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Death Note - I Am Kira

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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


The type sets and the transitions were a brilliant choice. They really followed the mood the audio set. I really can't think of anything to say that describes the art in this, except that it was divine.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


It was only some time ago a friend of mine got me into Deathnote in which case I was instantaniously hooked. With this video it was nice, however it was kind of bland. I'm not saying that this wasn't good and that the emotion wasn't envoked to one's other emotions but it could have been a bit more..."lively" as one might say.

In the last review that Lawliette, (L), gave the mention for a more bold color to be used. I noticed that as well but when transitioning to other stanzas in Light's speech it could have been a bit more smoother while holding its dramtic flair. The message itself was accepted in my opinion but a few areas just need to be tweaked.

Non-the-less: Great job and keep up the good work, I hope to see more works from you UnknownHedgehog.

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MysteryEzekude responds:

Thank you so much for your thorough evaluation. I shall take your advice into account in the future.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Firstly, as a Death Note fan I LOVED it. But, I just find it lacks something, I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I am not and I value your work on this. But yes, it's a review, and I would feel like to express my opinion: at the start when Kira was talking the text was supposed to 'fly' a bit smoother and the red color; not good enough(dark cherry with a background that is more lit sounds good(for me)). Also, at times it's hard to follow the text and his speech, it was like it wasn't synced. Nate's part was fine though, blue color, neutral, finishes the job.
All in all, great job, but still needs a couple of tweaks to be perfect.

P.S You should've played a bit with the Death Note font in Kira's part. :)

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MysteryEzekude responds:

Thank you so much for your thorough and descriptive evaluation! That's why I call a review!

I chose a dull, grey background to reflect the atmosphere of the original scene hence taking place within a warehouse. But I like your suggestion of adding a little bit more colour to the background and making Light's typography brighter.

Plus, if the typography was moving too fast and hard to read, I'll make sure that my next kinetic typography animation is easier to read and in good synchronisation.

Thank you for your criticism. It will definitely prove useful to me.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is very interesting. I really LIke Death Note. Death Note is not on Adult Swim as of now.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

take a deep breath, sit down, and talk

One - Light was an aswome guy until he starteed to snap in the middle of the series.
Two- L is God Nothing more Nothing Less
Three- Misa gets screwed over, gets her life chopped in half twice and still loses her "BF"
and Four- The last ting Light heard wasRyuk saying "Hey Light, if you change the order of the letters in your last name it spells 'Imgay'.HAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHHAAAAA"
soooo yeah

MysteryEzekude responds:

What the hell kind of review is that!? What you have said is completely irrelevant! You haven't even commented on the quality of this animation!