The BEST Episodes of Death Note
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 8, 2019
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects, who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the "Death Note": a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorites send the legendary detective L to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues...
#1 - Silence
Season 1 - Episode 25
L continues to interrogate Rem, while Light manipulates Rem into killing off the greatest obstacles in his way.
#2 - Revival
Season 1 - Episode 24
While Higuchi is finally captured, Light inadvertently regains his memories as Kira.
#3 - 1.28
Season 1 - Episode 36
The Japanese Task Force and the SPK finally meet at YellowBox Warehouse on January 28th. However, a third party has come to the warehouse as well, on Kira's orders to kill everyone else there.
#4 - New World
Season 1 - Episode 37
The climactic battle between Light Yagami and L's successors finally comes to a close.
#5 - Wager
Season 1 - Episode 15
Light tries using the second Kira to find out L's real name. However, L is well prepared for Kira's next move and is able to get one of the Kiras in his custody soon enough.
#6 - Frenzy
Season 1 - Episode 23
L and the Task Force close in on Higuchi who continues to play into their hands. But as time before Kira's identity is revealed on Sakura TV gets closer, Higuchi gets desperate and makes the deal for shinigami eyes.
#7 - Decision
Season 1 - Episode 16
After renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, Light turns himself in to L and is imprisoned.
#8 - Overcast
Season 1 - Episode 7
Light meets Penber's fiance — an ex-officer who is determined to hunt down Kira.
#9 - Pursuit
Season 1 - Episode 4
Light creates a complex plan involving the Death Note and another criminal to try and expose his follower's name and identity.
#10 - Confrontation
Season 1 - Episode 2
Light falls into the first of many of L's attempts to uncover him from his Kira alter ego.
#11 - Encounter
Season 1 - Episode 9
Still suspicious of Light's too-perfect behavior, L decides to take drastic measures and enters the same university to meet Light face to face.
#12 - Assault
Season 1 - Episode 11
The Sakura TV station plans to air Kira's home-made videos. Little do they know that the videos will bring more than ratings.
#13 - Guidance
Season 1 - Episode 22
Thanks to Misa, the Task Force now knows the identity of the new Kira and L plans an elaborate scheme to smoke him out of hiding.
#14 - Glare
Season 1 - Episode 8
Discovering that L has went so far as to tap his room with cameras, Light comes up with a plan to throw off his suspicions.
#15 - Tactics
Season 1 - Episode 5
After finding the true identity of his follower, Light uses him to deal a major blow to the rest of his enemies.
#16 - Dealings
Season 1 - Episode 3
Ryuk informs Light that he's being followed and asks Light if he wants to make a trade for his own Shinigami eyes. But at what cost?
#17 - Friend
Season 1 - Episode 14
Light furthers his plans as Kira after meeting with the very annoying second Kira.
#18 - Malice
Season 1 - Episode 35
Light and Near agree upon a meeting place for the final confrontation. A key player is kidnapped and the end results are shocking.
#19 - Doubt
Season 1 - Episode 10
L begins to profile Light through a game of tennis, and brings up some questions regarding the Kira case hoping to figure out the truth about him.
#20 - Unraveling
Season 1 - Episode 6
Furthering the Kira investigation, the remaining police force finally meets L.
#21 - Execution
Season 1 - Episode 17
Getting nowhere fast, L thinks of a new plan to get Misa, Light, and Mr. Yagami out of confinement. Meanwhile, Rem finds a new person to play as Kira.
#22 - Father
Season 1 - Episode 29
Mortified over allowing the Death Note to fall into Mello's hands in order to save his daughter, Soichiro puts himself into harm's way in order to get it back.
#23 - Love
Season 1 - Episode 12
After seeing the message "Kira" sent, the task force decide to make a reply and adds Light to the force. Yet while the task force and L try to find the fake "Kira" Light has to find her first or else the existence of the Death Note will be revealed!
#24 - Confession
Season 1 - Episode 13
The Task Force and Light continue to try and find the second Kira based on the evidence they keep receiving from him. Little do the other officers know that Light wants to find him for the sake of bettering his position as Kira.
#25 - Performance
Season 1 - Episode 21
The Task Force uses Misa as a way to get closer to the Yotsuba corporation. But things get complicated when Rem tries to communicate with her.