デスノート ・ Death Note 📓 Vol. 4

Volume 4 (こい)(ごころ) Discussion Thread

Start Date: August 20th, Sat
Previous: Volume 3

Death Note Vol. 4

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Vocabulary List

Please read the editing guidelines in the first sheet before adding any words! There might not be many new vocabularies later on, so feel free to see former chapters’ vocabularies.

Reading Schedule

Chapter Start Date Page Number
26 - 転倒(てんとう) 20 Aug 7
27 - (こい)(ごころ) 27 Aug 31
28 - 判定(はんてい) 3 Sep 51
29 - 武器(ぶき) 10 Sep 75
30 - 爆弾(ばくだん) 17 Sep 97
31 - 簡単(かんたん) 24 Sep 119
32 - (かけ) 1 Oct 141
33 - ()(どう) 8 Oct 161
34 - 投身(とうしん) 15 Oct 183

We are going at the pace of 1 week per chapter. Each week starts on Saturday. There are roughly 20 pages per chapter.

Discussion Guidelines

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Participants

The volume’s participation poll is here. Note that you can always change your choice. Marking participation behind the schedule is OK, too.

  • I am reading along
  • I am reading ahead
  • Joining soon
  • Probably not

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There will also be participation polls throughout this discussion thread as we reach each chapter :grin:

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I should have put I am no longer reading this series, instead of Probably not, but oh well…

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26 - 転倒(てんとう)

:musical_note: fun-more

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Light is such a problem child

Why would you just hang up on your father mid-sentence like that, so disrespectful

This chapter had some funny faces

We have cocaine L
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Noseless teadrinker L
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Chonky Light
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The most expression I’ve seen out of L so far, just plain shock
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Ok, this one takes the cake as the most expression now, this was such an eventful chapter
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27 - 戀心(こいごころ)

こ・ろ・し・か・た・ :heart:

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Light trying to convince them that shinigamis don’t exist while Ryuuk is chilling by his side was hilarious

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28 - 判定(はんてい)

つき君 :heart:

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Story comments

I remember Misa is usually thought of as dumb, but honestly her plans have been really smart so far, even basically outsmarting Light in this chapter.

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Story comments

Agreed. She is in no way dumb, just “not as smart as national number one” Light, but by far one of the smarter people still. She is just obsessed with Kira, and therefore manipulatable, but in no way dumb.

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29 - 武器(ぶき)

名乗り出る。クク…

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Hypocrite

Ahh light, if only you put as much thought into your own moral code… But then there would be no manga haha

More on last week's comments

Even light himself recognizes Misa is no dummy here!

Red flag right there

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30 - 爆彈(ばくだん)

Me reading the manga

ミサ is funny, perhaps I will summarize later.

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God this chapter was supercharged with funny moments, I went a bit wild on the comments

Story comments

I wonder why L decided to use his real name here, since he usually just calls him by his 偽名

This is basically fanart. I like how the author mimicked what Misa’s art would look like, making him lankier and with 少女漫画 details in general

CUTE GOTH GF WHEN

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She is basically us now, also
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God it gets better by the minute, just calling her お母さん now hahaha

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And now the sister is us hahaha

I keep feeling like the Misa hate is misplaced. Like she is being super reasonable (within the terms of her insanity) by just putting boundaries in what she thinks is her new relationship with Light. I feel like the main problem is Light being a psycopath and not understanding how to handle human relationships

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In addition

Knight on white horse, but I think it can also be read as Night, as in 夜神.
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Otherwise, sweetness is pretty much on fanfic level. But, I think Misa is throwing everything at 一目惚れ, and can be a little weird? (And caring too little for her 死神 somehow.)

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31 - 簡單(かんたん)

月くんは――

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Chapter highlights


Had a laugh at the bookmarks, of course Light uses Mac. Also, who has a bookmark that says Internet explorer? Is that porn? We will never know


You were the one that wasn’t listening Light, god

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This is a cute panel


Precious


Light and his temper, starting to show. Pretty funny stuff

Story comments: Light is so manipulative, and it just gets worse if I remember correctly. L is like ¨"you’re my first friend Light" and not even 20 minutes later he’s plotting to kill him. Talk about psycopath.

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Oh I missed the internett explorer. Wow, I do NOT miss that browser!
First thing I did on new computers was always to open explorer to download a different browser, and then never use it again :wink:

As for last line. Yup, Light going “oh, we are friends?” then uses it to start manipulate how to use it to kill him :grimacing:

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32 - (かけ)

Playboy power. Also, ガンバレ!

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It was hard to stop at the end of this chapter, I sneak a peek at the first page of the next one and I just wanted to continue hahaha. I don’t remember the details of this part so I’m excited

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