Death Note

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 9.0  (269,856)

Deathnote is a manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata. Prior to its incarnation as a television series, it was featured as a regular part of the magazine Shonen Jump. The show deals with several issues of morality, the right to judge criminals and the issue of life and death itself. The story focuses around a young man named Light Yagami who happens one day upon an abandoned notebook called a DeathNote. It does not take long for Light to find out who dropped the book as he is visited by a death god name Ryuk. Inside the notebook are a series of instructions that Ryuk explains allows the bearer to kill any human. If someone writes the name of a human in the book and then imagines the individual's face, that person will die. This concept inspires Light to cleanse the world of evil doers and he begins using Ryuk and the book to kill criminals and people who do harm. However, the sudden and inexplicable deaths of so many criminals leads the police to suspect the presence of a supernatural serial killer, whom they dub Kira. They call in the international expert on capturing serial killers, a man who goes only by the initial "L". Soon after, copy cat murderers claiming to be Kira arrive in the city and Light is forced to consider that he may have gone too far. What is worse, Light must now consider that he may not be the only human in possession of a deathnote. What follows is a desperate attempt by Light to make his Utopian society come to reality, stop the copy cats from destroying his dreams, all the while dodging the police and maintaining his own humanity. All the while Ryuk waits in the shadows and watches events unfold. What are Ryuk's intentions? Was it an accident that landed the book in Light's hands or is the death god planning something even more sinister to come?

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Seasons
Renewal
26. Renewal
April 10, 2008
Light has removed everyone in his way and is closer to achieving his perfect world.
New World
18. New World
June 26, 2007
Everything is decided by the intellectual battle between Light and Near.
1.28
17. 1.28
June 19, 2007
The task force and SPK meet at the warehouse as planned, and Mikami makes a guest appearance to kill everyone at once for Light.
Malice
16. Malice
June 12, 2007
Light and Near make arrangements for their meeting and Kiyomi is kidnapped, leading to insidious results.
Vigilance
15. Vigilance
June 5, 2007
Thanks to Aizawa, the task force has indisputable proof that Light is passing messages to Kiyomi without their awareness. Near finds proof that Mikami is Kira-X, and decides to put his final plan into motion in 24 days.
Scorn
14. Scorn
May 29, 2007
The story is falling into place for Near, and both he and Light are making final preparations for a climatic show down. Will Light's secret life finally be revealed?
Selection
13. Selection
May 22, 2007
Mikami reveals past is shown as a young man with a strong sense of justice since he was a boy. He finds a new spokesperson for Kira, Light's old college girlfriend. Light takes the initiative and acts as her boyfriend to get closer to her.
Transfer
12. Transfer
May 15, 2007
Light's attack on Near backfires and more attention is drawn to him. With the threat of the task force defecting to Near, he has no option but to have Misa relinquish her Death Note and deliver it to a new Second Kira.
Justice
11. Justice
May 8, 2007
Near is told that one of the rules on the notebook is a fake by Mello. Near begins suspecting Light as Kira and is attempting to divide the taskforce. Light makes a plan to kill Near.
Father
10. Father
May 1, 2007
Soichiro feels guilt over giving the notebook to Mello, so he agrees to put his life on the line to execute a plan to capture Mello.
Impatience
9. Impatience
April 24, 2007
Near and Light work together to save Sayu while Mello makes off with the Death Note. He then proceeds to use the notebook to kill off the majority of the SPK, cornering Near.
Abduction
8. Abduction
April 17, 2007
Five years have passed and two new people stand up to Kira. Near, takes position within the SPK, and Mello decides to kidnap Sayu.
Renewal
7. Renewal
April 10, 2007
Light succeeds Ryuuzaki as the new L. Light creates his new world splitting the world into those who support him and those who oppose him.
Silence
6. Silence
April 3, 2007
L still cannot believe the 13 day rule Light made up and he hounds Rem over if its real or not. Light, sensing the danger, if the rule is discovered, makes Rem decided whether or not she will sacrifice her life and kill L so that Misa may live.
Revival
5. Revival
March 27, 2007
Light touches the Death Note and gains his memories back. Light and Misa start planning L's death, and he is oblivious to the fact they are the Kira's because of some fake rules Light had put on the notebook. It seems L is now a sitting duck.
Frenzy
4. Frenzy
March 20, 2007
The trap goes as planned and Higuchi is scrambling around, until being cornered. It seems that L will finally be triumphant...or will he?
Guidance
3. Guidance
March 13, 2007
Now that the taskforce knows the identity of Kira, they set up an elaborate plan to capture him. However, the plan is risky because Matsuda must put his life on the line. Will Higuchi fall for the trap, or will he elude capture?
Performance
2. Performance
March 6, 2007
The taskforce decides to use Misa to get closer to the Yotsuba Corporation for further investigation. Rem contacts Misa telling her to be wary and listen to Light. In the end, Misa reveals Higuchi as Kira to the taskforce.
Makeshift
1. Makeshift
February 27, 2007
L listens in on the Yotsuba Corporation meetings after bugging their meeting room. Now the task force is divided between stopping them all now or waiting to see which among them is Kira.
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Deathnote is a manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata. Prior to its incarnation as a television series, it was featured as a regular part of the magazine Shonen Jump. The show deals with several issues of morality, the right to judge criminals and the issue of life and death itself.

The story focuses around a young man named Light Yagami who happens one day upon an abandoned notebook called a DeathNote. It does not take long for Light to find out who dropped the book as he is visited by a death god name Ryuk. Inside the notebook are a series of instructions that Ryuk explains allows the bearer to kill any human. If someone writes the name of a human in the book and then imagines the individual's face, that person will die. This concept inspires Light to cleanse the world of evil doers and he begins using Ryuk and the book to kill criminals and people who do harm. However, the sudden and inexplicable deaths of so many criminals leads the police to suspect the presence of a supernatural serial killer, whom they dub Kira. They call in the international expert on capturing serial killers, a man who goes only by the initial "L". Soon after, copy cat murderers claiming to be Kira arrive in the city and Light is forced to consider that he may have gone too far. What is worse, Light must now consider that he may not be the only human in possession of a deathnote. What follows is a desperate attempt by Light to make his Utopian society come to reality, stop the copy cats from destroying his dreams, all the while dodging the police and maintaining his own humanity. All the while Ryuk waits in the shadows and watches events unfold. What are Ryuk's intentions? Was it an accident that landed the book in Light's hands or is the death god planning something even more sinister to come?

Death Note is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (67 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2006.

Where to Watch Death Note

Death Note is available for streaming on the Nippon TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Death Note on demand at HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (269,856)