Death Note, Vol. 4 (Death Note, #4)
With two Kiras on the loose, L asks Light to join the task force and pose as the real Kira in order to catch the copycat. L still suspects Light and figures that this is the perfect excuse to get closer to his quarry. Light agrees to the plan in order to have free access to the task force resources. But when Light manages to contact the new Kira, he discovers that his rival is anything but as expected. Will Light escape from love unscathed?

Death Note, Vol. 4 (Death Note, #4) Details

TitleDeath Note, Vol. 4 (Death Note, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 7th, 2006
PublisherVIZ Media LLC
ISBN-139781421503318
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy

Death Note, Vol. 4 (Death Note, #4) Review

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't like this one as much as the first 3 but it's still freaking awesome! ❤ I didn't like this one as much as the first 3 but it's still freaking awesome! ❤️
  • C.G. Drews
    January 1, 1970
    HEEEEELP MEEEEEE I HAVE LIKE 7 ANXIETIES ABOUT THIS SERIES. No wait. I have nine anxieties. Seriously I am so stressed out right now. AH. AH. AH. (Ahem.)So Vol #4 was filled with many new plot twists that TOTALLY threw me. I honestly cannot predict what is going to go down next. And is it bad that I'm kind of devastated that Light (view spoiler)[has quit being Kira??? I FEEL SO BAD BUT OMG EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED. (hide spoiler)] My brain is spinning. Ahem.MY THOUGHTS WHILST READING THIS ONE:• I HEEEEELP MEEEEEE I HAVE LIKE 7 ANXIETIES ABOUT THIS SERIES. No wait. I have nine anxieties. Seriously I am so stressed out right now. AH. AH. AH. (Ahem.)So Vol #4 was filled with many new plot twists that TOTALLY threw me. I honestly cannot predict what is going to go down next. And is it bad that I'm kind of devastated that Light (view spoiler)[has quit being Kira??? I FEEL SO BAD BUT OMG EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED. (hide spoiler)] My brain is spinning. Ahem.MY THOUGHTS WHILST READING THIS ONE:• I liked that this one focused more on Light (which is fair because Vol #3 was more about "L".)• I really didn't like the introduction of Misa, the second Kira. Like, ugh, it was just "here let's throw in a girl who has no motivations or life or anything except a CRUSH ON A BOY". It was really insulting for girls all over the universe actually. • So while Misa was cute, she had no complex character development. CONFUSING. Because all the other characters are so epic.• Hmph.• But yet....THE PLOT TWISTS AROUND MISA WERE AMAZING.• And I was so stressed out in this one because AHHH the heat is really turned up high.• Also "L" doesn't sleep.• And he exists on donuts and tea, apparently. But dude, you need a nap eventually, right?• Why is Light's hair so fantastic? IT JUST IS.• (It's so hard to even semi-review these books without spoilers.)• Basically this one leaves me craving the next book quite severely badly. I have NO IDEA WHAT'LL HAPPEN NEXT.• I also am liking how we get to know more about the shinigami (god of death) and all the rules around the Death Note too. Things got a little more complicated here, and it's interesting to know the shinigami's weaknesses.• Also I love the art and expressions. IT'S LIKE READING A MOVIE.• Okay goodbye now. I need to go devour mooooore.This one is definitely my least favourite because of the terrible introduction of a semi-love-interest, but is also STILL AMAZING because it's so compelling and the twisty.#CaitisAddicted#SendHelp#HaHaDont
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  • Dannii Elle
    January 1, 1970
    Still a good installment to the Death Note series but I can't say I was as enamored with this volume as I saw with the previous three. The plot still surprised me at every turn and remained as action-packed as ever but the addition of the character Misa was a let-down for me. I was hoping for some bad-ass girl power but what I received was a submissive girl who falls in love at first sight and is displayed in an entirely sexual nature. She also showed up previously unseen flaws in Light's own ch Still a good installment to the Death Note series but I can't say I was as enamored with this volume as I saw with the previous three. The plot still surprised me at every turn and remained as action-packed as ever but the addition of the character Misa was a let-down for me. I was hoping for some bad-ass girl power but what I received was a submissive girl who falls in love at first sight and is displayed in an entirely sexual nature. She also showed up previously unseen flaws in Light's own character that made my alignment with his cause dwindle a little. He was dismissive, uncaring for her feelings and quickly wrote her off as an 'idiot'. I have been entirely behind his immoral cause, as is underlying ideals were just, but it seems now that he willing to sacrifice and use innocents and get rid of any minor inconvenience in any way necessary, even if they share the same ethics and principles.The only other female characters in this series have been fleeting and I feel it does females everywhere injustice that this is the only real representative for our gender. The plot, as I mentioned, was as thrilling as ever but I just could not get past this unfair female representation. I am still excited to continue with the series but I can only hope that it does not contain more of the same misogynistic ideologies!
