Death note


 

                Hey guys,

                Today I write about Death Note, the series that boggled the minds of many. Death Note is about a Japanese high school student named Light, and how he stumbles upon a note book labeled “Death note.” Upon further emanation he finds a set of rules written in English (which, being at the top of his class, he can read.)  The rules state that anyone’s name written in the death note, while the writer pictures the face will die of a heart attack in 60 seconds.  It also states that you can control the time and location of the death as long as it is within 28 days and not an impossible place; same applies to the cause of death.

                When Light goes home he decides to give the death note a try, writing the name of a man holding a woman and child in a bank hostage. When the live news report says that he appears to be dead, Light realizes what kind of power he now possesses. At that moment he decides to ‘rid the world of evil’ and kill criminals and suspects of murder crimes. Leading to the birth of Kira, who is seen by the police as a mad man running around killing criminals.

                After three days, Light runs into the Shinigami (death god) named Ryuk. Ryuk explains some things to Light, and notices how many people he’s killed. The plot really unfolds when the world renowned detective L comes into play. As the Kira killings only increases, L takes the case, following Kira’s every step.  The fan base divides there; do you support Kira, Or L? The plot contains many twists, leading you in every-which-way.

                It’s natural that with its dark theme that Death Note made the Halloween list, it also has its comedy aspects. L’s love for sweets, Ryuk in general, Near playing with toys, Misa’s face expressions, and most of all, the epic potato chip (seen here.)

                Why I labeled it as having unnecessary amounts gore comes down to one scene. The first one I saw when trying to get my mother to let me watch Death Note (saw this scene with her and thought I’d never be able to watch it.) It’s an export from the last episode and can be seen here (warning: this is a guy committing suicide with a pen, not for the light hearted or logic freaks.)

                The have been many adaptions to Death Note: Extra books, character guides, video games, and even a series of live action movies. I have read/watched most of them and still can’t get enough. The writer created a story that seems to influence manga in America. It’s hard not say I was obsessed with it for a while, I cosplayed as L last year. Death Note is defiantly a series I would recommend to anyone.

                                                             I listened to the soundtrack while writing this,

                                                                                                                PandaEatingATaco         

P.s I thought this was really cute.

 

Soul Eater


Hey,

So today were going to go over why I choose what I did for each section of my Halloween list, reviews for each one, if you will. We’ll probably just start at the top and work down, but who knows. So, for starters, Soul Eater, it won a lot. Soul Eater is probably one of the best Halloween themed anime out there, its manga also fits this title. With its inclusion of witches, zombies, the grim reaper, and even Jack the ripper, it was obviously inspired heavily by Halloween.

                Soul Eater takes place in Death city, Nevada. The first three episodes are prologs for the seven main characters. The first two we meet, and the stars of the show, are Soul Eater and Maka. When we first meet our heroes they are taking out Jack the Ripper. We find out that Soul can turn into a scythe and Maka can use him with great skill. After they defeat Jack, Soul literality eats his soul and we find out that Maka and Souls goal is to make Soul a ‘Death Scythe,’ a weapon used by the grim reaper himself.

                The next characters we meet have the same goal. They are Black*Star and his weapon Tsubaki. Black*Star is a rather loud and annoying “assassin”, the complete opposite of sweet and Quite Tsubaki. The third prolog is for Death the Kid, the son of the Grim Reaper, and his weapons Liz and Patti. Kid, as he’s called, is obsessed with symmetry, while Liz is Patti’s older sister, and, the sanest member of the group, who scares rather easily. Her sister Patti is her opposite, childish and brave.

                All through the anime there are references to Halloween. The main villain, Medusa, is a witch who can take on the form of a snake. Professor Stein is as his name suggests, Frankenstein, and goes insane many times throughout the series. Another staff member is Sid, a zombie who teaches the students. The streets are lined with Jack-o-lanterns and everyone has a bit of a scare factor about them. The whole series just seems like Halloween.  That’s all for now,

                                                                                                                PandaEatingATaco

P.S figured I’d mention its Gabe Newell’s birthday today. If you don’t know who he is, he is the founder of valve.

Halloween Anime List


                   Yeah, it’s late, but stuff happened and I just couldn’t get it out on time. I didn’t get to watch all 60 anime I had planned on watching, but I did watch quite a few. So to keep from stalling here’s what I have.

 Best Halloween theme: Soul Eater

                Scariest: Soul Eater

                Funniest: Soul Eater

                Weirdest: Death note

Best use of Vampire’s: Trinity Blood

                Plot: Trinity blood

                Most accurate vampires: Black blood brothers

                Scariest: +blood

                Cutest: Vampire Knight

Best use of Zombies: High School of the Dead

                Scariest: High School of the Dead

                Most accurate: High School of the Dead

                Funniest: Soul Eater

Most gore

                Accurate amounts: High School of the Dead

                I don’t even think there is that much blood in the human body: Death note

Best use of witches: XXXholic

                Scariest: Dark Descents  

                Cutest: XXXholic

                Funniest: XXXholic

Miscellaneous  

Most scary: so far, Ghost in the shell

                Worst attempt at being scary: Vampire Knight

                Best incorruption of small woodland creatures: Soul eater

                Least likely to win anything: Gun X Sword

                Best one based of a video game: Dead Space: Downfall

                Too awesome to not include: Full Metal Alchemist

                Over the next few weeks I will probably go over why I choose what I choose. I wish I could have watched more Anime, but stuff came up. Things like school, brothers, and my Halloween costumes got in the way. This is the part where you say how dumb my opinions are,

                                                                                                                PandaEatingATaco