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This is a list of episodes for the Death Note anime series. The series consists of 37 episodes divided into 2 parts. It was directed by Tetsurō Araki and animated by Madhouse.

The series was based on the Death Note manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, and primarily centers around high school student Light Yagami, who decides to rid the world of evil with the help of a supernatural notebook, called a Death Note, that causes the death of anyone whose name is written in it.

List of episodes


# Original title English title Original air date English air date
1 新生 Rebirth October 3, 2006 October 21, 2007
Brilliant but bored high school student Light Yagami discovers a Shinigami's notebook and plans to use it to create a better world.
2 対決 Confrontation October 10, 2006 October 28, 2007
The series of mysterious deaths catch the attention of world-renowned detective L, who confronts the killer on live television.
3 取引 Dealings October 17, 2006 November 4, 2007
As the Task Force and L's investigation deepens, Ryuk tells Light that someone is shadowing them. Light needs the man's name, and Ryuk makes an offer.
4 追跡 Pursuit October 24, 2006 November 11, 2007
While formulating a plan to get the name of the man following him, Light tests the limits of the Death Note.
5 駆引 Tactics October 31, 2006 November 18, 2007
Soichiro confronts L about the FBI agents investigating the police, and Light makes a move against the FBI.
6 綻び Unraveling November 7, 2006 November 25, 2007
Light runs into a woman at the police department who has information for L that could lead to Light's capture.
7 曇天 Overcast November 14, 2006 December 2, 2007
The woman who could lead to his capture gives Light a false name. Light needs to act fast before the Task Force hears from her.
8 目線 Glare November 21, 2006 December 8, 2007
The Task Force focuses on the people Raye Penber was tailing. Under L's intense surveillance, Light must figure out a way to clear his name.
9 接触 Encounter November 28, 2006 December 15, 2007
L makes a direct move against his top suspect when Light enters To-Oh University.
10 疑惑 Doubt December 5, 2006 December 22, 2007
L challenges Light to a tennis match and tests his deductive abilities, and an urgent call has them rushing to the hospital.
11 突入 Assault December 12, 2006 January 4, 2008
Video tapes reportedly from Kira air on Sakura TV, although L suspects that this is the work of another Kira.
12 恋心 Love December 26, 2006 January 11, 2008
Light is invited into the Task Force to help respond to the second Kira, and Rem tells Misa how she came by her Death Note.
13 告白 Confession January 9, 2007 January 18, 2008
Misa sends another message to Sakura TV to arrange a meeting with Kira. When the police offer a deal, she instead goes to introduce herself to Kira.
14 友達 Friend January 16, 2007 January 25, 2008
15 賭け Wager January 23, 2007 February 1, 2008
16 決断 Decision January 30, 2007 February 8, 2008
17 執行 Execution February 6, 2007 February 15, 2008
18 仲間 Ally February 13, 2007 February 22, 2008
19 松田 Matsuda February 20, 2007 February 29, 2008
20 姑息 Makeshift February 27, 2007 March 7, 2008
21 活躍 Performance March 6, 2007 March 16, 2008
22 誘導 Guidance March 13, 2007 March 23, 2008
23 狂騒 Frenzy March 20, 2007 March 30, 2008
24 復活 Revival March 27, 2007 April 6, 2008
25 沈黙 Silence April 3, 2007 April 13, 2008
26 再生 Renewal April 10, 2007 April 20, 2008
27 誘拐 Abduction April 17, 2007 April 27, 2008
28 焦燥 Impatience April 24, 2007 May 4, 2008
29 父親 Father May 1, 2007 May 11, 2008
30 正義 Justice May 8, 2007 May 18, 2008
31 移譲 Transfer May 15, 2007 May 25, 2008
32 選択 Selection May 22, 2007 June 1, 2008
33 嘲笑 Scorn May 29, 2007 June 8, 2008
34 虎視 Vigilance June 5, 2007 June 15, 2008
35 殺意 Malice June 12, 2007 June 22, 2008
36 1.28 1.28 June 19, 2007 June 29, 2008
37 新世界 New World June 26, 2007 July 4, 2008
After 40 seconds pass and no one dies, Light is cornered, Mikami makes a desperate move, and Ryuk keeps a promise.

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