Manga crush is a weekly meme hosted here,at Daydreaming Bookworm where you rant about the manga character on whom you have recently developed a crush.For more info on the meme,click here .This will take you to the Manga Crush! page of my blog.You can find my older Manga Crush! posts at the Weekly memes at Daydreaming Bookworm page.
For today's Manga Crush! the character I'll be ranting about is L from Death Note. Those of you who are already familiar with Death Note,I know you're wondering about my sudden change in taste.Why am I not in love with the villain this time?Let's say that L is a rare exception and by the way,I said before in my other posts that I always fall for lunatics,not villains!You could say that L himself is a lunatic,in a way.His appearance,behaviour and personality all prove that fact.But just because he's a lunatic doesn't mean that he has to be evil.A lunatic can be a good one as well.Batman himself is a lunatic as well,but everyone still loves him,don't they!?So before I start with more rantings about L,here's some info on the manga:
Year of Release: 2003-2006
Author: Ohba Tsugumi, Asami Yuuko
Artist: Obata Takeshi
Blurb: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal... or his life?
L is very intelligent, though his disheveled and languid appearance masks his great powers of deduction and many question his abilities upon viewing him. L tends to second-guess everything he is presented with, and is extremely meticulous and analytical. He is good at deceiving his opponents, and is willing to take drastic measures to solve a case.
Using subterfuge, misinformation, disinformation and an analytical knowledge of human nature to help lure a suspected murderer into a false sense of security and possibly make him carelessly over-confident, whenever L gives percentages to indicate how much he suspects a person of committing a crime, such as "five percent" he may in fact be over ninety percent convinced of their culpability.
So okay,you can see why I said before that he's still a lunatic even though he's supposedly the good guy.His carefree like personality is something you don't usually see.Sure he's got bags under his eyes and always dresses up like a homeless person but that's what I like about him the most.If you haven't checked out Death Note yet,you'd better,'cause you really don't wanna miss seeing L in action!
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