Writing for The Daily Nebraskan - independent student paper for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - journalist Wade Ronspies wrote that the Death Note anime is 'truly one of the most tense and harrowing offerings on Netflix'.
This is after he dismissed anime's apparent local reputation as being just 'for nerds'. It's a fair cop this end, but is that a deserved statement throughout? And if so, do we think that's necessarily a bad thing?
Nerd and proud! Assuming nerd means the same in dreary, old Blighty, as it does in the windswept plains of the USA's Nebraska. What does nerd mean to you? And does enjoying anime, and by extension Death Note, fit into that category?
And more to the point, why do labels apply to our own persona based solely on what we watch, read, listen to or otherwise enjoy? And should we take notice of them, let alone take care to tag upon ourselves only those labels incurring an identification with which we might live?
The sociologist in me is fighting at the bit to answer, but I'd be more interested in what you'd have to say.
Read more at Netflix Pick of the Week: 'Death Note' by Wade Ronspies (The Daily Nebraskan, November 18th 2015) and catch the anime Death Note at Netflix, or indeed check out our Death Note anime selection right here at Death Note News.