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5.0 out of 5 stars #7-- An ending, and a new beginning, 18 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Death Note, Volume 7 (Paperback)
I won't spoil it for you, but a lot happens in this volume.

Characters die, the Yotsuba/Kira saga comes to an end, Light's machinations from 2 volumes ago before he was imprisoned are finally revealed, and the main story that runs through the book takes a twist.

The 1st half of this volume is all about endings. Light remembers everything he set into motion before he gave himself up to L, and many conclusions come out of it, while the main story takes a dramatic twist as it moves on 4 years.

The 2nd half is all about setting up the coming volumes. New enemies/allies [depending on if you agree with Kira or not] are revealed, and their own plans set into motion.

I am yet to read a volume of Death Note that isn't 5*, and this is no different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...Is this the case solved and closed?", 11 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Death Note, Volume 7 (Paperback)
Death Note Volume 6 finished during a dramatic chase which could potentially reveal the Death Note to the investigation team. The big surprise in Volume 7 is that it does - you kind of expect some unseen event to keep it from them in order to maintain the mystery - but the story takes on a whole new dimension when the team begin to realise how previous killings have been achieved and finally see a Shinigami spirit for themselves.

The last book did seem to lack something with Light not even aware that he was once the great force behind Kira, now with his memories returned we get more of those great moments of tension between him and Light. Surrendering his memories was always meant to be a temporary measure and was meticulously planned, there is a fairly complex flashback sequence very early on where ownership of the book is transferred between Light and the two Shinigami - you may find yourself flicking back a pane or two to keep up, but it all makes sense in the end when you realise how cunning Light was. With the Death Note in Possession of the investigation team - it seems likely that the case will be solved, but as we're only just over half way through the whole series of books you just know that there's going to be a twist somewhere. It's probably fair to say that the single biggest event after Light discovering the Death Note in the first book happens in this volume, it's something I feel has a negative effect on the story further down the line, but for now it's gripping stuff and if you're new to Death Note (or have only seen the film, which ends very differently) then it will come as a surprise.

You'd think that the exploration of the ethics behind Kira's desire for a new world order would have started to get boring by now, but it still feels fresh and this book fast forwards a few years where we are able to see a world where global support for Kira has gained momentum. Though Kira divides public opinion, Light seems unstoppable and his belief that "this new world will have its God" is proof of his conviction to his personal cause. His ambition has reach mania point, he's dangerous because he is so convinced by his idea and incredibly intelligent, his intellect means that he is the master of setting psychological traps in order to manipulate everyone around him - even L. Observations are made here about the similarity behind the thought processes of the two nemeses, they process logic in the same way - just for very different means.

There's a welcome return of the Shinigami here, they feature much more than they have over the last few books and Ryuk provides a good dose of humour inside the tension of the story ("all this girl does is hug things!"). There's even a double page spread set in the Shinigami realm where they discuss the impact of Kira.

In a nutshell: If you haven't watched the anime which follows this manga quite closely, then you may not expect the events of this book. By the time this book volume finishes we are several years ahead of where we were when it started and there is no hint or suggestion as to how this could end, another excellent book in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light's plans bear fruit, 30 May 2008
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This review is from: Death Note, Volume 7 (Paperback)
This seventh volume of the truly excellent Death Note manga is something of a book of two halves. The first half of the volume sees the conclusion of Light's rather complicated plots and it looks like he is well on his way to creating his perfect world. The second half of the volume sets things up for the second half of the series with new opponents arising to challenge Kira and events take a turn that he does not expect.

This series continues to impress me and some of the twists in the plot of the story, although seeming somewhat contrived in places, are nonetheless fascinating and do enough to keep you reading. I will definitely be interested to see where the story goes on from here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Begging of the end, 4 Dec 2008
This review is from: Death Note, Volume 7 (Paperback)
Volome 7 is without question one of the best volumes of the series. It is the turning point of the series full of twists and a big final one which well make jaws drop. It brings it new a new set of people to add more sides to this epic battle of wits as well.

Now the ONLY drawback is that this volume does set up the worst story line of the series. But that storyline alone its still great. New foes/friends and the now the first story Arc is over.

The End Is Near.

----Alex Gradwell/Venomtheevil----
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indescribable, 27 Aug 2011
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Death Note is amazing.

It's so good I became addicted to the series, and now I have to sell it for my own good. I actually cried last night when I realised.

Buy it, you won't regret it. The anime is amazing too. Both will take your breath away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 25 May 2014
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This was an excellent book, with a shocking twist but one I guess necessary for the continuation of the series. The characters of L and Light and the mind games between them make for some of the most gripping and interesting dialogue I've read in literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another amazing installment, 6 Oct 2012
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Although the story does go downhill a bit from here, it loses its death note feel it is still a very good, interesting read. The authors have kept the storyline going and really added as much detail as possible. The artwork is as usual incredible, this would be the last book before it starts to fall in my opinion but definitely one for the collection guys!
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