Death Note

Death Note

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A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm. High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal's name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be. With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.

User Rating: 4.74 ( 29 votes)


English: Death Note
Japanese: デスノート
Type: TV
Episodes: 37
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:56 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Konami, Ashi Production, Nippon Television Network, Shueisha
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 540p
Type: DVD, Dual Audio




Masao Maruyama – Producer
Manabu Tamura – Producer
Tetsurou Araki – Director, Storyboard
Chiaki Yamada – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “the WORLD” by Nightmare (eps 1-19)
OP2: “What’s up, people?!” by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-37)
ED1: “Alumina” by Nightmare (eps 1-19)
ED2: “Zetsubō Billy” by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-36)
ED3: “Coda ~ Death Note” by Yoshihisa Hirano (ep 37)


Defies your morals and enables deep discussions with yourself and others. It truly is a great show. With great power comes great evil.


One of the shows that brought me into anime. Entertaining thriller with one of the best battle of the minds of anime.


Turns from a masterfully paced first act into utter garbage by the end. Worth watching the beginning, but stop there.


A tremendous show with great thriller and suspense.


A classic; a must watch. This anime was key in my formation as an anime junkie.


Starts off with a lot of steam and an incredible plot. Falters off and never regains momentum.


Show this to someone if you want them to watch anime. It made me an anime fan. To this day I have yet to watch something as brainy as this.



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