Death Note

Death Note

tv
finished airing
MAL ratings
RANK #54
Score 8.66/10
Synopsis
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.

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Openings

#1: "the WORLD" by Nightmare (eps 1-19)

#2: "What's up, people?!" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-37)

Endings

#1: "Alumina" by Nightmare (eps 1-19)

#2: "Zetsubō Billy" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-36)

#3: "Coda ~ Death Note" by Yoshihisa Hirano (ep 37)

Other Names
English
Death Note
Japanese
Death Note
Synonyms
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Information
Type
tv
Status
finished airing
Episode Duration
23
Air Date
2006-10-04
End Date
2007-06-27
Studio
Madhouse
Producers
VAP
Konami
Ashi Production
Nippon Television Network
Shueisha