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Death Note, Vol. 3 (Death Note #3)

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  13,238 ratings  ·  340 reviews

Best selling VIZ series Death Note, Volume 1 now reissued in an amazing fan-desirable collector's edition! Special edition features larger trim, sturdy deluxe hardcover binding and protective dust cover. Both new and collector fans will admire this handsome edition.

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes w

Comic, 191 pages
Published September 3rd 2004 by Shueisha
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Yagami is getting darker and creepier by the second. L makes a good contrast to this latter with his endearing personality and appearance. This volume was VERY slow, but, as the previous ones, quite well thought of.

And we are briefly introduced to a new intriguing character. Volume four, here I come!

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Co to proboha bylo?? A na konci to blonďaté Něco??
With great power comes great… Evil?!

The second volume ends with Raito finding out that he was under surveillance due to L’s orders. Which meant he couldn’t directly write in the Death Note as he was sure to be seen by one of the 64(!) cameras placed in his room. L is pulling the net around Raito but there is a lot more to come. Raito doesn’t give up easily. He devises a brilliant plan to fool L and his own father. And Kira strikes again. But there is no suspicious activity that can connect Raito
I just finished it and I need time to comprehend what I've just read. This plot twist/cliff-hanger blew my mind.


Let's not forget the other plot twist that happened earlier in the volume. I just can not..


And L and Kira are going to...


Need to read the next volume ASAP

Saru (Queen of Bookland)
L is actually a giant puppy and I want to cuddle with him.
Elimdeki ciltlerin yavaş yavaş sonuna geliyorum ve bu beni üzüyor. *-*
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.
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
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
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
Me encanta la guerra entre L y Kira, superan su capacidad intelectual con cada acción. Y no me acordaba del poder de Misa, tan tonta que parece; se pone cada vez mejor.
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
I really enjoyed this third installment of the series. Seeing the battle of wits between Light and L was fun. Some of what Light is thinking as he tries to avoid capture is too complicated for my simple mind, but I can't deny that he is smart. Watching Light get transformed by the power is really interesting to watch, and a little scary.
L is an odd detective, but I like him.
The ending has me really interested for the next installment.
Overall, I really like this manga series and can't wait to see
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
David Schaafsma
Pretty entertaining stuff. One of the most popular manga series of all time. Light/Kira and L have a battle of wits as Light uses his death notebook to kill more (bad?) people, but things turn darker with each volume. A twist at the end… is that a second? or fake? Kira, who emerges killing people… The dialogue is good, actually. Sharp exchanges. The complications of having a death god hanging around near the death notebook adds a crazy fantasy element.
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"Death Note" ist so spannend, dass man es wirklich in null Komma nichts gelesen hat Obwohl Ryuk noch immer mein Liebling ist, finde ich L mittlerweile auch echt cool. Bin gespannt wie das Katz und Maus Spiel zwischen ihm und Light weitergeht :) ...more
Dec 17, 2014 Luna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Luna by: Steph
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This book was, once again, amazing! I just found out from my sister that there are "tons" of books in the Death Note series. I'm psyched! I was beginning to wonder what I was going to do when I finished! Anyway, it's a great book!
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
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.
1) Kde je můj deathnote!? NO? KDE JE!
2) Ten deathnote potřebuju A K U T N Ě --> ASAP
3)proč mám pocit, že (view spoiler) bude fakt sranda <3
Mona  G.
Really interesting!!!
Nahiyan Asadullah
This manga never ceases to amaze me. Before I started reading manga literature, I thought it was for children; I was so wrong.

This is so Good that if the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle were to read it, he would really be proud of Tsugami Ohba.

The most interesting thing about the story is that both Light and " L" are real badasses (sorry for the word).

You can't really tell who is smarter.

However, there are some very striking differences between the two in how they go about their
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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
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
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
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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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“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.” 16 likes
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