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…
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.
The colored version really is stunning! just wow!
Chapter 13 秒讀 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!
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.
13 - 誘惑
- I am reading along
- Joining soon
- Not yet
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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.
Gotta love Matsuda, getting all excited about the belts with a transmitter! XD
Light’s clearly enjoying the power he’s wielding over other humans, taking their lives. He’s moving down an increasingly dark path.