Light in Death Note
Nathan in Gossip Girl (Chace Crawford)
I wonder who Chuck Bass resembles. Any ideas?
While watching an anime have you ever wondered where the father was? Or if you know where he is like in Dragon Ball Z have noticed that they are never home? Goku was gone so much he was unaware of his second son’s existence. The father is present in Death Note but then he doesn’t really know his son does he? And the only reason he is present is because Light works alongside him. Fathers are not present in the lives of their children in anime as various as Evangelion, Last Exile, and Rave Master.
Where are the fathers in anime? Lots of times they have gone on journeys or something and are not present. Why is this? If you look at Japanese society you see that men often have to stay away from home for so long that they rarely get to see their families. Salary men, as they are called, have a long work day and then are forced to hang out afterwards with the boss at a bar or kareoke if they want to move up in the work place. This means that the man raises early and gets to home so late that he does not even get to see his family.
This is portrayed in anime with the ever absent father. Maybe the animes in which the youth is search for his father is the Mangaka’s longing to be with their father, but you never know.
There are strange instances all over the globe of people copying Death Note or at least attempting to. Elementary school children in Korea are now writing hit lists of all the kids they don’t like. China banned Death Note, but I’m sure kids can still find the manga. As bad as it is in Asia, people in the Belgium seem even crazier about Death Note.
Some crazy person dismembered someone and then wrote watashi wa kira des , which means they mispelled desu. Watashi wa kira desu means I am Kira in Japanese, which was the name that Light used as an alias as he killed people. Now crazy people are using Death Note as a reasoning and method to kill.
In Death Note Light, the main character, is basically a bored genius who thinks he can make the world a better place by killing all the bad people in it. This idea could be appealing to people not in their right mind. This could be one reason why China does not want Death Note in the country. Another reason would just be that they do not want undue Japanese influence on their youth.
And who else seems to have been influenced by Death Note besides Korean students and crazy people? Madonna of course. Her outfit in the music video Jump which takes place in Japan looks very much like the clothes of the character, Mello.
Mello is in the picture below. Do you see any similiarities in hair and clothing style or am I just making things up?
All types of people have been influenced by Death Note. As long as you don’t try killing people or get a very pessimistic view of the world I guess its okay to be influenced by this manga. An anime, two movies, and an L spinoff with possibly more on the way has been made.