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A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.

High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal's name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.

With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.

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Chapter 112
June 4, 2017
Chapter 111
June 4, 2017
Chapter 110: How To Read
May 27, 2017
Chapter 109: Oneshot
May 27, 2017
Chapter 108: Finis
June 19, 2017
Chapter 107: Curtain
June 19, 2017
Chapter 106: Intent To Kill
May 27, 2017
Chapter 105: Impossible
May 27, 2017
Chapter 104: Answer
May 27, 2017
Chapter 103: Declaration
May 27, 2017
Chapter 102
May 27, 2017
Chapter 101: Inducement
May 27, 2017
Chapter 100: Face to Face
May 27, 2017
Chapter 99: The Two
June 19, 2017
Chapter 98: Everybody
May 27, 2017
Chapter 97: Miscellaneous
May 27, 2017
Chapter 96: Meanwhile
May 27, 2017
Chapter 95: Convinced
June 19, 2017
Chapter 94: Outside
June 19, 2017
Chapter 93: Decision
June 19, 2017
Chapter 92: Night
June 19, 2017
Chapter 91: Standstill
May 27, 2017
Chapter 90: Preview
May 27, 2017
Chapter 89: Kindred Spirits
June 19, 2017
Chapter 88: Conversation
May 27, 2017
Chapter 87: Tomorrow
May 27, 2017
Chapter 86: Japan
May 27, 2017
Chapter 85: Election
May 27, 2017
Chapter 84: Coincidence
May 27, 2017
Chapter 83: Delete
May 27, 2017
Chapter 82: Himself
June 19, 2017
Chapter 81: Warning
May 27, 2017
Chapter 80: Clean-Up
June 19, 2017
Chapter 79: Feigned
June 19, 2017
Chapter 78: Prediction
June 19, 2017
Chapter 77: Use
May 27, 2017
Chapter 76: Greeting
June 19, 2017
Chapter 75: Acknowledgement
June 19, 2017
Chapter 74: A Fine Performance
May 27, 2017
Chapter 73: Cornered
June 19, 2017
Chapter 72: Verification
June 19, 2017
Chapter 71: Contact
June 19, 2017
Chapter 70: Tremble
June 19, 2017
Chapter 69: Flight
May 27, 2017
Chapter 68: Discovery
June 19, 2017
Chapter 67: Button
June 19, 2017
Chapter 66: Death
May 27, 2017
Chapter 65: Responsibility
June 19, 2017
Chapter 64: Right Angle
May 27, 2017
Chapter 63: Target
May 27, 2017
Chapter 62: The Decision
June 19, 2017
Chapter 61: Number Two
June 19, 2017
Chapter 60: Kidnapping
June 19, 2017
Chapter 59: Zero
June 19, 2017
Chapter 58: Feelings Within
June 19, 2017
Chapter 57: Two Choices
June 19, 2017
Chapter 56: Embrace
May 27, 2017
Chapter 55: Creation
May 27, 2017
Chapter 54: Inside
May 27, 2017
Chapter 53: Scream
June 19, 2017
Chapter 52: Split-Second
June 19, 2017
Chapter 51: Misunderstanding
May 27, 2017
Chapter 50: Yotsuba
May 27, 2017
Chapter 49: Potted Plant
May 27, 2017
Chapter 48: Give And Take
May 27, 2017
Chapter 47: Impertinence
May 27, 2017
Chapter 46: Ill-Suited
June 19, 2017
Chapter 45: Crazy
June 19, 2017
Chapter 44: Successor
June 19, 2017
Chapter 43: Black
June 19, 2017
Chapter 42: Heaven
May 27, 2017
Chapter 41: Matsuda
May 27, 2017
Chapter 40: Allies
May 27, 2017
Chapter 39: Separation
May 27, 2017
Chapter 38: Strike
May 27, 2017
Chapter 37: Eight
June 19, 2017
Chapter 36: Father And Son
May 27, 2017
Chapter 35: Whiteout
June 19, 2017
Chapter 34: Imprisonment
May 27, 2017
Chapter 33: Removal
June 19, 2017
Chapter 32: Gamble
May 27, 2017
Chapter 31: Easy
May 27, 2017
Chapter 30: Bomb
May 27, 2017
Chapter 29: Weapon
June 19, 2017
Chapter 28: Judgement
June 19, 2017
Chapter 27: Love
May 27, 2017
Chapter 26: Reversal
June 19, 2017
Chapter 25: Fool
June 19, 2017
Chapter 24: Shield
June 19, 2017
Chapter 23: Hard Run
June 19, 2017
Chapter 22: Misfortune
May 27, 2017
Chapter 21: Duplicity
May 27, 2017
Chapter 20: First Move
May 27, 2017
Chapter 19: Humiliation
May 27, 2017
Chapter 18: Gaze
June 19, 2017
Chapter 17: Trash
June 19, 2017
Chapter 16: Handstand
June 19, 2017
Chapter 15: Phone Call
May 27, 2017
Chapter 14: Temptation
May 27, 2017
Chapter 13: Countdown
May 27, 2017
Chapter 12: God
May 27, 2017
Chapter 11: One
May 27, 2017
Chapter 10: Confluence
May 27, 2017
Chapter 9: Slots
May 27, 2017
Chapter 8: Woman
June 19, 2017
Chapter 7: Target
May 27, 2017
Chapter 6: Manipulation
May 27, 2017
Chapter 5: Eyeballs
May 27, 2017
Chapter 4: Current
May 27, 2017
Chapter 3: Family
June 19, 2017
Chapter 2: L
May 27, 2017
Chapter 1: Boredom
June 19, 2017
Chapter 0: Pilot
May 27, 2017

Other Facts

PublishedDec 1, 2003 to May 15, 2006
SerializationShounen Jump (Weekly)
Last UpdatedJune 4, 2017
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Other namesDEATH NOTE