Wow, you ask really hard questions. Look, I know he can be aggravating, but you have to remember he's not doing it on purpose. It's just how he is. Oh, but he's also loyal and trustworthy, and we have fun together.
You know you're describing a dog.
He DID bite me once. But in his defense, I came up behind him while he was eating.
Me: Naomi and Raye’s relationship is unhealthy for the both of them. Raye is a misogynist, that’s for sure, but that aside, he really loves Naomi and wants her to be safe at all costs. But Naomi loves risks, she loves her job as an FBI agent. She feels down when her career is down, as we could see in Another Note. She is made for this career - and this career includes danger. Raye probably can’t watch her doing this job. Not only is it, in his eyes, not the right work for a woman, she also endangers herself. Naomi loves Raye and is willing to give up her career in order to make Raye happy. She is willing to give up on this job that definitely ment something to her but she remains drawn to it. So, whilst Naomi is forced to live a life as a housewife, Raye has to live in fear of his beloved fiance one day returning to the path she left behind and endangering herself again, as he can clearly see that she can’t quite let go of her nature. Raye loves Naomi but he doesn’t respect her and her wishes, he cares more about her safety than about her happiness and ambitions. And isn’t a healthy relationship about love and respect?
Alright, motherfuckers, I, like every other Death Note
fan, watched one of my favorite franchises get shat all over for the sake of
making a lame black comedy whose only goal seemed to be shitting on the source
material because Adam Wingard comes off to me as thinking it’s stupid. A lot of people have been saying that “they
only had 105 minutes” and “it’s an adaption so it couldn’t have been something
that pleased fans”. I’ve written an
outline for how to do a Death Note movie in 105 minutes that is accessible to
American audiences while pleasing fans.
It sets up for a sequel, yeah, but I think Death Note’s record of
success when done right means that’s not much of a risk. The goal here is to prove that even when not allowed
the thirteen-hour-long episode season of a Netflix series it deserves that the
material can still be dynamically entertaining because it’s just that
strong. I also set out to prove that if
a 21-year-old hick with no professional experience in writing can write
something that functions well enough to appease both the fans I know and have
shared this with and people who don’t know the material (like my middle-aged
father!) then there is no reason that professionals hired by Netflix couldn’t
do the same. Read my outline below the
New York City makes the
most sense as a parallel to Tokyo since it is just as heavily associated with
its native country outside of said country.
It also allows for a rich backdrop for the movie to pull from both in
terms of casting and in terms of scenery.
Light Yagami- As the
surname implies, Light and his family are all Japanese-Americans played by
Japanese-American actors. Light is one
of the top students in the country, and the
top law student at his university.
He is charismatic and suave. He
dresses sharp, and keeps a room that is neat but not obsessively so. He is conniving and cocky. He is obsessed with purifying the world, and
will do anything it takes to accomplish this goal. He explains his complex plans to Ryuk so we,
the audience, can keep up.
Hardworking and dedicated, Sorichiro is one of the finest among New York’s
finest. He is a believer in the justice
system despite its faults. A great
police captain, he is an even better father and husband. He’s the reason for Light’s being a law-student
and his sense of justice.
Ryuk- The only character
not in need of recasting or redesigning from the Wingard film, most of Ryuk’s
alterations are characterization-based.
Ryuk has an easy-come-easy-go attitude towards the events of the
film. He has no investment in either
Light’s success or failure as would be expected from the sort that drops a
Death Note for just any human to find.
Snarky, creepy, and adorable in a bulldog sort of way, Ryuk is Light’s
companion for most of the film.
Misa Amane- Barely
factoring into the film, Misa is a musician with a goth-lolita aesthetic who
rocketed to success after starting out on YouTube as MisaMisa. Her only appearance in the film is a scene
where Ryuk is watching a talk-show. She
is also to be played by an Japanese-American actor.
