So Death Note came to an end last night--at least the anime version, which is the only version I'm even remotely interested in.
This is one of the most disgusting anime series I have ever watched in full, and the only reason I stuck with it is because I had to see how it ended. It was somewhat interesting in its portrayal of perhaps the most disgustingly megalomaniacal fictional character of all time. I'm talking about the smug b*st*rd in the foreground up there.
There was no one to identify with in this show. And let's face it: the ultimate goal of suspending one's disbelief for any work of fiction is to find some level of identity with a character--be he heroic or anti-heroic. Light Yagami was neither. He was only evil.
I wish I had recorded it on DVD instead of a tape, because then I could have made a screen cap of the end of the show. Still, it was gratifying to watch him go stark raving apespit insane. I kept saying, Shoot him! Why don't they shoot him!? PUT ONE RIGHT IN HIS HEAD!!! I guess at the end I did find someone to identify with, in the cop who finally cut loose on him and shot him several times (in what was actually self defense), although I was still disappointed that he didn't splatter Light's brains all over the wall.
I suppose Misa may someday return from obscurity, but she's so stupid she'll just get caught if she doesn't get the help of someone smarter. Anyway, if this series reruns sometime, I won't watch it. Once through is enough by far.
Sigh...I wish they would show Trigun again.