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  • Colleen Venable
    January 1, 1970
    Okay is it just me or are the representations of women in this particular volume SO SCREWED UP? Girls are not as smart. Girls always need saving. Girls make good pawns if you happen to have a notebook that can KILL PEOPLE and need something to distract the police from suspecting you. (I can't tell you HOW MANY DATES I've been on for that reason. All you fellas out there and your notebooks of death.) I had thought it might have been my imagination before, but this couldn't be more stereotypical o Okay is it just me or are the representations of women in this particular volume SO SCREWED UP? Girls are not as smart. Girls always need saving. Girls make good pawns if you happen to have a notebook that can KILL PEOPLE and need something to distract the police from suspecting you. (I can't tell you HOW MANY DATES I've been on for that reason. All you fellas out there and your notebooks of death.) I had thought it might have been my imagination before, but this couldn't be more stereotypical of generic gender roles. Also need to add, I was super disappointed in the previous books to find out L was a guy (I was convinced otherwise). All of that said, the story is still super intriguing and I'm this deep in now. No turning back...even if Light's entire personality has now drained away and I know I'm stuck following airhead Misa for at least a few more. Thank heaven's for those wacky Shinigami entertaining the heck out of me (and luckily making the story more interesting). Can't we just hang out with them more in Shinigami-land?
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  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked Misa at first-- she's a really smart and quirky character. But I'm not a fan of her motivation, and it seems like they devolved her down to a girl with a silly crush. I would have really liked it if she'd had real goals of her own.But the plot in this one was so great and the twists kept coming! Super interested to see what happens now!
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  • Pooja
    January 1, 1970
    There is not any other thriller manga that can compete with Death Note.L and Kira are the characters who stays with you for a life time. In this part of Death Note, a fake Kira is creating troubles day by day, that too just to come into limelight and show herself/himself to the real one.I admit that at first I didn't like the female character in it. Making this series a male dominating series. But yeah, what can I say. It has to be the way it was and that was fascinating to read. Do read this se There is not any other thriller manga that can compete with Death Note.L and Kira are the characters who stays with you for a life time. In this part of Death Note, a fake Kira is creating troubles day by day, that too just to come into limelight and show herself/himself to the real one.I admit that at first I didn't like the female character in it. Making this series a male dominating series. But yeah, what can I say. It has to be the way it was and that was fascinating to read. Do read this series if you still haven't. Else this shinigami is not a show piece. :
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  • Connor
    January 1, 1970
    Not as great as the previous volumes but still really, really good. This story is just incredibly compelling. I can't wait to watch the TV show after I finish the manga series.
  • Daniel
    January 1, 1970
    Pocetak me je malo smarao i vec sam kreno da mislim da Ohba ostaje bez ideja ali je zato kraj stvarno dosao totalno neocekivano i ostavio me u stanju da stvarno neznam sta se desava. U ovom slucaju svaka cast.Ponovo navucen :)
  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    The series is more and more exciting and the fourth volume is no exception. In this new chapter, the circle narrows around Light, with 'L' always careful to the events about Kira and there is the appearance of a new character, Misa. I read it in one breath, captured by the many events and plot twists that occur during the story. The fight between Kira and 'L' is increasingly tight, every move of the first, as cunning, is immediately examined and analyzed by the second. Light must reckon with the The series is more and more exciting and the fourth volume is no exception. In this new chapter, the circle narrows around Light, with 'L' always careful to the events about Kira and there is the appearance of a new character, Misa. I read it in one breath, captured by the many events and plot twists that occur during the story. The fight between Kira and 'L' is increasingly tight, every move of the first, as cunning, is immediately examined and analyzed by the second. Light must reckon with the second Kira, which will prove to be a problem not so easy to solve, and which threatens to cause his downfall. The character of Misa, new entrance, is often ambiguous, in some cases childish, in other shrewd and determined, but still a bit too much on the stereotype of the frivolous girl, probably underestimated. I must admit that with all of these rules, the diary, remembers an RPG, but the many reversals and twists keep alive the attention, making it an interesting and never boring story. (view spoiler)[At one point it is questioned the identity of 'L', implying that there could be more than one (hide spoiler)]The finish is amazing, it's almost painful not to be able to continue immediately with the next.I enjoyed it very much and it remains one of my favorites manga.
