So far I have watched the anime up to the episode 28. I did not post reactions every couple of episodes, because instead I kept watching. It was too interesting to stop. And now I can’t possible write all that I think about this anime in one post. So I will bound myself to one topic. And in this post I want to talk about the most interesting plot twist in the show so far, the imprisonment of Light and Misa.
First, I want to say that this was the smartest move Light ever made. At last he realised that he can’t beat L by act, that L can read through anything and get to the truth. And Light needed to make L to belive that he is not Kira. So he made this a reality. That way L had to acknowledge the truth, even though he saw that he was tricked somehow.
What I find strange is how different Light became after he lost the Death Note. It was like he became a different person. I don’t think that it is realistic. Death Note gave him sense of power and god complex, but he still was what he was.
I don’t know if I should even discuss it here. But that scene and the manner that L used to restrain Misa, that cries of BDSM, and that is the last thing I expected to see from the show (btw, if you are under the age, don’t try to find what this acronym means). I had to point that out, because that surprised me a lot. Frankly, I believe that the producers deliberately went for that reaction.
Well, let’s talk about Misa a little. When we first saw her, she acted like an independent and self-contained person, who knows how to get what she wants. Right after she meets Light she changes into obedient and yet frantic fangirl or something of the sort. That is ok, we can take it, love from the first sight and such. That happens.
After she was taken into custody she acted normally. Meaning, she was very depressed. By the third day she was at her limit. That is very realistic, considering the circumstances and the way she was treated. Then right after she looses her memory she changes radically. Now she did not even know who held her and why. She assumes that it is some perverted individual. And what was her reaction? She was almost calm. There were a couple of rule outbreaks, but all in all, she was being very nice towards her prisoner. She even encouraged him to take certain actions, saying that his video won’t sell, if he only makes her sit all the time. That sounds quite weird, coming from a prisoner.
After spending 50 days sitting in one position on the chair, blindfolded, she still manages to be nice towards her prisoner. More over, after they released her she was talking amiably with Light’s father, who, as she though, was her abductor. It was like she did not have any bad feeling about the whole thing. After she “learned” that the man who was holding her was Light’s father, she instantly started to regret all she told him during the two month of imprisonment. Is that a normal behavior? Could a person be so submissive, or, I don’t know, forgiving?..
And after all this ended she, apparently, did not hold anything against L. Same goes for Light, by the way, and that is FAR more out of character. So, what I want to tell is that Misa’s personality is not real at all. And I think that she was made to be this way solely to entertain certain fans, who would fall for that sort of behavior. There is nothing bad in it, I am just surprised to see it in anime like Death Note.
By the next time I write about Death Note, I will probably finish the series. Till then, see you (^_^)/
My other posts on Death Note:
- Death Note, episodes 9-13
- Death Note, episodes 6-8
- Death Note, episodes 4 and 5
- Death Note, reaction on the 2nd and 3rd episodes.
- Death Note, episode 1
Here is the list of all my posts on Death Note.