This set is great, but has a few flaws. Here is the breakdown:
-Best Quality of Death Note available to date.
-Full series and both films in one set, truly the complete boxset.
-Great packaging (looks great, has a nice artbook, packaged in a very good quality box)
-They downgraded the opening and ending to the raw Japanese version. The English translated text and credits are gone. You won't be able to read who worked on this show and the names of people/studios.
-They took out all English text within the show. So signs/emails/letters etc.. are all in Japanese and don't have subtitles to translate what is being shown on screen. That's a big step back.
-Finally, they cropped the image. What you will be seeing on screen is actually a cropped picture. They took out about half an inch from the top, bottom, and both sides. It's ugly when people's mouths are cut off.
All in all this is the best single set for the show. It's a nice complete package but lacks the fine details that the DVD version had (like subtitles for Japanese text and translated OP/Endings). It looks good, but not that much better than the DVD. So if you like the show as is and aren't picky, this set is a good buy. However, if you like to be invested and actually understanding what is going on at all times, get the two DVD boxsets.
- Actors: Various
- Directors: Various
- Format: Box set, Limited Edition, NTSC
- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region A/1
- Number of discs: 6
- Studio: Warner Home Entertainment
- Release Date: March 1 2016
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- ASIN: B015GKSXA2
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,460 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)