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Death Note

Genres: drama, mystery, psychological, supernatural, thriller
Themes: crime, death, detective, justice, Magic Book, police, shinigami
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who’s bored out of his mind. One day he finds the “Death Note”: a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorites send the legendary detective L to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues…
Number of episodes: 37
Vintage: 2006-10-03 to 2007-06-27

ANN Info Page

Death Note Relight - Visions of a God (special) Vintage: 2007-08-31
Death Note Relight 2 - L’s Successors (special) Vintage: 2008-08-22


Death Note Anime in Production

posted on 2006-05-15 12:36 EDT

Viz Licenses Death Note Anime for Download

posted on 2007-01-11 14:39 EST
Episodes to be available “soon after they air in Japan”

Death Note Release Won’t be Limited to Downloads

posted on 2007-01-13 00:54 EST
DVDs will be dubbed, downloads subtitled

Death Note Site Online

posted on 2007-02-15 08:44 EST

Death Note Trailer Downloads at NYCC

posted on 2007-02-16 11:13 EST

Viz to Offer Death Note Downloads via Direct2Drive

posted on 2007-05-03 13:35 EDT

Hidden Death Note Trailer Reveals Light’s English Voice

posted on 2007-05-15 08:24 EDT

Viz Media to Release First Death Note DVD in November

posted on 2007-06-28 07:06 EDT

Death Note TV Special to be Three-Hour Director’s Cut

posted on 2007-07-12 13:17 EDT

Viz Confirms Death Note English Cast

posted on 2007-09-04 21:04 EDT
Twelve episodes already dubbed at Ocean Studios

Death Note Confirmed to Air on Adult Swim October 20

posted on 2007-09-20 18:44 EDT

Death Note’s English Dub Premieres on Web, Television

posted on 2007-10-19 07:04 EDT

Death Note Added to U.S. iTunes Store

posted on 2008-07-15 15:24 EDT
English-dubbed, uncut version

Second Death Note Special to Air on August 22 in Japan

posted on 2008-07-25 12:00 EDT
Digest of television anime’s last half with Kira, Near, Mello

Viz Streams Subtitled Death Note Anime on Netflix

posted on 2011-04-30 09:17 EDT
Full series based on Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata’s crime drama manga now streaming

Death Note Has 10th Anniversary Project in the Works

posted on 2014-02-07 23:57 EST

Death Note Returns to North America in a New Complete DVD Collection

Nov 7th 2014

VIZ Media
Death Note coming to blu-ray! #VIPanel #AX

PRODUCT UPDATE: Viz Media has delayed Death Note from December 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The Anime Rundown - Death Note

I’d actually forgotten that this releases on Bluray, at long last, next week.

It’ll be the most super Super Tuesday :slightly_smiling:

VIZ Media Announces First Ever Blu-Ray Home Media Release of Death Note Anime Series

Feb 25th 2016

DEATH NOTE Complete Series Omega Edition Blu-ray- Available Now

DEATH NOTE Complete Series Omega Edition Blu-ray Official Trailer - Available Now

Just got my Omega Edition set today and after looking through the discs, I can confirm some things.

  • As Vash & Chisel already mentioned, there are no song & sign subs for the English dub.
  • All extras are included (source).
  • The opening & ending credits are in Japanese and like with Ranma ½ & Sailor Moon, the translated credits are in the booklet and also for L’s Successors, the English credits for that are on the specials disc as an extra just like on the DVD.
  • The clean sponsor cards are actually intact here. This is a surprise to me since they’re not in the DVDs at all.
  • As Chisel mentioned about the episode titles, they’re not in English on the video except on the menus & sub tracks in their respective languages and also the “To Be Continued” & “Scenes From The Next Episode” messages are missing. Weird, I guess the English for those on the DVDs are either hardsubbed or maybe they used an international master for this release that didn’t have those cards in English?

Ten Years of Death Note: Is Light The Bad Guy?

by Jacob Hope Chapman, Mar 18th 2016

RightStuf Contest: Win Death Note Complete Series Omega Edition Blu-ray

July 1, 2016

Entries will be accepted until July 14th.

“Death Note” Blu-ray BOX Upconverted Comparison Video

Fukushima Teacher Threatens Students With ‘Death Note’

posted on 2017-01-12 14:10 EST
Teacher reprimanded, school apologizes to families

Tennessee Mother: Boy Wrote Daughter’s Name in ‘Death Note’

posted on 2017-03-01 09:45 EST
School district says suspended 4th grader poses no danger

Viz Media To Showcase Netflix’s Original Feature Film Death Note at Licensing Expo

May 23rd 2017

Anime Series Death Note Now Available For Free on Pluto TV

Aug 24th 2017

Death Note Gets 12-Hour Audio Drama in English, German

posted on 2017-08-29 01:00 EDT
Writer/translator Jonathan Clements writes audio drama based on anime

Death Note with akidearest - Spoil It!

Death Note Anime to Expire from Netflix Next Month

posted on 2018-09-24 20:01 EDT by Karen Ressler

But Netflix’s American/Canadian Live Action Adaptation will remain?

I don’t want to think of what might happen to some poor newbie who, hearing about the legendary anime, doesn’t know any better and watches the Netflix live action version by mistake. :face_with_hand_over_mouth: :face_vomiting:

On a side note, these expirations continue to be a major hang-up for me with streaming services. There one day, gone the next…will it return? Who knows. :confused:

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