DEATH NOTE SUCKS? - Movie Podcast

Filmhaus Podcast: DEATH NOTE SUCKS? - Movie Podcast

Get ready to rage on us! We didn't all hate it. Join Adam and the gang as they discuss what was good and what was garbage about the new live action American Death Note movie, its differences from the anime, and the difficulties in general of translating eastern styles and storytelling for a western audience.

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  • GeeWhizJerry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I'm super late on this, but this review made me so. Happy. I love the movie (it has its flaws, no doubt) and have had difficulty finding any acknowledgement about its successes, with every review being "1/10 this wasn't even the anime."


    I thought the biggest faults of the movie were the rushed pacing, every minor character being a ridiculous stereotype, and some of the lines were pretty awkwardly constructed around the information they felt like they needed to convey.


    The best part of the movie was the many issues of morality it raised. My favorite was that people are so black-and-white on what's "right" until it gets personal. Plus it had sweet vibes.


    To be fair, I didn't watch the anime until after I saw the movie, and I didn't care much for it. It obviously had some interesting ideas, and it's great to see those being explored, but I felt like they got stretched even in the anime and certainly didn't need a movie going the same direction.


    Anyway. I'm really into all of this. So thanks for being legitimately critical and having a discussion that I will never have because everybody hates this movie. I liked it.


    (Proceed to no human ever seeing this comment but I feel better having written it.)

  • Casey_of_G FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    the movie wasn't bad but what I REALLY would have loved would have been if they made this movie a prequel to the anime, totally different characters except Ryuk, ending in the death of the owner of the Death Note on the ferris wheel, Ryuk would then drop the Death Note somewhere else, and the final shot before the credits would be Light picking it up

    i would have lost it

  • 221BLazerTeam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I feel lucky that this was the movie they discussed considering I just saw the movie yesterday.  Say what you want about the movie or anime... but this podcast rocks. Keep it up. Please!!

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Hey, if anyone is interested, check out the Death Note Review video from Mother's Basement on YouTube. His shot for shot analysis for it gives the entire movie a new meaning and I think that it can change the way you viewed the movies and the ambitious themes it was trying to portray. 

  • Thebluerayxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ray

    2 months ago

    I agree with Elyse.... The new Ducktales is great! Lol.

  • xtremesharks19 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I think if EVERYONE, anime watchers and non anime watchers, treated this as a stand alone film with the same idea of the anime than it would be a lot better and more enjoyable for everyone. Like they said countless times in the video, they only had 90-100 minutes to tell the story. Yes it was also very americanized to fit the demographic they are selling to so it makes sense in the choices that they did. 

  • dethia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    my friend doesnt watch anime so hes never seen death note but he watched the movie on netflix and enjoyed it. so id say it might be good to show people who have never seen the anime  

  • Raggie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Ryuks last line in the live action is basically his last line in the anime. which is propably what they were going for.

  • Shroomdude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The ending was a bit open ended but i thought they implied that L wrote Light's name in the page he ended up finding. Then Ryuuk thought that was interesting that he would do that, which is the "humans are interesting" line.

  • CodedThreat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VicariousTool

    2 months ago

    I commented before but wanted to add this comment as well. There is one thing I have to say about the movie that helps it a lot and might actually make it superior to the anime, I was able to recommend it to my mother and she actually enjoyed the movie. I then recommended it to my sister and her husband to watch, and they both enjoyed it. Probably because they just took it at face value and didn't try to dissect it or compare it to anything, kind of like how Bruce viewed it. 


    They would never watch the anime, or really any anime, but they really like the idea of the deathnote and now I think if I introduce them to the anime, they may actually watch some of that as well since they already have an introduction to the premise. So all the "purist" can hate on it, call it a bastardization, hot topic twilight garbage, all you want, but it doesn't change the fact that I was able to share something I like with my family that normally they would have no interest in. 


    Oh and Willem Dafoe is the fucking bomb. Totally agree with Elyse that they should go back and put in him the English dub of the anime. He fucking rocked it as Ryuk.

  • darkace1769 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    i have seen the anime countless times and now with a live american action... i felt it very well done so many little moments that they were able to bring to the table from the anime. lots of things i wanted to see from the anime but makes sense why and how it wouldn't translate properly. It seems to get a lot of hate cause ppl don't understand that it isn't entirely based on the anime its "based on " awesome job guys for talking about this. i will def show more ppl this to help them understand

  • AngryMonkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    What bothered me most about the movie was that Ryuk never ate the whole apple.

  • BQJmcF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    great, really enjoyed the discussion =>

  • goodman314 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    you guys are right they wanted it to translate well into the western culture, but thats the thing why did they feel forced to change what was initially an international story that was successful globally and was by little means related to the japanese culture and try to translate it into the western culture? they could've easily pulled off a plot that only required enhancements rather than drastic negative changes. 


    i'm not saying that the anime was great, in fact i very much disliked how it ended but that story sparked controversy into a global audience (not just western) and netflix is not strictly a western platform anymore, we have it in the middle east and a majority of my friends and acquaintances felt related/immersed into the original rather than the "western culture movie that apeals to teenagers that like twilight". 

    i honestly dislike how netflix turned a geat idea of introducing japanese stories and plot making to the western film industry, it would have essentially changed what hollywood is right now ( a shitty remake/remaster/stale animation machine) into something fresh, instead they decided to find the best way to make more money adam.

  • TDWolfpack35 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I agree with Elyse, the Duck Tales remake is actually pretty good. Also, I liked how you guys judged the Death Note movie as its own entity and analyzing what worked and didn't work rather than just saying it was worse than the anime. 

  • Duhlesson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jay

    2 months ago

    DBE was DEFINITELY crap. Lmao!

    I'm a hardcore fan of the DB universe, The copies of that movie should be burned.

    This adaptation wasn't too bad for deathnote, it did miss the mark on the actual story's complexity though.

    You all did a great job of breaking down the feel of the movie over all. Thank you.

  • 8bitdee my views are your own

    2 months ago

    Mia was a better Light Yagami than Light Turner was.


    Anyway, the movie was amusingly bad. The final act was just a mess of identity crisis that when L was chasing Light for a second I blanked out and thought I had switched it off and started watching another movie. I could not care less about what was going by the end but I was entertained. Like the saying goes, it's hard to look away from a good train wreck. 

  • SasquatchCrusher21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SasquatchCrusher21

    2 months ago

    Let's quickly go over the elephants in the room. 


    Why is Light (Turner????) A whiny idiot?

    Why did they change his character completely and misrepresent him but try to keep the general feel of the anime? At that point,  go for something completely new. 


    L is black now? What,  your SJW overlords told you that the cast needs to diversify? He's also way out of character. And a gun? Really? When was L this emotional in the anime?


    Misa influencing Light instead of the other way around. Misa is not on (Yagami) Light's level. She didnt get with him because he's a murderer in the anime,  She got with him because she genuinely revered him as a god, an ascended being.  Misa was infatuated with the very concept of Light, as well as his dashing good looks and incredible charm (which he lacks in the movie IMO)


    And finally.. Ryuk. I won't get too into detail because funhaus nailed it on the head. Ryuk is very cool. He's a silent and questioning observer,  as a shinigami should be.  He was fascinated by Light, basically glowing from the fact that his note was picked up by a sociopathic genius and all the situations it will create. He didn't influence Light too much, in fact he warns him that if you use the book, ultimately your fate will be in a purgatory-like state. William Dafoe is a great actor,  but his appearance alone cannot misplace the terrible writing and highly condensed (and dumbed down) pile of feces that this movie was.  


    The whole thing just screams "American Mainstream" and it honestly disgusts me that they endlessly promoted this blatant cash grab and mutilation of one of anime's undisputed masterpieces. 



  • MoteofDust FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    just for the record, the 'III' tattoo Keith Stanfield has is just his tattoo. I don't think it has anything to do with Death Note.

  • LoganCooper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Personally, I thought Light's reaction in the classroom was pretty realistic.  Imagine being in a locked room with everything flying around with an 8 foot tall demon looking mother fucker.  I'd pee my pants

  • Axerty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Lakeith is in (and is the best part) of Atlanta on FX. He reminds me of a young Dave Chappelle at times and you're right James, he's got big things coming.

