A boring death gods dropped a notebook on the human world, and a boring genius picked it up.
<The human whose name is written in this note shall die>
A blockbuster manga that depicts the fate of those who have “Death Note” that can kill people just by writing their names!!

<©Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Jump comics>


Death Note (デスノート)
Writer-Artist by Tsugumi Ooba, Illustrator-Artist by Takeshi Obata.


One day, a talented student Light Yagami picks up a strange black notebook on the grounds of the high school he attends.
It was a Death Note that the Shinigami (death god), Ryuk deliberately dropped in order to let humans pick it up, on purpose to see what would happen.

Light, who has the ownership of the death note, can see the appearance of Ryuk, understands the rules imposed on the death note and confirms its ability through various verifications.
Then, in order to execute the “justice” that he believes and to realize a new world without criminals, he will write down the names of criminals around the world in the death note and kill them.


The genre is dark fantasy and suspense.

Draw a story of a battle of the mind between Light Yagami who tries to create an ideal world by using a “death note” that can kill the person who wrote the name, and the world’s best detective L.

Serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from 2003 to 2006.
In 2008, a special edition depicting three years after the final episode was published in Weekly Shonen Jump.

The cumulative circulation of 12 volumes has exceeded 30 million worldwide.
Even after the serialization, it continues to develop a wide range of media such as movies, anime, novels, musicals, and TV dramas.


Rules of the Death Note
How to use
– The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
– This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person’s face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
-The name written in Death Note cannot be effective unless it is the real name.
– If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the person’s name, it will happen.
– If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.
– After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.



Vol. 1 to 7 : Season 1

Light writes the names of criminals around the world in the death note and kills them in order to execute the “justice” that he believes and to realize a new world without criminals.
People who realized that there was a god who buried a criminal who could not be judged only by law, called the mysterious executor “KIRA”,
and even those who worship KIRA as God appeared.

On the other hand, KIRA is an unmistakable mass murderer from the point of view of police organizations in each country.
ICPO ask Detective L to investigate KIRA, and…

A battle of the mind begin for a each other’s justice between the mysterious detective L, who is the only one who can move the police around the world, and the death note owner Light called “KIRA”!!

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Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (English Edition)



Vol. 7 to 12 : Season 2

Five years after Season 1, Light, who was the second generation L and was controlling the world’s police, conduct reformation of the world as KIRA.
Light surely increased the number of adherents of KIRA in the world, and finally a nation that claimed KIRA was justice appeared, and the new world that he wants is close at hand.
However, the “Successor of the true L”, Near and Mello, suddenly appeared and…

Mello wants to win Near, Near wants to catch KIRA, Light wants to kill two…
The battle for the pride of the three begins.

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Death Note, Vol. 7: Zero (English Edition)