Episode 4 Pursuit Death Note Blog

Hey guys, covering Episode #4 today, Pursuit. Have a good read

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Episode #4 begins with the recap of #3 (as usual), and then you get taken straight into a scene with the Death Gods in the other realm, questioning where Ryuk has gone. There are rumours that Ryuk actually has two Death Notes, and all the Death Gods are wondering what his plans are in the human world.

Your then cut to Ryuk and Light. They discuss Ryuks situation, and his coming to the human world, and Light rejects the offer for the Shinigami Eyes. Then Light has a brain-wave. He discovers a way to find out his stalkers name and face so that he can kill him. He reads the rule in the Death Note: After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Light decides to then test to see how far he can take this rule. The next morning, Chief Yagami gets a call. Five more criminals died of cardiac arrestbut this time it was different. Each person did a very weird thing before they died. One cut his finger and made a weird symbol on the wall with blood, one wrote a note, one went to a bathroom, and the other two just died normally. Once L is notified he immediately begins to question what Kira is trying to do.

The next day, Light hacks into his Dads computer once again, and discovers that the results of his experiment had already been logged; it worked perfectly.

What Light had done was specify all these things. He wrote that one criminal would write a symbol on the wall in blood, that one would write a specific note, and that one would die in a bathroom. He then wrote impossible conditions for the last two criminals. He told one to die in our hour in front of the Eiffel Tower in France, this was not possible, as it isnt possible for someone to get to France from Japan within an hour. He told the other to draw a perfect likeness of Ls face on a wall, this is was also not possible as the person had never seen Ls face in his life.

By doing this test, Light learnt that the victims cant write facts they don’t know or wouldn’t naturally think of. As long as what is written is reasonable to do, it will happen.

What Is Death Note

Death Note is a manga, short series of movies and an anime (creation started in that order). The plot revolves around a 17-year old Japanese straight A student by the name of Light that uses the Death Note to “purify” the world from evil according to his “Righteous Judgment”. The Death Note is a notebook used by Death Gods to kill off humans by writing their names in it.

The storyline starts off where both Ryuk the Death God and Light the human are frustrated from the rotten condition their realms are in. Ryuk then out of boredom decides to drop his second notebook in the human world, by Light’s school. Light picked it up and naturally thought it was a prank, but eventually he found out it wasn’t. A few days later Ryuk himself pays him a visit, explaining Light the situation. As the plot advances Light discovers more details about the Death Note and its usage, while steering away from his “Righteous Judgment”.


Storyline by Tsugumi Ohba, art work by Takeshi Obata. Was serialized by Shueisha in Weekly Shonen Jump and ran from December 2003 to May 2006, ended having 12 volumes.


The first one premiered in Japan on June 17, 2006. The second one named “Death Note: The Last Name” premiered on November 3, 2006. Both movies were a big success in Japan, topping the box office for weeks. There are plot alterations in both movies, for example – Light’s girlfriend Shiori.


The anime began airing in Japan on October 3, 2006, and is currently scheduled to run for 37 episodes. Contrary to the movies, the anime series follows the manga’s original storyline with just a few alterations on the character designs and order of facts. The series currently airs on the Nippon Television network every Wednesday at 00:56.