Death Note

10 Beste Episodes of Death Note - Season 1

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Written by Sophie and last updated on Feb 02, 2023.

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Death Note - S1E5

#15 - Tactics (Staffel 1 - Folge 5)

After finding the true identity of his follower, Light uses him to deal a major blow to the rest of his enemies.

The episode was rated 8,29 from 771 votes.

Death Note - S1E35

#14 - Malice (Staffel 1 - Folge 35)


Light and Near agree upon a meeting place for the final confrontation. A key player is kidnapped and the end results are shocking.

The episode was rated 8,30 from 464 votes.

Death Note - S1E22

#13 - Guidance (Staffel 1 - Folge 22)

Thanks to Misa, the Task Force now knows the identity of the new Kira and L plans an elaborate scheme to smoke him out of hiding.

The episode was rated 8,31 from 526 votes.

Death Note - S1E9

#12 - Encounter (Staffel 1 - Folge 9)


Still suspicious of Light's too-perfect behavior, L decides to take drastic measures and enters the same university to meet Light face to face.

The episode was rated 8,39 from 683 votes.

Death Note - S1E11

#11 - Assault (Staffel 1 - Folge 11)

The Sakura TV station plans to air Kira's home-made videos. Little do they know that the videos will bring more than ratings.

The episode was rated 8,40 from 645 votes.

Death Note - S1E2

#10 - Confrontation (Staffel 1 - Folge 2)


Light falls into the first of many of L's attempts to uncover him from his Kira alter ego.

The episode was rated 8,41 from 979 votes.

Death Note - S1E4

#9 - Pursuit (Staffel 1 - Folge 4)

Light creates a complex plan involving the Death Note and another criminal to try and expose his follower's name and identity.

The episode was rated 8,47 from 815 votes.

Death Note - S1E16

#8 - Decision (Staffel 1 - Folge 16)


After renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, Light turns himself in to L and is imprisoned.

The episode was rated 8,52 from 591 votes.

Death Note - S1E7

#7 - Overcast (Staffel 1 - Folge 7)

Light meets Penber's fiance — an ex-officer who is determined to hunt down Kira.

The episode was rated 8,52 from 700 votes.

Death Note - S1E23

#6 - Frenzy (Staffel 1 - Folge 23)


L and the Task Force close in on Higuchi who continues to play into their hands. But as time before Kira's identity is revealed on Sakura TV gets closer, Higuchi gets desperate and makes the deal for shinigami eyes.

The episode was rated 8,58 from 538 votes.

Death Note - S1E15

#5 - Wager (Staffel 1 - Folge 15)

Light tries using the second Kira to find out L's real name. However, L is well prepared for Kira's next move and is able to get one of the Kiras in his custody soon enough.

The episode was rated 8,60 from 609 votes.

Death Note - S1E37

#4 - New World (Staffel 1 - Folge 37)


The climactic battle between Light Yagami and L's successors finally comes to a close.

The episode was rated 8,67 from 571 votes.

Death Note - S1E36

#3 - 1.28 (Staffel 1 - Folge 36)

The Japanese Task Force and the SPK finally meet at YellowBox Warehouse on January 28th. However, a third party has come to the warehouse as well, on Kira's orders to kill everyone else there.

The episode was rated 8,72 from 488 votes.

Death Note - S1E24

#2 - Revival (Staffel 1 - Folge 24)


While Higuchi is finally captured, Light inadvertently regains his memories as Kira.

The episode was rated 8,72 from 546 votes.

Death Note - S1E25

#1 - Silence (Staffel 1 - Folge 25)

L continues to interrogate Rem, while Light manipulates Rem into killing off the greatest obstacles in his way.

The episode was rated 8,86 from 580 votes.

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