Death Note Volume 2 Cover.
Image courtesy of VIZ Media.


  • Story: Tsugumi Ohba
  • Art: Takeshi Obata.
  • Released: November 8, 2005.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 200.

Light continues his mission of wiping out all the evil people on Earth. A noble mission it would seem except in the eyes of L who plans to stop him. In his efforts to stay one step ahead, Light has eliminated all the FBI agents that were sent to Japan. L and the remaining NPA members, now a special task force, have gone as far as to put cameras and bugs in the Yagami household. Light is now under complete surveillance and backed into a corner. With Light met with this adversity how far will he go to achieve his mission?

Light continues to surprise me with how easy it is for him to take people’s lives. The only difference is, now he is taking innocent lives as well. With this added element, there is no telling how far he will go to evade justice, and complete his mission. At first I thought Light was in the right and a had a noble cause with wanting to eliminate all evil. At this point I can say that he appears to have lost his way. It is no longer about purging evil, it is now a contest between L and Light.

 The story is progressing at a comfortable pace. New plot points are being added as well as new obstacles for Light. The art in this volume does not differ from the last volume. Everything is highly detailed and sharp. Personally, I like how detailed the characters and locations are. Everything and everyone in this series has a unique style all it’s/their own. The art alone is an excellent reason to read this series.

This volume is an improvement over the previous one. We can already see how Light himself is changing and adapting to each new situation. It is a little disheartening that Light is now killing innocent people as well as criminals. That element alone is sure to change the entire series itself. All in all, this volume was worth the read and I recommend that you pick it up.