An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
Reviews
Popularity
506 ( 21)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007   2006  
Top Rated TV #26 | 2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Attack on Titan (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Yuki Kaji, Marina Inoue, Josh Grelle
Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Muriel Hofmann
One Punch Man: Wanpanman (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The story of Saitama, a hero who is a hero just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Max Mittelman, Kaito Ishikawa
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ghouls are terrifying creatures which feed on human flesh. When Kaneki is almost killed in an attack, he transforms into a half-ghoul, half-human hybrid and is forced to adapt to their lifestyle in order to survive.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Sora Amamiya, Kenny Green
Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Gon Freecs a young boy aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptionnal being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

Stars: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Issei Futamata
Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Chie Nakamura
Steins;Gate (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa
Naruto (2002–2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Follows the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak
One Piece: Wan pîsu (TV Series 1999)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin
Parasyte: The Maxim (TV Series 2014)
Animation | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.

Stars: Adam Gibbs, Aya Hirano, Brittney Karbowski
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
 Touta Matsuda / ... 35 episodes, 2006-2007
Ryô Naitô ...
...
 Shuichi Aizawa / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2007
...
Naoya Uchida ...
...
 Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Shuichi Aizawa / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2007
...
Aya Hirano ...
...
...
...
John Murphy ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2007
Kazuya Nakai ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2007
...
French Tickner ...
 Watari / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Anthony Rester / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
...
 Hideki Ide / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Ai Satô ...
 Sachiko Yagami 14 episodes, 2006-2007
Hideo Ishikawa ...
 Hideki Ide / ... 15 episodes, 2006-2007
Edit

Storyline

After an intelligent yet cynical high school student begins to cleanse the world from evil with the help of a magical notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written on it, international authorities call upon a mysterious detective known as "L" to thwart his efforts. Written by Paleman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Take down Yotsuba! See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Death Note  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Matsuda is being interviewed as Misa's manager for the Yotsuba group, his phone goes off and the ringtone is "Arumina" performed by Nightmare (series first Ending song). See more »

Quotes

TV News Reader: It crashed into it! A truck has crashed into the Sakura TV Studios!
L: That is certainly one way of entering without anyone seeing your face.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in I'm Still Here (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Arumina
Performer: Nightmare (as Naitomea)
(Vap)
[ending theme]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clever, Slick, and Suspenseful
6 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is anime at its best. I'm fairly new to the world of anime, but I have to say from what I've seen that Death Note goes above and beyond your typical run-of-the-mill action based anime. Whereas a lot of anime strategically relies on action packed battles and fights, Death Note is a refreshing change of pace. It's slick, clever, and witty with the eccentric "L" heading the investigation. It's a constant game of cat and mouse as the lead investigator and the suspected "Kira" or "Killer" always seem to be one step ahead of one another. The two brilliant minds constantly outwit each other. The plot is complex but easily laid out for you and the story is remarkably intelligent and inventive. All the while you're watching you think, "Wow, this can't possibly get any deeper," but each new episode proves you wrong. What I like the most is that this is very, very complex material but it's flawlessly and easily presented so each new development in the case comes as an excited shock.

This is great stuff and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who might be looking for a change of pace in anime. It's not for everyone, of course since it's more of an intellectual thriller and not so much an action fantasy, but anyone who can appreciate the mental challenge of following along with this suspenseful battle of wits will be in heaven with Death Note.


265 of 281 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page