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Death Note, Tome 5 (Death Note #5)

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  15,245 Ratings  ·  420 Reviews
La capture de Misa place Light dans une situation pour le moins difficile. Il demande alors à être emprisonné et annonce ensuite à Ryûk qu'il renonce au Death Note ! Les meurtres cessent soudainement. avant de reprendre de plus belle !!
Quel plan se cache derrière cette savante mise en scène ?
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 24th 2007 by Kana (first published February 4th 2005)
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Lola  Reviewer
Feb 15, 2015 Lola Reviewer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I can't believe what just happened. For me, the author just turned everything upside down. I'm not satisfied with the turn of events at all. I'm losing interest... Let's hope the next volume will be nothing like this one.
Cait (Paper Fury)
Ohhhh this took a hugely different turn from the first 4 books. Not that I'm SAD or anything? Just surprised, really. Kira's power is in the hands of evil companies...and this just makes me a little less invested because I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE COMPANIES. When it was just completely Light vs "L" I was 100000% invested because I love them both.


• As the art on th
Giota Bourha
The plot, the character development, the execution are still perfect, but I have to admit I liked the original concept way better. I miss the Light-going-up-against-L-in-epic-fight-of-wits.

I don't care for the new characters that have been introduced and consequently I'm nowhere near as invested as I was. It's also taking a very Hollywood turn which makes everything very predictable.

Last, but not least, I'm disappointed by Misa's character development. I was hoping she's gradually mature and bec
That twist... But hey, Light is cuter when not being Kira))))
Mar 22, 2015 Roya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quite-good
Another flawless instalment. The humour, though short-lived and rare, was scintillating as always.

Ohba never fails to impress. Alas, it may be some time before I can return to the Kira Investigation. There seems to be an endless influx of trivial books that have taken a liking to butting themselves into my TBR list. If they were animate, you can be sure that I'd put them in my death note.


Reread on 22/03/2015
May 07, 2011 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens-ra, manga, horror
Only three stars for this volume because I think Light's voluntary memory wipe is a total cop-out...although to be honest, I didn't see many other ways to extend the plot without putting Light-as-Kira to rest for awhile and transferring the power to kill to another character.

Otherwise, the series remains enjoyable, even though Misa drives me nuts.
Jul 02, 2016 Josiemaus85 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So viele Dinge, an die ich mich nicht mehr erinnern konnte ^^'
Aug 18, 2015 Lastik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lecturas-2015
un buen giro de trama pero con un ritmo monótono en la investigación de búsqueda del nuevo Kira. Me ha parecido bastante de relleno ya que no hay mucha coherencia con la historia del comienzo. Aunque sabes que el verdadero fin de toda esta historia está escondida en al mente perversa de Light y no lo sabremos hasta más adelante. Por ello, me parece un poco de relleno estos capítulos

Más sobre mi opinión en la reseña del blog
Ashley (JaffaCaffa)
3.5 stars?

I definitely liked this one more than the last volume, but I really missed Light's personality. The event that took place just took away a big part of what I love about Death Note and I felt a bit disconnected from the story because of it.

I have Volume 6 ready to read but I'm sad, the series is going downhill. :(
Aug 07, 2016 Aisha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So much confusion in this vol.Nothing made sense.And Light's personality is completely gone.
I couldn't tell when he was pretending and when he was just being himself.The story was going so good till now before everything that happened.

This volume has been the least thrilling (I'm using that word very lightly) so far... there was a lot of strategy and build up in this though therefore I'm expecting big things from volume 6.
This is my main review for the entire series. It doesn't really apply to this book, but it's far more intelligent than anything I have to say here, so just read that. Also, unmarked spoilers for previous books follow. You've been warned.

Some background, in case you're too lazy to click the link. I have loved Death Note up until now. I loved the artwork. I loved the characters. I loved the moral complexity. I loved the suspense. At this point in the anime, I had no reason to believe that this wou
Aug 03, 2016 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With volume 4 having reached a tense conclusion, I was both excited for this follow up volume, and at the same time apprehensive for what direction the story would take. Had I not already known there were 12 volumes in the Death Note series, I would have been convinced that the story would have been about to have complete its arc in ‘Whiteout’. (My guess is that the writer may have planned for this as well, however been encouraged to write more in light of the story’s success.)

Volume 5 opens up
Mikael Kuoppala
Aug 19, 2014 Mikael Kuoppala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fifth volume of Death Note “Whiteout” finally takes the story to another level. The series so far has been compelling but a bit too repetitive and tedious with its tendency to circulate the same core setup. But now we get a true shift in the status quo and that shift brings some fresh storytelling with it.

