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Death Note, Vol. 4: Love (Death Note #4)

4.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  15,714 Ratings  ·  475 Reviews
With two Kiras on the loose, L asks Light to join the task force and pose as the real Kira in order to catch the copycat. L still suspects Light and figures that this is the perfect excuse to get closer to his quarry. Light agrees to the plan in order to have free access to the task force resources. But when Light manages to contact the new Kira, he discovers that his riva ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published November 4th 2004)
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Lola  Reviewer
Feb 09, 2015 Lola Reviewer rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Without a doubt, this could have been better... If only Misa weren't in the picture. I thought she was going to bring some girl lethal power to the plot but... no. She was naïve and desperate and annoying x 100.

Still, the other characters were good and the storyline too, even though there was too much blah blah and not enough action and felt intensity (Misa's fault!) I hope it'll get better, because I don't want to give up on this manga.
Cait (Paper Fury)
Jun 04, 2016 Cait (Paper Fury) rated it really liked it
HEEEEELP MEEEEEE I HAVE LIKE 7 ANXIETIES ABOUT THIS SERIES. No wait. I have nine anxieties. Seriously I am so stressed out right now. AH. AH. AH.


So Vol #4 was filled with many new plot twists that TOTALLY threw me. I honestly cannot predict what is going to go down next. And is it bad that I'm kind of devastated that Light (view spoiler) My brain is spinning. Ahem.


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Dannii Elle
Still a good installment to the Death Note series but I can't say I was as enamored with this volume as I saw with the previous three. The plot still surprised me at every turn and remained as action-packed as ever but the addition of the character Misa was a let-down for me. I was hoping for some bad-ass girl power but what I received was a submissive girl who falls in love at first sight and is displayed in an entirely sexual nature. She also showed up previously unseen flaws in Light's own ch ...more
Colleen Venable
Sep 03, 2008 Colleen Venable rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Okay is it just me or are the representations of women in this particular volume SO SCREWED UP? Girls are not as smart. Girls always need saving. Girls make good pawns if you happen to have a notebook that can KILL PEOPLE and need something to distract the police from suspecting you. (I can't tell you HOW MANY DATES I've been on for that reason. All you fellas out there and your notebooks of death.) I had thought it might have been my imagination before, but this couldn't be more stereotypical o ...more
Aug 16, 2016 Maddy rated it it was amazing
I remember finding Misa annoying, but damn this time around she is irritating as hell. Loved it though. L is the greatest!
May 26, 2016 Delaney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga

L. just being his adorable self. <3
May 25, 2008 Carrie rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2008, manga
It's not like there's anything new happening at this point, is there? L thinks Light might be Kira, Light is Kira but has a brilliantly convoluted plan to convince L that he's not Kira, Light's father spends a lot of time wearing suits and looking shocked, so on and so forth.
This is definitely my favourite volume so far. I laughed out loud at many points
Jun 27, 2016 Josiemaus85 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spannend, spannend...
Sercan Vatansever
Sep 25, 2015 Sercan Vatansever rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Herhangi bir manganın yakınından bile geçmek istemiyorum. Hiç ama hiç sevmedim şu olayı.
Dec 24, 2014 Dana rated it really liked it
Both Light and L are so sharp that it makes me feel dumb -_-

Anyway, what the HECK with that Misa!!! I want to slash her neck, cut her arteries and veins one by one, and then I shall suck her blood like Robert Pattinson used to do in Twilight (I didn't watch it actually; I'm only assuming). GAAAAAAHHHHH! What's wrong with that idiot!! I have to admit that I like the idea of another Death Note carrier, but that child was so &%*&E(*#&)(#)*^#

Though I know that Light is evil, I'm still Te
Giota Bourha
Dec 19, 2015 Giota Bourha rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Probably my least favorite so far and let me say I am terribly confused at the moment. Perhaps, twelve volumes were too much,it should have ended sooner!
Nada Emad
Sep 03, 2015 Nada Emad rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Well, I think I've found myself a new addiction. Great. Right on time. *looks at mountains of past papers in the distance*
Dec 29, 2010 Mikhaela rated it it was ok
OK, now I'm just annoyed! I wasn't crazy about the portrayal of women earlier in this series--mainly due to the lack of meaningful women characters. But now that there's an important female character, all she does is squeal and mope about boys and wear short skirts and model. Oh, and get tortured. GRRRRR.
4.5 stars - Spoilers

Loved it. Misa was by far the best character — sure she was idiotic and desperate but I found her entertaining as hell. I was initially confused with her devotion to Light/Kira, but I was glad there was a plausible reason for her being so devoted to him.
I liked Misa's Shinigami (Ram)… His protectiveness was really sweet. Light will no doubt use and abuse Misa so I'm pleased she has someone on her side. I loved that Ram threatened Light if Misa died. It's more fun to read whe
Oct 28, 2015 Naz rated it it was amazing
Light cidden çok zeki ama bu onu sevmemi sağlamıyor maalesef. Çok çıkarcı olduğunu düşünüyorum.L Light için o benim ilk arkadaşım tarzında bir şey dediğinde eridim resmen,ya ben seni yerim yerim.

