The Best Episodes of Death Note


#1 - Revival 8.82

Season 1 - Episode 24

While Higuchi is finally captured, Light inadvertently regains his memories as Kira.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#2 - Silence 8.81

Season 1 - Episode 25

L continues to interrogate Rem, while Light manipulates Rem into killing off the greatest obstacles in his way.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#3 - 1.28 8.73

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#4 - Wager 8.65

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#5 - Frenzy 8.61

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki
New World

#6 - New World 8.60

Season 1 - Episode 37

The climactic battle between Light Yagami and L's successors finally comes to a close.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#7 - Pursuit 8.59

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.

Directors: Naoyasu Hanyu

#8 - Decision 8.55

Season 1 - Episode 16

After renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, Light turns himself in to L and is imprisoned.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#9 - Confrontation 8.54

Season 1 - Episode 2

Light falls into the first of many of L's attempts to uncover him from his Kira alter ego.

Directors: Tomohiko Ito

#10 - Overcast 8.52

Season 1 - Episode 7

Light meets Penber's fiance — an ex-officer who is determined to hunt down Kira.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#11 - Assault 8.50

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#12 - Encounter 8.48

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#13 - Dealings 8.45

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?

Directors: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

#14 - Guidance 8.43

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#15 - Friend 8.38

Season 1 - Episode 14

Light furthers his plans as Kira after meeting with the very annoying second Kira.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#16 - Glare 8.38

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#17 - Unraveling 8.36

Season 1 - Episode 6

Furthering the Kira investigation, the remaining police force finally meets L.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#18 - Tactics 8.35

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#19 - Execution 8.33

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#20 - Rebirth 8.32

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#21 - Malice 8.32

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#22 - Doubt 8.32

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#23 - Love 8.31

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!

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#24 - Performance 8.31

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki

#25 - Confession 8.25

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.

Directors: Tetsuro Araki