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Death Note aired from October 3, 2006 to June 26, 2007 on NTV (in Japan) and Cartoon Network/Adult Swim (in the U.S.). It consists of 37 episodes and two T.V. specials.

Overview

Death Note is the first anime series of the Death Note franchise that is based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The series was directed by Tetsurō Araki, music by Hideki Taniuchi and Yoshihisa Hirano. It's a seinen action series based in both reality with a supernatural twist. It is produced by the MADHouse Studios, and has aired in Japan on various distributors throughout it's run on television. The first episode originally aired on October, 3 2006. The series ran for thirty-seven episodes, the last airing on June 26, 2007.

The anime follows closely to manga series. The U.S. production rights were acquired by VIZ Media, and provides an English dub for the anime series. It began airing in American on October 21, 2007. The last episode aired on July 4, 2008. The English script was adapted by Stephen Hedley Michelle Clough Karl Willems.

Plot

When brilliant, but bored, student Light Yagami finds a notebook known as Death Note, which was dropped to Earth by an equally bored Shinigami or Death God called Ryuk. This notebook has the ability to kill anyone who has their name written to it, he then decides to use it to rid the world of evil. Due to a large number of criminals killed in different parts of the world, all of which were heart attacks, the world begins to notice. A legendary yet mysterious detective was brought to the case. The battle of wits of the two genius now begins.

Characters

Light Yagami

L

Ryuk

Misa Amane

Rem

Near

Mello

Watari

Theme Music

#TitlePerformerEpisodes
OP01"the WORLD"Nightmare(Eps 1-19)
OP02"What's Up People?!"Maximum the Hormone(Eps 20-37)
ED01"Aluminia"Nightmare(Eps 1-19)
ED02"Zetsubou Billy"Maximum the Hormone(Eps 20-36)
ED03"Coda ~ Death Note"Yoshihisa Hirano(Ep 37)
Episodes
Season/Ep# Name Airdate
1 - 37
New World
06/26/2007
1 - 36
1.28
06/19/2007
1 - 35
Malice
06/12/2007
1 - 34
Vigilance
06/05/2007
1 - 33
Ridicule
05/29/2007
1 - 32
Selection
05/22/2007
1 - 31
Transfer
05/15/2007
1 - 30
Justice
05/08/2007
1 - 29
Father
05/01/2007
1 - 28
Impatience
04/24/2007
1 - 27
Abduction
04/17/2007
1 - 26
Renewal
04/10/2007
1 - 25
Silence
04/03/2007
1 - 24
Revival
03/27/2007
1 - 23
Frenzy
03/20/2007
1 - 22
Guidance
03/13/2007
1 - 21
Performance
03/06/2007
1 - 20
Makeshift
02/27/2007
1 - 19
Matsuda
02/20/2007
1 - 18
Ally
02/13/2007

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Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Tetsuro Araki
39
Tsugumi Ohba
39
Takeshi Obata
39
Hideki Taniuchi
37
Toshiki Inoue
37
Masaru Kitao
37
Yoshihisa Hirano
37
Terumi Nishii
37
Takahiro Kagami
1
Shinsaku Sasaki
2
Takayuki Hirao
1

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Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name Death Note
Name: デスノート
Romaji: Desu Nōto
Publisher Madhouse Studios
Start Year 2006
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