Death Note

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.9  (374,432)

Death Note is a popular anime series that premiered on Nippon TV in 2006. The show features a thrilling storyline, action-packed scenes, and an all-star cast that brings the characters to life. The show is a suspenseful psychological thriller that revolves around the main character Light Yagami, a brilliant high school student who discovers a mysterious notebook that grants him the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. The show has been praised worldwide for its unique and engrossing concept, as well as its complex and well-developed characters.

The show's main character, Light Yagami, is voiced by Japanese actor Mamoru Miyano, and English actor Brad Swaile. Light is a genius student who is bored with his mundane life and craves for something exciting. When he discovers the Death Note, it becomes the source of his newfound power and exhilaration. However, as Light's obsession with the power of the notebook grows, it leads him down a dark and dangerous path that puts him at odds with the world's greatest detective, L.

L is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi in the Japanese version and Alessandro Juliani in the English version. L is a mysterious figure who is tasked with finding and capturing the person responsible for the sudden deaths of criminals all over Japan. L is a mastermind detective who is determined to catch Light Yagami and bring him to justice.

The show's supporting cast is equally impressive. Voice actors such as Akeno Watanabe, Lisa Ann Beley, Aya Hirano, Shannon Chan-Kent, Haruka Kudo, Kelly Metzger, Hideo Ishikawa, Brian Dobson, Hiroki Takahashi, Sam Vincent, Shido Nakamura, Brian Drummond, and Naoya Uchida bring to life a variety of different characters that are integral to the story.

The show is known for its original and unpredictable storylines that keep the viewers on edge. The first few episodes set the stage for the rest of the series and introduce the basic concepts of the Death Note. As the series progresses, the conflicts between Light and L become more intense and complicated, leading to unexpected twists and turns that keep the viewers guessing until the very end.

Death Note also features stunning animation and a haunting soundtrack that perfectly captures the dark and brooding atmosphere of the show. The animation is crisp and vivid, with each death scene rendered in a style that reflects the emotions of the characters involved. The music, composed by Yoshihisa Hirano and Hideki Taniuchi, is a mix of classical and modern sounds that heighten the suspenseful moments and make the show more exciting.

The show has been praised for its thought-provoking themes and its exploration of the morality of power. Through Light Yagami's journey, the show delves deep into the psyche of a person who is given unlimited power and how it corrupts even the most intelligent and well-intentioned people. The show also questions the concept of justice and whether it is ever justified to take the law into your own hands.

In conclusion, Death Note is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good thriller with an engaging storyline and memorable characters. The show's gripping plot, excellent animation, and top-notch voice acting make it a standout among other anime series. The show is a masterpiece in its own right and has set a benchmark for future anime series 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.

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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.
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.
16. Malice
June 12, 2007
Light and Near make arrangements for their meeting and Kiyomi is kidnapped, leading to insidious results.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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 Max, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.9  (374,432)