281. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 6 by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 6 by Tsugumi Ohba. Art by Takeshi Obata. (Canada) - (US)
Death Note, Vol. 11 & 12

Pages: 424
Ages: 16+
Finished: Dec. 21, 2011
First Published: 2003, this edition Nov. 1, 2011
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, paranormal, crime
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Looking back at all the criminals Kira has judged, I feel that Kira should set a basic standard, and...

Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: Next and last in the series.

Amazing!  Absolutely amazing!  A fantastic ending to the best manga series I have read to date.  Volume 11 was intense with the death of two more major characters, one I saw coming, the other totally threw me for a loop.  Everything builds up for the final showdown in Volume 12, which does not disappoint.  I'm not going to say anything about what happens, but reading the entire series is well worth the journey to the final volume.  A stunning, satisfying ending. 

This whole series has been a complete joy to read.  Each book is intense and it has been 5 stars all the way for me.  The duel of wits and logic between Kira and L is pure pleasure for any pundit of crime deduction.  Mr. Holmes would have been kept on his toes by these two and Sir Conan Doyle would have appreciated the paranormal aspect of the story as well!  This series would make a good start for someones first manga, especially if they are a crime fan, or if they are not too heavily into fantasy.  However, if you already are a manga fan then this is an absolute must read series.


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