Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note #1), Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

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Shinigami, a death god drops a Death Note in humans world. Any human whose name is written in the Death Note dies. Coincidentally, Light Yagami, an outstanding student picks up the notebook which turns his boring life to a different world. Light uses the notebook to create his Utopia to get rid all the evils in the world. However, as there are more criminals die with a similar death cause, the authorities begin to work together with the legendary detective L to pursue the killer.

Boredom
This volume introduces the main characters in this story: Shinigami (Death God), Light Yagami and Detective L. Light at first does not believe the power of Death Note until he meets Shinigami, the owner of the notebook. He tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers based from the instructions written in the book. Since Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency, this gives the advantage to Light to access to his father's files to ensure that he always be one step ahead of the authorities. How can Light stays away from being tracked by Detective L whose face he doesn't know?

I've never read a manga before and this is my first one. I loved it so much. I admired the author's intelligence and creativity and every chapter left me speechless. I was so amazed with how the story goes and it has been quite some time or probably never felt as speechless as this. I guess if you read more manga with this kind of story, it will sharpen your mind and increase your analysis skill as well. Three keywords: Speechless, Amazed, Loved It.

Rating: ★★★★★
More reviews can be found on Goodreads: Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note #1).

Chin Yee

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