Good thing I'm not that of a minority that didn't cared much with all the Dragon Ball Super hype, but was pumped up with this Death Note JDrama haha
I also did liked most of the changes - Misamisa is now the center of an idol group which is a good change to go with current times. I've been bothered at her acting since Nube, but since Hinako is a gravure idol and as a straight guy who's also an idol wota, I don't care much anymore haha
L being somewhat a sadist and narcissist, too ikemenz and not being that weird is a fresh new take of the character. I have a hunch L's fresh new take of the character incorporated Mello's mannerisms - but I'm just guessing, so don't quote me for it
L being a genius is much more apparent just by looking now, since he has that sense of confidence surrounding him, compared to the original weirdo look. Was honestly taken aback in the scene where it showed he was wearing a ring haha Too ikemenz and relatively fanservicey to fangirls haha
I also liked how naive and honest Matsuda Tota is just like in the manga haha Light's father's sense of justice, being a workaholic, putting his job first behind his family and his idealism to save lives, even if they're criminals, is also a good
As for Light's change - he has become too normal for me that it somewhat bothers me. Ugh. I honestly laughed so hard that he's an IchigoBERRY wota hahaha Masa's acting is really great that I want to punch the character for being too normal LOL I mean seriously, read the darn Note even if it's English - you can kill people other than heart attacks & in different times! Duh! You're being obvious dammit! That's why you also slipped & L already profiled you good & pinpointed where you are! And just by watching the 2nd ep preview, it vexes me that Light can't catch up to L's genius! I mean - what?! Already?! Fast! Hopefully, there would be great character development of Light to actually be a genius in the end.
My main complaint would probably be the CG of Ryuk haha His CG is the same as that of the movies - which was around a decade ago ROFLMAO I wish they hired some company who are used to those like Omnibus Japan or something ( but understandable that budget might not cut it ). Also, I'm a bit unsure if I like that Ryuk seemed supportive of Light to go and search who L is. Ryuk had always been selfish & only just wants to amuse himself how wacko humans are.
And yeah, dunno if Near has either multiple personality disorder, already has a Shinigami, s/he is talking to an alter ego or his/her puppet. But I have a hunch Near would be playing a pacifier of L to tone down L's sadistic tendencies. Or probably someone who will be neutral to the L vs Kira battle. I also like Near's liberal character change - but I kinda still miss him playing with many kids' toys, just like L's weird mannerisms ( but yeah, Mello was my fave in that school of Watari anyway )
If you're familiar with the original work, you might feel that ep1 seemed rush. But I honestly liked the pacing. I also liked how the changes adapted to the drama series that I really am like getting a fresh new title I can seriously can commit weekly ( just like the manga when it was still being serialized weekly (yeah, Obata fan since Hikaru no Go)).
By the way, if you also watched the pre-air special, Misamisa's Death Note will be totally different LOL And cool to know there will actually be a scene of L and Light playing tennis just like in the manga.
coolrain wrote:Does anyone know if we'll be getting subs for this?
If you meant Japanese subs, JPSubbers. If you meant English subs, Crunchyroll.