In both the Death Note manga and anime, it is stated multiple times by Ryuk that once you use the Death Note, a human can go to neither Heaven nor Hell.

However, it is hinted in an additional movie that encompasses part of the anime that Light was reincarnated as a Shinigami.

Is it then possible to say, that any humans that use the Death Note do not go to Heaven nor Hell because they go to the Shinigami Realm?

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Humans who die don't go to Heaven or Hell (because neither exists).

They go to Mu (Which means, nothing).

Death Note, Volume 12, page 188, has these two rules in regards to "Mu": "All humans will, without exception, eventually die." Also, "After they die, the place they go is MU (Nothingness)."

Basically, there's nothing after death. Shinigami are a different species.

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    That's also stated by Ryuk. The fate of every Death Note user is the same. The Shinigami originally owning the Death Note will write their down in the Death Note, and they will die. There is an exception to that rule. Misa Misa didn't die at the end of the series. Dec 11, 2012 at 21:07
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    It depends on which ending you go with. I believe the anime she lived, whereas in the manga, it is at least stated that she died.
    – Tablemaker
    Dec 11, 2012 at 21:44
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    Can you please cite your answer?
    – atlantiza
    Dec 12, 2012 at 4:59
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    @atlantiza cited. :P Madara is going senile..
    – iKlsR
    May 6, 2013 at 19:38
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    you probably shouldnt go here anyway if you havent watched the full anime as this site will always contain spoilers :)
    – Gigala
    Feb 24, 2014 at 20:15

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