I have never really seen any animes or liked them before. I gave Naruto a quick go and Bleach, after everyone said they were amazing, but just couldn’t get into it.
A while back everyone started telling me about this new anime that is just so incredible good. I was sceptical, as they’ve said it before, but as the story didn’t involve any fighting and an amazing story, I thought I’d give it a go.
It has the best story I have seen in anything for a long time:
The series [a planned 36 episodes] centers around Yagami Light, a straight A Japanese high school student who one day finds a ‘Death Note’. Death Notes are books that belong to Shinigami [Death Gods] and allow them to end a humans life. Once a human touches the Death Note it belongs to him and he can use it.
To use a Death Note the person needs to write someone else’s name in there whilst thinking of their face. That person will die of a heart attack within 40 seconds, unless time and method of death have been previously defined.
Yagami decides to use the Death Note and rid the world of all evil which quickly gains him the attention of the police and L, a famous private detective that has solved many cases before, but no one has ever seen him.
And that is the start to a very interesting series.
All episodes are in Japanese and subtitled in English and can be found over at stage6.com which is effectively a far superior YouTube. It really is well worth watching.
This is episode 1 from YouTube: