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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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Death Note 23 Day rule?

Okay, first read this rule: In the Death Note, you cannot set the death date longer than the victim’s original life span. Even if the victim’s death is set in the Death Note beyond his/her original ...
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Did Light truly love anyone?

In Death Note, I am not aware of whether Light actually truly loved or cared about anyone although at the beginning of the series you could say he loved his parents perhaps. But it seems that he was ...
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How could Beyond Birthday read lifespans?

Some of you may know Beyond Birthday. He was born with Shinigami eyes so he didn't need to make the Shinigami eye deal. So, Beyond Birthday's victims were supposed to die soon, because their lifespans ...
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What does the second part of rule VII mean?

hello it's me again with another question about my favorite anime/manga death note. So, here's my question: what does rule VIII's second part mean: Even if you do not actually possess the Death ...
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Is Misa's suicide being caused by Light's death a flaw in the story?

In Episode 37, Light dies. Soon after that, Misa commits suicide. But I'm a little confused now, because of this rule: the death of the person whose name is written in the book can not lead to ...
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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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How did Ryuk trick the King of Death Gods?

In chapter 27, Misa says Ryuuku tricked the king of the gods of death to get the second death note that kira is using. Does anybody know how Ryuk tricked the king of Gods and got his Death Note?
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Could I kill myself with a Death Note?

On the bottom left paragraph, it reads: You will not die if you write your own name in here, but it's not recommended. This page is taken from the pilot chapter of Death Note. Would the manga ...
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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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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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Is Misa Amane's early death a plothole in Death Note?

According to the wiki, when a Shinigami dies, their remaining lifespan is given to the human they saved. Shinigami who die are reduced to dust, and their remaining lifespan is given to the human ...
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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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How did Shinigami come into existence?

How is it that Shinigami come into being? If there was no way for them to come into existence(in the human world), would they just slowly die away when any of them kill for love? Also, can Shinigami ...
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In Death Note, what happens to Light Yagami after he dies?

I read the manga and am currently watching the anime. Ryuk once commented that users of the Death Note can neither go to heaven nor hell. (Though one source claimed that this was only a fake rule ...
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Is there a reason why the actors sound exactly the same as their anime counterparts in the live action movies?

For the first time today I watched Death Note and Death Note the Last name (real life movies) and I noticed that the actors sound exactly the same as their anime counterparts. Why is this? E.g. Light ...
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How long did Light's father have to live?

Since Light's father took the shinigami eyes, which reduce your lifespan by 1/2, and died the same day, does this mean he only had 2 days left to live?
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Why was it that Light's father could see Light's lifespan, while Mikami couldn't see it (which allowed him to deduce that Light was Kira)?

I was talking with a friend about Death Note and he said that he could't understand one thing: When Light's father died, he saw Light's lifespan with his Shinigami eyes, so he could "confirm" that ...
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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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Why is the Shinigami World so desolate?

In Death Note, the Shinigami world is almost empty of any colour or life. We can see that in the Shinigami world: Trees are lifeless (if there are any trees at all) Fruits are dried up and ...
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Where could I buy the notebook that looks like the real Death Note?

Well... I just saw the notebook in my fellow schoolmate and he just brought it to school yesterday. And I'm really curious where he got that and how much did it cost.
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How did Light knew that L will cause Misa's death?

In Light's plan on killing L, he plans on killing Misa by shortening her lifespan and then force Rem to save Misa by killing the L. Misa could have died by other causes not just by being captured by ...
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What was the intent for making Rem sacrifice herself for Misa?

We know Light is clever and smart and almost devilish? But I don't understand why Light wanted Rem out of the way? What was his motive and what would have happened if it went wrong?
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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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Is it possible to kill people indirectly with the Death Note?

Rule X in the Death Note states: Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply ...
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Can a person shorten their own life by using the Death Note?

I was reading about the rules of the Death Note on Death Note wiki and I came across this certain rule... A person can shorten his/her own life by using the note. What does this rule mean? Does ...
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Why did L trust the handcuff so much?

