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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 111
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Chapter 110: How To Read
April 7, 2017
Chapter 109: Oneshot
August 30, 2016
Chapter 108: Finis
August 30, 2016
Chapter 107: Curtain
August 30, 2016
Chapter 106: Intent To Kill
August 30, 2016
Chapter 105: Impossible
August 30, 2016
Chapter 104: Answer
August 30, 2016
Chapter 103: Declaration
August 30, 2016
Chapter 102
August 30, 2016
Chapter 101: Inducement
August 30, 2016
Chapter 100: Face to Face
August 30, 2016
Chapter 99: The Two
August 30, 2016
Chapter 98: Everybody
August 30, 2016
Chapter 97: Miscellaneous
August 30, 2016
Chapter 96: Meanwhile
August 30, 2016
Chapter 95: Convinced
August 30, 2016
Chapter 94: Outside
August 30, 2016
Chapter 93: Decision
August 30, 2016
Chapter 92: Night
August 30, 2016
Chapter 91: Standstill
August 30, 2016
Chapter 90: Preview
August 30, 2016
Chapter 89: Kindred Spirits
August 30, 2016
Chapter 88: Conversation
August 30, 2016
Chapter 87: Tomorrow
August 30, 2016
Chapter 86: Japan
August 30, 2016
Chapter 85: Election
August 30, 2016
Chapter 84: Coincidence
August 30, 2016
Chapter 83: Delete
August 30, 2016
Chapter 82: Himself
August 30, 2016
Chapter 81: Warning
August 30, 2016
Chapter 80: Clean-Up
August 30, 2016
Chapter 79: Feigned
August 30, 2016
Chapter 78: Prediction
August 30, 2016
Chapter 77: Use
August 30, 2016
Chapter 76: Greeting
August 30, 2016
Chapter 75: Acknowledgement
August 30, 2016
Chapter 74: A Fine Performance
August 30, 2016
Chapter 73: Cornered
August 30, 2016
Chapter 72: Verification
August 30, 2016
Chapter 71: Contact
August 30, 2016
Chapter 70: Tremble
August 30, 2016
Chapter 69: Flight
August 30, 2016
Chapter 68: Discovery
August 30, 2016
Chapter 67: Button
August 30, 2016
Chapter 66: Death
August 30, 2016
Chapter 65: Responsibility
August 30, 2016
Chapter 64: Right Angle
August 30, 2016
Chapter 63: Target
August 30, 2016
Chapter 62: The Decision
August 30, 2016
Chapter 61: Number Two
August 30, 2016
Chapter 60: Kidnapping
August 30, 2016
Chapter 59: Zero
August 30, 2016
Chapter 58: Feelings Within
August 30, 2016
Chapter 57: Two Choices
August 30, 2016
Chapter 56: Embrace
August 30, 2016
Chapter 55: Creation
August 30, 2016
Chapter 54: Inside
August 30, 2016
Chapter 53: Scream
August 30, 2016
Chapter 52: Split-Second
August 30, 2016
Chapter 51: Misunderstanding
August 30, 2016
Chapter 50: Yotsuba
August 30, 2016
Chapter 49: Potted Plant
August 30, 2016
Chapter 48: Give And Take
August 30, 2016
Chapter 47: Impertinence
August 30, 2016
Chapter 46: Ill-Suited
August 30, 2016
Chapter 45: Crazy
August 30, 2016
Chapter 44: Successor
August 30, 2016
Chapter 43: Black
August 30, 2016
Chapter 42: Heaven
August 30, 2016
Chapter 41: Matsuda
August 30, 2016
Chapter 40: Allies
August 30, 2016
Chapter 39: Separation
August 30, 2016
Chapter 38: Strike
August 30, 2016
Chapter 37: Eight
August 30, 2016
Chapter 36: Father And Son
August 30, 2016
Chapter 35: Whiteout
August 30, 2016
Chapter 34: Imprisonment
August 30, 2016
Chapter 33: Removal
August 30, 2016
Chapter 32: Gamble
August 30, 2016
Chapter 31: Easy
August 30, 2016
Chapter 30: Bomb
August 30, 2016
Chapter 29: Weapon
August 30, 2016
Chapter 28: Judgement
August 30, 2016
Chapter 27: Love
August 30, 2016
Chapter 26: Reversal
August 30, 2016
Chapter 25: Fool
August 30, 2016
Chapter 24: Shield
August 30, 2016
Chapter 23: Hard Run
August 30, 2016
Chapter 22: Misfortune
August 30, 2016
Chapter 21: Duplicity
August 30, 2016
Chapter 20: First Move
August 30, 2016
Chapter 19: Humiliation
August 30, 2016
Chapter 18: Gaze
August 30, 2016
Chapter 17: Trash
August 30, 2016
Chapter 16: Handstand
August 30, 2016
Chapter 15: Phone Call
August 30, 2016
Chapter 14: Temptation
August 30, 2016
Chapter 13: Countdown
August 30, 2016
Chapter 12: God
August 30, 2016
Chapter 11: One
August 30, 2016
Chapter 10: Confluence
August 30, 2016
Chapter 9: Slots
August 30, 2016
Chapter 8: Woman
August 30, 2016
Chapter 7: Target
August 30, 2016
Chapter 6: Manipulation
August 30, 2016
Chapter 5: Eyeballs
August 30, 2016
Chapter 4: Current
August 30, 2016
Chapter 3: Family
August 30, 2016
Chapter 2: L
August 30, 2016
Chapter 1: Boredom
August 30, 2016
Chapter 0: Pilot
August 30, 2016

Other Facts

PublishedDec 1, 2003 to May 15, 2006
SerializationShounen Jump (Weekly)
Last UpdatedSeptember 3, 2017
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Other namesDEATH NOTE