It’s a little old, but it still remains as one of the most intense cat-and-mouse animes which keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Usually, when you recommend anime to someone, their response would be, “You still watch cartoons at this age?” While indeed it’s a cartoon, the stories are far from the regular cartoons or even live-action TV shows that you’re used to. I used to be skeptical as well until I decided to give Death Note a try. The whole show blew me away, and I had been a fan of anime ever since. I sat down to watch one episode, and when I got up, I realized I’d seen seven. The show is exhilarating and tense throughout.
The story is about Light Yagami, who comes across a supernatural notebook named the Death Note, which has the ability to kill a person if you just write their name on it. Every person whose name gets written will die of heart failure.
The high school student decides to play God and starts writing names of criminals to ‘cleanse the world of evil’ and soon, the police seek the help of a skilled detective named L to take him down. This is when the cat-and-mouse game begins.
If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad, you will be hooked onto this one without a doubt. Seeing a mild-mannered person transform into a terrifying sociopath and bring people in power to their knees is a delight to see, but the difference here is that you will find yourself rooting for both the protagonist and antagonist.
Death Note contains a lot of detective work that will impress you, and the way one character is always two steps ahead of the other keeps you wanting more.
Give it a try; it will rock your world. Guaranteed.