Sonu çoook fena bitti ve ben diğer ciltleri İSTİYORUM. Sanırım fuar için para biriktirmeyi falan umursamadan alıcam diğer ciltleri de >_<
Jul 08, 2011 Sophie rated it it was amazing
So... my first Death Note manga and I loved it. The plot for this series is just absolutely mind-blowing. I can't even fathom how one could think up such a wonderful idea.
And... it's 9:00 AM now and I still haven't fallen asleep, so I'm just going to blame sleep deprivation for any delusions/typos/etc. in this review. Fantastic book.
Jan 08, 2011 Katharina rated it it was ok
Is it just me or was this suddenly very purposefully-convoluted and repetitive? And had some of the most awful female characterisations in the history of anything??? The concept is still very cool, and I want to keep reading, but I kind of wish I could wipe the entire Misa thing from my brain.
This one was so much exciting than those before them. The thing I hated most was Misa...I really can't like her, she acts absolutely stupid... But Rem was good Shinigami))
Jun 14, 2012 Sesana rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics
Oh, Misa. I really feel sorry for her. I can see how she got into this situation, idolizing the person who avenged her parents' murders. But still... Oh, Misa.
David Schaafsma
Mar 20, 2015 David Schaafsma rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Things get crazier and the plot doesn't advance much, really, as L still suspects Light is Kira and isn't 100 % sure, and new second Kira Misa, who is also a highly sexualized famous little girl model and dumb, angles into becoming Light's "girlfriend,' though Light sort of already has another (and not bimbo) girlfriend, who is one of the smartest young women in school (whew for female representations, sorta, but she is not a central character, and sort of reserved compared to the "wacky" Misa M ...more
May 13, 2016 Cassandra rated it liked it
this one didn't seem as good as the others; it felt like a bridge book but I will continue the series, nonetheless
Tariq Alferis
Apr 12, 2016 Tariq Alferis rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
العبقرية تكمن في انه الكاتب يرفعك للمشرق في الأحداث ويرجعك للمغرب ، بحيث انك مادير شي إلا انك تفتح فمك من الدهشة ...!
Nov 09, 2015 Lu rated it really liked it
So fucking hating Misa. L is so cute, I am so in love with him, and Light is super dark now.
Aug 14, 2016 MischaS_ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: czech
TO je tááák boží. <3
Btw: STÁLE ČEKÁM NA VLASTNÍ DEATHNOTE! A už mě to čekání nebaví.
Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
Aug 02, 2015 Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Gah! So intense! I need the next volume. I can't remember what happens next.
Mandy Booknerd
Jan 12, 2015 Mandy Booknerd rated it liked it
Nicht so spannend wie die vorherigen, aber trotzdem immer noch echt gut ;)
Angel's books
Apr 14, 2016 Angel's books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Heyecanlıydı be!
Jun 05, 2016 Stef rated it really liked it
Death Note depicts the story of Light Yagami. One day, he was going to school when he saw a notebook left alone on the ground. He picked it up and discovered it was the Death Note. It allows the owner to kill people by writing their names and recognizing their faces. The real owner is the Shinigami God of Death, Ryuk. Ryuk was bored of his life in the Shinigami world so he befriends Light. Ryuk tags along with Light in his mission to rid of the world of evil using the Death Note.

I guess another
Sandra Girard-Demontigny
Oh wow! Seriously the more I get in the reading of this series, the more than I get hooked. I like the suspense in each book. I can't wait to read more especially with the end of the story that's even more intriguing.

Oh wow ! Sérieusement plus que j'avance dans la lecture de cette série, plus j'en deviens accro. J'aime le suspense que l'on y retrouve dans chaque livre. J'ai très hâte de lire la suite surtout avec la fin de l'histoire c'est d'autant plus intriguant.
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Tsugumi Ohba (大場 つぐみ Ōba Tsugumi?, born in Tokyo, Japan) is a writer best known for the manga Death Note. His real identity is a closely guarded secret. As stated by the profile placed at the beginning of each Death Note manga, Ohba collects teacups and develops manga plots while holding his knees on a chair, similar to a habit of L, one of the main characters of the series.

There is speculation th
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“Rem: The way to kill a shinigami is to make them fall in love with a human.

Misa: What a wonderful way to kill.”
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