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A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm. High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal's name in it. ... read more

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  • English: Death Note
  • Romanized: Death Note
  • Japanese: デスノート
  • Synonyms: DN
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  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 37
  • Status: Finished Airing
  • Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007
  • Season: Fall 2006
  • Producers: Madhouse, Shueisha, Nippon Television Network Corporation, MADHOUSE, VAP, Konami, Viz Media, Ashi Productions
  • Duration: 14 hours, 11 minutes total (23 minutes each)
  • Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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