I watched the first disc of this tonight. I'm definitely hooked. Very cool idea and main characters. Thanks for the suggestion. My sister has read the manga and likes it a lot, I found out.
Missed this post earlier. Glad you liked it. I keep telling myself I should start reading the manga of these but I already have such a huge backlog to watch I may not catch up until I’m retired.
Last night I watched the live-action Death Note movie. It doesn't hold a candle to the anime, unfortunately. The story in the anime is very well-written, developing at the perfect pace, milking the introduction of each new detail for maximum effect. The movie fumbles every opportunity. It was hard to watch. Uninspired direction, poor acting, and sub-par special effects didn't help.
Thanks for the heads up on the live-action movie. I’ve been meaning to order it but already have 100 things queued up that I want right now so I don’t think I’ll be bumping anything for it.
I agree with you that the anime is very well written and planned out. Not your typical anime and like you I found it easy to get hooked on. I’m glad I revisited anime, cause I never liked it as a kid but now much of it is better than the garbage coming out of Hollywood or what’s on TV.
I got disk 8 delivered on Saturday but haven’t had time to watch it yet. I may hold off until they complete the series so I can watch the rest back-to-back for better continuity and involvement.