Viz Media decided on a special day in the death note 20th. The manga was used for a convention-exclusive event. Or if you are planning on having a special event, you may pick up 20th Anniversary chapter. It’s a surprisingly effective way to commemorate the distinctive occasion and remind people of the beginnings of the series.
First, I appreciate that Viz Media helped dig my grave. Sometimes I have no intention of telling stories about a game on the NES, SNES or even N64, realize how many times that a colleague or friend has been born while the came out, and feel myself getting into trouble. Since the Death Note 20th anniversary volume 1 prides me on declaring to the front that this cover hasn’t really been over, I think it doesn’t hurt me a bit.
First, the cover is what makes this edition of Death Note special. The hallmark here is that it replicates the artwork from the January 1, 2004 issue of Shonen Jumps. It features the Art of Light and Ryuk, taken by Takeshi Obata in monochromatic tones. In light we see an eye of Ryuk behind him, foreshadowing his use of the Death Note to become this god of death on earth. This text is entirely silver. The words on the cover and the spine are equally striking. I don’t forget that the texture difference is between the matte cover and the smoother lettering. That subtle difference really makes it look a little special.
From here, the differences between this entry in the manga series and the title 1 death note seem to end. The interior is identical to the original installment. The only difference is the fact that it was marked as a convention exclusive and had a different cover. That’s really fine. If you want to attend an event, this is meant to be something special. That is a simple salute to what was accomplished. It doesn’t need any modification or a full retranslation. I’ll admit I would have appreciated some color pages inside as a bonus. Perhaps having a foreword from the creators or the editor would be fun.
If you are a huge fan and only want the series, you don’t have a penalty for skipping this special release. You have it worth it, too. The original Deathnote manga isn’t out of print so anyone could pick up volume 1 (or 2, or 3), or you’ll have the idea. That means the general public is not very miss out on any other part if something keeps them from going to a convention. If one is big fan, the new cover might be worth grabbing. We can use it as a whole to get the money you need as a deposit. Like usual, the back does say ten dollars.
If you love Death Note, the 20th anniversary volume 1 is the fun favorite. The series is presented with a detailed cover. You can buy it at special occasions. If youre a new fan or don’t need some special fanfare, the original volume 1 or Black Edition volume 1 will look exactly like it.
Viz Media handled the Death Note manga outside Japan. The anime is on Crunchyroll. Netflix also offers a live-action adaptation.