Once in a while, you stumble upon a program that is so wonderful that you find yourself returning to it repeatedly. Certainly, ‘Death Note’ is one of those shows.
It begins with a basic premise centered around a Shinigami notebook with the ability to murder people, but its extremely strong characters and fascinating plot make every minute worth watching.
Though the program is well constructed, some may argue that it has a few absurd moments, most notably the over-dramatized “I’ll take a potato chip and eat it” sequence, which remains a popular meme in the anime community.
However, I would argue that these moments add to the show’s greatness since an anime would never be an anime without some overblown drama.
Without a doubt, there is something inherently unnatural about it that makes you mistrust its well-thought-out narrative on revisit.
However, an anime that immediately exposes you to the odd concept of a magical notebook falling from the sky is not intended for critical watching. Once you get over the fact that it is vast, far from reality, you can appreciate what it genuinely represents.
On the surface, ‘Death Note’ is a rehash of every “detective against criminal” story with deliberately cerebral elements. However, it is more or less a trip inside the psyches of its two protagonists, who got lost on a route that only leads to a pyrrhic triumph.
Despite a few obvious story problems, ‘Death Note’ is an undisputed masterpiece that you should check out regardless of whether you’re an anime fan or not.
As series fans, many of us have often pondered whether ‘Death Note’ will ever be revived, and if it did, what would the upcoming sequel be about. Please continue reading to learn more about its potential reappearance.
Death Note Season 2 Release Date
We’ve been anticipating the sequel to the first ‘Death Note’ anime for so long. Several rumors show that a sequel to ‘Death Note’ is already in the works.
Regrettably, no formal confirmation of a sequel to the original anime has been made.
You may be asking why it took Madhouse so long to create a successor to the series, given the original’s enormous popularity. One of the primary causes is a shortage of primary sources.
The anime is based on a manga that spans 108 chapters compiled in 12 tankbon volumes. The anime adaptation has essentially exhausted the basic material.
There is, however, fresh hope for fans! In February 2020, a solo ‘Death Note: Special One Shot’ was released, authored by Ohba and illustrated by Obata.
The standalone novel takes place 10 years after the events of Kira and introduces an entirely new plot to the Death Note saga. It might serve as potential source material for a follow-up anime.
Because a second season of the ‘Death Note’ anime has not yet been announced, no release date is available. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page when new information becomes available.
Death Note Plot
Shinigamis, the Gods of Death, may assassinate anybody from the human world simply by typing their victims’ names in a notepad dubbed the death note.
However, the world of Shingamis is not the same, having been dimmed by a feeling of foreboding monotony. A bored Shinigami called Ryuk chooses to dump his notepad into the human realm somewhere on this planet.
The protagonist, Light Yagami, notices a weird notebook fall out of nowhere and investigates. As he looks over the laws enshrined in the Death Note, he concludes that everything is probably a joke.
He attempts to try it out out of pure curiosity, and that is when everything changes. He comes to terms with the fact that he now has the gods’ power and embarks on a journey to eliminate all criminals with his Death Note.
Soon after, the world becomes aware of these bizarre deaths, and although some begin to understand his motivations, others label him a psychopath.
This is when a strange but incredibly smart investigator takes up L’s case, sparking an intense intellectual duel between Light and L. The stakes increase with each episode, but there can be only one winner in this murderous game of cat and mouse.