  • azrael258 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Never having read/watched anime, I wasn't necessarily drawn to watch this movie, nor felt deterred from thinking that it would fail to meet some sort of expectations set by prior adaptations.


    I was beginning to lean heavily towards not watching it simply due to the impression that Light would be a whiny character from how the actor's hair style/color fits his face. As unfair and illogical as that may be.


    However, the praise you guys gave towards L's portrayal piqued my curiosity on that particular actor. Although I didn't recognize Lakeith Stanfield's name, I quickly realized I'd seen him in Short Term 12.

    I thought his performance in that movie had been stellar even alongside Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr., whom I'd become endeared towards from seeing them in other roles.


    I apologize if this seemed like a long-winded method (I never really comment anywhere) of communicating my appreciation for you guys giving me a positive reason to watch this movie

    • azrael258 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Finally watched it. Really interesting premise. I probably would have enjoyed the movie more if it was some other actor, any actor really, instead of the one chosen for Light.


      Also, I think my reason for not liking the guy's haircut was because whenever it draped across his forehead, it strangely reminded me of Peter Parker's jazzclub scenes in Spider-Man 3.


      I liked all the other main actors.

  • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    strongly recommend Code Geass if you love the whole chess game thing from death note.

  • BasicallyOlly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Lakeith Stanfield's first big role was Short Term 12, an indie movie with Brie Larson (and the guy from 10 Cloverfield Lane), is on Netflix and its amazing, so really powerful scenes and performances, especially Lakeith's song about half way through.

  • Powdermouth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    If you guys like Lakeith Stanfeild you should watch the hbo show Atlanta!! Hes great in it.

  • Alienthug ?? ? h ey??

    2 months ago

    I think the Netflix Death Note Movie would have been a lot more successful had they taken the premise of Death Note and made a sort of, stand alone sequel with it. Like Ryuk drops the Death Note again after being so entertained from the last time he did it (with Light in Japan), and thus drops it in America for a whole new character to pick it up, who does his/her own thing with it. This movie clearly lacked a lot of the genius-fights between L and Light (which was a very big element that made the anime so well-received), and I think it would have done better had they made a character that wasn't a genius (so not Light *Turner) and to take a completely different turn with it (which, since it was something new, could have had a good chance as opposed to what they made). 

  • aaschneider

    2 months ago

    From someone who hated this movie; the saddest part about this movie for me was that they did not think an American audience could handle a main character who degenerated into a psychopathic killer with a god complex. I do not understand why a character who is good but corrupted absolutely was substituted with a petty revenge seeker who then uses the book to get pussy. But I am also someone who can not stand show like Riverdale either so maybe I am just out of touch.

  • raoulxb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Something that wound me up in this film was how inconsistent the tone was. It was almost like the creators were unsure on it every time they were making decisions with the cinematography, music and general mise en scene. Yes it sets itself up as a gritty(ish) dark drama, however the pop music and over-the-top screaming reactions from Light really painted this film more as a comedy. My case and point comes after the film finishes. Typically you want to keep the film experience as a whole, meaning you don't want to pull the audience from their experience by making the credits outrageously different from the film. However in the case of Death Note we're suddenly watching the actors laughing on set, rigged up on a greenscreen or messing up a take. We are immediately pulled from the facade and met with the kind of ending that was reserved for 90's family comedies. 

    It's minor yes, but it really got to me.


    Also fun fact - Perhaps another reason why you guys are getting the Riverdale vibe is because Death Note was also shot here in Vancouver, possibly with the same DP or some of the same crew and locations.

  • KingSnarksAlot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I feel like if they had to rush a movie,  at least go for a 2 or 3 part movie. Have the movie end with him becoming Kari and L dying , then movie to a second movie with the show down with M. I hate the fact they didn't follow the story, story is king. You have a story to tell, and the story wasn't told 

  • RDV-1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

    2 months ago

    I started watching the movie, not comparing it to the anime. I totally digged it. It's a good movie, bad adaptation. Like they said, they didn't get what made Death Note great in the first place. Both Light and L were too emotional. you don't get that cat-and-mous game they do in the manga/anime. But I enjoyed it. Especially Mia, she was well written. Although I didn't like that they changed who killed the FBI agents, because it was Lights first show (not tell) of him developing his god complex. But it made sense for the story they were going for. Which is why it's not a bad movie by itself.


