Death Note

Vol: 12; Ch: 108
4.549 out of 5 from 8,402 votes
Rank #32
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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.

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PrideTheFirst's avatar by PrideTheFirst on Oct 14, 2014
Score: 9/10

This may contain spoilers. Before I begin, I would like to say that Death Note was the first manga I ever read. Subsequently, it was also my first anime, if one disregards the Pokemon and Tokyo Mew Mew I watched when I was younger. Therefore, I am probably not the best connoisseur. Storyline: This was indeed impressive. I may not have read as much manga or seen as much anime as some people on here, but... read more

thor123's avatar by thor123 on Nov 10, 2014
Score: 9/10

(spoilers) Easily one of the greatest manga I've read so far. This manga doesn't go the path of a main character that is basically a "saint". He kills bad people, and can thus be seen as both a good and a bad guy. Or at least, that's how it starts. The more Light Yagami uses the death note, the more he starts to feel like a god. He becomes corrupted, and thus starts killing even the innocent people... read more

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Death Note TV 2006 Anime Adaptation
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