8.8
11,051 votes
Death Note

Death Note

NTV 2006

Light Yagami 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...

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The 10 Best Episodes of Death Note

Death Note - S1E25

#1 - Silence

8.86

Season 1 - Episode 25

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

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Death Note from 580 votes.

Death Note - S1E24

#2 - Revival

8.72

Season 1 - Episode 24

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

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Death Note from 546 votes.

Death Note - S1E36

#3 - 1.28

8.72

Season 1 - Episode 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 #3 Best episode of Death Note from 488 votes.

Death Note - S1E37

#4 - New World

8.67

Season 1 - Episode 37

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

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Death Note from 571 votes.

Death Note - S1E15

#5 - Wager

8.60

Season 1 - Episode 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 #5 Best episode of Death Note from 609 votes.

Death Note - S1E23

#6 - Frenzy

8.58

Season 1 - Episode 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 #6 Best episode of Death Note from 538 votes.

Death Note - S1E7

#7 - Overcast

8.52

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Death Note from 700 votes.

Death Note - S1E16

#8 - Decision

8.52

Season 1 - Episode 16

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

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Death Note from 591 votes.

Death Note - S1E4

#9 - Pursuit

8.47

Season 1 - Episode 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 #9 Best episode of Death Note from 815 votes.

Death Note - S1E2

#10 - Confrontation

8.41

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Death Note from 979 votes.

Death Note - S1E11
#11 - Assault
8.40
Season 1 - Episode 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 #1 Best episode of Death Note from 645 votes.

Death Note - S1E9
#12 - Encounter
8.39
Season 1 - Episode 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 #2 Best episode of Death Note from 683 votes.

Death Note - S1E22
#13 - Guidance
8.31
Season 1 - Episode 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 #3 Best episode of Death Note from 526 votes.

Death Note - S1E35
#14 - Malice
8.30
Season 1 - Episode 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 #4 Best episode of Death Note from 464 votes.

Death Note - S1E5
#15 - Tactics
8.29
Season 1 - Episode 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 #5 Best episode of Death Note from 771 votes.

Death Note - S1E3
#16 - Dealings
8.28
Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryuk informs Light that he's being followed and asks Light if he wants to make a trade for his own Shinigami eyes. But at what cost?

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Death Note from 834 votes.

Death Note - S1E8
#17 - Glare
8.27
Season 1 - Episode 8

Discovering that L has went so far as to tap his room with cameras, Light comes up with a plan to throw off his suspicions.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Death Note from 688 votes.

Death Note - S1E14
#18 - Friend
8.27
Season 1 - Episode 14

Light furthers his plans as Kira after meeting with the very annoying second Kira.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Death Note from 604 votes.

Death Note - S1E29
#19 - Father
8.25
Season 1 - Episode 29

Mortified over allowing the Death Note to fall into Mello's hands in order to save his daughter, Soichiro puts himself into harm's way in order to get it back.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Death Note from 492 votes.

Death Note - S1E6
#20 - Unraveling
8.24
Season 1 - Episode 6

Furthering the Kira investigation, the remaining police force finally meets L.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Death Note from 720 votes.

Last updated: feb 26, 2021

Comments

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It's hard to believe how well this was put together at times. I'd say the first 10 episodes are definitely the best, after that the story line has reached a point where it's less exciting. That doesn't mean the rest of it is bad though, not at all. One thing that striked me is that there were often tensions moments when Light get's interrogated. Ever time when it seems like he's getting caught he comes up with another waterproof lie/alibi to trow off any suspicion. Which is what I meant by the first sentence. I actually got a Death Note book as a gift after I finished the series :)

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Kinda sucked after when L died :'(

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One of the most perfectly interlinked and suspense TV show I have ever seen..

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kawaii anime

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It's an awesome anime

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First 25 episodes are amazing 10/10. After that it isnt that good really.

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This is a very good anime indeed. Still, I don't get, why people call it 'the best anime'. I feel like the show started deteriorating after the death of L. It somehow felt forced. The ending is also quite disappointing and - in contrast to the rest of the show - predictable. Too bad, they messed the final third or so up.

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one of the best show of the last 100 years. strongly #1. & i don't think the movie would do it's justice, it will horribly flop.

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Death Note is great. It contains an insanely unique plot and has remarkable, memorable characters. Its art style is highly detailed and fits the mood of the story quite nicely. I can say the same of the soundtrack. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something to make them think or anyone looking to get into anime. Though I did enjoy its live-action television drama from this year more, this was a good show and I do not regret watching it in the slightest.

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One of the most perfectly interlinked and suspense TV show I have ever seen..

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