L- The world’s greatest
detective and the Holmes to Light’s Moriarty, L needs to be as interesting to
the audience as Kira himself. L’s sense
of justice is the cause his insomnia because it drives him to always be working
cases under one alias or another. A believer
in the human capacity for change, L is disturbed by Kira and his popularity,
but he is also excited to encounter an opponent that’s his intellectual
equal. A person with Asperger’s, L has a
preference for looser clothing, hatred of socks and any similarly rough
fabrics, and particular ways of sitting and holding things. He has a great fondness for any and all
sweets. L’s actor needs to be an unknown
with the ability to be unconventionally attractive similar to the likes of
Johnny Depp or Jared Leto. His actor
should be British, and should be shown some of Juliani and Stanfield’s
performances in order to get a handle on the character’s way of speaking. I would like for his actor to be white since
L’s design from the manga and anime is one of my favorite in fiction, but I’d
have no problem casting someone of another ethnicity if their performance
during an audition felt like the right fit for the role to me.
Watari- An old inventor
and ex-British military sniper, Watari, like Alfred Pennyworth, is an English
gentlemen’s gentlemen. His being L’s
financial support and public representative makes sense seeing as he’s the one
responsible for raising the eccentric detective. This doesn’t need to be explicitly stated in
the film, but instead shown through small, tender moments like Watari fetching
L a blanket or sweet he didn’t ask for. His
real name is Quillish Wammy, though that wouldn’t be revealed in this film, and
race is unimportant in the casting of his character.
The Kira Investigation
Task Force- The men who stuck around following the deaths of the 50 F.B.I.
agents, the Task Force are all brave souls dedicated to the arrest of
Kira. Mostly serving as an everyman’s
way into L’s methods and an excuse for L to explain his plans to the audience,
the characterization here doesn’t have to be too strong save for Matsuda and
*Matsuda is a rookie detective whose age allows for him to have the most open
mind when it comes to Kira. He still
wants Kira caught, but he sees why so many support the killer.
*Aizawa is the most
skeptical about working with L. He feels
the detective has a way of using people that comes from a mindset too similar
to Kira’s for his liking.
The Task Force should be
casted as multiracial to take advantage of NYC’s melting-pot population and
give representation. They receive their
original names from the manga as aliases from L upon meeting him in person as a
Raye Penber- The F.B.I.
agent charged with pursuing Light Yagami and fiancé to Naomi Misora, Raye is a
man who opposes Kira as deeply as he loves his bride-to-be. He needs to have a good chemistry with Naomi
so that the audience feels his death’s impact after only a scene or two with
them together. He needs to be attractive
in a James Bond sort of way. His actor should
be Japanese-American, and someone who is unopposed to returning for a possible
prequel adapting events of Death Note:
Another Note: The Los Angeles B.B. Murder Cases.
Naomi Misora- Equal parts
loving fiancé and cunning ex-F.B.I. agent, Naomi Misora is Light’s greatest
threat after L. Having resigned from the
F.B.I. in hopes of pursuing a career in writing and as wife and mother, Naomi
is devastated by the loss of her husband.
Her pursuit of Light Yagami is fueled by her hatred for Kira’s ideology
and revenge for Raye, and is ultimately what gets her killed. Her death should subtly upset L to hint at
one-sided feelings for the doomed woman picked up during the briefly alluded to
L.A. B.B. Murder Cases. She should be
played by a Japanese-American actor who isn’t opposed to possibly returning for
a prequel adapting those events down the line.
The skeleton for the plot
here is the first Japanese live-action film.
The film opens with Light
Yagami , a second-year law student who feels aimless in his path to become a
part of a system he sees flaws in, bored in his seat-by-the-window during one of
his classes. These feelings would
usually either lead to a career of cynicism or of bucking said system, but
things take an unusual turn when Light sees a notebook drop out of the sky
during one of his classes. After class,
he picks up the notebook, called “Death Note”, and finds a list of rules
written inside of the front cover.
The Human Whose Name is Written in This
Notebook Shall Die.
a Cause of Death is Not Written Within 40 Seconds of Writing a Name, The Human
Will Simply Die of a Heart Attack.
After Writing the Cause of Death, Six Minutes
are Allotted to Provide Details for Circumstances Surrounding The Death.
He assumes the notebook
to be a morbid prank.
The next scene has Light
discover the authenticity of its powers after writing down the name of a man
holding a gas station hostage after seeing live news coverage of the event on
the TV in his room. Initially horrified,
Light decides to use the Death Note to clean up the world after a court case
that gave a rapist a three-year prison sentence is discussed in one of his
classes the next day.
