Death Note, Vol 13: Guida alla lettura
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Death Note, Vol 13: Guida alla lettura (Death Note #13)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  3,582 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Dopo l'adrenalinico volume conclusivo della storia, il dodicesimo, ecco un vero e proprio manuale per i lettori di Death Note! Questo tredicesimo volume, oltre a un fumetto di 50 pagine, contiene tutte, ma proprio tutte le informazioni più dettagliate sulla serie che è già un classico della letteratura manga. Schede dei personaggi, ricostruzione di tutto il caso Kira, anal...more
Paperback, Planet Manga - First Edition, 288 pages
Published December 18th 2008 by Panini Comics (first published January 1st 2006)
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This is called volume 13, and an encyclopedia for the series. It isn't really either. It's more like a set of DVD special features. Worth reading? Actually... yes, at least in part. The character profiles that start the book have very little new information to add, but L.'s does include his real name. The creator interviews that take up much of the space are actually really informative. There's a detailed timeline, a complete set of all the Death Note rules, and answers to most of the questions...more
Somewhat dry, but not exactly shocking considering that it's basically an encyclopedic overview of the series. The four panels were fun, and it was interesting to read the pilot version of Death Note. Worth paging through if you're a Death Note fan, but definitely not a sit down and read through type of book. Includes an illustrated card of L.
I want to find out L'S REAL NAME!~!!!!! :3
I wuv you, ryuk!! :]
I love death note....!
iT was aMazing...
I really enjoyed this Death Note volume 13. Of course, you don't read this manga to get more Death Note story, but rather to get a deeper understanding of the manga. This manga is more like the behind the scenes on a DVD. The creators answer many questions about all sorts of different things, explain different events in the manga, and make it more clear. I enjoyed reading the interviews with the creators, and it made my day to discover that their favorite character L! Both of them! <3 I also...more
Feb 18, 2010 Jeffrey rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Death Note fans
Vol 13 claims to be "the ultimate Death Note encyclopedia" but it comes off more as a DVD Special Features section. It includes some filler profiles on the characters and timelines out the events of the story and the movements of the death notes themselves. Most of it is written in tiny print, yet in an oversized volume and an upcharged cover price. There are also some four panel comics from various magazines in the original printing which are cute but largely forgettable.

The real value comes fr...more
i absolutely loved this book! the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars was there was a lot of pages with pure boring filler to make the book longer i think. i just wanted to read things i didnt know about the series, but other than that it was really great. there were character descriptions for all the characters which im thankful for cuz there are so many that i forget names and its a good reference to match a name with a face. It also included the deathnote pilot comic and several 4 panel comic...more
This book would only really be interesting to those who are huge fans of the deathnote manga series. I do like the manga, I've read them all, seen the films and that, and yet this book bored me. The endless character analysing, the never ending interviews, it all took up room that could have been filled with things that were much more fun to read.
The good parts of the book, in my opinion, were the 4 panels and the pilot manga right at the end.

Overall, it wasn't bad, but it could have been so muc...more
I actually found Volume 13 to be far more enjoyable than the series itself, most likely for the fact that I loved getting a deeper look at the characters and discovered a numerous amount of little tidbits about the creation of the series & the aftermath.

I really liked Ryuk's comments.
my friend aylli also has this book and i read it i was stuck on one page though the one with near ^//^
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Volume 13 isn't really a continuation of Death Note's story per se, it's more of an 'added features'/encyclopedia of the franchise.

It is surprisingly stocky, with several sections: character fact files, author/artist interviews, comedic one shot stories, the original pilot chapter, and a few other slices n dices. For example, it'll tell you EXACTLY who touched each note book at what time. Which is stuff you'll eat up voraciously when you're in the throes of the agonising DN withdrawal symptoms....more
this book is about a teenager who's name is kura who finds a note book at the floor. inside the notebook is mysterious power. once you touch it, you are able to see a shinigami which is a death god. the death god told kura that whoevers name he writes will have a heart attack. he tries it to see if it is true. goes home and looks at his tv and writes down is name. he had a heart attack. no once knew how he died. police found out that kura was the one that did it but the =y have to find evidence...more
Aug 08, 2008 Jared rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Death Note Fans, Drama, Suspense, Thriller, Detective
Recommended to Jared by: Bought it out of want for another death note book
Shelves: manga
This is a truly great book. I think all fans of the wonderfully written Death Note series should BUY THIS BOOK!It does contain spoilers though so don't buy until your done with the series. With all the information you could stand to read read about Death Note, ranging from a complete description of everything L ate during the course of the series to a commentary on each chapter from the author. Who wouldn't want to know whats on Near's shopping list or to read the original manga pilot for the De...more
Bennett Rosner
I enjoyed the 4 panel comics and ending manga in this book as well as the interviews with the writers. However, the bio's of the characters and chapter summaries are only really useful if you stopped reading the manga months before and want to come back into it. So, really only worth it for the 100 or so pages of manga and interviews, the rest is boring information.
If there's anything you didn't know about Death Note, or anything you were confused by, you'll find it in here and get your head around it. It took me a while to get through because, of course, Death Note is pretty heavy going. But the content is really varied - interviews with the creators, the pilot chapter, four panel comics (I laughed so hard!) and in-dept analysis of each chapter and event. It's not something I could read in one sitting, but I'm glad I got through it. I feel like a real Dea...more
Dec 17, 2010 oxana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of supernatural crime and manga - and of course those who have already read Death Note
Shelves: fiction, manga, own
I didn't read this book from cover to cover since I just finished the whole series, but I gave it a good look and it seems like a handy little "dictionary" to the world of Death Note.

