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    Perroloco is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default The meaning 0f 108

    I have been thinkin this since a looong time ago (since the final-108- chapter of Death Note release) and i thaught i had to post it...
    This isnt a theory or anything like that, these are facts...
    The meaning of 108.

    Well, in Saint Seiya final arc (Hades arc) Hades warriors are the 108 Spectra, in the Chinese mythology there are 108 sacred monks and stuff... I dont really have enough time and i cant copy/paste but go to wikipedia and search for "108" to see its meaning... It has a lot of japanese/chinese/grece cultural meanings and many of those meanings are somehow related to death...

    I think that the 108 being the final chapter of DN was more than a coincidence, now post ur opinion XD

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    Okay...let's pretend that made sense.
    1. This is a JAPANESE manga. It has absolutely nothing to do with China.
    2. Death Note deals with Shinigami. A sacred monk a Shinigami is not.
    3. I'm pretty damn sure the mangaka just felt like ending it on chapter 108.
    Thank you for your attention.


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    Actually, 108 is important in Japan too. Something about 108 bells... for Shinto rituals or something. Anyway, I was sure it was going to end on chapter 108 long before it did end - it really is an important number in Japan as well as other Asian countries.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/108_%28number%29 is the article on wiki.

    Although I still don't see how that pertains to it being the final chapter of Death Note. It's not as if the ending was particularly rushed or delayed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    In Japan, at the end of the year, a bell is chimed 108 times to finish the old year and welcome the new one. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.
    That's rather interesting. And how rushed it was depends on one's opinion of the ending.
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    Well, it's not like there's gonna be a sequel (new year). And I highly doubt Light's achieved Nirvana.


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    The number 108 symbolizes many different things. The one I know most about is the 108 stars of destiny from the Suikoden series and Outlaw Star. I doubt that it has anything to do with the 108th ending chapter of Death Note.
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    A lot of people complained the ending was rushed. Perhaps the authour saw this but couldn't fix it because the number of chapters couldn't be extended (it had to end on 10...?
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    I thought DN was going slowly cos the story seem like it was going slowly maybe like over 108 chap but then they might thought oh now we have to rush up everything cos we HAVE to end it on chapter 108? Maybe that what they did...

 

 

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