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Dec 16, 2010 | 5:27 PM EST
  • Daily 5th Place December 17, 2010

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This is a short kinetic typography film that I created for an art college assignment during my third semester (second year). It is based on Light Yagami's dramatic speech in the final episode of the highly-acclaimed psychological thriller "Death Note."

For this kinetic typography film, I wanted to reflect and exaggerate the personalities of both speaking characters (i.e. Light Yagami and Nate "Near" River) through the effective use of typography, font and colour.

I hope you enjoy watching this short kinetic typography film as much as I enjoyed creating it! Plus, if you are a fan of Death Note yourself and you enjoyed watching the original series, I hope you like my own interpretation of Light Yagami's dramatic speech as much as the original version! Thank you!

-EDIT: Friday 17th December 10- Won Daily 5th Place again? Wow...Now I definitely know that my Flash animation skills are improving! Plus, this is my first ever Flash animation that received an average score of 4 out of 5, which is considerably a very high score! Thank you everyone for your support and feedback!

Disclaimer: All copyrighted material used including soundtrack and characters belong to their rightful and respectful owners (e.g. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Viz Media, etc.) All rights reserved and no copyright infringement intended.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Impressive, but a little pointless

Voice, animation, style, all top-notch but I can't help but wonder why you felt the need to do this. It doesn't actually add anything on to the actual ending of death note and I got a little bored watching it. That said, I can't fault the animation itself and it was interesting how you changed font styles to reflect emotions. Even with sound off, I could still tell exactly what the voices would sound like (impressive as I only watch subbed) and I was pleasantly surprised to be proven right after watching with sound. In conclusion, an impressive piece of work but I feel like it would've been better applied to something original.

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UnknownHedgehog responds:

Thank you for your thorough feedback and criticism. Unfortunately, using an existing dramatic spoken quote was required for the assignment that I created this kinetic typography film for. And since Death Note mainly focuses on serious issues such as morality, crime and jurisdiction, I thought using the spoken quote from the final episode would be perfect.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Kira for President?

For some reason, Light sounded as if he was running for president. His speech so motivating.... Nice flash btw.

UnknownHedgehog responds:

If you don't fully understand this kinetic typography film, you might want to watch the actual series first.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I am a fan of the Death Note series and from this, I have to say, I thought that Light's voice was ACTUALLY from the series itself. N's voice also did a fantastic job, however, it was shorter than Light's. Kudos!

UnknownHedgehog responds:

Their voices ARE from the series.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


i always thought kira was crazy


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Light sounds absolutely bat-shit insane, especially during this part, when he's been caught and he knows he's on his last legs.

And Near's simple quashing of Light's self-justification was so sweet. I love how you represented that by squishing the word GOD between Near's words.

Nice animation. As a Death Note fan, you have my thanks for this cool flash video.

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UnknownHedgehog responds:

I'm glad that you like how I conveyed the atmosphere and dialogue of the original scene through the use of typography. Thank you for your thorough praise.