    My biggest "nope" moment in the movie was the chase scene. Yeah, they're both athletic in the original version, but this was not established in this version. They both were written and showed as more nonathletic types, or at least, that's what you'd expect from the "american genius" type, while the Japanese genius type often are written as someone that excels in all fields, including athletics. In the original they showed their athletic abilities through a tennis match, not by a out-of-nowhere chase scene. 

  • ComatosePotato FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    In the Manga I personally found Light likeable because as James said he was an "eastern genius" type character and seemed very meticulous about his methods and strategies. 

  • TheFettONE FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Certified Donkey Brained

    2 months ago

    Fucken great review. Change Light's character to repr and the film would be damn solid, along with a less emotional L. I can't help but feel the choice of director was a poor one. Death Note was a mind game ride rather than one of fear.

  • HereComeGiants FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    i don't know how nat wolff keeps getting work

  • HarrisonFoun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    If this had been a mini-series like the Marvel netflix, it could've been much better. 

  • alexmcdaniel

    2 months ago

    James getting double credit in the description. That internship is paying off

  • beedle246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Don't be Cody Be Haggar

    2 months ago

    Wasn't there an old Japanese live action movie?

    • beedle246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Don't be Cody Be Haggar

      2 months ago

      never mind, they showed it

  • Silent_Zebra FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SilentZebra

    2 months ago

    i liked really liked this movie . wasnt perfect by far but still fun to watch. did it bother anyone else how much of the applies Ryuk was wasting?

  • AusKarMa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Your comparing what many people to consider one of the best animes of all time, especially for western audiences, and trying to make a good movie. But be serious anime fans were always going to hate it. 

  • AusKarMa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The problem I hate is that it wouldn't matter how good the movie was people would still shit on it because it wasn't a 1-1 recreation of the anime. I as someone who has seen the anime did like the movie because i was able to understand that this was a recreation, it took the main concepts and did its own thing. As a movie it wasn't perfect, but a lot better then what it's being talked about.

  • blobsterman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Obby Blobby Kenobby

    2 months ago

    The relationship between light and his dad had more dynamics than most.

  • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

    2 months ago

    I think they were banking on those anime loving hot topic teens James mentioned except nobody liked it, not even them. The only bits of the movie I've seen were those same hot topic teens tweeting out the cringiest parts and going "holy shit look how bad the new death note movie is lmao" getting thousands upon thousands of rt's

    • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

      2 months ago

      Also if you guys like Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta is fucking amazing and his character in it is hilarious. 

  • LindBZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    My friend had also not seen the anime and enjoyed the movie, so I'm happy to see Bruce's perspective on the movie.

    • ktpage337 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I haven't seen the anime and thought the movie was okay. Not great, not bad, just okay. I think for a casual viewer who has no idea about the anime, it might peek their interest.

    • DizRupT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      *pique, not peek

  • ikkymann FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I didn't know there was going to be an I saw the devil remake. that just broke my heart. That is one of my all time favorite movies.

  • RocketCode FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    How can they not have Lawrence on this one? He's right behind them!

  • VaultHunter26 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    What they should have done is a sequel not a rehash. If this was set into the future of the anime where the Shinigami guy got bored again and dropped his notebook somewhere in America then it would have made more sense. In fact, they could have changed the story very little from the movie and it is different enough already where they could have done that easily. Instead, you have to compare it to the anime which doesn't work because the story is extremely different. 

    • Suzuki7Seas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      OR gone with the fan theory that Light became a Shinigami and made him the Shinigami in this trying to manipulate someone into finishing his work.

  • Kr1sp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    A little disappointed they killed off Mia. I would've given the show some props if they had her become the actual genius since she was using romance to manipulate Light they way Light in the anime used romance to manipulate her.

