Originally Posted by xBuddha Blessx
Death Note ended pretty poorly given how great it was for half of it. No way it's on par with BB.
Monster, on the other hand, is but I don't think that has an anime.
I'm not sure what Batman would be similar to BB. None of them are good enough if we're talking movies.
Light didn't have a close family bond with the police. He had a relationship due to family which he exploited at every chance he got (to the point of death) once he got the Death Note.
You can't really call the Fugue state a giant trick. Since in large portion it fooled two ppl. His family grew to see he was a liar and barely swallowed that explaination from the jump. Not to mention ultimately there was no trick he could pull to save his *** as opposed to Light who actually won and defeated his enemy, went on to run **** for years until he was taken down (which just wasn't good writing in the end).
The two things are only similar if you're really willing to be very fast and loose with comparisons regardless of details.
Monster has an anime.
I didn't claim that DN was 100% similar to BB.
All I've stated is that the shows, have similar plots.
Death Note: "I'm the god of the new world."
Breaking Bad: "You're Heisenburg. You're god damn right."
Two ego driven mad men who will stop at nothing to reach said evil goal.
All I'm saying is that, if said person liked BB, they'll probably like DN.
Originally Posted by shogun
WTH? I wouldn't have thought that anime vids and a discussion on anime would be in a bb thread. Death Note was pretty good but tell people that a cartoon about a douchey boy with a supernatural book and a demon who hangs out with him is up there with bb and they'll give you a sideways look.
I would assume that said people are close minded.
Originally Posted by Hand2HandKing
taken from your link
Those are some good points. I still think BB is not influenced by DN. Those are coincidental plot elements designed to make the story more dramatic and full of tension, and since both crime stories are about the downfall of a character, these parallels don't necessarily indicate influence. I guess my skepticism comes from doubting Villiagian has ever seen Death Note as well as knowing the influences he has previously cited for BB. I would love to be proven wrong though so ask him if you ever get the chance.
"I still think BB is not influenced by DN"
I'm not discussing influence.
I'm discussing similarities.
Originally Posted by casekicks
Breaking Bad=Ground breaking television
Death Note=A cartoon..
You're right, they're exactly the same and should be thought of as such..My bad..
I didn't state that the shows were exactly the same.
In fact, I've already told you that they're not the same.