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    Viet Style Asian is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Death Note Anime -- Light (spoilers?)

    To begin with, I'm sorry if there's already a thread on this. I must've missed it if there has been one but I wanted to discuss about the anime version of Death Note. I know that its pretty much like the manga and with very few added scenes but I was greatly disappointed with it after catching up with all the subbed versions of Death Note.

    The seiyu who does Light is so not what I imagined as Light. Also, his laugh is so disturbing and it happens like every other scene. Okay, I guess most of my disappointment is in the seiyu. I just don't think he/she (is the seiyu a guy or girl?) does Light/Raito any justice.

    I do think the artwork's fine and I love the seiyu who does L!!!

    I don't know. What's everybody else's opinion?

    RN

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    i believe the saiyuu for light is male..
    the anime is great, just at this point i wish i understand japanese lol.. however its good to read the manga first then watch the anime

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    My opinion is that this thread is pointless.


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    The seiyu is fine. The writing isn't. Light was changed completely. The manga was about how he was gradually corrupted by the Death Note...in the anime, he's evil instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolerimmortal View Post
    The seiyu is fine. The writing isn't. Light was changed completely. The manga was about how he was gradually corrupted by the Death Note...in the anime, he's evil instantly.

    I don't know about Light being corrupted by the DN... I think the DN just brought out Light's natural psycho nature. Someone as smart as Light letting himself be corrupted? It's just not feasible, unless he's weak willed. He was well aware of what he was doing, and truly believed he was doing what was right. The anime is just being more honest about Light being a psychopath. And while we're on the subject, the anime is nearly a panel for panel reproduction of the manga, save a few things cut out and some fiddling with the Naomi Misora chapters. Does the altering of the timeline (i.e., things being shown in chronological order) really affect the narrative to the extent that Light is now instantly evil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriver058 View Post
    I don't know about Light being corrupted by the DN... I think the DN just brought out Light's natural psycho nature. Someone as smart as Light letting himself be corrupted?
    You missed the whole "absolute power corrupts" thing. Light was a good kid, as evidenced early on, who was turned into a monster by the Death Note.

    Quote Originally Posted by scriver058 View Post
    It's just not feasible, unless he's weak willed. He was well aware of what he was doing, and truly believed he was doing what was right.
    Yes. He did believe he was doing a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by scriver058 View Post
    The anime is just being more honest about Light being a psychopath.
    But Light didn't start out a psychopath, he gradually reached that stage. In the anime, it was basically instantaneous.

    Quote Originally Posted by scriver058 View Post
    And while we're on the subject, the anime is nearly a panel for panel reproduction of the manga, save a few things cut out and some fiddling with the Naomi Misora chapters. Does the altering of the timeline (i.e., things being shown in chronological order) really affect the narrative to the extent that Light is now instantly evil?
    The treatment of Light is different. He's clearly very evil at this point, and was very evil from the first episode. In the manga, it was extremely different. He was horrified by his actions for a while, and references at one point being unable to sleep and losing 10 pounds in one week. Also, the anime deleted a scene of Light lying on his bed, questioning whether or not he can pull it off.

    He went from "I'm a good schoolboy!" to "I AM AN EVIL PSYCHOPATH WHO THINKS HE IS GOD!!!" in a couple of minutes in the anime. It took months in the manga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolerimmortal View Post
    You missed the whole "absolute power corrupts" thing. Light was a good kid, as evidenced early on, who was turned into a monster by the Death Note.



    Yes. He did believe he was doing a good thing.



    But Light didn't start out a psychopath, he gradually reached that stage. In the anime, it was basically instantaneous.



    The treatment of Light is different. He's clearly very evil at this point, and was very evil from the first episode. In the manga, it was extremely different. He was horrified by his actions for a while, and references at one point being unable to sleep and losing 10 pounds in one week. Also, the anime deleted a scene of Light lying on his bed, questioning whether or not he can pull it off.

    He went from "I'm a good schoolboy!" to "I AM AN EVIL PSYCHOPATH WHO THINKS HE IS GOD!!!" in a couple of minutes in the anime. It took months in the manga.
    Looking at the 1st ep and the 1st volume of the manga, there's a whole scene past that one of Light in the bed contemplating what to do with the Death Note, and i'll give you that it throws the pacing of the anime off a bit, but in both the anime and manga the same exact amount of time pass from the time Light finds the Death Note to the time he meets Ryuk: 5 days. It does not take months in the manga. Anyway you slice it, Light became a psycho in 5 days, which practically says he was a psycho all along, teh Death Note just brought it out of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriver058 View Post
    Looking at the 1st ep and the 1st volume of the manga, there's a whole scene past that one of Light in the bed contemplating what to do with the Death Note, and i'll give you that it throws the pacing of the anime off a bit, but in both the anime and manga the same exact amount of time pass from the time Light finds the Death Note to the time he meets Ryuk: 5 days. It does not take months in the manga. Anyway you slice it, Light became a psycho in 5 days, which practically says he was a psycho all along, teh Death Note just brought it out of him.
    No.

    He didn't become a psycho during those 5 days. He wasn't fully evil for quite a while...in fact, I'd pin down the exact time to somewhere between the death of L and the start of the second half. He was gradually becoming corrupted all the way until his death.

 

 

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