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@Konata, Death Note is a shonen series, which means teenagers (more specifically teenage boys) are it's target audience, but I'll also say that it's probably the darkest shonen series I've ever seen.

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Rocko52 wrote:

@Konata
Well, the thing is it discusses, deals with, and shows quite dark theme,s but it's never terribly graphic. Such as there is blood, but not in large amounts. However, as you can probably tell, there is a LOT of death in Death Note.
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I kinda guessed there would be DEATH.
I'll think about watching it. Again, I probably wont.
As i'm watching other things at the moment
Oreshura
Maid-sama
Clannad-after story
Are taking up my time right now x3.

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@Everyone
Here's the opening, it's from an odd video site (some sorta religious one, why an opening for Death Note is on there IDK) but it's impossible to find on youtube now.

http://welcome.pokrov.com/en/video/viwvieo/984/fimy-imultfimy...

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@Konata
Would you recommend those animes you listed?

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Shy_Kai

Rocko52 wrote:

Konata wrote:

@Rocko52
I know the gist of it, but that kind of anime doesn't interest me that much.

What "type" of anime?

@Sky_Kia
Would you recommend Liar Game?

Yup- I'd definately reccomend Liar Game. Unfortunately it doesn't have an anime so you'd have to read the manga. Its different but similar to deathnote, in that they both explore "human nature". It mightn't be your cup of tea but give it a try! Have you tried watching Code Geass? This is really good too!

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Rocko52

@Sky_Kai
If it's anything like Death Note, I'd most likely enjoy it a lot.

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Shy_Kai

@Konata

Do you mean Kaichou wa Maid-sama?!? If so, it is such a cute little manga!

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Arianabtd

Rocko52 wrote:

@Konata
Would you recommend those animes you listed?

Well all the anime I usally watch are girly. Not sure if you'd enjoy them but i'll suggest some for you that are off the top of my head.(For Oreshura, I haven't watched enough to give you a good review.)
Ranma 1/2 is a classic. I very much suggest that one. It does have Bits and pieces of Fan-service. I don't know your views on that so i'll suggest it anyway.
Maid-sama is another semi-girly anime so I wouldn't suggest that for you.
Sket-Dance I haven't finished this one yet, but it's really funny and random. You'd probably like this one.

Sgt. Frog I've already suggested this, but seriously just go watch it now!

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Shy_Kai wrote:

@Konata

Do you mean Kaichou wa Maid-sama?!? If so, it is such a cute little manga!

I sure am! I'm actually watching the anime because someone told me that it was better then the manga (Not sure if it is, since I just started watching it x3.)
I'm enjoying it so far!

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@Rocko52

Liar Game unlike Deathnote is a seinen manga: it's targeted at a slightly older audience. I just found it to be a more plausible than Death Note. The main character, Akiyama is less eccentric and more genuine.

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Konata wrote:

Shy_Kai wrote:

@Konata

Do you mean Kaichou wa Maid-sama?!? If so, it is such a cute little manga!

I sure am! I'm actually watching the anime because someone told me that it was better then the manga (Not sure if it is, since I just started watching it x3.)
I'm enjoying it so far!

I started reading it a while ago but I've forgotten where I stopped- I really must go back to it!

Have you tried watching/reading Gakuen Alice? It's a cute manga too!

Shy_Kai

Rocko52

@Sky_Kai
I'll check it out. With Death Note, I understand the implausibility of some of it, but I just loved the dynamic between L and Light, both quirky, extremely intelligent characters. Also, the fact that Light starts out incredibly idealized is important, as it fits with the series' overall theme that power corrupts. Light starts out as a brilliant, deeply moral teenager, who becomes a ruthless homicidal maniac.

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Rocko52

@Sky_Kai
When you say cute anime/manga do you mean chibi, or that all the characters are just in adorable situations? Or is it the genre?

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Shy_Kai

Rocko52 wrote:

@Sky_Kai
When you say cute anime/manga do you mean chibi, or that all the characters are just in adorable situations? Or is it the genre?

Do you mean Gakuen Alice? The characters are just adorable in general! Some of the situations are sweet but it can get a bit serious at times.

Shy_Kai

Rocko52

@Sky_Kai
Got it. Never really tried reading "cute" manga, or watching "cute" anime. Is it any good? I mean, it sounds like it's of good quality, but I'm curious as to whether it'll suit my tastes.

@Konata
Watch the opening of Death Note?

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Shy_Kai

@Rocko52
Do try reading Liar Game- I think it's very clever. But if you really liked Deathnote, I would definitely recommend you watch Code Geass. The character Lelouch is in someways similar to Light. You'd really enjoy it. The dubbed version is great and the opening songs are pretty awesome too

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Shy_Kai

Rocko52 wrote:

@Sky_Kai
Got it. Never really tried reading "cute" manga, or watching "cute" anime. Is it any good? I mean, it sounds like it's of good quality, but I'm curious as to whether it'll suit my tastes.

@Konata
Watch the opening of Death Note?

It depends… sometimes "cute" manage can get a little cheesy and cliched but that's the charm! Plus there's various levels of cuteness, at least I think there is! I usually use cute mangas/animes to take a break from more serious manga (or those manga with fight scenes in every second chapter!)

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Magikarp wrote:

Is it wrong if I've only considered watching Death Note because of its popularity? My friends have cosplayed as the characters and reference the creepy laughing and potato chip scene often. That's really all I know about the series

The potato chip scene is just boss d(^_^o)

Shy_Kai

Magikarp3

@Rocko if you liked Death Note I'd also suggest Eden of the East! It's a little less dark and a little more political, but otherwise the premise is very similar.

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