Death Note

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Death Note
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Premiere October 3, 2006
Finale June 26, 2007
Creator manga
Tsugumi Ohba (writer),
Takeshi Obata (illustrator)
Network Nippon Television
Style 20-minute paranormal anime
Company Madhouse
Seasons 1
Episodes 37 + 1 special
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Death Note is a paranormal anime that aired on Nippon Television.

Shinigami are death gods who observe the human world from above, writing the names of those who should die in their notebooks. When a tricky shinigami by the name of Ryuk decides the shinigami world is too boring, he throws his notebook into the human world, where it is found by a teenager named Light Yagami. After verifying that the book does in fact, kill those whose names are written on its pages, Light sets out on a mission—to rid the world of evildoers by killing them all!

Soon it becomes apparent to the police that someone is targeting criminals for death, so to deal with such an extraordinary case, the world's best detective is called in—L, an eccentric, reclusive shut-in. Thus begins a game of cat-and-mouse between two equally brilliant minds, both with the righteous belief that they are justice.

Contents

Cast

Japanese Voices English Voices Character Duration
Main Cast
Mamoru Miyano Brad Swaile Light Yagami 1
Kappei Yamaguchi Alessandro Juliani L 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Aya Hirano Shannon Chan-Kent Misa Amane 1
Shidou Nakamura Brian Drummond Ryuk 1
Kimiko Saito Colleen Wheeler Rem 1
Naoya Uchida Chris Britton Soichiro Yagami 1
Ryo Naitou Vincent Tong Tota Matsuda 1
Kazuya Nakai John Murphy Kanzo Mogi 1
Keiji Fujiwara Trevor Devall Shuichi Aizawa 1
Hidenobu Kiuchi Jeremy From Hirokazu Ukita 1
Hideo Ishikawa Brian Dobson Hideki Ide 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Nippon Television
Season One October 3, 2006 June 26, 2007 37
Death Note:R August 31, 2007

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections - Sets: Region 1
Box Set Volume 1 November 18, 2008 1

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Box Set Volume 2 April 14, 2009 1

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Episode Collections - Volumes: Region 1
Original and Uncut 1 November 20, 2007 1

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Original and Uncut 2 December 18, 2007 1

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Original and Uncut 3 February 19, 2008 1

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Original and Uncut 4 April 29, 2008 1

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Original and Uncut 5 June 24, 2008 1

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Original and Uncut 6 August 26, 2008 1

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Original and Uncut 7 October 28, 2008 1

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Original and Uncut 8 December 30, 2008 1

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Original and Uncut 9 February 24, 2009 1

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Manga

Title Release Date
Volume 1 October 10, 2005 purchase
Volume 2 November 1, 2005 purchase
Volume 3 January 3, 2006 purchase
Volume 4 March 7, 2006 purchase
Volume 5 May 2, 2006 purchase
Volume 6 July 5, 2006 purchase
Volume 7 September 5, 2006 purchase
Volume 8 November 7, 2006 purchase
Volume 9 January 2, 2007 purchase
Volume 10 March 6, 2007 purchase
Volume 11 May 1, 2007 purchase
Volume 12 July 3, 2007 purchase