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  • Roula
    January 1, 1970
    Εαν δεν το εχω ηδη πει...Ο ΛΑΙΤ ΜΟΥ ΤΗ ΔΙΝΕΙ ΣΤΑ ΝΕΥΡΑ👿👿
  • Delaney
    January 1, 1970
    L. just being his adorable self. <3
  • Maddy
    January 1, 1970
    I remember finding Misa annoying, but damn this time around she is irritating as hell. Loved it though. L is the greatest!
  • Manisha
    January 1, 1970
    Misa coming in and throwing a wrench into Light's plans is absolute hilarity. I was giggling like a school kid. Also... I got some major Harley Quinn vibes from her.This story gets better and better.
  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    It's not like there's anything new happening at this point, is there? L thinks Light might be Kira, Light is Kira but has a brilliantly convoluted plan to convince L that he's not Kira, Light's father spends a lot of time wearing suits and looking shocked, so on and so forth.
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  • Shakira
    January 1, 1970
    This is definitely my favourite volume so far. I laughed out loud at many points
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    January 1, 1970
    Addiction is a thing.
  • Marcelino
    January 1, 1970
    Esto se está poniendo bueno
  • Mikhaela
    January 1, 1970
    OK, now I'm just annoyed! I wasn't crazy about the portrayal of women earlier in this series--mainly due to the lack of meaningful women characters. But now that there's an important female character, all she does is squeal and mope about boys and wear short skirts and model. Oh, and get tortured. GRRRRR.
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  • Nickyjen
    January 1, 1970
    It wasn’t as good as the previous ones. I feel like the only female representative is kind of helpless and way too dumb. Why does she rely so much on Kira?? I don’t really like her role and I would’ve liked a smart and bad-ass girl in that story. Maybe it’ll change in the next book but for now it just didn’t do it for me.
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  • Josiemaus85
    January 1, 1970
    Spannend, spannend...
  • Sercan Vatansever
    January 1, 1970
    Herhangi bir manganın yakınından bile geçmek istemiyorum. Hiç ama hiç sevmedim şu olayı.
  • Dana
    January 1, 1970
    Both Light and L are so sharp that it makes me feel dumb -_-Anyway, what the HECK with that Misa!!! I want to slash her neck, cut her arteries and veins one by one, and then I shall suck her blood like Robert Pattinson used to do in Twilight (I didn't watch it actually; I'm only assuming). GAAAAAAHHHHH! What's wrong with that idiot!! I have to admit that I like the idea of another Death Note carrier, but that child was so &%*&E(*#&)(#)*^#Though I know that Light is evil, I'm still Te Both Light and L are so sharp that it makes me feel dumb -_-Anyway, what the HECK with that Misa!!! I want to slash her neck, cut her arteries and veins one by one, and then I shall suck her blood like Robert Pattinson used to do in Twilight (I didn't watch it actually; I'm only assuming). GAAAAAAHHHHH! What's wrong with that idiot!! I have to admit that I like the idea of another Death Note carrier, but that child was so &%*&E(*#&)(#)*^#Though I know that Light is evil, I'm still Team Light :p The kind of enemy one admires I guess.
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  • Nada Emad
    January 1, 1970
    Well, I think I've found myself a new addiction. Great. Right on time. *looks at mountains of past papers in the distance*
  • 47Time
    January 1, 1970
    This volume would have been more enjoyable if it hadn't been made up of 50% preparation, 40% thought-bubbles/floating-text thingies and 10% action. Somehow the 10% made the thing worth it, even though it twisted on itself multiple times, and I'm hooked again.(view spoiler)[L wants to draw the second Kira out in the open and plans to use Raito to do it. Raito is spotted by Amane Misa, the second Kira, in one of the places she wrote in her diary. She gets his name using her Death's Eyes, Remu's ab This volume would have been more enjoyable if it hadn't been made up of 50% preparation, 40% thought-bubbles/floating-text thingies and 10% action. Somehow the 10% made the thing worth it, even though it twisted on itself multiple times, and I'm hooked again.(view spoiler)[L wants to draw the second Kira out in the open and plans to use Raito to do it. Raito is spotted by Amane Misa, the second Kira, in one of the places she wrote in her diary. She gets his name using her Death's Eyes, Remu's ability to read people's names by looking at them. Instead of killing him, she goes straight to Raito's house and offers to discover L's real name. Raito sees the advantage of having her as an ally and accepts her offer.Misa seems to truly love him, but goes about it in a way Raito finds unbearable. L, Raito and Misa meet each other on the street, of all places. Really believable setting. Anyway, Misa sees L's real name and Raito hopes he can get it out of her. Unfortunately, Misa is arrested based on evidence found at her house, so now Raito intends to get rid of her before she points her finger at him. How convoluted...Aaand bondage scene! Dem asians! Watari, L's butler or something, is instructed to get Misa's confession even if he has to resort to torture to do it. Things are heating up. Given Misa's link to Raito, L again suspects Raito of being Kira. Then another weird thing happens: Misa asks Remu to kill her. Now, why did she have to use ridiculous lines, though? 'Kill me now while I am young and pretty.' Remu is acting like a pussy here and refuses to kill her. Some god of death. Instead he has her give Raito her death note, which also wipes her memory of every event related to it. All but her love for Raito. Cause why not? Remu joins Raito who has already hatched a plan against L which involves Rait's imprisonment in a attempt to remove him as a suspect. (hide spoiler)]
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  • علي الماجد
    January 1, 1970
    simply brilliantine
  • Eslem Ouederni
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite, I can't stand Misa !! She's so annoying !! Hope things will change a bit now. L you're so damn brilliant.
