Death Note Vol. 5, by Tsugumi Ohba

Another one of these Death Note books… in this one things get rather more wonky than they have been previously, which is to say VERY WONKY.

Light gives up his Death Note (that thing that lets him kill criminals), and with it his memories of using said Note, which leaves him wondering if he could ever have been Kira — could he kill people in the name of justice? He thinks probably not. Mmhmm.

And he does it in a pretty strange fashion… he lets L (the guy trying to find Kira) see him locked up, with no one dying, then after he doesn’t remember anything anymore a third Kira starts killing people, so now L thinks maybe the power just gets passed around? And maybe Light was Kira but now he’s not? Which seems like not the right way to go about it, but okay. Also, L is a jerk and spends too much time testing people and eating cake and not enough actually solving crimes, so far as I can tell. What will the next book bring?

Recommendation: Um, well, you’ll want to start at the beginning. But I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who is intrigued by ethical dilemmas and doesn’t mind being very confused very often.

Rating: 7/10
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See also:
Rhinoa’s Ramblings

Pass me yours, if you’ve got ’em.

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