Death Note Volume 6 Review.


  • Story: Tsugumi Ohba.
  • Art: Takeshi Obata.
  • Released: July 5, 2006.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 224.

The plot thickens as L and the remaining former detectives decide to break into two teams over differences. Both teams want to operate differently, L wants to let the Kira murders continue for evidence whereas the former detectives want to save as many lives as possible. To spearhead L’s efforts, Misa has infiltrated Yotsuba during an interview to uncover more of the possible Kira killings linked to the company. While infiltrating the company, the Shinigami Rem approaches Misa to warn her. Once the interview has concluded the Kira case is blown wide open. As L gathers the clues and finds out which of the 7 employees is Kira, Kira does his best to stay one step ahead and evade L and the police.

This volume was an enormous surprise. Things were kind of slow until Rem appeared before Misa, and reminded her of the Death Note, and the original Kira. Misa certainly came through for the team. Never in a million years did I foresee something like this happening. I once thought Misa to be just an actress, but as it turns out she is quite capable and actually has a modicum of skill. This was a huge character development on Misa’s end. Misa was once a minor character and is now nearly a main character, in my opinion. I hope we can see more of Misa’s actions in the future.

The story has just been kicked into high gear with the previous developments. This series has yet to cease to amaze me. With everything that is going on between the new Kira, and infiltrating the company, there is so much happening in this volume. I eagerly await to see how Misa plays off being the second Kira and knowing what powers Light once had without breaking her character. It is refreshing to see a different character take the lead for a change. Misa handles the main role well in this volume.

The overall tone of the series still has not changed. The series is consistent and still manages to provide new plot points in a seemingly repetitive series. The one thing that is a minor annoyance is how L continues to bring up how he suspects Light of being Kira. Though he is not incorrect, there just isn’t much evidence pointing to that conclusion any longer. However anytime L sees an opening he is quick to interrogate Light. Light was once Kira that is a known fact amongst the readers, but L does not have solid proof. Again, this proves to be an interesting plot point as L has been right all along. I can’t wait to see how that concludes in the story.

All in all, Death Note volume 6 was an amazing read. I honestly did not expect half of what happened to happen. I thought that L would have some scheme to get into the company and I was part right, as I mentioned above it wasn’t until Rem showed her face that things got interesting. This series is seriously heating up and I can’t wait to see what the next entry has in store. As this volume, as of now is the strongest entry in the series, volume 7 is going to have some big shoes to fill.

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