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Death Note is a manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, with various adaptations. The protagonist, Yagami Light, finds a notebook which can be used to kill anyone, and tries to use this to reform society as he sees fit.

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Did Minoru die because of the Death Notes' new rule or because Ryuk wrote his name in a Death Note?

There is a one-shot manga for Death Note that was published on Mangaplus, on February 3th, 2020 (you can read the manga officially here. In the final scene of this one-shot manga, Minoru Tanaka, the ...
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Is it true that there's an eraser for the Death Note that can bring people back to life?

While it was only mentioned one time in the pilot of the manga, one interesting detail about Death Note is that there was originally a way for the user of the note to reverse any of the deaths they ...
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Is Death Gods in Death Note are that useless?

In Death Note, the shinigami (death gods) need the use of the Death Note to kill people, especially in order to continue their lives, so if they won't use it, they will die, and the only means of ...
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Why didn't L check Light's handwriting?

Why didn't L check Yagami Light's handwriting and try to match that to the handwriting in the Death Note when he had the notebook?
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Is Light's insanity influenced by the Death Note, or did he make himself become that way?

Some were saying that Light's insanity was influenced by the use of the Death Note, taking note that Ryuk tells Light about what the Death Note makes people fear and so on. But having rewatched the ...
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Did L win against Light?

Did L win against Light? Let me elaborate: After L's death in episode 25, we assume that Light won. But in episode 26, L leaves a message in his computer (which Light deletes in the same episode). ...
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Why did Light want to kill Near?

In Episode 37/Chapter 106, Light wants to kill Near. But what was his plan? Why did he want to kill Near? Was this because he was angry and wanted to kill the one who was responsible for his capture?
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Why the first episode of Death Note has change the order of the first chapter

Who watched the anime and read the manga closely, can see a difference in the order of the events in the first episode of the anime to the first chapter in the manga. In the manga, once Light has ...
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Is Kira (Yagami Light) an antihero or a villain?

I was having a conversation with my friend and I said that Kira was one of my favorite antiheroes. He replied with: Kira is not a an antihero, he's a villain. But he gave nearly zero arguments for ...
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How does one, if it is possible, destroy a death note?

I know that the death notes have certain, almost magical, attributes to them (unlimited pages, the fact that you can kill someone by envisioning their face and writing their name down, etc). Given ...
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Can the scenario for someone's death be written so that there is a possibility of other people dying?

So you can't use the Death Note to kill someone else. If you write something like: "John Zerto burns himself to death after he killed his boss" John would simply die of a heart attack so he ...
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How did Mello know how to help Near in Death Note?

In the end of Death Note, Near would've been lost if Mello didn't help him. That makes me think why Near who is always be careful (isn't like L or Mello) didn't find out about the possibility of fake ...
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Is Ryuk required to write Misa's name in his Death Note at the end of her life?

Death Note Rule LXIV states: gods of death are obliged to confirm the death of the first owner and write down that humans name in his/her Death Note Misa was the first human owner of the Death ...
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Why does the Shinigami eye deal exist?

From Shinigami's perspective, why would they take that deal? As we know they can write a human's name in the notebook and they'll get the remaining lifespan of that human added to theirs. So why would ...
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Questions about nationalities and languages in Death Note

In the Death Note 2015 series, some people sometimes speak English. For instance when Raye Penber and Bell talk and when Lind L Tailor comes out on TV, it's in English. The Death Note anime of course ...
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Why Light didn't lose memory in ep31

In ep31, Light says he had misa sign off as the notes owner, and hence she loses her memory. In the earlier eps, it was shown that Light used misa's note to keep his memories. But as soon as the book ...
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What is the limit of the Death Eraser?

The Death Note Wikia states that... The Death Eraser can revive the people that have been killed by the note The Death Eraser is an artefact In the wikia is also states if you wrote "dies ...
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Why did Rem kill L?

I know that it was Light's plan to make Misa look suspicious again so that Rem would kill L. But why did she think that Misa was going to be executed? Was it because her lifespan was shortened again? ...
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Death Note: Old age as cause of death?

If you would write something like: "Bob Hyrule dies of old age", would this work?
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What do the oddly positioned letters in “Death Note” title mean?

In the original Japanese Death Note title: the first E is backwards (or, equivalently, rotated through 180 degrees) the A and Ts are rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise, and the N is rotated a few ...
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Why didn't Rem tell L's name to Light or Misa?

In Death Note Rem liked Misa so much, or maybe he was in love with her. He wrote L's name in the Death Note and killed L because he was protecting Misa and he knew he will die soon after doing so. ...
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Before Mikami committed suicide, was he still having faith in Kira?

At the end of Death Note, after Light is revealed as being Kira, Mikami goes on a little rant after their plan failed thanks to Near having switched the real Death Note. After that, however, Light ...
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How does Near prove that Light is Kira by seeing Kiyomi's name in Teru's death note?

Both Teru Mikami and Light Yagami write Kiyomi's name in their death notes the only difference being the time of death they specify. But in what way does this help Near to prove that Light is Kira? ...
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Why didn’t Rem die when she killed the criminal to save misa when she was in higuchi’s car?

Shinigamis die when they kill a person to save an another person but what I don’t get is don’t shinigamis already do that on like daily basis?? They always kill people to get their remaining life span ...
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What would Light Turner's “Conditional” Entry in the Death Note actually do with the canon rules

in the Netflix Americanized Live Action Death Note Movie. we have this exchange near the end where Light Turner is confronting Mia What? What did you do? You put my name in it, didn't you? ...
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Why didn't Light kill Mello?