The next scene is set a
few days after this with Light returning home to his room to find what is
apparently a demon waiting for him. The
demon explains it is actually a bored god of death, or Shinigami, named Ryuk
who dropped the Death Note, what is used by Shinigami to fulfill their job of killing
humans, in the human world so “something interesting” would happen. He spends the rest of the film eating apples
and cracking wise. Light learns only
people who have touched the Death Note can see Ryuk after his sister comes in
his room wanting help with her math homework.
Through a montage, we see
that Light’s killing of criminals, initially only local and then international,
soon garners him a following on the internet in places like Facebook, Tumblr,
Reddit, and 4Chan. The name Kira, based
on saying “Killer” with a Japanese accent, catches on as the way his supporters
refer to him online. The media calls the
killings “ a strange series of heart attacks”.
The next scene shows NYPD
Captain Sorichiro being called to the Commissioner’s office, and finding a
well-dressed old, British man called “Watari” waiting for him alongside the
commissioner. Watari explains that he
represents “L”, the world’s greatest detective.
The police commissioner explains that Watari is the public’s only direct
line to L. Watari then pulls a laptop
from his briefcase, and opens it to reveal a white screen with a black Old
English style “L” in the center. A voice
put through several digital filters greets the men in the room, and declares
itself to be L. L tells the men of
Interpol’s debate over the cause of so many criminal deaths, and that he
suspects the deaths to be murders. His
reasoning is that criminals being so specifically targeted makes a disease
unlikely. He suspects these murders to
be perpetrated by a single killer somehow since the range of the killings would
take a number of people working together that would make success as unlikely as
a disease. He accompanies his reasoning
with charts displaying information backing him up displayed on the laptop
screen. L says that he would like to
work with the NYPD to assemble a 50-man task force with Sorichiro at its head
because he suspects Kira may be operating out of New York City since that’s
where the initial killings were located.
Next up is a scene of
Light’s family greeting Light’s father, who is revealed to be Sorichiro, after
he’s gotten home from work. He mentions
the NYPD doing something about Kira after Light’s sister mentions her
classmates talking about the killer at school.
Ryuk laughs over Light’s Dad unknowingly being after him.
We then get a scene of
the Task Force’s HQ being set up. L
speaks to the men, again through a laptop Watari brings, commenting on their
bravery and how he will be releasing a public statement against Kira.
We cut to Light watching
TV in his room only for the broadcast to be interrupted by what is called a
worldwide broadcast. A man named Lind L.
Taylor appears on screen, and declares himself to be L. He speaks out against Kira, calling him evil
and childish, and claiming he will single handedly apprehend the criminal. Light, feeling insulted by this, writes
Taylor’s name in the Death Note. After
Taylor dies of a heart attack, Light gloats to Ryuk, but is interrupted when
the broadcast cuts to the “L screen” previously seen on the Watari’s
laptop. L’s synthesized voice expresses
astonishment at how well his plan worked.
He addresses Kira directly as he explains that the man named Lind L.
Taylor was an inmate on death row set to be executed that night who had agreed
to pretend to be L in exchange for being pardoned in the event that Kira didn’t
kill him during his TV appearance. L
adds that the broadcast wasn’t actually a worldwide broadcast but limited to New
York City. Had Taylor lived, the plan
would have been implemented in different areas using different inmates. L knows Kira’s location, and that a name and
face are needed for him to kill. He
dares Kira to kill him without having either on the detective. Ryuk thinks this all hilarious, and Light is
furious. L declares that he is justice,
and the broadcast ends.
A montage of television
programs discussing L’s TV appearance plays, ending with singer Misa Amane
expressing her support for Kira. It’s
shown that it’s Ryuk that’s been looking at these TV shows, and he turns to
tell Light how badly he’s been shown up.
Light tells Ryuk he’s already going to get back at L. Using his father’s username and password,
Light looks at inmates convicted in cases involving rape, murder, or child
molestation, and uses the Death Note to make them all write suicide notes on
the walls of their cells using their own blood before committing suicide in
differently specific ways that test the limitations of the Death Note.