    • RamirezArtJam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      This is actually a very interesting idea. If in the next movie this had then become a 3 way battle of Mia having gone "evil", Light turning (haha) "good", and L only pursuing "justice", it could have been a great way to depart from the series and add a new dynamic to make the story interesting again.

      Instead what I felt had happened was that they basically split Light Yagami into 2, and gave some of his genius to Mia, and some of it to Light, making neither as effective as Light Yagami himself. Meaning they watered down Light Turner as a result, making him completely unlikable. So in the next movie, we will get a character who only half as good as he could have been.


      But my least favourite part of the movie was L. While Light Yagami also had a stoic personality, similar to L, he was always more emotional than him. You really got the sense that despite Light being a great match to L, L was much more experienced than him, and very little got to him, and instead everything just fueled his curiosity. And yet here L became nothing more than an emotional wreck at the end, no traps were laid, none of his years of experience over Light came in handy. He was utterly outmatched by a nobody. The only reason he "won" at the end was because he remembered something, not that he made an amazing deduction, or backed Light into a corner.

      I agree with the funhaus crew that the movie itself is a decent package, but as most people seem to agree, as an adaptation of the anime / manga, it completely missed the mark.


      I give this film 2.5 duck tales out of 5.


    • Kr1sp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      They had L bring up the chess analogy without any of the reason the show had for it in their tennis match. Both sides wanted to win, pulling a gun and accepting the consequences is losing, and really defeats the purpose of the show since he didn't have any proof against Light. That was the worst thing for me.


      Too bad they killed Mia off, since Light confessed that there was someone behind everything, even though they he meant Ryuk it could have left room for the sequel to pick up where Misa is confirmed as the second killer and interrogated. Then they could have played with the rule of losing the notebook after seven days with Light losing his memory, and then maybe start fresh by making everyone forget their awful plans in this movie. From there remix the show a bit, I liked the original live action movie's alternative ending where L uses a rule of the book that wasn't used in the anime.

  • CodedThreat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VicariousTool

    2 months ago

    I didn't hate it, but if they could have made a live action series, even 10-12 episode mini-series, I feel they could have done much better. They probably didn't want to take the chance, but it could have given them way more time to flesh out characters and build more slowly and try to tell their own story that wasn't just a super condensed nod to the anime/manga. That being said, it wasn't as bad as people were making it out to be, really doesn't deserve some of the hate and downvoting it is getting from people who should be way more objective about these things. 


    I personally don't feel like this had very much to do with the anime, apart from the main premise. It felt like, as Adam, Elyse and James were saying, the writers just put in these little nods to show they had seen the anime, but didn't have the time or bandwidth to capture the essence of the series in a 90 minute movie and maybe they pulled some of the wrong things from the anime to put in here. And let us be really honest, some of the Netflix movies are the new "Straight to VHS" movies of this generation. Some are great, but others you can tell, is someone saying, "Oh, I like that thing or person, here Adam Sandler and Kevin James, take this 3-5 million dollars, you get a few months, bring something back that will fill this slot." 

  • dandangames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The fact that Light manipulate misa's emotions is what got me into Death Note


  • JCS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I saw the anime a long time ago, but if I remember it correctly it had 2 parts, and the second part wasn't as good as the first one. So if they make a sequel I think it would probably be worst.

    • SmittyWerbenjagermanjensen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meme Lord

      2 months ago

      I believe you're thinking of Durarara

    • DizRupT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      *SPOILER*
      He's referring to the part of the anime after L dies, which many consider to be worse than the rest of it.

      Sorry for spoilers, the spoiler button doesn't seem to work on Firefox

    • JCS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Yep, what DizRupt said, and I liked all off Durarara

  • lounamaa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I haven't seen the anime, but after watching the Netflix adaptation and hearing you guys talk about it, I definitely want to give it a try. So I guess I'm basically echoing Bruce here. If nothing else, the Netflix version is a pretty good entry point into the anime for people who wouldn't have happened upon it otherwise. If a bastardization of a phenomenon serves to bring more attention to that phenomenon, then it's probably a good thing that it got made.