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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


I really love Death Note. That's the greatest anime ever made. I already seen all mangas and episodes and this flash makes me want to re-see the entire serie.

Now about it, the voices are so sync with the music and seem like Light's voice and Near. The fonts are perfect fit with voices and music. It's just... the best Death Note flash I've seen in my entire life.

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MysteryEzekude responds:

I'm glad that you are happy with my choice of fonts.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Wonderful expressions.
Don`t have much to say. I enjoyed watching it.

This - is what Kira was.

MysteryEzekude responds:

"Don't have much to say?" Not much of a review then, is it?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I haven't got to see all the episodes, but I saw the last one, and oh my god man! You did this very well!

MysteryEzekude responds:

I'm glad that you fully understand this kinetic typography film.


Rated 5 / 5 stars



MysteryEzekude responds:

What kind of review is that!?


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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MysteryEzekude 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.