  • Ferdy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars - SpoilersLoved it. Misa was by far the best character — sure she was idiotic and desperate but I found her entertaining as hell. I was initially confused with her devotion to Light/Kira, but I was glad there was a plausible reason for her being so devoted to him. I liked Misa's Shinigami (Ram)… His protectiveness was really sweet. Light will no doubt use and abuse Misa so I'm pleased she has someone on her side. I loved that Ram threatened Light if Misa died. It's more fun to read whe 4.5 stars - SpoilersLoved it. Misa was by far the best character — sure she was idiotic and desperate but I found her entertaining as hell. I was initially confused with her devotion to Light/Kira, but I was glad there was a plausible reason for her being so devoted to him. I liked Misa's Shinigami (Ram)… His protectiveness was really sweet. Light will no doubt use and abuse Misa so I'm pleased she has someone on her side. I loved that Ram threatened Light if Misa died. It's more fun to read when Light has a lot of obstacles in his way, if he got away with everything, it would be really boring and cliched. Light and L's antagonistic and one-upmanship relationship was still enjoyable. They're so similar in their intelligence and reasoning — its great seeing them trying to keep up with each other. I have a feeling that L will die… There's something tragic about him. I just hope Light dies too. Looking forward to Volume 5.
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  • David Schaafsma
    January 1, 1970
    Things get crazier and the plot doesn't advance much, really, as L still suspects Light is Kira and isn't 100 % sure, and new second Kira Misa, who is also a highly sexualized famous little girl model and dumb, angles into becoming Light's "girlfriend,' though Light sort of already has another (and not bimbo) girlfriend, who is one of the smartest young women in school (whew for female representations, sorta, but she is not a central character, and sort of reserved compared to the "wacky" Misa M Things get crazier and the plot doesn't advance much, really, as L still suspects Light is Kira and isn't 100 % sure, and new second Kira Misa, who is also a highly sexualized famous little girl model and dumb, angles into becoming Light's "girlfriend,' though Light sort of already has another (and not bimbo) girlfriend, who is one of the smartest young women in school (whew for female representations, sorta, but she is not a central character, and sort of reserved compared to the "wacky" Misa Misa… The plot kinda gets to of control in the end… getting a little annoyed with it all, but you know, I jus may be hooked, anyway...
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  • Marianna Neal
    January 1, 1970
    Back to action! A lot happens in this volume and some of it had me very concerned - I couldn't put it down. I'm starting to get overwhelmed by all of the death note "rules" that keep coming up, but it's a minor thing. I really liked the new shinigami - Rem, who is very different from Ryuk. However, the reckless Misa (we got a glimpse of her in the previous book along with Rem) bothers me: she is supposed to be 20 and yet she acts like a 5-year-old. The series could really use a strong female cha Back to action! A lot happens in this volume and some of it had me very concerned - I couldn't put it down. I'm starting to get overwhelmed by all of the death note "rules" that keep coming up, but it's a minor thing. I really liked the new shinigami - Rem, who is very different from Ryuk. However, the reckless Misa (we got a glimpse of her in the previous book along with Rem) bothers me: she is supposed to be 20 and yet she acts like a 5-year-old. The series could really use a strong female character and Misa is a missed opportunity. Still, this volume was a lot of fun for me to read!
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  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    So... my first Death Note manga and I loved it. The plot for this series is just absolutely mind-blowing. I can't even fathom how one could think up such a wonderful idea.And... it's 9:00 AM now and I still haven't fallen asleep, so I'm just going to blame sleep deprivation for any delusions/typos/etc. in this review. Fantastic book.
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