Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi OhbaDeath Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1

byTsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata

Paperback | December 28, 2010

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

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for audiences T+.  Contains Volumes 1 and 2 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?
Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His current series Bakuman., is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 Nigata, Japan, and is the artist of the widly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" and the 2000 Sho...
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Title:Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 1.3 inPublished:December 28, 2010Publisher:VIZ Media LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421539640

ISBN - 13:9781421539645

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the anime Definitely more than what is shown in the anime but still along the same line. A must read if you are a fan of the anime. Love the black edition's aesthetics
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly engaging! This was deliciously twisted and creepy! Definitely the best manga I've ever read.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice Rightfully one of the best manga of all time.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Manga The first manga I've read. I breezed through books 1-4 in a weekend..couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good This is a very interesting manga and I really like this edition.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Rave Enough Honestly best manga series I have ever read, ever. You won't regret reading it. There was never a second where I was bored as the manga is full of detective work and mystery. Loved it
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful This series will make your deductive skills increase by 400% no joke. Very clever, great story to complete. It feels like you've gone on some adventure, like you've experienced something very unique and special. GREAT PSYCHOLOGY ELEMENTS
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Amazing storyline, the quality of the two-in-one is good as well
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great one of my favourite concepts
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Concept This manga is absolutely amazing and has a concept that is completely new and interesting. The characters are great and each page brings about a new and interesting plot point. I really like how the manga and anime are almost identical. Plus, the black edition looks super fancy on a bookshelf.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The story is thrilling and interesting and this edition is beautiful.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite manga. The manga itself is fantastic and this black edition is beautiful.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series I really enjoyed this manga series - great for fans of psychological thrillers!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freakin Death Note If you have seen the anime then the manga is a must, Vice Versa. Great characters with a top notch storyline that ends on a bang
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic If you have seen the anime then the manga is a must. If you have read t his manga then the anime is a must. Wonderful characters with a very creative twisty storyline. I hope the Netflix movie doesn't screw it up.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece I love this manga and also the anime,and often watch them both. It's amazing and worth watching if you haven't seen both of them. I found out there's two editions of Death Note though, either this edition or the regular edition with different covers for $13 each volume. Hard to choose. In my opinion, this edition is worth it because it looks cooler ( it's black ) and has color pages.. but also you save money! Good deal.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Manga! It's really dark and filled with numerous twists and turns. I love it
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great one of the most interesting manga that I have read so far and it has an interesting concept as well !
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark and twisty Great all around dark fun story, loved the art and the characters. the story took many twists and turns that I did not see coming.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing After loving the two Death Note films I raced to pick up the books they were based on. Not only do they live up to the fast paced, smart film, but in some cases, it goes a completely different direction. An addictive, rewarding read with great characters, a well thought out, twisty plot and an interesting look at "justice".
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Popular for Good Reason This series absolutely lives up to it's popularity. The characters are really well developed and it never feels like anything is just filler chapters, every chapter has a purpose of driving the story forward to the series' conclusion.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very creative of putting two mangas into one volume I bought this right after I have finished the series, The physical traits of this volume is very cool, and is less expensive to buy this set instead of the original.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death Note is the gateway manga/anime My first anime/manga and truly one of the very best. A very psychological/suspense manga with an awesome smack of supernatural. Addicting series!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Read This Series Now! Reason for Reading: The plot line had me sold on this one right away. Wow! Wow! Wow! I was expecting a good story but I got a heck of lot more than I was prepared for. First of all, I was expecting a horror story and I guess, because of the supernatural angle, one could loosely term it horror. But when you get down to it, this is a wicked serial killer thriller with a supernatural element on the side. The serial killer's character and the detecting are much more the driving force of the story than the paranormal setting in which the story is based. A bored Shinigami, God of Death, leaves a Death Note on the ground for someone to pick up. Light Yagami, brilliant ace student, is the one who does so and the notebook contains information upon its use. When a person's name is written in the book they will die. The human owner of the notebook is also able to see the Shinigami owner and Light and Ryuk become constant companions, as Ryuk is here to watch what happens to brighten his otherwise boring existence. Ryuk, a creepy looking guy to say the least, has no powers that he is willing to use. He is not on Light's side, nor anyone's for that matter. He's simply a bystander, though he does give Light information now and then, at his own convenience. As Ryuk watches Light become both a serial killer and a mass murderer, killing first only criminals "who deserve to die anyway" and then killing more methodically to keep those who seek to track him down from finding him out, we become attached to his character. Light on the other hand, we watch descend into a pit of psychosis as the power he wields proves too strong for his character to bear. And then there is "L". The mysterious detective who is called upon occasionally to solve the unsolvable cases the police just can't solve. No one knows his real name, nor have they ever seen him, until now. "L" always gets his man and this time he takes on a small police task force and together the police do the legwork while "L" matches wits with Light to try and find the one mistake he has made that will let "L" capture him. An absolutely awesome thriller. I'm even more excited to have found this series now knowing it is a detective/serial killer/thriller more than a horror story. I am very interested in the three main characters. There is a lot of room for them to grow and expand and whether they stay on their current good/evil/neutral paths is something I am pondering. My favourite character at the moment is Ryuk. Yes! The god of death, can you believe it? He is actually quite funny and his ugliness grows on you by the end of the book. This is a must read for manga fans. A classic!
Date published: 2011-02-14