The BEST Episodes of Death Note
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 30, 2020
Network: NTV (JP)
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 - Aired Apr 4, 2007
L continues to interrogate Rem, while Light manipulates Rem into killing off the greatest obstacles in his way.
#2 - Revival
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 28, 2007
While Higuchi is finally captured, Light inadvertently regains his memories as Kira.
#3 - 1.28
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 20, 2007
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 - Frenzy
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 21, 2007
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.
#5 - Wager
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 24, 2007
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 - Confrontation
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2006
Light falls into the first of many of L's attempts to uncover him from his Kira alter ego.
#7 - Rebirth
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2006
Light Yagami is a high school genius bored with life in general. Ryuk, a shinigami, is also bored, so he decides to drop his Death Note (a notebook shinigami use to kill humans) on Earth. Light finds this mysterious book and decides to rid the world of all wicked people and rule a utopia as a god.
#8 - Decision
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 31, 2007
After renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, Light turns himself in to L and is imprisoned.
#9 - Overcast
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2006
Light meets Penber's fiance — an ex-officer who is determined to hunt down Kira.
#10 - Pursuit
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2006
Light creates a complex plan involving the Death Note and another criminal to try and expose his follower's name and identity.
#11 - Tactics
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2006
After finding the true identity of his follower, Light uses him to deal a major blow to the rest of his enemies.
#12 - Glare
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2006
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.
#13 - Encounter
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2006
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.
#14 - Dealings
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2006
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?
#15 - Guidance
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 14, 2007
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.
#16 - Doubt
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2006
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.
#17 - Performance
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 7, 2007
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.
#18 - Malice
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Jun 13, 2007
Light and Near agree upon a meeting place for the final confrontation. A key player is kidnapped and the end results are shocking.
#19 - Friend
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 2007
Light furthers his plans as Kira after meeting with the very annoying second Kira.
#20 - Assault
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 2006
The Sakura TV station plans to air Kira's home-made videos. Little do they know that the videos will bring more than ratings.
#21 - Unraveling
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2006
Furthering the Kira investigation, the remaining police force finally meets L.
#22 - Transfer
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired May 16, 2007
#23 - Confession
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 2007
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.
#24 - Love
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 27, 2006
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!
#25 - New World
Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Jun 27, 2007
The climactic battle between Light Yagami and L's successors finally comes to a close.