BlackZ wrote:Long time I don't read any American comics*. I have no idea on what's happening in the recent issues of Spider-Man or X-men
I used to read them in the 90s in a library. Yes, a library! It's because someone used to donate comics frequently to that library, so I had the opportunity to read them for free. Sadly, the donations stopped after a while and, as my mother refused to give me money to buy them, I was forced to stop reading comics...
Some years later, when I was 16, I begun reading mangas because some of my otaku friends bought many issues and I borrowed from them. The first manga I've read was One Piece (which I still read today). Though my favorite is, by far, Death Note. I simply loved it, because it's very unique among shonens.
Kaylee wrote:Wow! I just want to say you speak English very, very well! Actually, you speak English a lot better than the people I live around—and they are native speakers!
Kaylee wrote:Death Note? Is that the one anime/manga where the main guy controls a demon to kill people on certain days?
BlackZ wrote:Oh really? That improved a lot* my self confidence. Your corrections are very helpful too, thank you
Almost that. Actually, the main guy (who's called Light Yagami) found a "death note", which has the power to kill people any time he wants. Of course, the note has its limitations - for instance, the note can't kill people whose the name is not known by the holder. The holder also must know how the person he wants to kill looks alike.
The "demon" you saw (actually a "Shinigami" or a "god of death" called Ryuk) is the actual owner of that note - which he threw in a random place in order to watch what humans would do if they had such a power. Why? Just for fun, because he was "bored" Other than that, he doesn't do anything else. Well, actually he does, but I won't talk because that would be spoiler (1).
I say that Death Note is different from most shonens because the main guy isn't really a hero. I'd say he's either an anti-hero or a villain. And it focus (2) a lot in a psychological battle between Light and a detective whose codename is "L" - which means that the main atribute (3) of both characters isn't physical strength, but intelligence and ingenuity.
Kaylee wrote:He must have a lot of people he really hates if he wants to keep the note, then. Does he kill innocent people?
BlackZ wrote:Kaylee wrote:He must have a lot of people he really hates if he wants to keep the note, then. Does he kill innocent people?
At first, he uses the note only to kill dangerous criminals. However, he becomes obsessed with the idea of creating a "perfect world" using the note as a tool. So much that, after a while, he begins to kill anyone who he sees as obstacles for his objective.
The manga is truly about how people change when they have too much power in their hands. Light changes from a justice seeker to a fanatic and dangerous psychopath through the series.
A question I have: Lakhota is a difficult language to learn? I read the Wikipedia article about the language and it looks interesting!
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