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
1 新生 Rebirth October 3, 2006
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
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
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
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
Soichiro confronts L about the FBI agents investigating the police, and Light makes a move against the FBI.
6 解明 Unraveling November 7, 2006
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
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
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 遭遇 Encounter November 28, 2006
L makes a direct move against his top suspect when Light enters To-Oh University.
10 疑う Doubt December 5, 2006
L challenges Light to a tennis match and tests his deductive abilities, and an urgent call has them rushing to the hospital.
11 暴行 Assault December 12, 2006
Video tapes reportedly from Kira air on Sakura TV, although L suspects that this is the work of another Kira.
12 Love December 26, 2006
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
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
15 賭け Wager January 23, 2007
16 決定 Decision January 30, 2007
17 実行 Execution February 6, 2007
18 仲間 Ally February 13, 2007
19 松田 Matsuda February 20, 2007
20 姑息 Makeshift February 27, 2007
21 活躍 Performance March 6, 2007
22 誘導 Guidance March 13, 2007
23 狂騒 Frenzy March 20, 2007
24 復活 Revival March 27, 2007
25 沈黙 Silence April 3, 2007
26 再生 Renewal April 10, 2007
27 誘拐 Abduction April 17, 2007
28 焦り Impatience April 24, 2007
29 Father May 1, 2007
30 正義 Justice May 8, 2007
31 転送 Transfer May 15, 2007
32 選択 Selection May 22, 2007
33 嘲笑 Scorn May 29, 2007
34 虎視 Vigilance June 5, 2007
35 悪意 Malice June 12, 2007
36 1.28 1.28 June 19, 2007
37 新世界 New World June 26, 2007
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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