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Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 3 (Death Note #5-6)

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Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for audiences T+. Contains Volumes 5 and 6 of Death Note!

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

Paperback, 383 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by TOKYOPOP GmbH (first published 2004)
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Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Apr 27, 2015 Catriona (LittleBookOwl) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
My goodness!
Raeleen Lemay
Oct 11, 2015 Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, graphicomanga

There were a few slow parts in this one, but DANG the last 50 pages or so were nuts!
Nerdish Mum
Jan 31, 2016 Nerdish Mum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd forgotten about the Yotsuba arc of the anime and I remember why, it's definitely not my favourite arc within the storyline. Far too much time is spent on people in meeting rooms and not enough time on the main characters. However as usual it's wonderfully written and beautifully convoluted. The artwork is perfect and I still thoroughly enjoyed this book overall.
Sue Moro
Aug 24, 2014 Sue Moro rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Overall, still enjoying this series. I found the parts involving the meetings of the Yotsuba group to be a little tedious, however, and they slowed down the plot.
4.5 stars. I don't love where the story went but it's still so good and I'm enjoyed it so much.

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Oct 09, 2015 Gav451 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy cow there is a twist and a half at the start of this book. Something that made sense but that I did not expect at all. Amazing piece of plotting. I do not propose to reveal or spoil any of it but rest assured it left me agape for a while.

As before this is a densely written thriller with continuous twists and turns that you need to focus on in order to keep apace with all of them. As before it eschews the action and violence for a far more ethereal and thoughtful experience.

The bravery of th
Josef Hare
Jun 11, 2015 Josef Hare rated it it was amazing
The beginning of this volume contains an event that pretty much completely changes the story, I can see why they'd want to do something like this after two volumes of the same set-up, but it was extremely disorienting. It felt like everything that had happened previously suddenly had no influence, and it was like the manga had somehow rebooted itself before it was even done. I had negative feelings about all this initially, but I soon began to really enjoy it. The event in question doesn't reall ...more
Mar 04, 2015 Gee rated it it was amazing
This series is literally my favourite thing at the moment! I'm definitely buying the last 3 this saturday coming up, because I cant wait to find out what happens! (also I have to wait 3 days to continue this on, and its going to kill me) I'm very glad this series is so long because I love it so much!

The ending of this one was so good, (especially Volume 6), but I found I missed Light being Kira a lot? like I definitely liked the plot of him giving up his deathnote to escape the police
Jun 07, 2015 Aris rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-library
Love this series.
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Jun 07, 2015 Pooja (Infinite Reads) rated it really liked it
Shelves: bought
Aug 01, 2015 Aubrie rated it it was amazing
Oo! I can't tell you how many times I was literally yelling at this book while I was reading it! I just wanted to absolutely devour this book!

Light and Misa lose their whole memories regarding the Death Notes after being taken into custody by L. But was this all part of Light's plan? Meanwhile, an entire company seems to have gained the powers Light and Misa once had. L tries to plan Light's innocence so he can put him on the case to finding out who this next person with the powers is. Light coo
Aug 02, 2015 J. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story of Kira & "L" continues.

In this installment, Light gives up ownership of the Death Note in order to forget everything about it, and be truly honest in his attempts at convincing "L" that he is not Kira. In the meantime, the shinnigami that hunted Misa-Misa gives her Death note to a corrupt & ambitious businessman in order to deflect suspicion away from Misa-Misa. "L" ends up believing that both Light and Misa-Misa are innocent of being Kira & Kira 2, though he suspects that
Sep 03, 2015 Sohi rated it really liked it
Death note is about a notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written on the notebook. One day, Light Yagami comes in possession of this notebook, and he begins to try to "rid the world of evil." I love this concept so much, and the writer seems so brilliant. I do find it a bit less fascinating than it was in the beginning, but it is still very interesting. I never really have any idea where this story will go, and I enjoy the artwork. I picked up volume 4 immediately after I fi ...more
Feb 02, 2016 Emilia rated it it was amazing

(that's all i have to say)
Clay Haase
Aug 11, 2014 Clay Haase rated it really liked it
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Death Note is without a doubt one of those mangas that practically everyone has at least heard about. No wonder too, the story is interesting and attention-catching. The plot is centered on Light Yagami, who finds a notebook with which he can kill people by writing their names on it, and the police investigation that attempts to put an end to his criminal killing and bring him to justice. It is deep, interesting, with a well-developed plot, and absolutely memorab
Apr 06, 2014 Jessie rated it it was amazing
I have to say, this may be my favorite arc. I love seeing Light work together with L with Misa added in as a bonus. They are both very intelligent men with a sense of righteousness and justice, and for a few chapters, they're actually on the same side. Sure, there's the fact that L still suspects Light as Kira, and Light is mad as heck that he's still under suspicion, but these things only add to the delicious tension.

