Death Note's reception and praise by critics has allowed the franchise to garner much attention in both Japan and overseas. However, this has also exposed Death Note to become a subject of parody in various television shows, anime and even comic books.
In Anime and MangaEdit
Seitokai No IchizonEdit
Seitokai No Ichizon has this scene.
After a crisis, Germany tells France that he kind of predicted (with emphasis on the predicted, similar to Light's "Just as planned") the current crisis. France gets suspicious and imagines Germany writing in a notebook, similar to the Death Note, which has "Budget" on the front and shows Germany thinking "Just as planned."
Episode 25 of the anime is completely "Death Note-themed". Ryuk even makes a cameo at the end of the episode. A notable line is: "You should hate me more, curse me, and detest me! Then you should take the power of that hatred and use it to survive this rotten world."
Kurohime has a cameo appearance of a shinigami, who is supposed to be similar to Ryuk.
Full Metal PanicEdit
An episode features Light, Misa, L and possibly Soichiro in a cameo exercising.
They Are My Noble MastersEdit
In one episode, the character Yume (which means "dream" in Japanese) aqcuires a notebook titled the "Yume Note". The scene where she uses it is a parody of a scene in episode 8 of the anime.
Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga SukunaiEdit
A drama CD involves the club members as voice actors for an RPG whose characters were based on their likeness. As it turns out the game they were to have voice roles in, Heaven of the East is actually an eroge, and everyone is not happy that Rika didn't tell them. Cue Rika's reaction: "Just as planned." A shout out to Death Note.
Hayate the combat butlerEdit
Chapter seven makes a reference to Watari and later a girl holds the death note. There is also a poster theta has the caption Birth Note on it, and an apple.
Similar to Gintama, episode 185 of Keroro Gunso features a "Death Note theme". The end of the episode parodies the final episode of the Death Note anime.
Baka to Test to ShoukanjuuEdit
At the beginning of Episode 7, the main character hides his porn the same way Light hides the death note in his desk.
Bart Simpsons' Treehouse of HorrorEdit
Bart Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror Volume 14 of the annual Treehouse of Horror comic books features a parody of Death Note titled "Murder, He Wrote".
- The comic starts with Bart showing Milhouse a notebook that he just found. Jimbo steals the book from him, because it "totally matches [his] shirt". Bart yells at him to give it back, but Jimbo says that he already's written his name in it. Bart goes to complain to Principle Skinner, but Jimbo is already hanging dead on the monkey bars.
- Later in the day, Bart is sitting in his room. He looks through the notebook, and notices that Jimbo isn't the only person to put their name in the note book, along with Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, and Buddy Holly. Just as he is about to put his name in the notebook, Krusty the clown appears and tells him that he shouldn't. Bart exclaims that he should be dead, when he died in the middle of one of his sketches from a heart attack. Krusty tells Bart that he is now a ghost, and that if Bart writes a name in the book that they will die, and that if he doesn't write how they die, the notebook will choose their death.
- Krusty tells Bart that he found the book a year prior. He thought it would make a good little black book, but the girls whos names he wrote in the book would never be home. He found out later that the girls had all dies in strange ways. He didn't use the book anymore, but kept it in his dressing room. One day, a fan, Bart, asked him for his autograph. He then found out that it works, even if you wrip out the page.
- Krusty asks Bart who he is going to kill. Bart, surprised, tells Krusty that he won't write any name in the notebook. Krusty insists that some people deserve to die, but Bart decides to just ignore him. Watching TV instead.
- On the news, a man named Bob has been released from prison and plans to kill Bart. Bart quickly writes Bob's name in the notebook. Bob is instantly attacked by a swarm of bees, falls into a Pika Dogs hot dog cart, and stumbles into the street, where a steamroller, from Springfield's Annual Steamroller Parade, runs him over. Bart exclaims that that's exactly what he had written in the book.
- Chief Wiggum is now on the Tv along with Kent, the news reporter. Wiggum tells Kent that Bob's death wasn't an accident, as he just received a text-message from a super detective, who goes by the code-name of L, that it was actually a murder. Bart wonders who it could be, as Lisa walks by on a cellphone. Bart throws the book away, telling him that it's too dangerous, and Krusty says that he's no fun.
- Later that day, Bart's mother is looking through Bart's room. She notices the notebook and is annoyed that he would throw out a perfectly good notebook. She keeps it and decides that she will use one page for her shopping list and leave the rest for someone else to use it. Later, Bart and his father are watching TV. Betty Crocker, Uncle Ben, and Sir Francis had all dies under mysterious circumstances, Homer is upset, claiming that Sir Francis cracked the Cookie to cream code. Marge walks in the house, and asks who would like to help her bring in the groceries. Homer tells her that Bart will help.
