Death Note Anime Review, Characters, Quotes, Rating, and More

Death Note was released a whopping 19 years ago and still gives the same thrill and gains even more popularity, such anime are seldom produced. Death Note is one such anime that is gaining its popularity incessantly. Death Note is a type of mysterious and strategic anime.
If someone is new to anime World then he should start with Death Note.

Anime Information – Death Note

Total Episodes 37
Release Date 04/10/2006
IMDb Rating 8.9
Where to Watch Netflix
IMDb Rating on Netflix 8.9
IMDb Rating Count on Netflix 1098
Best Rating on Netflix 10
Director Tetsurō Araki
Produced by Toshio Nakatani, Manabu Tamura, Masao Maruyama
Country of Origin Japan
Genre Mystery and Thrill


Actor Character
Mamoru Miyano Light Yagami
Brad Swaile Light Yagami
Vincent Tong Touta Matsuda
Ryô Naitô Touta Matsuda
Trevor Devall Shuichi Aizawa
Brian Drummond Shuichi Aizawa
Naoya Uchida Ryuk
Chris Britton Soichiro Yagami
Keiji Fujiwara Soichiro Yagami
Kappei Yamaguchi L
Aya Hirano Misa Amane
Shannon Chan-Kent Misa Amane
Alessandro Juliani L
Shidô Nakamura Ryuk
John Murphy Kanzo Mogi
Kazuya Nakai Kanzo Mogi
Kiyoshi Kobayashi Watari
French Tickner Watari

Death Note Plot and Summary

The plot of Death Note revolves around a high school student Light Yagami, who is also the protagonist of the anime. Light Yagami once got his hands on a mysterious book which turned out to be the “Death Note”. Death is a book that can kill any person in the world. There are specific conditions that are required to kill a person by death note which are as follows:

  1. The name of any person which is written on the death note shall die.
  2. The person writing the name must be thinking of the face of the person he’s trying to kill.

There are many other conditions but these are the main conditions required and also mentioned in the anime.

When Light Yagami gets his hands on Death Note, he gets everything in his head that what is the use of this book as he was a high school genius. After a few days, the real owner of the Death Note appears before Light Yagami. The real owner is “Shinigami” or God of Death whose name is Ryuk. Ryuk is only apparent to Light Yagami and tells Light that he has deliberately thrown the death note as he was feeling bored. Ryuk also wanted to taste the Apples of the Human world.

Death thinks that he will erase all the evil people of the world to make the world crime-free. And to do that he needed to complete the required conditions. So he watched crime news all day to remember the faces of criminals. He killed a lot of criminals by writing their names on Death Note. Some met accident, some were shot and those whose reason of death was not mentioned died of heart attack.

This led to a lot of Chaos in the world, especially in prisons where criminals were imprisoned. Light Yagami killed them and hid his name. He used the alias, which was “Kira”. A lot of people were in support of Kira as the crime rate in the entire world decreased.

However, the police and government were not happy with Kira’s doings and they started hunting Kira. They assigned this mission to one of their elite detective named “L”. L brought a light hurdle in Kira’s plan but ultimately Kira defeated L and executed his plan smoothly.

L has two successors, Near and Mello. Near was the one who suspected Light Yagami in the start and finally got him caught by the police. Light somehow manages to escape from the hands of the police and makes it to an empty building.


Ryuk didn’t want Light to spend his life in prison and wait for him, so Ryuk wrote Light’s name in his death note. Light dies on a staircase due to a heart attack.

Death Note Analysis

Death Note has remained on the top for certain years. Death Note shows that how imbalance is created in the world by making it crime-free. It is quite ironic that the depletion in the crime rate has caused the imbalance.

It is not the plan that leads to imbalance but the execution.
There would be no need for police, judiciary, or any other law-related department if death notes would kill all the criminals. It would lead to many people unemployed and hence downfall in the condition of their families.
Death Note could also be used for personal satisfaction. The owner of the death note would kill anyone out of jealousy whether in study purposes or other affairs.

Death is inevitable and everyone shall taste it, however, it should not be in the hands of someone who is like us. No one has the right to decide the fate of others.

Death Note Quotes

“In Human Society, There Are Very Few People Who Truly Trust Each Other.”

“Get Rid Of It.”

“Dad, Write His Name! Use All The Strength You’ve Got Left And Write His Name! Don’t Let Him Keep Getting The Better Of You Like This!”

“I Win, Near.”

“I’ll Make You Trust Me. And When You’ve Told Me Everything I Need To Know, I’ll Kill You.”

“Misa: I can’t imagine a world without Light!

“Kira is childish and hates to lose. I am also childish and hate to lose. – L”

Death Note, Netflix


How many episodes does Death Note have?

Death Note contains 37 episodes and one season.

What is the name of the Shinigami whose Death Note Light possesses?

The name of the Shinigami is Ryuk, a humorous Shinigami quite ironic to his task.

Is Death Note worth watching?

Yes, Death Note is a must-watch for all anime lovers. It can also act as a booster for beginners.

Who is smarter, Light Yagami or L Lawliet?

L Lawliet is more intelligent and smarter than Light Yagami. However, due to the possession of the Death Note, Light gains an upper hand on L Lawliet.

Who are the successors of L Lawliet?

L Lawliet has two successors, Near and Mello.

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