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Death Note Black Edition is a re-release of the Death Note manga series in a six-volume set. Each Black Edition omnibus volume consists of two volumes from the original publication. For instance, the first omnibus volume contains the chapters from the original first two volumes, Boredom and Confluence. The English release also had better English translations than the original.

Death Note Black Edition was released in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Catalan. It was not released in Japanese.


English volumes[]

# Title Pages Chapters Date ISBN-13
1 Death Note Black Edition I 402 001-016, Christmas yonkoma[1] Dec 28, 2010 (North America)
Jan 20, 2011 (United Kingdom)
2 Death Note Black Edition II 408 017-034 Mar 2011 978-1-4215-3965-2
3 Death Note Black Edition III 415 035-052 May 2011 978-1-4215-3966-9
4 Death Note Black Edition IV 366 053-070 Jul 2011 978-1-4215-3967-6
5 Death Note Black Edition V 384 071-088 Sep 2011 978-1-4215-3968-3
6 Death Note Black Edition VI 424 089-108 Nov 1, 2011 978-1-4215-3969-0

International releases[]

Language Publisher First released ISBN-13 for volume 1
German Tokyopop Apr 15, 2009 978-3-86719-671-0
French Kana Jul 2, 2010 978-2-505-00905-4
Spanish Norma Editorial Apr 11, 2013 978-84-679-1209-8
Brazilian-Portuguese JBC Jun 2013 (Brazil) 978-85-7787-685-3
Italian Panini Comics Sep 29, 2016 978-88-912-6350-6
Catalan Norma Editorial July 7, 2023 978-84-679-6145-4


Death Note Black Edition official synopsis:

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects–and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?


English volume covers[]

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  • In Death Note Black Edition IV, chapter 66 Death, Ill Ratt's death by suicide is excluded, likely due to its graphic nature.

Manga guide[]


  1. Bonus Yonkoma Christmas comic originally featured in Weekly Shonen Jump Vol. 4-5, 2004.