Death Note Volume 4 Review.


  • Story: Tsugumi Ohba.
  • Art: Takeshi Obata.
  • Released: March 7, 2006.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 208.

Light is brought on to investigate the Kira murders with the task force and L. Light has mostly been cleared of suspicion of being Kira, now that a second Kira has emerged. As the investigation continues L comes to find that there are many things that are beyond his comprehension, the idea of Shinigami is one of them. As L and the task force lure the second Kira in for capture, the second Kira finds Light and introduces herself. The second Kira now known as Misa Amane, has decided to join Light on his quest to remove evil from the world. L turns the tables when he suspects Misa for being the second Kira, and has her arrested. How will Light face this new adversity, and ensure that his secret doesn’t get out?

The twists and turns keep coming in this series. In all honesty, I did not see the end of this volume coming. L has such an amazing ability to read people. As it is now confirmed that Misa Amane is the second Kira. At first I was a little turned off at the idea of a second Kira, but being that the second Kira is a girl, a love interest could be introduced. I am excited to see how far Light and Misa will go in their quest to rid the world of evil together. It would be cool to see Light reach his goal, it would be even cooler if he had a partner. Misa seems to be the perfect partner given her contacts, and influence as a model.

The character developments in this volume were insane. Light seems to have everyone fooled into believing that he is innocent. As of now the only person that believes that Light is Kira, is L. It is unreal how close L is to finding out who Kira truly is, yet he lacks the proof to apprehend Light. The game of wits between L and Light continues. Though the game becomes more tedious as there are now two Kiras. Especially since Misa has been captured, there is no telling if she will break under L’s pressure.

A lot has happened in this volume. We now have a second Kira, a potential love interest, and it appears that L is closing in on finding out Kira’s true identity. Misa is definitely a different kind of character to be introduced. She dresses in more of a “gothic” style which I think is pretty cool, but different from the character designs that we’ve seen so far. Personally I like Misa’s character, she brings a bit of fresh air to the story, and breathes new life into the plot, which I believe was much needed.

 Light is still one step ahead of everyone, and maintains his image of innocence. I cannot wait to see what Light does now since Misa has been captured. I personally didn’t think that L would make a move so soon, but he did. Light knows that if Misa discloses any information, he is done for. That aspect alone adds a bit of a dramatic air to the plot, which I can say that I do enjoy.  This volume introduced a few new characters, and few new plot points. All in all, Death Note volume 4 was a fantastic read.

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