Death Note : Season 1

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  • Summary: "The human whose name is written in this note[book] shall die."

    These are the first words read in the Death Note by Light Yagami, a straight-A student who develops a god complex when he finds a notebook, dropped by shinigami Ryuk, that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written
    "The human whose name is written in this note[book] shall die."

    These are the first words read in the Death Note by Light Yagami, a straight-A student who develops a god complex when he finds a notebook, dropped by shinigami Ryuk, that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written down in it. However, matters get out of hand when the Japanese Police Force tries to solve the case of the mysterious upsurge in criminal deaths alongside master detective L.

    It's a battle of wits in this anime based on the popular manga by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

    Opening Themes:
    - "the WORLD" by Nightmare (episodes 1-19)
    - "What's up, People?!" by Maximum the Hormone (マキシマムザホルモン) (episodes 20-37)

    Ending Themes:
    - "Alumina" (アルミナ, Arumina) by Nightmare (episodes 1-19)
    - "Despair Billy" (絶望ビリー, Zetsubō Birī) by Maximum the Hormone (マキシマムザホルモン) (episodes 20-36)

    Airings Outside of Japan:
    US Airing: Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
    - Sundays @ 12:00 AM (10/21/07-12/23/07; episodes 1-10)
    - Saturdays @ 11:30 PM (1/5/08-2/2/08; episodes 11-15)
    - Sundays @ 12:30 AM (2/10/08-3/30/08; episodes 16-23)
    - Sundays @ 1:00 AM (4/6/08-4/27/08; episodes 24-27)
    - Sundays @ 12:30 AM (5/4/08-7/6/08; episodes 28-end)

    Canada Airing: YTV (Bionix)
    - Fridays @ 10:00 PM (10/26/07-7/4/08; episodes 1-end)
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  • Genre(s): Animation, Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Suspense

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  1. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    It's the best anime I've ever seen. The story is so clever. Every character in this show is so original. I can't even put it into words of howIt's the best anime I've ever seen. The story is so clever. Every character in this show is so original. I can't even put it into words of how much I love this show. Expand
  2. DME
    Jun 23, 2012
    10
    Death Note is a smart psychological battle from beginning to end.
  3. Aug 24, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Death Note is probably the best anime ever.The story is really good makes u finish watching it once u start watching it.May feel bad when L gets killed ,but when u have book that kill a person who's name is written on it not much can be done.Hence it was well written in every possible part. Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2011
    10
    I could write how awesome, intelligent, fascinating, complex, addicting, developed, stunning and thrilling this anime is. Or I could just askI could write how awesome, intelligent, fascinating, complex, addicting, developed, stunning and thrilling this anime is. Or I could just ask you: What are you still doing here and reading? GO WATCH IT! You can't regret it. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2010
    10
    Death Note is, simply put, the best anime I've ever seen. The premise is fascinating, the plot is fantastic, and the characters are complexDeath Note is, simply put, the best anime I've ever seen. The premise is fascinating, the plot is fantastic, and the characters are complex and well-developed. Watching the visionary villain protagonist Light Yagami and the mysterious and brilliant detective L's battle of wits is ten times more exhilarating than the standard actions scenes that pack entertainment today. The cat and mouse games they play are so well executed that the show becomes completely addictive very quickly. I recommend this over virtually any other anime, or western television show for that matter, with all my heart. Expand
  6. May 18, 2015
    9
    "Death Note" is a controversial anime show, controversial just for what is the main theme of the story. The mature approach of the subject"Death Note" is a controversial anime show, controversial just for what is the main theme of the story. The mature approach of the subject (there is some humor though) is what makes the show so compelling and thought-provoking. The animation is great, one of the more detailed I have seen in animes. The music fits the somber aspect of the story well and feels no tiring. Characters in the show are well constructed, and the relationship between the main characters is the most intriguing aspect, making an excellent case of the "cat and mouse" detective game. This is what makes "Death Note" so interesting despite some episodes can feel less compelling, like fillers, or despite some events are exaggerated, bordering into the unbelievable. Still "Death Note" is not just one of the best animes I have seen, it is also one of the best animated shows I have ever seen. It is not perfect but you won't regret having seen it all. Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2014
    0
    Don't even bother, yea the first season is amazing! but all it does is build for the biggest fail, they kill L and the show dies 'near' is aDon't even bother, yea the first season is amazing! but all it does is build for the biggest fail, they kill L and the show dies 'near' is a very poor copy of L and 'mello' is the worst character i have ever seen tries to act like a bad ass eating chocolate, turns from and edgy dark well written roller coaster of a plot to 'what the hell have they just done!' i will soldier on to see what happens..............well this just turned into a childrens show. thanks for wasting my time death note Expand

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