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Death Note, Vol. 4: Love

(Death Note #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  26,600 ratings  ·  877 reviews
With two Kiras on the loose, L asks Light to join the task force and pose as the real Kira in order to catch the copycat. L still suspects Light and figures that this is the perfect excuse to get closer to his quarry. Light agrees to the plan in order to have free access to the task force resources. But when Light manages to contact the new Kira, he discovers that his riva ...more
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Published March 7th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published November 4th 2004)
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I didn't like this one as much as the first 3 but it's still freaking awesome! ❤️ ...more
Guys? Am I the only one who's still waiting for their own Death Note? 😍

This is probably one of the funniest books in the series. I had a sheet mask while reading this, and I kept smiling, so it was not sitting right around my mouth! 😂

I really like Misa (not only because she is my namesake) but because she's childish, impulsive and a bit unpredictable. I love it that Light is suddenly forced to make his plans around this ball of energy that is only bound to explode! It is so much fun. I almost fe
C.G. Drews
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
HEEEEELP MEEEEEE I HAVE LIKE 7 ANXIETIES ABOUT THIS SERIES. No wait. I have nine anxieties. Seriously I am so stressed out right now. AH. AH. AH.


So Vol #4 was filled with many new plot twists that TOTALLY threw me. I honestly cannot predict what is going to go down next. And is it bad that I'm kind of devastated that Light (view spoiler) My brain is spinning. Ahem.


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Colleen Venable
Sep 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Okay is it just me or are the representations of women in this particular volume SO SCREWED UP? Girls are not as smart. Girls always need saving. Girls make good pawns if you happen to have a notebook that can KILL PEOPLE and need something to distract the police from suspecting you. (I can't tell you HOW MANY DATES I've been on for that reason. All you fellas out there and your notebooks of death.) I had thought it might have been my imagination before, but this couldn't be more stereotypical o ...more
Dannii Elle
Still a good installment to the Death Note series but I can't say I was as enamored with this volume as I saw with the previous three. The plot still surprised me at every turn and remained as action-packed as ever but the addition of the character Misa was a let-down for me. I was hoping for some bad-ass girl power but what I received was a submissive girl who falls in love at first sight and is displayed in an entirely sexual nature. She also showed up previously unseen flaws in Light's own ch ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Death Note, Vol. 4: Love (Death Note #4), Tsugumi Ohba, Alexis Kirsch (Translator)
With two Kiras on the loose, L asks Light to join the task force and pose as the real Kira in order to catch the copycat. L still suspects Light and figures that this is the perfect excuse to get closer to his quarry. Light agrees to the plan in order to have free access to the task force resources. But when Light manages to contact the new Kira, he discovers that his rival is anything but as expected. Will Light e
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
I really liked Misa at first-- she's a really smart and quirky character. But I'm not a fan of her motivation, and it seems like they devolved her down to a girl with a silly crush. I would have really liked it if she'd had real goals of her own.

But the plot in this one was so great and the twists kept coming! Super interested to see what happens now!
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Not as great as the previous volumes but still really, really good. This story is just incredibly compelling. I can't wait to watch the TV show after I finish the manga series. ...more
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-manga
There is not any other thriller manga that can compete with Death Note.

L and Kira are the characters who stays with you for a life time.

In this part of Death Note, a fake Kira is creating troubles day by day, that too just to come into limelight and show herself/himself to the real one.

I admit that at first I didn't like the female character in it. Making this series a male dominating series. But yeah, what can I say.
It has to be the way it was and that was fascinating to read.

Do read this se
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I remember finding Misa annoying, but damn this time around she is irritating as hell. Loved it though. L is the greatest!
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The series is more and more exciting and the fourth volume is no exception. In this new chapter, the circle narrows around Light, with 'L' always careful to the events about Kira and there is the appearance of a new character, Misa. I read it in one breath, captured by the many events and plot twists that occur during the story. The fight between Kira and 'L' is increasingly tight, every move of the first, as cunning, is immediately examined and analyzed by the second. Light must reckon with the ...more
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
The hunt continues and it is even more complex with the arrival of Misa. Unfortunately, she is not as smart as Naomi, but what she is capable of is a real threat to Light Yagami.

I wasn't particularly fond with what her motives are and how she impacts the bigger chess game between Kira and L, but it does make things so thrilling at times, especially with that ending.

Sort of fearing that one volume where things will definitely be insane, yet still excited to get there.

