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 4692646,926 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31102
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Popularity: #234
Members: 67,455
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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


Feb 3, 2020
This was a very fun, short read. If you're a fan of death note in general I highly recommend it. The overarching themes present throughout the original series are ingrained into this one-shot. It presents an interesting take on how owning a death note would look in modern times. The art is as good as ever and the characters, both old and new, are given adequate development, as much as you could expect for something this short. Also included some unexpected political messaging which was done well and not ham handed or overwhelming.

Pretty good read. Death Note fans should enjoy it. 8/10
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 ...
Feb 11, 2020
‘Death Note’ carries the distinction of being the “gateway” anime for scores of western adolescents and young-adults. In fact, if not for ‘Death Note’ and ‘Gurren Lagann,’ I’m not sure I would have given the medium much of a chance. Sure. I grew up on ‘Pokemon,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ and ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’. But those shows were geared toward a younger audience whom would purchase gobs of merchandise every time Goku changed his hair color. Seriously, though. Kim Kardashian (Freiza) is jelly from all the attention she’s not getting from her “enhancements.” The Butt just got 10 inches bigger!


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Poll: Death Note (2020) Chapter 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Feb 3, 2020
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Aug 18, 2023 9:11 AM
Anime adaptation
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Jul 29, 2023 1:04 AM
Poll: This "2nd season" wasnt necessary
ItzYaBoiSatan - Feb 9, 2020
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Apr 6, 2023 9:38 PM
Link for this one shot :)
sweet_hunnie - Jun 20, 2021
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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