Death Note, Vol. 2 (Death Note, #2)
Light thinks he's put an end to his troubles with the FBI—by using the Death Note to kill off the FBI agents working the case in Japan! But one of the agents has a fiancée who used to work in the Bureau, and now she's uncovered information that could lead to Light's capture. To make matters worse, L has emerged from the shadows to work directly with the task force headed by Light's father. With people pursuing him from every direction, will Light get caught in the conflux?

Death Note, Vol. 2 (Death Note, #2) Details

TitleDeath Note, Vol. 2 (Death Note, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 1st, 2005
PublisherVIZ Media LLC
ISBN-139781421501697
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy

Death Note, Vol. 2 (Death Note, #2) Review

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    I am freaking loving this series and I'm only two books in and I'm in love with L. =)Look at my Funko of L =) I wanted to get Ryuk too but they messed his up. I don't like how it looks one bit and that makes me mad because he's so cool. Sigh.... OH My Lord! I want them to take down Light! I hate him! Okay, in the beginning when he was only killing evil people that wasn't so bad but now he's killing innocent people. And then when he killed someone I liked and I'm guessing killed the person that w I am freaking loving this series and I'm only two books in and I'm in love with L. =)Look at my Funko of L =) I wanted to get Ryuk too but they messed his up. I don't like how it looks one bit and that makes me mad because he's so cool. Sigh.... OH My Lord! I want them to take down Light! I hate him! Okay, in the beginning when he was only killing evil people that wasn't so bad but now he's killing innocent people. And then when he killed someone I liked and I'm guessing killed the person that would have come the closest to catching him, I wanted to scream bloody murder! I mean that person was smart and first and then they got their stupid on and he had them. Although, I'm hoping that in the next book that person will be like: Surprise! He didn't get me. Sigh.... Anyhoo, I'm loving these books (like I said) and can't wait for more! NOTE:If anyone can give me more recommendations for Manga I would appreciate it. I have gotten a few from my Goodreads friend, Petrik, but I'm still looking for me. Hook me up with lists people!MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List
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  • MischaS_
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, this is so amazing! I literally freaked out because I cannot take it how amazing it is. And this is my second time reading it!)Team Kira all the way and I feel no shame at all! And I want Ryuk! I would give him all of our apples! Btw, can I say that detective Raye Penber deserved what he got? I seriously disliked the way he talked to his fiancée, Naomi.
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  • C.G. Drews
    January 1, 1970
    OH THAT WAS SO GOOD. These books honestly remind me of like a Sherlock/Moriarty thing going on and I'm 10000% sure that's why I'm enjoying them so much. If, well, Moriarty was a Japanese teenager and Sherlock had manners. Ahem. Moving forward. I'm actually not sure how to review manga??? So I'm just going to list some things I particularly enjoyed in this volume.THINGS I LIKED:• The art, as always, is A+• We get WAY more of "L" in this book...and he's like this detective recluse who's a bit odd, OH THAT WAS SO GOOD. These books honestly remind me of like a Sherlock/Moriarty thing going on and I'm 10000% sure that's why I'm enjoying them so much. If, well, Moriarty was a Japanese teenager and Sherlock had manners. Ahem. Moving forward. I'm actually not sure how to review manga??? So I'm just going to list some things I particularly enjoyed in this volume.THINGS I LIKED:• The art, as always, is A+• We get WAY more of "L" in this book...and he's like this detective recluse who's a bit odd, too honestly. Like he doesn't sit normally on chairs and he's self-confessed childish and he has so much messy hair. (What? I like his hair.)• ACTUALLY "L" IS JUST REALLY ADORABLE.• Also Light is adorable too. In a psychotic sort of way. He's really going dark side now (har har considering his name) and is under WAY more pressure.• I'm under pressure.• THIS WHOL BOOK IS PRESSUREFUL.• I'm actually terrified of Light getting caught, but kind of hoping "L" is smart enough at the same time????? Help me. I'm conflicted.• There was a TON of deducing in the book which I freaking loved. (Although it nearly had a tendency to monologue too much. At one point I found myself blinking and going "huh" to all of "L's" analysis. But whatever. My brain caught up eventually.)• Light's little sister continues to be adorable.• I feel like Light isn't doing much studying for college at this point.• I like that the death god is addicted to apples. #relatable• I need more.• MOOOOOOORE.And smart me (yay) actually borrowed TWO books from the library so I have the next to read right now. Which is really good, because this book ended a bit mid-thought. Anyway, it was solidly brilliant and clever and I can't wait to read more!!
