Death Note, Tome 3 (Death Note, #3)
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Death Note, Tome 3 (Death Note #3)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  11,209 ratings  ·  276 reviews
La résidence de Light est placée sous surveillance vidéo.
L et Light se livrent un duel silencieux relayé par les caméras cachées dans la maison du jeune homme. Grâce à un habile stratagème, Light parvient à établir la preuve de son innocence. Cela n'empêche pas L d'avoir des soupçons de plus en plus forts et de passer à l'action. Parviendra-t-il à démasquer le mystérieux K...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published April 6th 2007 by Kana (first published September 3rd 2004)
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Light, with the help of his fairy godfather Ryuk, has found a way to defeat L.

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Light Yagami, what a guy. Not only does he have flawless hair, sparkly chips, an epic soundtrack, but he can also write with both hands -- at the same time!

How is L going to defeat a man like him? Huh? HUH?
4.5 stars - Spoilers

-Liked this more than Volume 2. It was more engrossing and the battle of wits between L and Light was immensely entertaining.

-I didn't expect L to reveal himself to Light, it was a cool twist. I loved seeing them both trying to stay one step ahead of each other.

-The twist at the end was great. I was wondering how Kira/Light was killing off people without knowing their names - I really didn't see the second Kira thing coming at all.

-I'm glad the second Kira was a girl but I...more
Colleen Venable
I was kinda hoping I would only get a few books into this series and get I do with pretty much all series books, since most sequels are totally worthless compared to the originals in my mind. This volume was AMAZING. L starts to really shine in this volume and Ryuk's character gets fleshed out in such a subtle way (wait can he even get "fleshed out" since he's a death demon?) So smart, so surprisingly funny at points, and with such an ending! My jaw was on the floor for like twenty mi...more
Saru (Queen of Bookland)
L is actually a giant puppy and I want to cuddle with him.
Morgan Randall
This story is about a boy named Light Yagami who obtains the Death note of a God of Death (a Shinigami)named Ryuk. Writing the name of a person in the Death note causes that person to die, and Light decides to take advantage of this fact.

"The HUMAN whose name is written in this note shall die," but who will Light choose?

And can L, the infamous detective, stop him?

The thing that I really love about this story is that the main point of view is from the "bad guy," Light. This isn't a perspective th...more
Jody Mena
Wow! This is the third time I've read Death Note, and I still find the dynamic between L and Light completely exhilarating! They are like a perfect match set, two sides of the same coin, and their minds work in such perfect tandem. I was particularly enthralled during the tennis match, even though it was nothing but a back and forth, it was like they were reading each others minds, or operating on a higher mental plane than the rest of the world. I think a big part of the intensity of Death Note...more
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
My actual (read: intelligent) review of the entire series can be found here. This review will be mostly fangirling and hyperbole.

Oh, dear lord how I love this manga. The artwork was a little sub-par, but it's just so suspenseful! I still love that you can understand both Light and L's viewpoints, and sympathize with them both. That's not an easy thing to pull off, but man, Ohba is really good at it. And the characters are really, really interesting. Particularly L. Have I mentioned how much I lo...more
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Rating: 5/5

This is one of my favorite manga series. I have watched the anime series and I really enjoyed it so I decided to read the manga series. The author of this series has planned out every scene very well. He is great at suspense and well placed plot development. Each volume adds something significant to the overall plot. I am so pleased with the author and the illustrator of this series.
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L hat die Leitung der Sonderermittlung übernommen und sie sind Light auf den Fersen. Aber Kira ist schlau, selbst unter Beobachtugn lässt er sich nicht vom Töten abhalten. Einem Fernsehsender werden mysteriöse Videobänder zugespielt und der Sender zur Ausstrahlung gezwungen. Damit hat niemand gerechnet und auch für Kira bedeuten diese eine schicksalhafte Wendung.

Meine Meinung:

Es wird immer spannender. Light und L liefern sich einen Fight der Extraklasse. Ich hatte beim Lesen das Gefüh...more
Now THAT was what I wanted.
Samyak ahuja
First we have the Platonic "Gyges' Ring" scenario--in a discourse in Plato's Republic, the integrity of mortal justice is questions and sequentially deemed fundamentally flawed by sinful, finite capacity of man and their deeply ruooted sense of pride and self-righteousness. The lead character Light is the incarnation of this discourse, a once seemingly flawless character driven to obsession over the notion of becoming like a god. At first his intentions are decent--rapists, child molesters, seri...more
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
It's been such a long time since I've read Death Note. Luckily, volume 3 was easy to follow and the plot elements came back to me quickly.