We next have a scene of the Task Force
discussing the deaths, and realizing that there is a message to L hidden in the
first letter of each sentence in the notes that can only be seen when they are
examined together. The message is, “L,
did you know that gods of death love apples?”
L says that the message isn’t the real point of these deaths, but it was
to show that Kira can control people’s actions before they die.
The next scene is of
Light and Ryuk walking through a park.
Light’s wearing a Bluetooth headset so that he doesn’t look like a crazy
person while talking to Ryuk. Ryuk tells
Light that someone is following him, and is only telling him because it makes
the Shinigami feel like he’s the one being watched. Ryuk says it’s been three days since this
began when Light asks him.
Next is L telling the
Task Force that he has F.B.I. agents tailing members of each of their
families. When they express outrage, L
explains that Kira has to have a connection not only to law enforcement in
general but specifically the Task Force to know to access the database the NYPD
keeps on inmates in relatively local prisons since no one outside of L, Watari,
the commissioner, and actual members of the Task Force know that L is working
with the NYPD. This quiets the
discontent some, and it is totally killed when Captain Yagami expresses his
support of L’s plan.
Next we have Light in his
room writing names in the Death Note when Ryuk tells him that there is a simple
way to figure out the name of his stalker.
He explains all Shinigami have eyes capable of seeing the names and
lifespans of all humans they see in order to do their job of writing names in
their Death Notes, and that Light can be given this sight with no change in the
appearance of his eyes in exchange for half of his remaining years of life. Light declines this offer, and tells Ryuk he
already has a plan.
We then have a scene of the man tailing Light
returning home to his fiancé, a woman named Naomi Misora. She’s working on a novel about a young man
searching for his missing friend from college.
He says he’ll be able to focus on their wedding again soon as he’ll be
done with tailing the families he’s been assigned to follow Friday. Naomi asks if he thinks that any of them
could be Kira, and he tells her no. He
adds that she would be the better out of the two of them to ask since she was
good enough to work with L when she was in the F.B.I. She dismisses him by saying she’d rather
focus on writing and loving him than Kira.
Next we have Light getting
on a bus to the zoo with his stalker close behind. Light spends the first few seconds of the
ride with his headphones in and watching a video on his phone. This is all interrupted, though, when a man
with a gun takes the bus hostage. He uses
the driver’s radio to demand $10,000 from the zoo. Light looks to the seats behind him to see
his stalker sitting in the seat directly behind his. Light asks him if he wants to do something
about the hijacker, and the man agrees.
Before they do anything, though, Light wants proof that the man isn’t
working with the hijacker. After a moment’s
hesitation, the man shows an F.B.I. badge revealing his name to be “Raye Penber”. Satisfied, Light says he’ll pass him a note
since the hijacker’s about to turn his attention back to the passengers. Light drops the paper as he’s passing it, and
the hijacker notices. After reading the
paper, he points his gun at Light’s face, and asks him if he’s “Some kind of
hero?!”. Before he can kill Light,
though, he notices Ryuk standing in the aisle of the bus. Ryuk expresses surprise and laughs when he
realizes that the paper must’ve been torn from a page in the Death Note. Panicking, the hijacker shoots at Ryuk, the
bullets just passing through to break the rear window, and demands the driver
stop the bus. He runs out of the bus
only to be hit by a car. After the
police let Light leave the scene, Ryuk asks him if the hijacker was a criminal
Light wrote would do all of that in the Death Note to which Light answers
yes. He adds that the incident would
have always ended in his favor since he would have at least seemed “too noble”
to be Kira had Penber provided some other means of proving he wasn’t working
with the hijacker, but the name will allow for Light to send a message.
Next is a scene of Raye
telling Naomi over breakfast that he won’t be able to go with her to meet with
the priest like they’d planned . Naomi,
confused, asks Raye why, but he tells her he can’t say.
Next is Raye going down
to a subway to catch a 1:00 PM train heading to some arbitrary location. He is approached from behind from a disguised,
hoodie-wearing-Light, who tells him that he is Kira, and that he will kill
everyone around them unless he complies to his demands. Light speaks in harsh whisper to mask his
voice somewhat. Raye complies, and takes
the seat next to the door of the train at Light’s instruction. He takes a manila envelope containing a cheap
cellphone, sheet of paper, and a pen from the luggage rack also at Light
instruction. The phone rings, and Light
is on the other end of the line. He
tells Penber to write the names of his fellow F.B.I. agents current tailing
anyone in relation to the Kira Investigation.