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  • Dannii Elle
    January 1, 1970
    The plot development in this Manga series has far surpassed my expectations. I still find it phenomenal that so much has been packed into so little text! Tsugumi Ohba, you have me in awe!This is the second volume in the Death Note series and continues following the story of teenager, Light Yagami, who is the current owner of the Death Note - a magical notebook that can be used to kill all those whose names are written within the pages. He also inherits a Shinigami death god as his accomplice unt The plot development in this Manga series has far surpassed my expectations. I still find it phenomenal that so much has been packed into so little text! Tsugumi Ohba, you have me in awe!This is the second volume in the Death Note series and continues following the story of teenager, Light Yagami, who is the current owner of the Death Note - a magical notebook that can be used to kill all those whose names are written within the pages. He also inherits a Shinigami death god as his accomplice until he has either died himself or he has filled the pages of the notebook.The plot progression in this novel gave this an entirely different feel from the first installment. We were introduced to new characters, the mysterious L from the first volume was revealed to us and we got a more in-depth look into the minds of Light's enemies, who are the police force, which includes his own father.It is a unique perspective to read about a murderer and yet feel totally aligned to his cause. There are no definite binaries as the 'bad' guys are the police and our 'good' guy is a serial killer. Both are good and both are bad, which highlights the reliability of our protagonist and brings into question the morality of our anti-villain and whether his cause is actually as just as we initially believed it to be.
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  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    January 1, 1970
    What this series lacks in overall believability it makes up for in plot twists and interesting characters. The portrayal of women is still odd and not my favorite, but at least there was ACTUALLY a female character this volume. Still raises some very interesting questions about morality and I'm curious to see where the plot goes.
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  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    January 1, 1970
    Quickly falling in love with the fast pace -- it's crazy how quickly L works. And there's only twelve books in the series! Onward to #3
  • Magdalen
    January 1, 1970
    Typical Light being toooo smart. Unrealistic but who cares? And L <3
  • Katie.dorny
    January 1, 1970
    This is getting so questionable on the part of Light now. And L .. I have so many questions.This is so well written and smart and I love it!!On to the next one
  • Norah Una Sumner
    January 1, 1970
    *That Geez tho*Just kidding.The story and the characters develop a lot and it's nice to see some cool supporting characters.There are a lot of twists and great lines which got me thinking a lot.Also,this is probably my favourite Death Note video because he sounds like a dying horse(also,the Spanish and Korean version just crack me up).Just thought you should know this.Bye.
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  • Ruth Govaerts
    January 1, 1970
    I want a shinigami as a home pet!
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    I'm really starting to get into this series but Light is starting to pee me off this how he just bloody knows everything!! He's 17 for God sake and he knows how to manipulate an intuitive FBI agent into giving her real name?? Please!! And instantly knowing he's being watched in his house due to all the booby traps he puts in place every time he leaves his room; you're telling me none of his family ever goes in his room or has never notice this routine of his? PLEASE!! I'm still enjoying it but k I'm really starting to get into this series but Light is starting to pee me off this how he just bloody knows everything!! He's 17 for God sake and he knows how to manipulate an intuitive FBI agent into giving her real name?? Please!! And instantly knowing he's being watched in his house due to all the booby traps he puts in place every time he leaves his room; you're telling me none of his family ever goes in his room or has never notice this routine of his? PLEASE!! I'm still enjoying it but kind of wishing Light would get his come uppance because he's turning into a bit of a dick!