The thing I love most about Death Note is that the lines between good and evil are blurred. Actually, that's not quite true. Light's love for playing god is subtly but also strongly implied to be wrong. Where the lines get blurred is with who you root for. I dislike Light. He's arrogant and he enjoys killing people (even if they are mostly bad people). And yet...more
Light is doing all that he needs to in order to clear his name while L's surveillance cameras and microphones are set up in and around his house. Just when all of the surveillance cameras are removed, it's the time of year for Light's first day of college, but on his way down from the podium where him and the other top student gave a speech, the other student that had matched all his scores (they both got perfect scores) tells him that he is L. But how can Light be sure? And if he is L, even if...more
I really enjoy the battle of wit and will between Light and L., now pumped up a little with the two of them meeting face to face. A new character, another human with a Death Note, is introduced towards the end, somebody who did accept the shinigami eyes. Interested to see where this is going, especially since Light is starting to show some cracks around the edges.
How are they so smart? *mumbles* It’s actually kind of terrifying…

So this one kind of upped the ante by making the police and others even more against Kira. Things are getting tense… tenser. I mean, it’s always tense? How to word. Interesting stuff going on here.

What some people might be uncomfortable reading about in this book because of personal opinion or belief (spoilers): same as other reviews for this series. Mild cursing, violence (normally not too gory or shown directly on paper), deaths...more
This volume picks up where the previous one left off, with Light under scrutiny. I actually found it to be a lot more predictable plot-wise than the previous volumes, which was a bit disappointing. Still, it's a great story with interesting characters!
Another outstanding installmet to the death note series. Loved every second of this one and was kept guessing all the way through. What I'm really starting to admire about these books is how they are not repetative of each other. Even though its the same theme running all the way through, the same murder, the same case, the author somehow manages to keep each book different and fresh. This one for example brings in a 'fake kira'... someone else has got a hold of a death note and is using it to m...more
This series just keeps on getting more interesting! I won't say much about it so I don't give away any spoilers but I can say that it's really addictive and I just can't put the books down!
In this Death Note book, Light is faced by the detectives made up of L and his father; along with many of his father's friends. Since Light has access to all of his father's files, he is able to stay one step ahead. L begins to suspect Light of being Kira, therefore he orders placement of cameras all over his room and house along with an FBI detective to follow him around. L is getting closer to catching Light, but Light is much to smart to be caught so easily.

This book was a bit slow, not very...more
Mandy Booknerd
Nocht ganz so gut wie Band 1 & 2 aber das Ende war spannend und bin gespannt wie es weiter geht ;D
Sercan Çelik
tüm bölümlerini izlediğim halde hala heyecanla okuyorum :))
With volume 2 of the Death Note series establishing that Light Yagami might not be the protagonist we think he is, ‘Hard Run’ sets the stage for the other likely competitor. And I loved the third volume in Death Note because of this, and its development of the previously very enigmatic character of L.

‘Hard Run’ devotes a lot of page space to his character, and the reader gets to learn of all his particular little quirks, his extraordinary intelligence and his subtle, yet sophisticated sense of h...more
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Parece que foi com este terceiro volume da série de Death Note, que de facto me senti cativada em pleno por todo este enredo.
O que me deixava um pouco desconfortável nos volumes anteriores foi tomando novos contornos bem mais interessantes.

Agora vejo, com certezas, os outros dois livros como apresentações a toda esta trama. De livro para livro vamos descobrindo mais pormenores acerca do Death Note e foi genial assistir ao início do confronto directo, a que eu chamo "com a verdade me enganas", en...more
Zzzzzzzz ... *snort* Huh? Wha-? What happened? Oh right. Nothing ! A whole lotta nuthin'!

Okay, to be fair, my review may be slightly biased since I was tremendously exhausted while reading this. However, I have read other mangas that have managed to entertain me no matter how tired I am. Yet, Death Note, Vol. 3: Hard Run cured me of my insomnia each time I tried to pick it up to read. It felt like it took ages to finish it.

Most of this volume shows a long-winded battle of wits between Light and...more
Cathy  Keaton
This review contains spoilers for the first two volumes of Death Note, plus the third one, of which I'm reviewing here. Don't read this review unless you want to know what happens before you read it.


This is the best volume so far! If Death Note had been moving along at a sort of slow pace up until now, that's all changed. So many exciting things happened, I was laughing my head off in some parts and freaking out during others. It goes to show you that it really is a high drama—ve...more
"As a rule, they say humans haunted by shinigami have nothing but misfortune."
"So you’ll get to see what the exception to the rule is like, Ryuk."

This review was first published on The Bookshelf at the End. There are spoilers for this book and for the previous book in the series.

As I’ve said for the previous reviews, I won’t be doing a spoiler-free review for this because it’s a little difficult to do that for mangas, not to mention I’m assuming most manga-enthusiasts have already read Death No...more
Jun 16, 2008 Bonnie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to debate about good and evil.
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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...more
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“Kira is evil ... There's no denying that ... But lately I've been starting to think of it more like this ... The real evil is the power to kill people. Someone who finds himself with that power is cursed. No matter how you use it, anything obtained by killing people can never bring true happiness.” 15 likes
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