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Volume 1

The Story

High school student Light Yagami discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim's name while picturing their face. The story follows his attempts to become a god by creating a New World cleansed of evil, using the notebook, and the complex conflict between himself and all those who try to stop or help him.

The Series

Death Note is a shounen series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata. It began as a manga serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump in 2003, and it has been adapted into a live-action Japanese film series beginning in 2006, an anime series in 2006, a musical in 2015, a live-action television drama in 2015, and an American film in 2017.

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Upcoming

  • November 24, 2018 - A Russian-language concert for Death Note: The Musical will perform in Moscow, Russia. All main singing roles will be performed for the first time.
  • November 30, 2018 - Episodes 4, 5, and 6 for the Death Note audio drama will be released in German.
  • January 22, 2019 - Death Note: Light Up the NEW World will be released subtitled on DVD and Blu-Ray in North America by Funimation. The first two Japanese live-action films Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name will also be re-released subtitled.
  • 2019 - Jump Force video game will be released. It will feature various character from Shonen Jump, including Light and Ryuk.
  • 2020 - Death Note: The Musical will have a third performance run in Tokyo.

Recent

  • October 26, 2018 - The first three episodes for the Death Note audio drama were released in German.
  • October 2018 - Announcement: Wikia.com is moving to Fandom.com, and Death Note Wiki will be among the first wikis moved to the new address. All links will be forwarded after the move, so traffic from links to the former address will not be disrupted. (Staff blog announcement here.)
  • August 22, 2018 - Announcement: A sequel to Netflix's 2017 Death Note film is in development.
  • August 15, 2018 - The board game Death Note: Confrontation was released.
  • July 17th, 2018 - Shonen Jump Exhibition Vol. 3 opened, featuring the 2000 era of Shonen Jump including Death Note. The Exhibitions are for Jump's 50th anniversary.
  • May 30th - June 15th, 2018 - Jumputi Heroes mobile game began events related to Death Note. Light, Misa, and L became available in the game.
  • January 13th, 2018 - The 2017 version of Death Note: The Musical with Hayato Kakizawa aired on WOWOW television in Japan.
Earlier news (click to expand):
  • December 12th, 2017 - A Russian-language concert for Death Note: The Musical performed in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • December 2nd, 2017 - The 2017 version of Death Note: The Musical with Kenji Urai aired on WOWOW television in Japan.
  • November 17th, 2017 - The film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World aired on television for the first time on "Friday Road Show". The version that aired is a special edition edited by the director Shinsuke Sato.
  • October 31st and November 2nd, 2017 - Russian-language concert for Death Note: The Musical performed in Moscow, Russia.
  • September 28th, 2017 - Netflix released Death Note: The VR Experience, an interactive video, on YouTube.
  • September 8th-20th, 2017 - The mobile game Othellonia had a Death Note collaboration event.
  • September 5th, 2017 - VIZ Media released the Death Note All-in-One Edition, a single omnibus volume of the complete manga series, in English.
  • September 2nd-24th, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had a second production run in Tokyo, Japan.
  • August 25th, 2017 - The Death Note American film was released streaming on Netflix.
  • August 21st, 2017 - A review embargo lifted for Netflix's Death Note American film and many early reviews were released.
  • August 19th-21st, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had four performances in Osaka, Japan.
  • July 21st-23rd, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had three performances in Taiwan, put on by the Japanese cast.
  • July 20th, 2017 - Netflix's Death Note American film screened at San Diego Comic Con and a new clip was released online.
  • June 29th, 2017 - The first full trailer and a featurette for Netflix's Death Note American film was released.
  • June 24th-25th, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical had three performances in Toyama, Japan.
  • April 19th, 2017 - Death Note: Light Up the NEW World was released on Blu-Ray and DVD in Japan.
  • March 22nd, 2017 - The first teaser trailer for Netflix's Death Note American remake film was released.
  • March 2017 - Death Note: The Concert had four performances in Japan.
  • January 3rd-26th, 2017 - Death Note: The Musical returned for a second production in South Korea.
  • December 19th, 2016 - Death Note: The Musical Showcase performed in South Korea.
  • October 29th, 2016 - Death Note: Light Up the NEW World premiered in Japan.
  • September 2016 - Death Note: New Generation was released streaming on Hulu Japan.
  • July 1st, 2016 - Death Note: The Escape opened for a limited release at Universal Studios Japan.
  • July 5th, 2015 - The Death Note TV drama aired its first episode in Japan.
  • June 11th, 2015 - Death Note: The Musical had its first performance in South Korea.
  • April 1st, 2015 - Death Note: The Musical had its first performance in Japan.

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Death Note TV Drama

Death Note is a live-action television drama that aired in Japan from July to September 2015 on NTV. Masataka Kubota stars as Light Yagami and Kento Yamazaki as L.

The story includes many notable changes from the original manga series: Light is no longer an honor student, and Misa Amane, Near, and Teru Mikami are introduced in the first episode. more…


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The first Russian-language performance of a Death Note: The Musical song, Playing His Game (titled "One on One" in Russian), at Comic Con Russia 2017.

Playing His Game (Russian 2017 Comic Con)

Playing His Game (Russian 2017 Comic Con)

Death Note Timeline
November 11th
  • 2009 -
    • The Task Force retrieves the Death Note from the Mafia.
    • Soichiro Yagami sees Mello's real name with the Shinigami Eyes and reveals it as Mihael Keehl.
    • Mello blows up his base and escapes.
    • Soichiro Yagami dies from gunshot wounds.
    • Sidoh's Death Note is returned to him and he goes back to the Shinigami Realm.
November 15th

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Wiki Poll

Netflix's Death Note film?
 
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The poll was created at 00:38 on August 27, 2017, and so far 768 people voted.

Poll Results

"Favorite male character?"

A total of 385 of you said:

  • Light Yagami (167, 43.38%)
  • L Lawliet (154, 40%)
  • Near (23, 5.97%)
  • Mello (16, 4.16%)
  • Teru Mikami (8, 2.08%)
  • Watari (6, 1.56%)
  • Touta Matsuda (5, 1.3%)
  • Soichiro Yagami (1, 0.26%)
  • other (5, 1.3%)

"Favorite Female Character"

A total of 397 of you said:

  • Misa Amane (182, 45.84%)
  • Naomi Misora (141, 36.52%)
  • Sayu Yagami (20, 5.04%)
  • Kiyomi Takada (15, 3.78%
  • Wedy (13, 4.27%)
  • Halle Lidner (12, 3.02%)
  • Other (11, 2.77%)
  • Sachiko Yagami (3, .76%)

"Team L or Team Kira?"

A total of 8147 of you said:

  • Team L (4689, 57.55%)
  • Team Kira (2779, 34.11%)
  • "Switzerland" (679, 8.33%)

"Would you use a Death Note?"

A total of 4779 of you said:

  • Yes (3033)
  • No (876)
  • Maybe (870)

"Favorite Live-Action Adaptation?"

A total of 120 of you said:

  • Death Note & Death Note: The Last Name (20, 16.73%)
  • L: Change the WorLd (7, 5.83%)
  • Death Note TV Drama (16, 13.33%)
  • Death Note: The Musical (1, 0.83%)
  • I love them all! (7, 5.83%)
  • I haven't seen any (69, 57.5%)

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