Death Note

Vol: 12; Ch: 108
4.547 of 5 from 9,339 votes
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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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citronrobotlord's avatar by citronrobotlord on Apr 10, 2015
Score: 10/10

STORY      Death note is one of my #1 favourite manga of all time, so I'm serious when I take a half a mark away from this catagory. when shifting from the "L saga" I always felt like the story stumbled a bit, perhaps they were trying to elongate the story or bring in new readers, in serialized releases it's not unheard of.

      If you've read bakuman you know... 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 (Pilot) 2006 Original
Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Light Novel) 2006
Death Note Special 2007 Sequel
Death Note: L Change the World (Light Novel) 2008

Related anime

Death Note TV 2006 Anime Adaptation
Death Note Rewrite 1: The Visualizing God TV Special 2007
Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors TV Special 2008

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