Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 5

by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrator Takeshi Obata

VIZ Media LLC | September 6, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 5 is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Killer 2-for-1 value on hit thriller Death Note!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T+
Contains Volumes 9 and 10 of Death Note! Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light''s noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 1.3 in

Published: September 6, 2011

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1421539683

ISBN - 13: 9781421539683

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from a powerhouse packed full of action and wits and logic Reason for Reading: Next in the series. This is the second last book in the "Black Edition" of this series, which combines 2 volumes into one book. With volumes 9 and 10 of the series combined here, as expected, is a powerhouse packed full of action and wits and logic facing against each other as L is joined by Mello and Near in tracking down Kira. Another major character is killed off in this volume and it was a major shock that I did not see coming. If one thought L was strange the two new characters M and N are even weirder by L's standards and pretty creepy as well. N pretty much sides along character-wise with L, while on the other hand M has an unethical side which makes him an even more dangerous character than Kira to this reader. While not giving any plot away at this point in the series, I will say that things have certainly changed from the beginning and gone in a different direction than I would have ever expected, but the books still contain everything I love about the series: the crimes, the witty logical repartee between L (M & N) and Kira. Another new character is introduced who takes over the role as the second Kira and he is a devoted follower of Kira. The book is bringing into play some deep ethical questions now. I've always liked Light, even though I abhor what he does and have wanted him to lose in the end, but he is a hard guy to totally dislike. Highly anticipating the last volume, which will be my next read coming up soon.
Date published: 2012-01-04

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Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 5

by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrator Takeshi Obata

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 1.3 in

Published: September 6, 2011

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1421539683

ISBN - 13: 9781421539683

About the Book

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T+

Contains Volumes 9 and 10 of Death Note! Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

From the Publisher

Killer 2-for-1 value on hit thriller Death Note!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T+
Contains Volumes 9 and 10 of Death Note! Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light''s noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

About the Author

Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His current series Bakumanis serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Shinsei “New Hope” award and the Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan, Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, and Cyborg Jichan G, and the smash hit manga Death Note. His current series Bakumanis serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.
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