9.0/10
173,307
228 user 30 critic

Death Note 

Death Note: Desu nôto (original title)
Promotional
1:57 | Promotional

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC
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
586 ( 20)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007   2006  
Top Rated TV #27 | 2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 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: Iemasa Kayumi, Kent Williams, Muriel Hofmann
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: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa
One Punch Man: Wanpanman (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Max Mittelman, Kaito Ishikawa
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Austin Tindle, Sora Amamiya
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Jun Fukuyama, Yuri Lowenthal
Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 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: Shippûden (2007–2017)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014–2015)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
Boku no Hero Academia (TV Series 2016)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto
Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional 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 (2002–2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 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
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mamoru Miyano ...  Light Yagami 37 episodes, 2006-2007
Brad Swaile ...  Light Yagami 37 episodes, 2006-2007
Vincent Tong ...  Touta Matsuda / ... 35 episodes, 2006-2007
Ryô Naitô Ryô Naitô ...  Touta Matsuda / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Trevor Devall ...  Shuichi Aizawa / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2007
Brian Drummond ...  Ryuk / ... 30 episodes, 2006-2007
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida ...  Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Chris Britton ...  Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Keiji Fujiwara Keiji Fujiwara ...  Shuichi Aizawa / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  L 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Aya Hirano Aya Hirano ...  Misa Amane / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Shannon Chan-Kent ...  Misa Amane / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Alessandro Juliani ...  L / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Shidô Nakamura ...  Ryuk 24 episodes, 2006-2007
John Murphy John Murphy ...  Kanzo Mogi / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ...  Kanzo Mogi / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2007
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...  Watari 19 episodes, 2006-2007
French Tickner French Tickner ...  Watari / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Masaki Aizawa Masaki Aizawa ...  Anthony Rester / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
Brian Dobson ...  Hideki Ide / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Ai Satô Ai Satô ...  Sachiko Yagami 14 episodes, 2006-2007
Hideo Ishikawa 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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Madhouse [Japan] | NTV [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A live musical was written based on the manga and anime series, coming out to critical acclaim in both Japan and Korea in May 2015. Interestingly, the musical was originally written in English then translated into Japanese, but as of April 2016, no English scripts or sheet music has surfaced. An English demo album was recorded in New York City (featuring Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan as Light and Jarrod Spector as L), but the show has yet to be officially picked up by Broadway. See more »

Quotes

L: Please turn off all cell phones, laptop computers and any other transmission equipment and leave them on the table over there.
Matsuda: [mutters] I know he's being cautious from the start, but does he really trust us or not?
L: [overhears] No, I just hate it when cell phones ring when I'm talking.
See more »

Connections

Version of Death Note (2017) 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

 
The L saga is superb, the ending half weak
6 February 2017 | by noitidartSee all my reviews

This review does not contain any spoilers. It is OK to read this. I only mention "L".

The first half is absolutely absolutely superb. I call this the "L saga". When you watch it, you will clearly know when it ends. I recommend you stop there. I wish I did. It's the halfway point of the series. The main characters story really does end there. But to show some moral lessons they put in another half to show that "good through evil isn't good". All world governments and empires disagree with this, so why did this show have to forcefully fabricate new stories in the second half. It totally ruined it. It takes away from the characters that had been established.

Due to the first half being the best thing I have ever ever seen, I give this 9 stars. Even though the second half was so bad I should reduce it to 5 stars.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 228 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed