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Death Note, Vol. 6: Give-and-Take (Death Note #6)

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Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the auth ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published July 5th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published April 4th 2005)
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Ferdy
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-Didn't find the Yotsuba arc all that engrossing, the characters were boring and too numerous, and their motivations were uninspired and cliched.

-The investigation L and Light were carrying out was also a little dull and rather repetitive, the investigation was only properly entertaining when Misa was involved.

-L kind of annoyed me in this one, I got tired of him over analysing everything. He irritated me so much that I was actually rooting for Light to outsmart him and get away with eve
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Sesana
The last two chapters in this volume were particularly exciting, especially in a series that spends so much time in the characters' heads.
Kami
- It's getting better! The suspense is definitely up!

- L and Light make a great team. It is too bad they were destined to be enemies.

- Misa is pretty clever, but also pretty dumb. I can't figure her out.

- Rem is a girl!?!?!?

- I have a feeling that Light and Misa are going to get their Death Note's back.

- I like Wedy; she is really cool.

- Sometimes the art changes style, and I don't know why.
Malcolm Ross
While the series is still good, during this volume, it feels like it is coasting a bit.

Sure, the story develops, but not very much. And where it does develop, it is mostly the characters going over the same old stuff from the last five. Nothing much new is really happening.
Saru (Queen of Bookland)
I thought Rem was a girl, and then a boy, and it turns out she's a girl. Oh.
Christina
L's Kira Investigation Team have who they think out of the Yotsuba group is Kira pinned down, but they can't be sure. When Misa acts on her own and tricks the new Kira, his identity is clear! Now all that remains is their methods of learning how he kills, and catching him in the act... But will they push him too far?


I guess this is either the last or second to the last volume of Death Note that I have ever read. My old rating would have been 4 stars, and my rating now is also 4 stars, but for di
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Grace
First of all, do you guys know that scene in Shrek, with Donkey and the pink dragon? Well: “… you’re a girl Shinigami? Oh, sure—I mean, of course you’re a girl Shinigami! ‘Cause you’re just reeking of feminine beauty!” Ok, sorry. That’s a little mean of me. Apologies, Rem, but I just find it funny, after my one review, finding out that Rem is a girl. But, hey, there’s rule XXXVI at the end of this book.

So, somewhat shocking plot twist (for me) aside, this book makes the characters seem more hum
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Alison (AlisonCanRead)
A stronger volume than the previous one, but it still suffers without Light consciously being Kira. His memory of being Kira is still wiped.

In this volume, Misa remembers that she is the second Kira. Actually, she doesn't remember but rather her shinigami tells her. I still hate Misa and kind of hope she dies soon, as heartless as that is. She's such a ditz and annoyingly refers to herself in the third person. On the other hand, she's calculating and intelligent - seemingly in spite of herself.
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Julie
Oct 07, 2009 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
This book was very hard for me to get through. It wasn't as exciting compared to the first 5 books. I liked it better when Light was Kira, he was more interesting than he is now, even though he was kind of creepy as Kira. This new Kira is very boring and predictable. I'm also disappointed with Misa. I love her clothes, but her face is very plain compared to Light and L.
Vansii Letø
Okay, so .. I never liked Misa. She is just too .. I don't know too what, but I don't like her. But the fact that she is so in love with Light that is willing to stay with him until the end and the fact that she became the second Kira in the first place .. that shows that she is at least determined to finish what she started!
David
Misa-Misa has the satisfaction of hitting the nail on the head: "Ugh ... there are so many rules ... don't you get annoyed?"

But Volume 6 has the most exciting ending. It's left me questioning my earlier decision not to bother with this series anymore.

I really hate L BTW. Dad's also quite annoying.
Kircsim17
Authors Note: This is primarily a review of the series up to the end of the sixth volume rather than the volume itself.


Death Note is one of the most unique mystery stories I have ever read. It’s also the very first manga graphic novel I have ever read and I have to say, I’m very impressed with the genre so far. The story revolves around a Japanese High School student named Light Yagami. Light is extremely intelligent and gets straight As in every class. Preparing for his first year of college v
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Alison
This volume started out really badly. It was confusing and not much happened other than people sat around talking and confusing me even more. I was more or less resigned to accept that this would be a bad volume.

But then...! Just after the half way point, it turned itself around! They finally stopped standing around and talking and actually put a plan into action by going after the new keira! This was great! I was completely hooked by this turn of events and it was executed so well and I felt li
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Jason
Started a lot like vol. 5, but then got a lot more interesting towards the end. They wrapped up the Yotsuba tangent rather nicely, I thought. I liked the drama of the car chase and the trade for the shinigami eyes... very suspenseful and engaging.
Mykl
Continue to be surprised by the way quirky behavior/sense of humor is worked into the story; particularly between Misa, L. and Light. This vol. follows the team pursuing the third Kira. L. begins to suspect the Shinigami may be real.
Mora
May 14, 2014 Mora added it
The new Kira is discovered to a certain extent. It is known that he/she is working for the big company Yotsuba. The company is using the Death Note to kill off competing company leaders in order to gain more money. Light and Misa join L in the search for Kira. The team uses Misa in order to infiltrate the company and receive more information as to who the current Kira could be. But, Misa's old Shinigami gives her away and informs the company of who she is and what she and her team are trying to ...more
Jessie
Still like the story over all, but I'm getting really tired of the Yotsuba plot. I hope doesn't feature in the next volume.
Anton
Jun 24, 2014 Anton rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I took my time with this manga, so savor the awesomeness that is Death Note. It was back sometime in the winter season that I read volume five and I was so happy to jump back into this world. I love Misa in this one. She is surprisingly clever! L as usual is mysterious and is always one step ahead of everyone, besides Light. I wonder though. Do these kids not go to school at all anymore?

