Death Note is a Japanese comic book that in recent months, has received huge attention due to a bizarre twist of events involving the comic's author and chief illustrator. The series revolves around a young man named Light who acquires a notebook with supernatural powers. Titled the Death Notebook, the book allows the owners to simply write the name of whomever he or she choose, and bestow death upon them in the form of a heart attack or other natural cause. (Wiki 1-1) Although the premise is simple, the rules are complex and the consequences are dire, Light quickly realizes the values of human life and the story thickens. Through a captivating storyline that involves supernatural beings and worlds, and a drama that all can relate too, the comic took off in popularity and quickly became a cultural phenomenon in Japan.
The creators of the Death Note were Tsugumi Ohba, the story writer, and Takeshi Obara, the illustrator. (Wiki 1) Who would have known that their own fates were aligned with the unfortunate souls they were depicting in there story, the Death Note. On the afternoon of September 2, 2006, the producer was meeting with Tsugumi discussing their upcoming installment of the Death Note, when Tsugumi collapsed abruptly. The producer and his... [continues]
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