In Episode 29, the NPA tries to capture/kill Mello. Soichiro Yagami gets the Shinigami Eyes and tells Light that Mello's real name is Mihael Keehl. So, Mello escapes because Soichiro Yagami couldn't ...
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Which philosophers have influenced Death Note?

Which philosophers have influenced Death Note? What is the name (or category) of their philosophies? I want to read deeper.
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More steps from person until the Death Note than a pen still works?

I am writing a DN fic (not sure if that'd be appropriate, but I can give you a name of link if you would like, and don't care about this particular spoiler) where as one of (probably) minor plot ...
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Can Ryuk be killed with the Death Note?

After watching the Netflix Death Note movie I was left with a interesting question. During the movie (from memory) Light; What if I write your name into the death note? Ryuk; Ha! I would like to ...
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Is Ryuk the only one who can kill Light?

Only a god of death that has passed on their Death Note to a human is able to kill the owner of the Death Note** This confuses me, because Light was able to kill Jack Neylon and Higuchi (although ...
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Can a Death Note Owner be killed with their own Death Note?

Can the owner of Death Note be killed if another random person knows their face and name, writes the owners name in the owner's own Death Note? with a sheet torn out from it?
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Raye Penber conversation with Yagami Light following the bus incident

After the bus incident, Raye Penber asks Yagami Light to keep seeing him a secret from the police, Yagami agrees and says "I won't tell anyone, including my father". Wouldn't Raye Penber ask himself ...
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What do L and Yagami Light Read when they are seen reading like Lin EP15 and Light in Last EP

I was wondering what is that diary kind of book which light and L read. It looks like a diary but why will they read a diary or memo.
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Why does Light Yagami shuffle the two death notes?

Light Yagami gives a death note to Rem and asks Rem to give it to Ryuk. Then Ryuk drops the book according to Light's order. Light then takes back Misa's book while doing something similar with his ...
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Why doesn't Misa Amane regain her memory when she touches the death note?

Light Yagami gets back his memory when he touches the death note. But Misa does not get back her memories when removing touches her with a piece of paper from the death note. Why?
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Why did Light didn't reply to second Kira separately from L?

In Deathnote, when L received a recording from the T.V. channel which he concluded to be second Kira, he replied to it disguising as Kira. However, during the subsequent conversation, only the ...
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How different are the anime and manga versions of Death Note?

Although this question was closed, it was actually through it that I came to realize that the anime and manga versions of Death Note are different, having only seen the anime version. Just how ...
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Did Light Actually Like L (in a friendship way)?

When I watched episode 25 of Death Note (AKA the one when L, Watari, and Rem died), I noticed that Light was strangely kind to L. Is that because he was nice to L before he died, or because he ...
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How long can you manipulate a person with a Death Note?

If you write die of disease with a specific disease's name and the person's time of death, there must be a sufficient amount of time for the disease to progress. If the set time is too tight, the ...
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Why don't the Shinigami just hang around the human world?

In the first episode, Ryuk makes a point that the Shinigami world is absolutely boring and monotone. Shinigami just spend their days gambling and napping, and just kill the bare minimum to stay alive. ...
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Do Death Note users with Shinigami Eyes see in a red tint?

In several occasions, for example, when Mikami used his Shinigami Eyes to see everyone's name in the final episode, he saw in a red tint. Is this only done for dramatic effect, or do they generally ...
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How old was L in the Death Note series?

In the Death Note series, it is seen that while L and Soichiro Yagami are observing Light through the cameras, L says that he used to do a lot of pointless things at the age of seventeen. Later, ...
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What is the actual dialog for this Death Note swimming meme?

There is a meme created from the Death Note manga which details a character yelling at Matsuda and instructing him to swim. (A similar meme was created as a GIF from the anime.) (And a link to the ...
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Death Note, chapter 2 - Website “The Legend of Kira the Savior”

I am re-reading Death Note and in the second chapter called "page 2: L" Raito Yagami found out through the website "The Legend of Kira Savior" that he is now known as Kira. In the English scanlations ...
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What was L's real name?

I watched through Death Note once, and I never remember hearing L's name, even after he died. What was L's real name, or did he never have one (it was never said)?
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Why was Ryuk tied to Light's Death Note?

In How to Use: XIII, in the second point it says The god of Death always remains with the owner of the Death Note. indicating that a Shinigami will remain with the owner of their Death Note, Light ...
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Why didn't Light Yagami tell Teru mikami that he can kill people using just the paper?

What I'm trying to say is should Light tell Teru that killing from scrape paper is possible, then if Teru kept a real deathnote paper with him 24/7, surely that in the final showdown, whoever names ...
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How was Light able to maintain his academic performance?

After Light got the Death Note, he started writing criminals' names and killing them. Even after L made his first appearance and said that he would find Kira, then Light was thrilled up and accepted ...
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Are there any new/conflicting rules in the Death Note Movies?

In a Madman Newsletter talking about the release of Death Note: Light up the NEW World in the cinemas it says In 2016, society is afflicted with cyber-terrorism. The Death Note is a supernatural ...
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Raye Penber's fiancée's part opens up a loophole in DeathNote

Raye Penber's fiancée who had come to give the tip about Kira (she deduced most of the Kira's tactics even before L!), and Light Yagami's encounter was missed by the receptionist/L at the police head ...