Death Note Volume 7 Review.


  • Story: Tsugumi Ohba.
  • Art: Takeshi Obata.
  • Released: September 5, 2006.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 216.

As the police, and former task force members close in on the suspected Kira, Light uses a piece of paper from the Death Note, and kills him before he can divulge too much information. Before Light was confined he put events into motion to ensure that he would once again be reunited with his Death Note. As Light regains his Death Note, and remembers everything all his plans fall into place. With the leads running cold L begins to suspect Misa as Kira once again. Rem goes through extreme measures to ensure that Misa is safe. In the following events, we meet L’s true successors Near, and Mello. Now Mello, and Near race to see who can reclaim both Death Notes, and bring Kira to justice.

This volume was incredible. So many things happened that I will not spoil. Light is so calculating, and logical that he has already thought of everything that can possibly happen. However, with everything that has happened, and with leads going cold L turns his gaze back to Misa. As Rem cares, deeply for Misa she does a few unthinkable things to ensure that Misa will be cleared for good. The events that follow are those of Kira’s ideal world. 

I am relieved to see that Light has regained control over his Death Note. Logically I was unsure as to where the series could go without Light steering the world in the direction that he wants. As Light is now back in control, it is amazing to see just how far he has thought ahead in terms of making his ideal world. Light can now go back to ridding the world of evil as he sees fit, and not fall under suspicion.

The events that follow Rem’s actions depict a world 3 years into the future. Now more interested parties have taken notice of the Death Notes and want them for themselves. Light now must operate as Kira, an agent of the NPA and maintain a normal life. This series is spiraling in a way that I have never imagined. I never thought there would be other people like L that would continue in his place. That aspect alone pulls the plot into more directions and builds the story even more. I am excited to see what Light can do facing this level of adversity.

The story has developed so much in just 216 pages. With all that happened I have no idea how the series will follow up this volume. I went into this volume thinking they would just capture the current Kira and turn him in, what I got however was so much more. Death Note is becoming my most favorite series and this volume is the reason why. I cannot recommend this series enough.  Death Note volume 7 is one of those rare volumes that fires on all cylinders. Tsugumi Ohba managed to tie in forgotten plot points from previous volumes and turn them into game changing plot points that made dramatic differences. I cannot wait to see what is in store in the following volumes. Death Note volume 7 is by far the strongest entry in the series and I strongly encourage everyone to read this series.

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