of Misa isn't helping. ...

    simply brilliantine ...

    Misa annoys me a lot and I don't like this eight businessman at all... This is the worse volume so far because things became so unrelated to what we started with. Light has become someone different, he is not present as much as he was brain wise. L takes more parts this time but I lik...

    As much as I love this manga, this is probably the story arc where things become a bit less exciting as the focus is shifted onto an evil corporation to find a Kira hidden among 8 mysterious figures. There's some interesting moments, but it mostly stretches a relatively boring idea ...

    3.25 This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6. ...

    This one kind of annoyed me but i get why this chunk of the story was written. ...

    if i?d read this before having watched the anime, i?d have given this volume 4 stars, or maybe even 3. i remember being really disappointed and sad when light and misa lost their powers and memories in the anime. i found it weird, and i felt like it would only get worse from that p...

    This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned. Some background, in case you're too lazy to c...

    Ok. Considering I rated the other books in this series much higher this may come as quite a shock. I actually enjoyed where this story was going, until I read this one. I know my feelings are not the most reliable source to judge a book but I just really did not like this. The story fl...

    Hmm.. I loved the series when it was just Light vs. L. Even Misa coming into the story (although she's kind of irritating :p) was good. But now Kira's power in the hands of some evil businessmen makes the story less interesting. I hope they disappear soon so that it can go back to bein...

    Hmmm this new company is a direction I didn?t expect but nether the less I still enjoyed it throughly. I can see how this series is so very word heavy. ...