I’ve been watching Death Note. A few years back I caught the live action movie on tv. I barely remember it – flimsy story and bad cgi – but it didn’t make much of an impact on me.
So, I’m not even sure why I decided to try out the anime.
I was expecting it to follow all sorts of tropes and cliches. But it’s become the exact opposite of what I was expecting.
Instead of the main character, Light, being afraid of his new found power or not knowing what to do with it and then slowly getting darker… He just jumps right in, he’s going to create a new world and be god.
He’s also not a very likable guy for a protagonist.
And instead of a single ‘spunky’ detective who no one believes and has to fight to be listened to, or even keeping himself hidden away, he just jumps right in as well, the police force right behind him.
And it all has turned in to this fascinating chess game between the two where they’re trying to think several moves a head and out do each other.
I’m finding it fairly unpredictable and more fascinating than I thought I would.