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  • Karl Marberger
    January 1, 1970
    Great!
  • Mohammed Arabey
    January 1, 1970
    Having the power to kill, even if done for "Greater Good" is still turn your soul to Darkness...And in this part... Light can't get more Dark...Specially with his encounter with "The Woman";Naomi Misora, a woman who wanted Justice..to who killed her fiancée..A woman strong enough to Detect who can be Kira..Yet she just went to him... in a strange twist of fates..---------------This volume is even more dark , since Kira decided to eliminate the FBI agents that investigate the case of Kira..He mad Having the power to kill, even if done for "Greater Good" is still turn your soul to Darkness...And in this part... Light can't get more Dark...Specially with his encounter with "The Woman";Naomi Misora, a woman who wanted Justice..to who killed her fiancée..A woman strong enough to Detect who can be Kira..Yet she just went to him... in a strange twist of fates..---------------This volume is even more dark , since Kira decided to eliminate the FBI agents that investigate the case of Kira..He made a plan in work... it's brilliant really but yet so dark..And a Woman, Naomi Misora, way out of this investigation team is aware of the dark plan from the beginning of this volume, yet she didn't know for sure..who is Kira.She tried to help her fiancée yet he won't listen... much to Kira's luck...Kira who thinks a God is on his side after all....--------------I find this part is even more thrilling in some parts yet kinda sad..And it's even more dangerous to Light...who already proved to be more twisted than we thought.."Woman" 4 ☆ -although later you'll appreciate the woman here."Slots" 4☆ -smart yet dark"Confluence" 4☆ "One" 5☆"God" 5☆ -breathtaking one"Countdown" 5☆ -even more breathtaking....and sad."Temptation" 4☆"Phone Call" 4☆"Handstand" 5☆And watching the Anime a year later -in order to start reading the second half of the series 7 to 12)... I can't shrug the feeling how sad it is the story of Naomi Misora... The anime captured her shock brilliantly. . And the sad ending a bit made me lost hope...Yet I still believe she may have another role..may be..Mohammed ArabeyReadingFrom 11 Feb. 2016To 14 Feb. 2016The Review, after watching the show.22 Aug. 2017
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  • Marija
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so addicted to this. It keeps getting more and more intense. Although I admire both boys for their intelligence I have to say that I'm team "L". He is weird, whereas Kira is more the antihero or something like that. I am eager to know what he will do next but I cannot approve his actions.
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  • Mansi
    January 1, 1970
    The obsession is real at this point. Found Naomi quite annoying though. Quite enjoying L if ya catch my drift. If you haven't started on this series yet then what are you waiting on.
  • Gayatri, eine Leseratte
    January 1, 1970
    Gods of death are addicted to APPLES? Haha. Great!
  • Ferdy
    January 1, 1970
    SpoilersPretty good but not quite as engrossing as volume 1. It was more slower paced and there didn't seem to be a whole lot of development - Light was still killing people, L was still trying to catch him out, people were still wondering WTF was going on. I didn't find Light as interesting either. I liked that he had an agenda and purpose in the first one — he wanted to only kill criminals (for the supposed sake of justice and creating a better world) but in this one he was too high on power a SpoilersPretty good but not quite as engrossing as volume 1. It was more slower paced and there didn't seem to be a whole lot of development - Light was still killing people, L was still trying to catch him out, people were still wondering WTF was going on. I didn't find Light as interesting either. I liked that he had an agenda and purpose in the first one — he wanted to only kill criminals (for the supposed sake of justice and creating a better world) but in this one he was too high on power and he just killed anyone who got in his way even if they were innocent. I would have liked a bit more conflict or depth in his decision to kill off twelve FBI agents. His blase 'they need to be dead because I can't let them catch me' attitude was a bit cartoonish and dull. He just didn't seem all that layered or complex in this one.L wasn't what I expected — he was cool and calm in the first volume but he turned out to be so awkward and weird. I still liked him though. Watori was a surprise. Really? He's an old white guy? I thought he was meant to be L's young badarse sidekick but he was more like a fuddy-duddy butler. Unimpressed.I hope Naomi (the missing FBI agent) turns out to be alive, she was smart, and it seemed like she could hold her own. Every other female character apart from her have been silly.All in all, a decent read… Just not as interesting as the first one.
