Death Note

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Death Note is a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It has also been adapted into an anime series by the animation studio Madhouse.

The story is based around Light Yagami, a high school student who finds a notebook that has been dropped into the human world by a Shinigami. The book states that if the user were to write a human's name in it and know their face, then the book would kill them. Whilst the default cause of death is a heart attack that takes place forty seconds after the name has been written, due to the time that it takes between writing the name and death, elaboration is allowed to force a death in a different manner. After reading this, Light doesn't think that it's true, but after he finds out that it works, he wants to make the world a better place with it. The Shinigami that had dropped the book, Ryuk, appears before Light, approving of his methods; it is shown that the Shinigami world is dead and leaves them with no entertainment, so Ryuk is happy to stand alongside Light in his quest to remove the criminals from the world, the student effectively choosing to become a god.

However, the deaths caused by Light were quickly noticed by the police force, which Light Yagami's father, Soichiro, was a member of. This launched an international conference of the ICPO, bringing in the world's greatest detective, L, who would soon become Light Yagami's greatest rival.

The Death Note anime was first broadcast in Canada somewhere around late September to October of 2007.


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Sakujo! - Meaning "delete" as said by Mikami Teru.


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  • In April 2008, "two 12-year-old students at the West End Elementary School were arrested after school authorities discovered a Death Note-inspired notebook containing the names of faculty members, school personnel and students." [26] "The two boys, who have been suspended from school, explained that the got the idea from Viz Media's Death Note anime series, which is running on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim." [27]


  • In September 2010, the alternate reality game known as 'helpwatari' or 'Ls Alternate Reality' was formed. [28]


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Fandom members

See also Death Note fans.

Fandom size

December 2007

As of December 30, 2007, there were 33 fanworks on FanLib, 14 stories, 11 videos, 5 images and 1 poem. [32]

As of December 31, 2007, there were 4,001 stories on FanFiction.Net. [33] 305 of these stories were in Spanish and 1 in Italian. As of December 31, 2007, death_note had 3111 members and was watched by 3162 people. [34]

September 2008

As of September 22, 2008, there are 467 fans on FanPop. [35]


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