Here Comes A 20-Question Meme Based on Death Note
Time to Write It And Kill a Few Criminals...
If you're a Death Note fan, do 1-12.
1. Which Death Note style is better: Anime or Manga
Manga, definitely. The anime ending was wrapped up in a neat little package, but with the intensity and unsettling nature of the storyline it fell a bit flat. The way Light died in the manga had so much more impact, it stayed with me for a very, very long while and it still almost unsettles me each time I read it. The anime ending on the other hand, had no impact for me at all.
(Lol, such a complicated answer for a rather simple question)
2. Favorite Death Note character?
I really loved all the characters, L especially, but Mello is definitely my fav. L, Near and even Light all fought for the same goal, their version of justice. However, Mello seemed to really care less about justice, his goal was almost entirely selfish. He wanted revenge, he wanted to be first, and he wanted to get rid of a tyrant. I don't remember him mentioning justice even once in the manga series. For me, that very realistic look at human nature really appealed to me.
Lol, I thought he was a girl though at the beginning....
3. Least favorite?
Mikami. He's the representation of everything wrong with this world, someone who follows their belief so blindly that indiscriminately killing people means nothing if it furthers their goal for a "better world", and they feel they have the right to decide who's life is worthwhile according to their standards.
4. Most underrated?
Sachiko Yagami, Light's mom. She gets even less screentime then her daughter Sayu, but her character has always stood out to me. She is a quiet woman with two children and every day her husband goes out and puts his life on the line with what appears to be her full support. Then she watches as her son starts to follow in his father's footsteps and one day be out there putting his life on the line just like his father.
Then when Kira rolls around and her husband joins the Kira task force, throwing himself quite literally into thick of the battle and all the while Sachiko quietly supports him behind the scenes, standing by his side and encouraging him as he works himself near to death fighting an invisible enemy.
Sachiko is probably one of the biggest victims of Kira, watching her daughter fall apart after being kidnapped because of the Kira case, learning that her husband had just died because of the Kira case, and then losing her son to the Kira case. Hardly recognized, and yet probably one of the most influential characters behind the scene with her silent support and love.
5. Most overrated?
*flees for my life as the rabid fangirls attack by the droves*
Before you flame me below just hear me out. I am a major L fan, he's my second favourite character and I was majorly upset when he died. However, I believe he is also the most overrated character in the entire series for several reasons.
When you look at the main characters in the series as companion works you see so many varying personalities and driving actions behind their decisions. Mello wants revenge and wants to be number one. Near wants revenge and wants to bring Kira to justice. Light wants to cleanse the world of the criminals that cause suffering. Misa fights for Kira because she's been a first hand victim of how broken the justice system is. Beyond Birthday from Death Note: Another Note wanted to prove that he could outsmart L out of anger for always being second best and the lesser copy.
All L wanted to do was solve a impossible case and get rid of the guy that was threatening his brand of justice.
His character was probably the least developed and grown out of all the characters, we never learn anything in his past, we never see his real personality, he never truly shows emotion and through the series we never get past the surface of his character with the visible quirks, We never learn the real passion that drives him.
For me he's like Ryuk and Matt, no real true depth of character within the cannon series, but so many fun he hilarious quirks and just overall lovable. Plus there is sooooo much opportunity for fan delevopment within fancomics and fanfiction
.....but he's still overrated.
6. Describe...Matsuda in three words.
Goofy, earnest, naive.
7. Who you do ship together in Death Note?
No one lol? I'm not a Yaoi fan, which really limits the shipping possibilities. But if I were to choose anyone, the idea of MisaxMatt has always amused me. From the fan development that a person can do from the snipits we see of his character, he makes me think of that really laid back guy that would be the one to calm the spazzing out Misa and tolerate her fashion blather and clingyness.
Plus I think that if they were in a romantic relationship (hence, they are romantically interested in each other unlike Light and Misa) I think that fandeveloped Matt would probably take the time to show her attention when she needed it and would treat her like a worthwhile person that actually mattered.
8. Favorite episode of Death Note?
Hmm, I haven't been able to watch the entire series and each episode full way through, but it would probably be Ep. 30 Justice. The meeting between Near and Mello after the Mafia explosion was one of my favourite parts in both anime and manga.
9. Favorite music from Death Note? <[insert link]>
I got ahold of the track and with the help of GarageBand made this my ring tone
10. Did you like the ending? why or why not?
For the anime, no.
For the manga, I'm not sure that "like" would be the right term. It fit the story the best, left the series feeling complete for me, and definitely had the intended effect of unsettling. But liked it? Not particularly, all the characters that were part of the core battle were dead other then Ryuk and Near. If Mello or Matt had survived, (cause there was really no point in Matt dying, it contributed nothing to the plot) I think I would have liked it.
However, it was undeniably the most impactful and probably the best ending to any manga series I've read yet.
I just didn't like it, persay.
11. Come up with an alternate ending (2-3 sentence min.)
Mello survives somehow and ends up reluctantly working alongside Near for the final Yellow Box warehouse confrontation. After Lights massive speech/soliloquy or insanity when Matsuda was going to shoot Light, Mello does it instead and goes completely gun happy on Light, nearly killing him but not ending him completely since Light must still go through the humiliating death that made the manga ending.
Then Mello gets arrested, because after everything he's done he so earned being thrown in prison for a few years, maybe I'd have him escape after he's suffered for a bit.
12. Which other show should it have a crossover with?
A modern day Black Butler, hands down. The very thought of Light and a demon Ciel going head to head would be really quite interesting and more then a little entertaining. It would be the best
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13. Is anime life?
Nah, it's definitely an awesome part of life but my life doesn't revolve around it lol.
It revolves around Aveyond
Haha kidding, I have my fandoms that I'm super into but I have a life outside of my fictional obsessions, I don't think it's all that healthy to push aside all other hobbies and stuff for fiction.
14. Do you think anime is for kids?
.......this is a Death Note meme. I think that answers the question all by itself.
15. if you have a gf/bf and they said anime was for kids, what would your response be? (respond with a meme)
(Discovered courtesy of google images
16. Name one Nintendo series that should have an animated series.
I don't really play stuff on Nintendo, but I guess if I were to pick one it would be Zelda.
Buuuuttt..... if it was any video/computer game I knew of that should be turned into a animated series, Aveyond for the win!!! (Lol Ima unashamed superfan, what can I say)
17. Name one anime show that shouldn't exist. *cough* DB Super *cough*
Boku no Pico.
My friend was venting about horrible anime that that one was at the top of her list although she never said why, so I looked it up on Wikipedia. That anime should be burned and the creators mobbed-_- It's disgusting, and it should not exist.
18. Best anime in your opinion.
Hmm....probably Death Note or Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Lol, once I get a chance to watch Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic it'll probably be added to that list though
Probably Naruto or Sailor Moon. I'm so sick of seeing anime/manga stuff for those series-_-
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun I guess. I don't really watch much anime, I prefer reading the manga. The story is usually more enjoyable I've found. Oh, I don't know if this one called Toradora is really well known, but if it isn't then it really should be so if that's the case I would classify it as underrated too.
21. Most favorite anime character(s)
L, Mello, Near, Sebastian, Sohma, Lau, Ciel, Undertaker, Kyoko Mogami, Ren Tsuruga, Yashiro, Chiyo Sakura, Mikoshiba, and the main cast of OHSHC.....
Yeah, I have a lot of favourites lol.
22. Least favorite anime character(s)
Hmm...... Takada, Mikami, Viscount Druitt, Alois, Claude, Tamaki's Grandmother from OHSHC. Those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.