Yours truly,

Lashaan | Blogge
Carrie Rolph
May 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2008, manga
It's not like there's anything new happening at this point, is there? L thinks Light might be Kira, Light is Kira but has a brilliantly convoluted plan to convince L that he's not Kira, Light's father spends a lot of time wearing suits and looking shocked, so on and so forth. ...more
Misa coming in and throwing a wrench into Light's plans is absolute hilarity. I was giggling like a school kid.

Also... I got some major Harley Quinn vibes from her.

This story gets better and better.
Dec 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
OK, now I'm just annoyed! I wasn't crazy about the portrayal of women earlier in this series--mainly due to the lack of meaningful women characters. But now that there's an important female character, all she does is squeal and mope about boys and wear short skirts and model. Oh, and get tortured. GRRRRR. ...more
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely my favourite volume so far. I laughed out loud at many points
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This one took a while for me to get through and it just felt like it was filler setting up other plot lines.
Hiba Arrame
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-webtoon

Everything is absolutely very well-thought, the characters, the monologues, the dialogues, everything is just perfect. I can't wait to read the rest, I'm going so fast through it all and it's absolutely addictive.
Dave Schaafsma
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Things get crazier and the plot doesn't advance much, really, as L still suspects Light is Kira and isn't 100 % sure, and new second Kira Misa, who is also a highly sexualized famous little girl model and dumb, angles into becoming Light's "girlfriend,' though Light sort of already has another (and not bimbo) girlfriend, who is one of the smartest young women in school (whew for female representations, sorta, but she is not a central character, and sort of reserved compared to the "wacky" Misa M ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
It wasn’t as good as the previous ones. I feel like the only female representative is kind of helpless and way too dumb. Why does she rely so much on Kira?? I don’t really like her role and I would’ve liked a smart and bad-ass girl in that story. Maybe it’ll change in the next book but for now it just didn’t do it for me.
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spannend, spannend...
Ashley Marie
Addiction is a thing.
4.5 stars - Spoilers

Loved it. Misa was by far the best character — sure she was idiotic and desperate but I found her entertaining as hell. I was initially confused with her devotion to Light/Kira, but I was glad there was a plausible reason for her being so devoted to him.
I liked Misa's Shinigami (Ram)… His protectiveness was really sweet. Light will no doubt use and abuse Misa so I'm pleased she has someone on her side. I loved that Ram threatened Light if Misa died. It's more fun to read whe
Marianna Neal
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Back to action! A lot happens in this volume and some of it had me very concerned - I couldn't put it down. I'm starting to get overwhelmed by all of the death note "rules" that keep coming up, but it's a minor thing. I really liked the new shinigami - Rem, who is very different from Ryuk. However, the reckless Misa (we got a glimpse of her in the previous book along with Rem) bothers me: she is supposed to be 20 and yet she acts like a 5-year-old. The series could really use a strong female cha ...more
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Both Light and L are so sharp that it makes me feel dumb -_-

Anyway, what the HECK with that Misa!!! I want to slash her neck, cut her arteries and veins one by one, and then I shall suck her blood like Robert Pattinson used to do in Twilight (I didn't watch it actually; I'm only assuming). GAAAAAAHHHHH! What's wrong with that idiot!! I have to admit that I like the idea of another Death Note carrier, but that child was so &%*&E(*#&)(#)*^#

Though I know that Light is evil, I'm still Team Light :p
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics
Oh, Misa. I really feel sorry for her. I can see how she got into this situation, idolizing the person who avenged her parents' murders. But still... Oh, Misa. ...more
Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Gah! So intense! I need the next volume. I can't remember what happens next. ...more
Nada Emad
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well, I think I've found myself a new addiction. Great. Right on time. *looks at mountains of past papers in the distance* ...more
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
*goes to the store to buy the other Death Note black editions*


Seriously so good! Can't wait to read the others.
Elizabeth A
Nov 08, 2020 rated it liked it
The least interesting of the series thus far. The cat and mouse game that Light and L play continues to be interesting, and I liked the new Shinigami, Rem, - very different in tone from Ryuk - maybe she's female? What this manga needs is a strong woman character or two. Misa is damn annoying. OK, so she's a model and dumb and subservient, but she's twenty and behaves like a bratty five year old. I know that we've all lived through the age of Trump for the past 4 years, and bratty behavior is sti ...more
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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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