Death Note: Tokubetsu Yomikiri
Death Note: Special One-Shot
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Death Note: Tokubetsu Yomikiri

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Japanese: DEATH NOTE 特別読切
English: Death Note: Special One-Shot
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Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 4, 2020
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Ohba, Tsugumi (Story)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 4690246,902 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32062
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #234
Members: 67,418
Favorites: 750
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To alleviate his crippling boredom and indulge in the tasty pleasure of apples, shinigami Ryuk enters the human realm once more. The year is 2017, and Ryuk deems that high school student Minoru Tanaka may have the brains to continue what Kira had started, or at least he will provide him with some decent entertainment.

Revealing himself to Minoru, Ryuk offers the Death Note to him and explains its rules. However, after long and careful deliberation, Minoru proposes a counter-offer: he will decline the Death Note for now, but should Ryuk return in two years, Minoru will surely grant his wish.

In 2019, Ryuk returns to Minoru, who gladly accepts the notebook and sets his scheme in motion. The Japanese police, the mysterious detective L, and the entire world soon come to witness Minoru's meticulous plan: one that makes unprecedented use of the Death Note's devastating powers.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Tanaka, Minoru
River, Nate
Matsuda, Touta
Aizawa, Shuuichi


Aug 21, 2023
"Death Note: Tokubetsu Yomikiri" is a captivating manga that expands upon the world and concept introduced in the original Death Note series. With its engaging storyline and thought-provoking themes, it manages to maintain the suspense and intrigue that fans of Death Note love. The one-shot format allows for concise storytelling, and while it might not delve as deeply into character development as the main series, it's a must-read for anyone who enjoyed the cat-and-mouse psychological battles that Death Note is known for. The artwork continues to impress, and the return to the Death Note universe is a treat for fans. Overall, "Tokubetsu Yomikiri" adds a ...
Mar 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The top review states that this is apparently a very good read if you're a "Death Note fan". I, respectfully, disagree. This short story is absolutely not something I'd recommend to a "Death Note fan" with excitement. Is it Death Note? Sure, yeah I suppose it is and has that similar charm to it, but it's kind of like going from L to Near in the original run. It feels underwhelming, less interesting and overall not as enjoyable and these feelings are only amplified if you were expecting anything interesting to happen. If you want to "hate read" it and then feel somewhat good after ...
Aug 19, 2020
To be honest it just straight up garbage🤬. Nothing good or interesting about this story compared to the original. I advise you not to read it, it might change your perspective of Kira to a horrible one, one who’s just damn greedy... The best thing I just to stick to the original and never acknowledge this ever happened.
The only thing that’s good about is it’s art style that is still just normal manga style nothing special bout it.😑
The best way I can put this “New Kira’s” fling story is that it’s just the barf 🤢 🤮 of all the stupidity the “Original Kira” has ...

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Poll: Death Note (2020) Chapter 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Feb 3, 2020
162 repliesby Rexnihilo »»
Aug 18, 2023 9:11 AM
Anime adaptation
Ayako_Rose - Apr 22, 2022
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Jul 29, 2023 1:04 AM
Poll: This "2nd season" wasnt necessary
ItzYaBoiSatan - Feb 9, 2020
21 repliesby Frosty »»
Apr 6, 2023 9:38 PM
Link for this one shot :)
sweet_hunnie - Jun 20, 2021
1 repliesby removed-user »»
Jul 21, 2021 3:05 AM
Why can't Ryuk just stole some apples tho?
KevinRin - Jul 21, 2021
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Jul 21, 2021 12:35 AM