- While in the kitchen, Bart looks over his mother's shopping list. Betty Crocker Cake Mix, Uncle Ben's Wild Rice, Oreo Cookies, Mell-o gelatin, "Eat It!" potato chips, and apples. Bart realizes that all the products that she bought are named after people that had died that day. He then realizes that the page is from the notebook.
- In the living room, Ned runs into the Simpson's house while being caught on fire, with a dress with sharks biting his butt. Homer, holding the notebook, tells Bart that's what he wrote today. Bart asks why he would write something like that, and Homer says that it's Kill Flanders Fan-fiction, and he writes it to relax.
- Chief Wiggum shows up at their door, claiming that "[They] had a report of a flaming Flanders running through here." He looks at the body and tells Marge and Homer that L is on the case, and that the series of deaths are very close to being solved.
- Bart runs up to his room and Krusty tells Bart that he must kill Wigguma and L if he wants to stay out of jail for the rest of his life, and anyone else who has seen him with the notebook. Bart says out loud that that would be Principle Skinner, Dolph, Kearny and Milhouse. Just then, his mother appears in the doorway. She thanks Bart, telling him that she was just going to ask him who he would like to invite to his birthday party, and that she would just add those names, and they would be having coconut cake. Bart screams no as she writes, but she just mistakes it for complaining about the cake.
- A few seconds later, Dolph and Learny have both died by giving each other wedgies. A freak windstorm accident caused Principle Skinner to be impaled by his own mother. Milhouse was told by his parents that they were getting back together, and just froze with a wide grin on his face. Dr. Hibert tells his parents that his body wasn't used to the emotion and it shut down.
- Back at the Simpson's house, Bart goes into Lisa's room to ask her what she's doing. She tells him that she is getting all the updates about the deaths. Bart tells her that they'll probably never find out what caused all of the deaths, and that it's probably just a coincidence. Lisa disagrees and tells Bart that it probably isn't a coincidence and that the killer has probably made a fatal mistake, as criminals always do. Bart thinks that she knows and wonders if she could be L. Krusty replies to Bart, and he says out loud to stop reading his thoughts. Krusty tells Bart that he has to write her name, but he tells him, out loud, that he can't. Lisa turns away from her computer and asks Bart if he said something. She wasn't listening as she was about to send an email to the police. Krusty tells Bart again that he should do it now, as he won't be able to do it later. Bart throws the book at Lisa and says that he can't hurt his sister. Bart admits to causing Sideshow Bob, and being the reason for the other deaths. Lisa is surprised, as she had no idea.
- Chief Wiggum steps in the room and tells Bart that he heard everything, and that he is going to jail for murder. Bart tells Lisa that she emailed the police. She tells Bart that she was just going to email about another notebook she had found. There is instructions inside that say that it is part of a set, and that it could bring dead back to life. Bart takes the book and brings Krusty back to life. Krusty is annoyed though because he had just found a way to heaven, and was about to make out with Shelly Winters.
- Bart tells Lisa that he thought she was L. Ralph, who just entered the room, says that it was him. His father explains that he likes to help to solve crimes, but never gets anything right, but enjoys getting mentioned on TV. Bart asks why he didn't use "R" instead of "L", and Chief Wiggum replies that Ralph isn't too good with the alphabet and tells Ralph to recite the alphabet. Ralph says "A, B, C, D, Blue, Five, Cow..." Bart asks what is going to happen to him now, but Wiggum says that, since it's his first offence, he won't go to jail as long as he brings his victims back to life.
- In the next few days, Bart has his party. His victims attend and they are still injured, but alive, like Sideshow Bob is still flat, Milhouse is still smiling and Principle Skinner is still impaled. Meanwhile, Marge discovers that Ned Flanders is laying dead, as penguins had pecked him to death. She asks Homer if he had caused it, and he tells her that he was going to bring him back to life. Marge tells him to be sure that he does. Homer throes the book in the recycling bin and joins the reast for ice cream.
- Krusty the clown takes on a role similar to Ryuk
- There is a parody of Jello, called Mell-o, a reference to Mello.
- There is a bag of chips called "Eat It! Potato Chips," a reference to when Light says "I'll take a potato chip... AND EAT IT!"
Real Death NoteEdit
A video of the Internet conducted by the group Smosh that, an adult finds the Death Note (which is always the cause of death is by suffocation) and is defeated by the friend that finds the "Life Note" that brings people from the dead to the living again.
"Shinigami" by Machinae Supremacy"Edit
The song seems to be about Ryuk watching Light.
Watch Out, You're Being Watched by Rachel MacwhirterEdit
Who the **** is Matt by Tom SmithEdit
This song is about Matt's popularity.
Legend of KorraEdit
An episode features Matt waterbending from a river and Mello firebending in a cameo when Aang explained to Korra about the four elements.