Raye says he doesn’t know the names.
He asks for Raye’s superior that is heading the team of agents, and
Penber gives it to him. A few moments later,
Raye receives a phone call from his superior, and is told the names of his
fellow agents. Light again tells him to
write down the names, and Raye does so this time. Raye is told to put the cellphone, pen, and
paper back in the envelope before placing it back on the luggage rack, and that
he is to get off at the train’s next stop.
As all of this occurs, a narration from Light begins. “Raye Penber.
Heart attack. He cancels any and
all plans he has, and tells no one why.
He heads to the subway for the 1:00 PM train heading for ((Insert Arbitrary
Location Here)). There, he encounters
the man known as Kira, and complies with the man’s demands. He gets off at the stop that comes after his
compliance, and dies.” Towards the end
of the narration, Raye gets off the train, turns to find a smiling-and-envelope-holding
Light standing behind the now closed train doors, and die, shocked, reaching
towards his killer as the train departs.
Next is Light and Ryuk
exiting the subway, and entering a dirty alleyway. Light pulls out a bottle of some flammable
liquid from his hoodie pocket, pours the liquid all over the envelope, and
drops a match. He adds the bottle into
the resulting fire, and smiles knowingly at Ryuk.
We cut to Captain Yagami
informing the Task Force that all 50 of the F.B.I. agents tailing their families
and the man supervising the agents have died of heart attacks. He says that, in light of this, any who wish
to exit the investigation are free to do so without consequence. All but six men take this offer. Captain Yagami tells L that there are only
seven of them left. L expresses
disappointment while complimenting the bravery of the seven. One of the men (Aizawa) rebukes this
compliment by insulting L for hiding himself from the world and keeping them at
an arm’s length. L takes this to heart,
and tells the men to meet him at a specific hotel in two days. The same man who rebuked L’s compliment asks
why they have to do this, and Watari tells him that they are going to be
Our next scene is of Raye
Penber’s funeral with a vengeful Naomi watching her fiancé’s casket be lowered
into the ground.
We then cut to the Task
Force arriving in the lobby of the designated hotel to find Watari waiting for
them. The old man leads them to the room
where L is staying. After they enter, a
man about Light’s age with pale skin, messy black hair, a white long-sleeve
shirt, and baggy blue jeans comes out, and reveals himself to be L after
greeting them. Each member of the Task
Force gives their name in return, and L tells them that they would all be dead
if he were Kira. He gives each member
their corresponding manga name as an alias, and asks for them to refer to him
as “Ryuzaki” from now on. He gives them
a pep talk that assures them that justice will prevail in the end.
Next we cut to Naomi
talking to the driver of the hijacked bus during his lunchbreak. She asks him if he saw Raye talking to anyone
after showing him a picture of her fiancé.
He says he saw him talking to a young guy who didn’t even flinch when
the hijacker pointed a gun in his face.
We cut to Watari placing
a blanket on L, who has fallen asleep in his crouching/sitting position only for
the detective to be awoken by the ringing of his personal cellphone. Naomi is the one calling him, and he
expresses quiet surprise after finding this out. She tells him she suspects that Light is Kira
because of Raye’s death after revealing his name to him, and that she’ll be
proven right if she’s found dead soon. L
says he won’t be able to use her claims as proof in a court case since his
personal cellphone is the only one he has that isn’t bugged. She says she knows this, but that she also
knows he’ll find something that can be used in court now that he has this
information. Naomi ends the phone call
with a “goodbye”.
The next scene begins
with L telling the Task Force he wants to bug Captain Yagami and the
Commissioner’s houses. They’re
understandably upset, but L explains by showing footage of Raye Penber’s death
as captured by security cameras. He says
his shock before dying means he recognized a person on the train, and his
reaching even as he dies suggests that person was Kira. Raye was tailing members of the two families
so Kira must have been among them, and killed Raye for getting too close with
the deaths of the other agents being a means of covering themselves and an intimidation
tactic. Sorichiro agrees to the bugging
of his house under the condition that he and L be the ones to watch the feed
with the others watching the commissioner’s.
