In this video, I talk about the original Death Note anime and a comparison to the 2017 Netflix Death Note Movie. I argue that the most important difference between the two is a feeling of game play that is so important in the show and nonexistent in the film. If you’re wondering what I think about the movie, I’ll just tell you now: I think it’s bad, and partly, this essay is an analysis of why I think it’s bad. Spoilers for both things ensue.
For another take on Death Note, check out Story Laboratory’s sweet vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFsMruEteCY&t=363s
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