The best part: Light tricks Rem another shinagami to kill L and his poor butler and succeeded and Light wins, L dies. In the end it doesn't even matter though as Light was killed by... Ryuk the owner of the Death Note! The death gods win! It was a fun plot all along for Ryuk's pure entertainment. You can see that coming alright! The story ends with the other surviving characters of the story feeling extremely stupid in the end (they wished they were dead) and the death gods feeling bored again and left without any apples.
2. Death Note is an anime that was banned in some schools in China because it was just too cool for the Chinese to handle. Some schools in Shenyang, China have banned the manga after some of their students started to tease friends and teachers by altering a notebook to resemble a Death Note and writing their names in them, which actually violates copyright laws and promotes piracy. The newspaper Shenyang Night Report called Death Note "poison, creating wicked hearts". Others however, including one major Chinese newspaper, felt that the ban is an overreaction and is inappropriate compared to Mao Zedong's act of burying forty-six thousand scholars alive, claiming that he did it for the lulz.
Beijing also has a ban on "horror stories" around schools to protect the already tarnished "physical and mental health" of retarded students, which includes local adaptations of Death Note. "If I can't, then these spoiled Chinese fucktards are one hundred years too early for Death Note!" a Cuban teacher said referring to his failure of creating a Death Note as a part of communist movement and reform.
It is said that Osama bin Laden was enlightened and drops down to his knees in tears when he finished the anime. He was depressed by the fact that his Allah didn't give him a Death Note but allowed those short and pervert Japanese to manhandle it.
Prefect: You two are late again! *starts scribbling*
Student A: Aw man... He is writing our names in the note book again dude... We are gonna get a detention for this...
Student B: We have been owned by the Death Note...
I strongly recommend this anime. It's different, suspenseful, dark, and more suited for teens not children. It's already been made into two movies. and a third is on the way, based on the character "L".
Craig:"No , what the heck is it?"
Jeff:"It's a show about a friggin' notebook that KILLS people!"
"L": "Light come out of the bathroom. You've been in there for over an hour."
Light: "Not now. busy. writing in my death note."
"L": "What was that? Death whaat?"
Light: "I mean--oh shit."
Also, it focuses a lot on snacks. Dramatically.
Light: Just watch me L, I'll solve equations with my right hand and write names with my left...I'll take a potato chip...AND EAT IT! *potato chip sparkles*
The owner of the death note is haunted by a shinigami for the entire time they have it. They may make the "eye trade" with the shinigami at anytime, which would give them the ability to see a person's name just by looking at them.
-The manga series was finished when the anime begin, so it doesn't have that many unnecessary fillers like Naruto and Bleach etc...
-The story is neither too long nor too short and has an ending, unlike the majority with unlimited episodes+fillers.
-Its original yet suspenseful storyline is a breath of fresh air from the typical teenage anime/manga you see.
-A battle of wits instead of flashy attacks.