L accepts this condition, and says the observation will only last for
We next have Light returning home to his
room. Ryuk suggests that they play video
games now that the human has come home, but Light acts as if the Shinigami isn’t
there. We see L and Sorichiro watching
all this and everything else in the house on various screens. After putting his school things away, Light
leaves the house. He now tells Ryuk that
he suspects his room has been bugged, and can’t speak to him in his house until
they’re gone. When asked how he could
know such a thing, Light says he’s been putting a pencil lead above the top
hinge of his bedroom door as a means of preserving his privacy while away from
home since he was a teenager because the lead always breaks when the door is
opened. Ryuk is distressed by his apple
supply being cut off, and Light is frustrated over not knowing how L could even
suspect him. Ryuk asks Light just what
it is he’s going to do about it, and Light smiles after a moment’s
We cut to L and a clearly
haggard Captain Yagami watching the Captain’s family eat dinner. L expresses admiration for Sorichiro’s
dedication to his family. Sorichiro asks
why Light’s room has the most cameras, and L says Light’s intellect makes him
the most likely to be Kira. On the
camera feed, Light says he’s going to his room to do homework. He grabs a previously opened bag of chips,
and heads for his room. He starts doing
his homework, eating chips every few minutes.
Downstairs, the local news reports on the apprehension of a man who’d
robbed a grocery store, killing three people in the process. The man suddenly dies of a heart attack. Light’s shown no change in behavior that
would allow for him to see this report.
Throughout all of this it should cut between the feed and L and
Sorichiro watching it. The Task Force
celebrates Light and the rest of Sorichiro’s family being relieved of
suspicion, and L is frustrated.
We cut to reveal Light
had a piece of the Death Note, another pen, and a smartphone hidden in the bag
The next scene is Light
leaving school, and none other than Naomi Misora meeting him on the way to his
car. She answers his confusion by
telling him her name, and that she knows he is Kira. Light calls her crazy, trying to get past
her, but Misora won’t let him pass. She
tells him that Raye Penber was her fiancé, and that she’ll see him exposed to
avenge Raye. Light pushes past her, and
We cut to Light getting
home to his room. Ryuk excitedly tells
him all the cameras are gone, and Light tosses him an apple he’d been keeping
in his desk drawer.
Our next scene has the
Task Force arriving to L’s hotel room. L
asks Captain Yagami if he’s enjoyed going home to which the Captain says
yes. L begins to tell them what he
thinks their next plan of action should be, but he is interrupted by his
cellphone ringing. He answers to find
Naomi once again waiting for him on the other end. She tells him she’s sending him a link to a
video feed so that he can watch Kira confess to his crimes. L asks her just what she’s planning to do,
and she tells him she’s already done what she planned to do before ending the
call. L tells Watari to go to the linked
feed. The feed shows Light tied to a
chair, and alone in a dark room. He seems
confused and scared, calling for someone to explain what’s going on. Sorichiro is horrified, and asks L what’s
going on in an accusatory tone. L tells
Watari to begin tracing the feed, and gives the Task Force a summation of what’s
going on. They all watch as Naomi enters
the dark room, apparently a warehouse given the door type. She says she knows Light is Kira, and he’s
going to have to either confess or kill her like he killed Raye before she can
kill him if he wants to live. Light
denies her accusation, and begs to be let go.
This deeply disturbs the Task Force.
Naomi begins to torture Light in an attempt to get a confession. Tension builds as we wait for Watari to find
the location. He finds that the feed is
coming from a warehouse called “The Yellow Box” which was used as a location for
mob negotiations in decades past.
Sorichiro and the Task Force immediately head out.
We cut between their
racing towards The Yellow Box and Naomi’s torturing Light.
Naomi pulls out a gun, aiming it at the
bleeding and crying Light, saying that she is going to kill him in ten seconds
if doesn’t confess or kill her first.