It has creator interviews, character bios (main characters as well as those with smaller roles, which is very neat if you really want to get into knowing it all), timelines, more Notebook rules and tricks, facts and small strips of random comics (of which most were a little strange, I must admit).

It also has another...more
The interviews with the author and artist were very interesting--especially finding out that they rarely met at all and mostly communicated through their editor! How odd--and I liked that they included the pilot comic that launched the series (as I never would have had access to it otherwise). The rest, however, wasn't all that interesting to me. I can understand why rehashing/reorganizing the details and providing character studies might be helpful for the target demographic, though, to help th...more
Nov 21, 2008 Rebecca rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Death Note fans who have finished the series
Shelves: manga, fantasy, mythology
This is a great resource for someone who has read the entire Death Note series. However, because it is so complete, I wouldn't recommend it for someone who hasn't read the series. It ruins pretty much every single surprise. (I know, imagine that! An encyclopedia that tells you every single thing.)

There are interviews with Ohba and Obata throughout the book that really give some insight to what went into creating Death Note. What I personally found very interesting from reading the interviews is...more
This is an interesting book to read if you're an avid fan of the series. It isn't something light that can be read in the span of a day, because there's a lot of information and of course all it does is give background information. It's interesting to see where Ohba came up with all the little ideas for everything, but I was sort of bummed that a lot of his reasons were "it must have tied in with something else," or "I just chose it randomly." I wish there had been more of a reasoning behind it,...more
Un livre de fin très intéressant, avec beaucoup d'informations supplémentaires !
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Miharu Rokujou
i had to look through every copy of this at B&N and Borders just to find one that didn't have the little note card torn open. why cant these bratty children just use wikipedia to find out what L's real name is? it made me so angry. they destroyed books they never intended to buy, just for information they could receive on the internet. i finally found a copy though that wasn't damaged. never opened the note card either. it's in perfect condition<3
Yume Yoru
Se trata de un libro que recoge muchos detalles curiosos y contenido extra de la saga. Hay partes que se hacen pesadas por ser una repetición resumida de la propia historia, pero también descubrimos aspectos de los personajes que no habríamos llegado a conocer de otra manera. Un error a destacar es la edición poco cuidada de la traducción al castellano, que está plagada de erratas. Por lo demás, está muy recomendado a cualquier fan del manga.
Oct 15, 2010 tor rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Death Note fans
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This is a great read that gives extra detail for those still left a little confused at the series. I noticed things were repeated in a different way a lot, but that just makes it easier to understand for a wider variety of people. Definitely suggest this one! Loved the four-panel mangas at the back and the extra one with the kid!
Pick it up, give it a go and enjoy! ^.^
Natalie Baker
Jun 29, 2011 Natalie Baker rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any one who loves Death Note
This book answers all those unanswered questions that I had about the story...even the ones that I forgot about. It makes the story that much greater because you get insight into Ohba and Obata's decisions which resulted in Death Note. This How to reawakened my love, intrigue and obsession with/for Death Note (if it ever left). I'm so glad I bought this.
IMHO, Death Note is at its best before L dies. The story after that gets dwindling and a little bit getting nowhere. Still, the twist makes it somehow bearable.

Death Note is, in short, a proof that Japanese manga could get as serious as possible about God and playing God. It's just that this manga tumbled a bit in playing it smoothly.
an encyclopdeia.... nothing too exciting about that.... except it is... it gives a bio on all the characters... 4 panel comics and a pilot
i especially like the part about l and his eating habits and all the weird lil commentary that came along with it.......
after reading helps you to really appreciate the series a bit more....
Rami Al-jumaili
a treasure for collectors , this fancy book is a genius idea by the makers of death note , the epic anime/manga phenomenon .
the book contains some special note , summarized chapters notes , and some profiles of all the characters !!
plus : the (L) card , which shows the real name of L .
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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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