デスノート ・ Death Note 📓 Vol. 2

It reminds me of Japanese video games’ names.

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Nonetheless, some English movies too have the same phenomenon, but for Russian names. – I can’t find examples right now, but I did see on Reddit some time ago.

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this is why it felt so odd to me too.
It would have made a stronger case if they did share and she gave input, but was not officially on the case and thus survived. She would then have lost a man we would feel less icky about, having a more respectful relationship. The way that scene was written made me less empathetic about his demise, and less understanding of her pursuing it (though it makes sense enough. This scene didn’t help, it hurt it)

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I feel there is maybe a slight hole in this chapter…

Since Ray asked the coworker to get the file and then send to him, do they have record of Ray asking for it second? Shouldn’t he be one of those who got it after all got it sent? If they tracked the coworker sending it to him, that would have made it more special, but it wasn’t mentioned. And it didn’t look like he asked for it himself, other than from the lower ranking agent. Not a big deal, but it just seems to me they wouldn’t that easily know when they received it, more likely they would know the order by when they asked the superior for it, on which Ray wouldn’t even be.

Any thoughts?

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L forgot to question this. Though can suspect the correct person in the end.

Second-hand persons, asking for colleague’s information, aren’t necessarily ordered by the one Raye contacted with. It seems that some either refused or decided to ask too late, receiving the information that was eventually passed along first. (Only 4 of them really asked.)

Let me ask real things, now.

  • How do Japanese people feel about crime suspect going to work in a public place? (You know, that glasses guy.)
  • Light threatened repeatedly that he will kill Raye’s girlfriend and family; and Raye really did fear it. Either one of them or both forgot that it is impossible…
  • Are there any real reasons for Raye not remembering Light’s voice?
  • Raye thought he would only give away names only, but not the faces; forgetting that Kira could lie (e.g. only the names need to be known.)
  • Are English / alphabetic names supposed to have = when in Japanese? Not only Light wrote it wrong, L also received the wrong names.
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I think it is is Light going on the assumption they don’t know quite how it works yet. All they know for sure is he needs to know what they look like and has something to do with names. They have no idea how he does it, so for all they know he can kill anyone he looks at. As for not quite placing the voice, he notice is it familiar, but doesn’t know Light well enough to place it under stress.

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10 - 合流(ごうりゅう)

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Well, L did challenge キラ to kill him in the previous volume and when キラ couldn’t, that ‘proved’ that he needs to know the faces of those he kills, but yeah they can’t be completely certain.

I see what you did there :joy:

Yes, I was also wondering about that, but apparently they don’t have a record of it (which seems a bit strange to me).

I think the whole thing is rather far-fetched to be honest. In principle they know that キラ needs names and faces to kill his victims so then when someone asks for a file with the names and faces of all the FBI agents (without giving a clear reason even) it seems very strange to me that the FBI director would just send that file without hesitation… Or did I miss some reasoning behind that?

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Unless the director isn’t as sharp as L, nor did he trust L. But yeah, he forgor :skull_and_crossbones:

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Yeah, that too! He would definitely fight against sending those files out! I also question that they didn’t “know each other”. they would have been briefed together and probably be close colleagues already :person_shrugging:

The story makes him sound so intelligent and everything well planned, but honestly, it is only cause the writer decided the outcome :rofl:

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11 - (ひとつ)

(なに)かひとつ…

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In chapter 10, サッブ vs (あけぼの) should be about 相撲(すもう)?

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Boxing or kickboxing (but still of the heavyweight variety :smile:), it seems:

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I forgot to comment on chapter 10-11, but yeah. These chapters allow us to settle down again after the dramatic conclusion of ch 8-9.

There’s some big changes for the Kira investigation: it’s clear that Kira will kill those who go after him, so a lot of people resign from the case. Those who remain are few, and they also demand answers from L (much as Light had hoped): how are they to trust in L when he had the Japanese investigators themselves investigated?

In the end, L acknowledges that they should meet. So, that’s the next big change: the investigation literally moving shop to the hotel room where L is staying.

Meanwhile, toward the end of ch 11 we see Light worrying about whether his actions and movements from disposing of the FBI in Japan, has left any big clues to his identity… dun dun dun つづく…

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12 - (かみ)

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Chapter 12 thougths

Well, Light goes full psychopathic stalker in this chapter. He’s all smiles talking to Penbar’s fiancée while pumping her for info and planning to get rid of her. :fearful:

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13 - (びょうよみ)

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This is the smile of someone who got lucky and is loving it

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The colored version really is stunning! :astonished: just wow!

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Chapter 13 秒讀(びょうよみ thoughts

Finally we get to see Light sweat for real! XD Clearly, this woman should have stayed in the force! It’s fun to watch Light struggle against her precautions, while Ryuk is having fun at Light’s expense! :grin:

And with L more closely “in charge” of the Japanese police, they’re also doing the same: false names and badges. Light is up for a challenge moving forward.

Also, that misleading translation of the new rules for the chapter. XD If you didn’t have the Japanese text you’d be forgiven for thinking the Death Note itself will be rendered useless if you manage to misspell one person’s name 4 times. :woman_facepalming:

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14 - 誘惑(ゆうわく)

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The more I read the series, the more I see/hear 月’s short clips, the more I want to watch the animation in full-length. This is 誘惑.

lol :joy: , I let chapter number typo being alive for a whole week.

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