Death Note

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Synonyms: DN
Japanese: デスノート
English: Death Note
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Type: TV
Episodes: 37
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:56 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.621 (scored by 27387332,738,733 users)
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Ranked: #792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2
Members: 3,891,631
Favorites: 173,759

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Brutal murders, petty thefts, and senseless violence pollute the human world. In contrast, the realm of death gods is a humdrum, unchanging gambling den. The ingenious 17-year-old Japanese student Light Yagami and sadistic god of death Ryuk share one belief: their worlds are rotten.

For his own amusement, Ryuk drops his Death Note into the human world. Light stumbles upon it, deeming the first of its rules ridiculous: the human whose name is written in this note shall die. However, the temptation is too great, and Light experiments by writing a felon's name, which disturbingly enacts his first murder.

Aware of the terrifying godlike power that has fallen into his hands, Light—under the alias Kira—follows his wicked sense of justice with the ultimate goal of cleansing the world of all evil-doers. The meticulous mastermind detective L is already on his trail, but as Light's brilliance rivals L's, the grand chase for Kira turns into an intense battle of wits that can only end when one of them is dead.

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Opening Theme

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1: "the WORLD" by Nightmare (eps 1-19)
2: "What's up, people?!" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 30-37)

Ending Theme

1: "Alumina" by Nightmare (eps 1-19)
2: "Zetsubō Billy" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-36)
3: "Coda ~ Death Note" by Yoshihisa Hirano (eps 37)


Apr 13, 2024
Idealism, something that we must have in our life but in this anime its not as simple as that. The characters just bring the audience to have their mixed feelings, like we have to be support him or not, etc. Kira have a glorious purpose but he just get eaten by his idealism and his dream, L is smart but idealism of his ideas just make him not achieve his goals. The side characters level up this anime, and not just in there to be a complement of the story. They have a portion of their influence in this anime and make this anime is ...
Dec 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
After a certain event occurs roughly halfway through the story, the anime loses all its steam. Before this event, the anime would have easily been an 8 or 9, but the story just... flops after it. Almost everyone who has watched the anime knows what I'm referring to by "this event", which just goes to show how it ruined the second half of the show. Even the first half, the "best part" of the show, would still be overhyped just by itself. Overall, I would say that while some people may like this anime, I personally wasn't one of them. It's worth a watch, but ...
Aug 9, 2023
Death Note has only one season, but it seems to be split into two different "series". From episode 1 to 25 it is an excellent series, great story, good plot twists, with great characters. Some chapter lowers its level, but it´s good. From episode 26 to 37 it is absolutely the opposite. It costs too much to watch the episodes without wanting to turn off the TV. It no longer contains anything that one had been seeing. Is it one of the best anime? I think no, it is not. Is it a series to recommend? I would not do it.

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