“Whiteout” is a balanced, thrilling ride from beginning ‘til end and it isn’t afraid to take risks or expand the scope of this saga. If only we could get a bit more substance to fill all th
Jun 26, 2012 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, comics
Quite an interesting turn of events set up here. Light's personality change after getting rid of (and thus, forgetting) the Death Note makes me wonder just how much of what we'd previously saw of him was because of the influence of the Note itself, and possibly Ryuk.
Hnin Set Phyu
I miss Ryukku and I miss the old Kira ....
Lucía Cafeína
Este me ha resultado un poco más raro-aburrido ._.
Unexpected twists and set up for the next volume :)
Apr 19, 2015 MischaS_ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To je božejší a božejší! <3 Team Light! Stále a navždy.
Feb 01, 2016 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comicsy
Jsem zažranější a zažranější. ^^

Ashly Lynn
Jun 02, 2016 Ashly Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who liked the first books in the series.
Recommended to Ashly by: I like the series.
3/5 Stars

Light has a decision to make. After being arrested, there’s only one option left he can think of: He buries the death note and says farewell to Ryuk. Will this be forever? Does he have a plan? We have no idea. Now that he remembers nothing, he honestly wants to help out with the investigation and doesn’t believe he could have ever been Kira. This throws L off as well. All the while, Misa Amane’s Shinigami is working out a plan to save her.

Another volume that was just okay for me. Someth
Both Light and Misa have given up their death notes and lost all memories tied to them, along with Misa's Shinigami eyes. So far, it looks like this is the end of Kira, the God that punishes all those wrong-doers, and Misa, the second Kira, as well. L allows Misa and Light out of captivity, but he makes Misa live in their new HQ, and requests Light rejoins the Kira Investigation Team. But while everyone is working hard at being useful in the investigation, Matsuda feels left out and useless, and ...more
Jun 02, 2013 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Death Note gets back on track in Volume 5: Whiteout. In a surprising twist, Light gives up his memories of the Death Note, reverting him back to a "normal" teenager. This twist on the formula allows the narrative to open up in new ways. It's a bit weird at first not having Kira Light sequences or seeing Ryuk at all, and I do think the narrative suffers a bit from their absence, but it's interesting and different enough to make the narrative engaging. The lack of emphasis on Misa and the focus ba ...more
Mohamed Hesham
Dec 23, 2016 Mohamed Hesham rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf, 2016
طيب كده المستوي نزل بشكل مش لطيف....الكلام كتييييير و الافعال و الاحداث اقل...المعركة المنتظرة واللي قايم عليها احداث السلسلة دي اختفت و حل محلها قصة تانية مش حلوة و متوقع انها مش هتكمل حلوة...عموما ادينا مكملين علي امل ان الموضوع يتغير في الطريق و ان يبقي فيه مفاجأة..
I'm really loving the Deathnote series but this one I have to say, wasn't the best. I still liked it but it wasn't my complete favourite of the series.

There was a lot of patches where I got a little bored. There were a couple of interesting parts but overall it wasn't as exciting or suspensful as I would've liked.

Still I will continue to read the Deathnote series because overall it is pretty good. Part of the story line at the moment is very interesting. I'm curious to know what's going to happe
Filia Martin
I normally enjoy the Death Note series- the plot seems to just get richer and richer as the series progresses, and the characters themselves are very interesting. However, I cannot say that I enjoyed this volume as much as I normally enjoy this series- this volume took me forever to read, and it dragged for the most part. Luckily, there were still some good parts, but those weren't enough to make me give it a higher rating. The Yotsuba group seemed to ruin this volume for me. :(. I will continue ...more
Min Yee

The story is getting more complicated and confusing for me. I started can't think in a proper way especially there are too many rules for using the Death Note. However, no matter how complicated this story going to be, I never feel regret to pick this story as my first manga reading. I'm not sure both L and Death Note can be replaced any other characters and manga that I'm going to read in the future.
Aug 07, 2013 Redfox5 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, manga, teens, japan, sci-fi
Light seems like a different person in this volume. He seems more sane now he has forgotten all about the Death Note. I really missed Ryuk and Rem in this volume. Ryuk is my favorite and I'm warming to Rem even though I still don't understand why she feels that way about Misa. Misa is less annoying in this book. She seems far more useful when she is on L's side. We see more of the Yotsuba company and L introduces some helpful criminals.
Apr 16, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The series continues with the introduction of a third Kira and the shadowy, evil corporation of Yatsuba.

I felt like this fifth volume was slower, it exists to bridge the gap and set the future plot for the rest of the series...I guess a book like this was necessary to inject new life into it. There wasn't much focus on Light, the first Kira, but I still enjoyed it enough to want to continue.
Esma Tezgi
Sep 13, 2016 Esma Tezgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Daha önceki manglara göre farklıydı, hiç beklemediğim bazı gelişmeler oldu. Gelişmeler benim için şaşırtıcıydı, seriye farklı bir boyut kazandırdı. Önceki mangalardan bir tık daha iyi gibiydi ancak Ryuk'u daha fazla görmek isterdim, o benim favori karakterim çünkü. :))
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Tsugumi Ōba (Profile in Japanese: 大場 つぐみ), born in Tokyo, Japan, is a writer best known for the manga Death Note. His/her real identity is a closely guarded secret. As stated by the profile placed at the beginning of each Death Note manga, Ōba 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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