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Volume 1

The Story

High school student Light Yagami discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim's name while picturing their face. The story follows his attempts to become a god by creating a New World cleansed of evil, using the notebook, and the complex conflict between himself and all those who try to stop or help him.

The Series

Death Note began as a manga serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump in 2003. It has been adapted into a live-action Japanese film series beginning in 2006, an anime series in 2006, a musical in 2015, a live-action television drama in 2015, and an American film in 2017. The series also has several video games and novels.

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Upcoming

  • December 12th, 2017 - A Russian-language concert for Death Note: The Musical will perform in St. Petersberg, Russia.
  • January 13th, 2018 - The 2017 version of Death Note: The Musical with Hayato Kakizawa will air on WOWOW television in Japan.
  • Summer 2018 - A 12-hour Death Note audio drama will be released in English and German.
  • 2018 - A Russian-language production of Death Note: The Musical will perform in Russia.

Recent

  • December 2nd, 2017 - The 2017 version of Death Note: The Musical with Kenji Urai aired on WOWOW television in Japan.
  • November 17th, 2017 - The film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World aired on television for the first time on "Friday Road Show". The version that aired is a special edition edited by the director Shinsuke Sato.
  • October 31st and November 2nd, 2017 - Russian-language concert for Death Note: The Musical performed in Moscow, Russia.
  • September 28th, 2017 - Netflix released Death Note: The VR Experience, an interactive video, on YouTube.
  • September 8th-20th, 2017 - The mobile game Othellonia had a Death Note collaboration event.
  • September 5th, 2017 - VIZ Media released the Death Note All-in-One Edition, a single omnibus volume of the complete manga series, in English.
Earlier news (click to expand):
  • September 2nd-24th, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had a second production run in Tokyo, Japan.
  • August 25th, 2017 - The Death Note American film was released streaming on Netflix.
  • August 21st, 2017 - A review embargo lifted for Netflix's Death Note American film and many early reviews were released.
  • August 19th-21st, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had four performances in Osaka, Japan.
  • July 21st-23rd, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had three performances in Taiwan, put on by the Japanese cast.
  • July 20th, 2017 - Netflix's Death Note American film screened at San Diego Comic Con and a new clip was released online.
  • June 29th, 2017 - The first full trailer and a featurette for Netflix's Death Note American film was released.
  • June 24th-25th, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had three performances in Toyama, Japan.
  • April 19th, 2017 - Death Note: Light Up the NEW World was released on Blu-Ray and DVD in Japan.
  • March 22nd, 2017 - The first teaser trailer for Netflix's Death Note American remake film was released.
  • March 2017 - Death Note: The Concert had four performances in Japan.
  • January 3rd-26th, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical returned for a second production in South Korea.
  • December 19th, 2016 - Death Note: The Musical Showcase performed in South Korea.
  • October 29th, 2016 - Death Note: Light Up the NEW World premiered in Japan.
  • September 2016 - Death Note: New Generation was released streaming on Hulu Japan.
  • July 1st, 2016 - Death Note: The Escape opened for a limited release at Universal Studios Japan.
  • July 5th, 2015 - The Death Note TV drama aired its first episode in Japan.
  • June 11th, 2015 - Death Note: The Musical had its first performance in South Korea.
  • April 1st, 2015 - Death Note: The Musical had its first performance in Japan.

Death Note has been getting a series of new adaptations. Help us document them on the wiki!

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Featured Article

Othellonia infobox

Othellonia (オセロニア) is a Japanese mobile strategy game. In September 2017, it had a Death Note collaboration event during which Death Note characters and battle areas were available in the game. Players could acquire L by logging in during the event period; Rem, Ryuk, and Sidoh through in-game battle events; and many others including Light, Misa, Mello, and Near through gacha. more…

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The first Russian-language performance of a Death Note: The Musical song, Playing His Game (titled "One on One" in Russian), at Comic Con Russia 2017.

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Playing His Game (Russian 2017 Comic Con)

Death Note Timeline
December 12th
  • 2003 -
    • L realizes that Kira can control the victim's time of death and has access to information on the progress of the investigation.
    • Light Yagami creates a false bottom in his desk drawer to hide the Death Note.
  • 2009 -
    • Misa Amane announces her comeback will be on a New Year's Eve celebrity singing show.
    • Near arrives in Japan and sets up another SPK base.
    • Near and Light Yagami exchange confrontational words.
    • Near explains to the SPK members his theories on Kira's current situation and his team's future plans.
    • Light reveals the existence of the Death Note to Kiyomi Takada and has her begin killing criminals.

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Wiki Poll

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The poll was created at 00:38 on August 27, 2017, and so far 444 people voted.

Poll Results

"Favorite male character?"

A total of 385 of you said:

  • Light Yagami (167, 43.38%)
  • L Lawliet (154, 40%)
  • Near (23, 5.97%)
  • Mello (16, 4.16%)
  • Teru Mikami (8, 2.08%)
  • Watari (6, 1.56%)
  • Touta Matsuda (5, 1.3%)
  • Soichiro Yagami (1, 0.26%)
  • other (5, 1.3%)

"Favorite Female Character"

A total of 397 of you said:

  • Misa Amane (182, 45.84%)
  • Naomi Misora (141, 36.52%)
  • Sayu Yagami (20, 5.04%)
  • Kiyomi Takada (15, 3.78%
  • Wedy (13, 4.27%)
  • Halle Lidner (12, 3.02%)
  • Other (11, 2.77%)
  • Sachiko Yagami (3, .76%)

"Team L or Team Kira?"

A total of 8147 of you said:

  • Team L (4689, 57.55%)
  • Team Kira (2779, 34.11%)
  • "Switzerland" (679, 8.33%)

"Would you use a Death Note?"

A total of 4779 of you said:

  • Yes (3033)
  • No (876)
  • Maybe (870)

"Favorite Live-Action Adaptation?"

A total of 120 of you said:

  • Death Note & Death Note: The Last Name (20, 16.73%)
  • L: Change the WorLd (7, 5.83%)
  • Death Note TV Drama (16, 13.33%)
  • Death Note: The Musical (1, 0.83%)
  • I love them all! (7, 5.83%)
  • I haven't seen any (69, 57.5%)

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