Anyways, super enjoyable with a climatic ending I craved because of the slow progression of the story through
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Adriana
Not much happened in this volume. Everything that went down made complete sense, where drama and tension is concerned, yet it still wavers in believability in my opinion. I like most of the characters--the moral debates they get into and the mind games they play with one another and with the suspects--but the fact that so many of their moves are based entirely on theory and also how a grand majority of the story is so far-fetched is what keeps me from loving it wholeheartedly. I do look forward ...more
Joey, about to e-x-p-l-o-d-e.
Great! I liked this one better 'n two and less than five.
Kinda like Goldilocks area...
Mike
3.5/5

Here is my default review of the series. It is much better than this one.

We're still in that dull phase of the manga, that I described last time. Light still has no memory, we're still waiting for him to get it back so that (view spoiler) Significant progress is made, but overall, it's not that interesting.

One thing I didn't touch on last time is that this is so boring because the audience knows so much more than any given character. This is made abundantly clear
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Kerry
Volume 6 serves as a dramatic conclusion to the Yotsuba Group story arc, and is, in my opinion, one of the weaker books in the Death Note series. For sure, it’s packed full of drama, as the Kira Investigation Team strives to finally uncover who within the organisation carries the Death Note, and races to stop them. But overall, the story feels like too much of a departure from the original plot, and becomes overtly farfetched when it attempts to link the two back together, as in Chapter 47, when ...more
Jeffrey
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Bonnie
If you haven't read the previous volumes of Death Note, I'd really recommend that you do. Spoilers ahead!

A third Kira has appeared, complicating an already impossible case. L's main suspects, Light and Misa, have already been subjected to confinement and the killings have gone on without them. Light has given up the Death Note, lost his memories of his actions as Kira, and is now on the task force to find Kira, even though he's spending every minute handcuffed to L. As the task force closes in o
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Nick
May 13, 2008 Nick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: A++
Synopsis: A psychological/supernatural thriller created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student, Light Yagami, who discovers the notebook of a shinigami that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim's name while picturing his or her face. Light's goal is to create and lead a world cleansed of evil using the book, but where is the line between an honorable goal, and mass murder?

The note book has a series of instructi
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Osahi
Tijdens de eerste 5 hoofdstukken zat ik me constant af te vragen waarom ik deze reeks bleef volgen. Manga's zijn per definitie niet meteen het toonbeeld van snelle verhaalvertelling, maar hier gaat het toch zéér traag. De personages leuteren en leuteren en er gebeurt amper meer dan lange dialogen vol vergezochte denkoefeningen. Maar het is het concept dat me blijft boeien. Een kat en muisspelletje tussen Kira, iemand die een Death Note bemachtigd heeft van een God en daardoor iedereen kan doden ...more
Yuki
I knew something like the Yotsuba group would happen; most people who found the Death Note would use it for selfish reasons. Businessmen, like politicians, wouldn't mind killing someone to get a bigger paycheck. Watching L eat is enjoyable, especially when chained to Light. It was good that they called Namikawa, because he's one of the two smart enough not to betray them. L and Light fight about everything, don't they? I love all Misa's Goth Loli outfit changes. "Misa Amane's guts are her love f ...more
Bob
Volume 6 of Death Note is the culmination of the Yoshiba arc. Though I didn't care for the group or the arc at first, this volume manages to flesh it out in interesting ways and makes for the most exciting material in the series since Book 3.

I still miss Kira-Light and Ryuk, but the reappearance of Rem revitalizes the Shinigami narrative. As the group works to uncover the Kira in the Yoshiba group, Misa is recruited to infiltrate and trick the members. At first, I groaned at having to deal with
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Elise
2.5 / 5 stars
This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....

We still seem stuck on this side plot of the eight business men, although we do finally get to know which of them is the new Kira. In addition, Misa touches her old notebook, revealing her old buddy to her, even though she doesn't regain any of her lost memories which adds some more complexity to the plot.

I am still not sure where the plot is going though. L and Light still seem to be working on the same team to t
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Sakura Yue Michaelis
The last volumes are the best because it is great to watch L and Light working together. I like innocent Light more than I like Kira-Light. And even if there are enough proofs that he is not Kira, L knows.. or at least, wants him to be. And that is enough reason to make both of them fight, which I find amusing! I love when the two of them fight physically.

In this volume at least I started to like Misa a little more. Yeah, she is annoying with the whole "I want Light to be my boyfriend", "I love
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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.

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