I never have great expectations on manga, but this was shit beyond all imagination.
No really, why is there a shitload of people saying it's good?
Honestly, Death Note is probably better suited for like 13-14.
That's not a bad thing, either. Certain works are just better enjoy at certain ages. Catcher in the Rye is great, for example, but once you're like an actual working adult if you don't have an active interest in literature it's unimportant.
The problem is that OP is probably like 18 or less, and is reading ridiculous shonen manga expecting it to be sensible or something.
I'm OP and I don't expect shonen (or whatever) to be sensibile or deep, but when they try and fail so hard I'm disappointed, especially when people praise them...
Also, when I was 13-14 I read way better things and I would never suggest this shit to anyone, even children, not because it's not meaningful and shit but because is poorly written, sometimes stupid, unoriginal, etc...
I guess I'll get over it anyway... It's just that a person I thought had good taste suggested it to me...
People only hate it because its mainstream and 14 year old fat autismos identify with it.
Same reason people hate Portal, Avenged Sevenfold etc.
It's not bad its just overmarketed and overhyped.
It's not THAT bad, but i'm with you, it wouldn't even put it on my top 1000, if I made any. The series is only slightly good from the episode 11 to 25, the rest is beyond stupid and boring, unless you are watching it ironically. I haven't read the manga and I will never do, so I wouldn't know if it's better or not.
Well, the story isn't that original, I found it boring and at times there are almost holes in the plot, makes it hard to suspend disbelief, characters are uninteresting, even better, completely flat, and badly portrayed, it becomes a mess after the first half and a bunch of other things, I hate how they give long explanations for everything, which seems forced, strategies seem forced, narration isn't fluent, Light and L are annoying, themes (if you can call them so) are not even remotely developed well, and so on... I could keep going
People say it's better than the standard shonen, but I really don't think so... now, I know you will go like:
>muh narutard is defending his favourite manga
or something like that, but I'm not even jocking when I say that I rather spend my time on One Piece than this boring mediocrity
That's your opinion.
Flawed as it may be I'd pick it over any battle shonen I read, and that includes One Piece, but that's my opinion too.
If you found it boring it probably just wasn't up your alley.
They're similar, but there are a few differences.
In the manga, during the final confrontation, Mikami doesn't stab himself and doesn't help Light escape. Ryuk then proceeds to write Light's name in his Death Note in front of him, Light goes nuts and dies. I prefer the manga ending, it really makes you feel Light's despair in his final moments.