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  • Vanessa
    January 1, 1970
    #JapaneseJune Book #6.The tension is really amped up in this volume, and it's only the second installment to the series! Light is treading on thin ice as L puts together a special investigation unit and ups his suspect surveillance. Not only that, but he has the girlfriend of a victim sticking her nose into his business at the same time. Sometimes I have to wonder how he manages to remain to calm and collected - I don't know if I like him as a person but as a character he's incredibly intriguing #JapaneseJune Book #6.The tension is really amped up in this volume, and it's only the second installment to the series! Light is treading on thin ice as L puts together a special investigation unit and ups his suspect surveillance. Not only that, but he has the girlfriend of a victim sticking her nose into his business at the same time. Sometimes I have to wonder how he manages to remain to calm and collected - I don't know if I like him as a person but as a character he's incredibly intriguing, way more than L in my opinion.I'm excited to try and get my hands on the next two volumes, as I've never read past this point before and I'm enjoying my reading experience of this series a whole lot more the second time around. Hopefully it can only get better!
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  • Manisha
    January 1, 1970
    This just got a whole lot interesting. I love the concept and I love the story. It's intelligent! I can already tell that this is my new favourite.
  • Ashly Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    4/5 StarsIn this second installment, Light Yagami has continued his plight to rid the world of crime and criminals. However, now that the American FBI is working with his homeland government, what lengths will he go to in order to hide his identity? Is Light becoming even more out of control. Tag along as this story gets even darker and more twisted as Light and his Shinigami friend travel even further down the rabbit hole.I’m really glad that I started this series. Although it’s not quite a 5-s 4/5 StarsIn this second installment, Light Yagami has continued his plight to rid the world of crime and criminals. However, now that the American FBI is working with his homeland government, what lengths will he go to in order to hide his identity? Is Light becoming even more out of control. Tag along as this story gets even darker and more twisted as Light and his Shinigami friend travel even further down the rabbit hole.I’m really glad that I started this series. Although it’s not quite a 5-star read for me, I’m really enjoying it so far. I can’t wait to dive into book 3.The storyline in this second installment gets even darker than the first one (if that was possible). This is not a tale for the faint of heart. However, I love that about this series. The story is so delectably dangerous. I found myself flipping the pages to find out what was going to happen next. There are plenty of twists and turns to satisfy hungry readers. Some of them were a bit predictable, but they were executed so well, that the predictability didn’t bother me much. I also think the ability for me to predict some of the plot twists was because this series was meant for a younger adult audience. But, that didn’t stopper any of my enjoyment.One thing that enhances the plot, like always, are the characters. I really love all the characters in this book. They’re interesting and unique, responding to the chain of events each in their own way. Light has really started to develop even more. I’m discovering just what a psychopath he really is, even if he thinks he has good intentions. I think the Shinigami is my favorite character, though. He’s so nonchalant about everything and just along for the ride. Plus, he’s uber mysterious, and that is definitely an aspect that keeps me reading. I want to know more about this mythical race. The art remains the same, which is a good thing, since I really like the style and the way it brings the story to life. I don’t have too much to say about it other than it’s still great and enhances the reader experience. One final thing that I’m really enjoying about this series is that so much is open for your own interpretations. There are a lot of political ideas being thrown around, but no clear cut line of who’s right and what’s wrong. I love