Before she can shoot him, though, Sorichiro and the Task Force arrive,
telling Naomi to drop her weapon and put her hands above her head. Naomi, apparently realizing she’s gone too
far, asks Raye to forgive her and shoots herself in the head. Sorichiro unties Light, embracing him and
crying over his relief for his son’s safety.
He and the other Task Force members walk him out of the warehouse so
that he can receive proper medical attention.
Over this tender scene, Light narrates,“ Naomi Misora. Suicide.
After abducting the person responsible for her fiancé’s death, she
contacts those responsible for the Kira Investigation, and provides them with a
way of watching as she tortures her captive in order to get him to confess to
being the killer known as Kira. She
threatens to kill her captive, but, upon the intervention of the police,
realizes how far she’s taken her search for answers, and ends her life with a
gunshot to the head.”
Our final scene starts with Light in his room, now bandaged in the areas where
he was most severely injured during his interrogation. The doorbell rings, and he goes to the door
to answer it. He opens the door to find
L on his doorstep. The detective reveals
his identity to Light, and asks to speak with Light inside. L explains to him that he wants Light to join
the Task Force. He adds that he suspects
Light to be Kira. He talks of how Naomi
had called him before Light’s abduction, and how she’d said Light must be Kira
if she were to die soon. He adds how
uncharacteristically irrational she was in her final actions, and how they know
Kira has the ability to control the actions of his victims before their deaths. Light counters this by saying that her fiancé’s
death must have sent her over the edge, and that he would’ve just killed Naomi
while she was torturing if he actually were Kira since he knew her name and
face. Light then asks why L would want
him on the Task Force if he suspects that Light is Kira. L lies that Light’s odds of being Kira are
only 5%, and, that if he is wrong about Light being Kira, Light’s track record
of successfully assisting the police in previous cases would make him a great
asset in finding and arresting the real Kira.
Light fakes consideration, and accepts L’s offer by shaking the
detective’s hand. The film closes with
Ryuk laughing and saying, “Humans are so interesting!”
She tends to not speak her thoughts out loud. Instead she bottles up all her fear, anger ect. until it breaks out.
When she meets Ryuzaki (alias BB) the first time, she is imitadley worried about him attacking her - worried, because she assumes she would have a disadvantage due to the fact that he’s a grown man and she is female.
She chooses to learn Capoeira because you do not need as much physical strength for it - She thinks she lacks this strength because she’s a woman.
She chooses to live with a misogynist, as if she was used to something like that.
The Death Note can control her thoughts to a point but I’m pretty sure it needs to give the person a reason to kill themselves.
The Los Angeles BB Murder Case is set about two years before the events of the original Deathnote series. It follows, for the most part, characters that we’ve already met in the original Deathnote series which means there isn’t a lot of set up for said characters and we jump into the story almost immediately. That’s pretty much a quick introduction so I’ll just get into it.
Okay, first thing I wanted to mention is how smart Nisio Isin is. He came up with such a ridiculously complicated yet simultaneously understandable plot, and I don’t know about you but I never could have come up with anything like this in a million years. I also loved the fact that it isn’t just told straight from Naomi or L’s point of view, but that Mello is the one narrating the story. This meant that we got some insight into Wammy’s house and the way it’s run as well as some backstory on Beyond Birthday.
The book isn’t just an optional add on in my opinion, but a relatively essential piece of the story. It gave us a little lore about the Deathnote universe such as; why L uses the name ‘Ryuzaki’, the fact that humans can be born with Shinigami eyes that cost them nothing and, the one that I found particularly interesting, was that there was a World War III. This piece of information explained how and why Wammy’s house was founded and how L got there.
There is a lot more that I want to say, but this is getting pretty long so I’ll end it by saying, all in all this book was very well done and if nothing else a very fun read. It’s really short and doesn’t take much time to read so if you’re a fan of Deathnote and haven’t read this already then I strongly recommend you do.
Raye's gross sexist tears when Naomi leaves him for B
the swagged out mafia couch
the Nobel prizewinning descriptions in LABB
ugly crying for ten consecutive years
Light Yagami, perfectionist, soiling his image to crawl like a worm through L's grave dirt. Light Yagami, sane, seeing L's image flash before his eyes and dissipate into emptiness. Light Yagami, god, unable to prevent his own savage death. Where is the justice? There is no justice.