Another thing that is brilliant about this arc is the fact that though intelli
Edward Cheer
Dec 11, 2015 Edward Cheer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was immensely impressed with this third installment in the Death Note series. I was a little hesitant about Light's decision, and where it would take the story, but trying to find out who the new Kira is, and what would happen in the investigation, and the climax at the end was satisfying. Everything built on top of itself to an incredibly intense chase and fight sequence. This is quickly turning into one of my favorite mangas, as it's so easy to get wrapped up and keep reading- even more so t ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Chivitouille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2015

La mayor parte de la historia es un poco más lenta en comparación con los tomos anteriores puesto que en esta parte trata del arco de la Yotsuba y este nuevo Kira.
Se me ha hecho muy larga y algo extensa ya que el ritmo es diferente, todo se centra en investigar, observar y sacar algunas conclusiones pero sin duda hay momentos interesantes entre L, Light y Misa.
En ningún momento L deja de sospechar de Light, las deducciones y lo sumamente observador que es para todos los detalles es genial.
El pró
Apr 25, 2016 Beatris rated it really liked it
Review de Death Note Vol. III (Black Edition)

En mi opinión este volumen decae un poco en cuanto al anterior ya que es más monótono y hay partes bastante lentas aunque con un final súper impactante y que te mantiene en vilo durante las últimas páginas. Sigue teniendo una trama muy afilada e inteligente a la que me enganché en seguida y me mantuvo interesada todo el rato. Los personas siguen siendo para mí un punto fuerte. Ya no sólo por Light y L, quienes tienen un ingenio y agudeza impresionant
Sophie Noel
Aug 21, 2014 Sophie Noel rated it really liked it
Once again... amazing. I gave it the four stars because this is where the story starts to slow down.
Nov 16, 2015 Lee rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, owned-physical
Actual rating of 4.25 stars.

This shit is FUCKING INSANE. I love it.
kim song ng
S.E. Berrow
I did not enjoy volumes V and VI of Death Note anywhere near as much as previous instalments. On a positive note, due to a case of self-enforced amnesia, Light Yagami isn't anywhere near as hateable as he has been up until this point as he now uses his intelligence to stop Kira rather than further Kira's cause. Unfortunately because Light has relinquished ownership of the Death Note and willingly given up his memories of being Kira, he takes a step back as central character of the story and cons ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Next in the series

Wow! This series just keeps getting better and better! The best volume so far. In this omnibus edition volumes 5 and 6 go together so well as they contain a mini story-arc. Both Light and Misa have temporarily given up their notebooks and had their memories erased all as part of Light's master plan to throw L.'s suspicion off of him, while at the same time Misa's book has been turned over to someone else and a group of 8 individuals at a Japanese corporation
Christine Libutti
Mar 24, 2016 Christine Libutti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, goth-tastic
So far, this is my least favorite of the volumes. The plot changes drastically and it wasn't as thrilling or exciting to me. However, I am hopeful that this will set up for an even more dynamic volume 4! Still, I'm really into the universe this series has created and wouldn't say it was bad or anything, just an extended filler to the story. A necessary bridge to cross to finish the ultimate battle between L and Kira.
Nikos Dunno
Jan 17, 2016 Nikos Dunno rated it it was amazing
The first part of this collection (Volume 5) made me question my initial thoughts that the writing keeps getting better and better as the volumes progress, as I felt it was dragging a little bit, and losing focus, but luckily the second part (Volume 6) brought the frenetic energy back to the plot, and created the best ciffhanger yet, definitely restoring my faith that I'm dealing with a true masterpiece once again.
Aug 07, 2015 Josie rated it liked it
I found this book much slower than the first two and nowhere near as engaging. I'm starting to be very annoyed by "L".....he is just a very annoying person and I keep finding myself really wanting him to go away! And the Yotsuba meetings were just tedious! The last couple chapters kind of made the whole book, the rest was sort of bland.
Rebecka (is hilarious, shut up)
Goddamn, but that was boring.

The previous book ended with a rather shocking and mysterious (and with that I mean it isn't explained) plot-twist. Naturally, I opened the next book burning with the desire to find out what the heck just happened. I read. And read. And fucking read.

Now the last page is turned, and you know what? I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED.
It does not create suspense. It does not make me especially eager to read the next book. What it makes me do is plug my laptop in,
Rees Malwin
Sep 02, 2015 Rees Malwin rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars.

Okay, so, most of this book was boring to me, if we're gonna be honest, but all was solved in the end and it was all redeemed. I have the rest of the series, now, so I'm able to hop right into Volume IV.

HOWEVER, I need to read more Crown of Midnight. I just need to. So Death Note IV must wait!
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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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