that there are so many opinions flying around. Although I do enjoy the critique the author is trying to get across, I love that it’s subtle and told in a not-shoving-it-down-your-throat and exciting kind of way.Overall, I recommend this book to those who liked the first book in the series. Although you might be able to jump into this series without having read the first book, I highly recommend you start and the beginning and allow yourself to become completely immersed in the storyline.Review originally published on my Wordpress blog Dreaming Through Literature.Review of Death Note, Vol. 3: Hard Run Review of Death Note, Vol. 4: Love Review of Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout Review of Death Note, Vol. 6: Give-and-Take
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  • Shinjini
    January 1, 1970
    The cliffhanger at the end of the first volume was too much for me. So, I had to jump into the next one as soon as was possible. Off to volume 2!The story opens where the first volume left off. A failed bus-jacking leads to Raito getting to know the name of the FBI agent who was following him. That leads to him uncovering the identity of all the other agents posted in Japan. He puts this information to use and forwards it as a challenge for L.There’s the addition of a woman in the game. She is t The cliffhanger at the end of the first volume was too much for me. So, I had to jump into the next one as soon as was possible. Off to volume 2!The story opens where the first volume left off. A failed bus-jacking leads to Raito getting to know the name of the FBI agent who was following him. That leads to him uncovering the identity of all the other agents posted in Japan. He puts this information to use and forwards it as a challenge for L.There’s the addition of a woman in the game. She is the fiancée of the FBI agent that Raito comes in contact with. And her sole mission is to unravel the mystery behind Kira (the name given to the person responsible for the killings, a.k.a Raito). She comes in contact with Raito while she is in the Police Headquarters and is waiting to give some information regarding the killings. Raito meets her there and engages her into conversation. She introduces herself as Maki Shouko. She seems to have deducted everything correctly with regards to the bus hijacking and has an idea about the identity of Kira and as luck would have it, she divulges this information in front of Raito himself. But there is a shock coming for Raito as he interacts with her. She’s smarter than I gave her credit for. (view spoiler)[ Unfortunately, Raito tricks her and she finds her name in the Death Note (hide spoiler)]L finally reveals his real identity to a very small group of officers including the Chief of Police. The reader gets to meet L for the very first time in the manga series. His quirks, his thought processes are a delight to know about. No one looking at him would ever imagine that the guy is a legendary detective who single-handedly solves difficult cases. But as we should never judge a book by its cover, we should never judge a person by his or her looks. L has a brilliant mind and he keeps going over Raito’s plans and the motive behind them. The cat and mouse chase is already so exciting, I can’t wait for the other volumes!L’s associate, Watari’s identity is also revealed in the book. The prime suspicion lies on the Chief and the Sub-chief’s families and there are some measures that need to be taken by L and the other officers to keep tabs on the suspects. Meanwhile, Maki Shouko seems to have disappeared. And L comes to know about it. That becomes an added clue in the puzzle that’s getting more complicated by the minute. What caught me quite by surprise is the change in Raito’s character. He started out as an honour student who wanted to do good by ridding the world of evil. But in this volume, he’s taking some drastic measures to cover his own tracks with no regard to the lives in his disposal. His primary goal is to be able to conceal his identity so that no one can ever find him out. The thought that has made a permanent place in my mind right now is that he would do well to remember these lines by Friedrich Nietzsche, "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster."This is going to be GOOD.
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  • Carla
    January 1, 1970
    BooktubeAThon: 3/7.STILL TEAM L.
