Liar Game vs. Death Note (Akiyama vs. Light)

18 03 2009

Obviously with this domain, you know who I’m going to pick as a ‘winner’– But I’ve been thinking a lot about this, especially upon reading these posts:

http://otaben.blogspot.com/2009/03/liar-game-and-why-you-should-be-reading.html

http://crystaljazz.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/liar-game-as-good-as-death-note/

If you asked me two years, even one year ago what I thought about Death Note, my reaction would undoubtedly have been “OMG Death Note luv!!1!1 Light = Hawtness!!1!1!1!!!”  I feel that the shows, books, and works in general shine when based on a simple premise.  In this case, the premise is “A genius discovers the power to kill people”, and it works.  At last, a psychological thriller that is actually clever!

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