The Importance of Near in Death Note | Death Note Analysis
The widely acclaimed anime series, Death Note, strikes a chord with fans for it’s intellectual writing. With characters like the genius high school student Light, and the world’s greatest detective L, it’s no surprise. But many fans view the latter end of Death Note to be inferior to the rest of the series. Death Note fans point to the character Near, a resident of Wammys House and successor to L(alongside his fellow Wammys House resident, Mello), as the main culprit behind the loss of quality. Despite this, Near(also known as Nate River) is one of the most intelligent characters in Death Note.