  • Clarissa Emiria
    January 1, 1970
    I am enjoying the story SO, so much! It is VERY compelling..! I will want the series for my own shelves, that's for sure! :-)It is highly readable, compulsively so, maybe even? Hmm.. I found myself so eager to know what happened next that I kept reading and kept forgetting to stop and look at the graphics T_TThis IS my first time with ANY kind of graphical media in I guess fifteen years? :-/ Even when watching movies and tv-shows, if there are subtitles, I can't help but read those and compare t I am enjoying the story SO, so much! It is VERY compelling..! I will want the series for my own shelves, that's for sure! :-)It is highly readable, compulsively so, maybe even? Hmm.. I found myself so eager to know what happened next that I kept reading and kept forgetting to stop and look at the graphics T_TThis IS my first time with ANY kind of graphical media in I guess fifteen years? :-/ Even when watching movies and tv-shows, if there are subtitles, I can't help but read those and compare to what is being said, instead of actually watching what's happening on screen >_<But yes, I highly recommend this one :-) I still stumble _sometimes_ in regards to frames and speach bubbles reading order if the deviate from the suggested "recipe", but then I just cross my fingers and hope I get it right xD
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  • Amy (Other Amy)
    January 1, 1970
    If I messed up even one time... If I left even one clue to my identity, I'm finished. Just one clue...Mass murder has rarely been so much fun. (This set of episodes really drives home the fact that Light really is a stone hearted killer.) The contest between Light and L is fantastic. Who am I cheering on? Do I even know? (Is it too much to put my hat in the ring for Naomi? Come on, Naomi!) Light's interactions with his family are exquisite, and his father's agony really makes this whole volume s If I messed up even one time... If I left even one clue to my identity, I'm finished. Just one clue...Mass murder has rarely been so much fun. (This set of episodes really drives home the fact that Light really is a stone hearted killer.) The contest between Light and L is fantastic. Who am I cheering on? Do I even know? (Is it too much to put my hat in the ring for Naomi? Come on, Naomi!) Light's interactions with his family are exquisite, and his father's agony really makes this whole volume shine. And still no more information on our resident god of death... Curioser and curioser. On to volume 3, and further down this delightful rabbit hole I go.
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  • Rebecca (whymermaids)
    January 1, 1970
    Volume 2 picks up right where Volume 1 left off, with Light testing his abilities with the Death Note and trying to cover his own butt. We get to see more L in this volume, including his face! and we start to understand more of his motives and character. There’s also a pretty cool female character introduced, which is always nice to see. Overall, the volume is basically Light trying to gather how much knowledge his adversaries have about Kira and an extenuation of the Battle of Intelligence betw Volume 2 picks up right where Volume 1 left off, with Light testing his abilities with the Death Note and trying to cover his own butt. We get to see more L in this volume, including his face! and we start to understand more of his motives and character. There’s also a pretty cool female character introduced, which is always nice to see. Overall, the volume is basically Light trying to gather how much knowledge his adversaries have about Kira and an extenuation of the Battle of Intelligence between Light and L.I like this series so far, I like the discussion of right and wrong and heroes and villains, and can’t wait to continue on.
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  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    January 1, 1970
    The hunt for Kira continues and L has to change his ways as he struggles to keep up with the challenge. But Kira finds himself with new threats that he needs to cunningly take care of.Love the cat and mouse game, and even more the whole ethical dilemma behind Kira's mission.But the best line in this volume?JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/
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  • Ahmad S
    January 1, 1970
    I disagree with the decision of a villain as the protaginist, eventhough the art and story is great I don’t think that this is for me. If you enjoy antagonistic stories this is for you, the first volume doesn't really represent what the tone of the other volumes ( in this case volume 2) will be
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  • Nərmin
    January 1, 1970
    Fast-paced and exciting! Only wish there were more female characters.. I mean, Naomi was good but she is gone now(( And I loved L! Such an eccentric guy))) Raito is becoming boring and hateful. I liked Ryuuku, however.
  • Autumn
    January 1, 1970
    Ryuk is the main reason for 5 stars. Don't get me wrong, I love the series and I love watching these geniuses play a cat and mouse game. However, Ryuk is the best neutral character ever. He literally serves no purpose but to entertain us.
  • Geraldine (geraldinetalks)
    January 1, 1970
    Started and finished this last night, Light is crazy!
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