Episode 20 L: If I die, as long as I have this (handcuffs), you'll share the same fate as me Okay, excuse my language, but what is up with that? It's just a handcuff, you'll be able to chainsaw it ...
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What are the differences of Near in the manga version?

In Death Note, I've read that Near displays more emotions and (more interestingly) shows greater insight and deduction ability than his anime counterpart. What are the differences of Near from his ...
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Why didn't Kira kill manipulate the mafia to kill Mello?

In the Mafia Arc, Kira was able to get hold of the names of the Mafia members under Mello's command, but the only thing he did was kill them. Couldn't he have manipulated them to help out in the ...
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When did L switch the 2nd Death Note in “The Last Name”?

In "Death Note: The Last Name", L Reveals that the Death Note Misa had which Light used to try and kill his father was a fake, however after L's fake death Light touched the Death Note to see Ryuk ...
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Was Rem's warning fake?

Rem warned Light not to hurt Misa or it would kill Light by writing his name in it's Deathnote, but Ryuk had mentioned in the last episode as well as before that either Ryuk would kill Light or that ...
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What happened to Misa Amane in the last episode?

In the last episode of Death Note, the series, we see Misa Amane standing near the edge of a building. She incurred a lot of grief due to Light Yagami's death; after all, she was one of the most ...
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Why didn't Light use Shinigami eyes?

Why didn't Light Yagami use the Shinigami eyes? Couldn't it have been an easy task for him? Was it his arrogance and overconfidence? Alternatively, was he not willing to sacrifice half his lifespan, ...
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What happened to the Shinigami Zellogi?

In the ninth episode of Death Note, a Shinigami, Zellogi, decides to "check out on Ryuk": A conversation with another group of Shinigami goes like this: -Who'd want Ryuk as a pet? He's not even ...
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What did Light write before killing Shibuimaru Takuo?

So I decided to rewatch Death Note. In the first episode, there's a motorcyclist called Shibuimaru Takuo - Light's second victim. In the scene where he is about to kill him, according to my subtitles, ...
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Why is there an entire Death Note if only one page is enough?

After discussing the matter of whether the Death Note will ever run out of pages, it appears to me that there is another unclear matter, which is whether the page itself can ever run out? You can ...
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Why does the Death Note never run out of pages?

It is kind of intriguing the Death Note never runs out of pages... How to Use: XXXI The number of pages of the Death Note will never run out. Source Since it's made of an unknown matter it'...
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Was only Death Note Box Set 2 reprinted?

This is for the anime I see that Volume 2 has been going out of stock everywhere - but it seems like it got a reprint this year. Was only Volume 2 actually reprinted? Is there no Volume 1 reprint? ...
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What does this Death Note rule regarding visual acuity mean?

This is the rule in question, (listed under the Death Note Wiki as "How to Use: XXI"): "Those with the eye power of the god of death will have the eyesight of over 3.6 in the human measurement, ...
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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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Couldn't Misa have told Kira L's life span?

In the manga Death Note, when Misa meets L for the first time, she has the shinigami eyes, so she must be seeing L's lifespan at the moment. L dies a few volumes later, so couldn't Misa have alerted ...
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Why does Ryuk love apples?

It is often seen in Death Note that Ryuk loves apple. Why is that? Do all Shinigami (Death Gods) love apples, is it the only food for Death Gods or does he just love apples? Also.. Is it to signify ...
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Fitting rules of Death Note

There are at least 130 rules of use of the Death Note. Do they all fit on the one last page of the notebook (how?) or do they come from some other source? Was it ever addressed in the manga or the ...
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Can I increase my lifespan by killing myself using the Death Note?

Suppose I wrote that I will be killed by a UFO falling from space in the year 2315 while I am lifting. Will the Note increase my lifespan? In other words, will I still be alive by then?
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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 Yagami Light take a risk while handing over the Death Note to Rem?

I didn't understand the scenario where Yagami Light relinquishes ownership of his Death Note for the first time. He trusted Rem to give it to such a person who would have traits like that of Kyosuke ...
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Why is the ending of Death Note in the anime so different from the manga?

Even though I haven't read the end of the manga very carefully, I did notice that a lot of the details were changed, or even omitted completely, in the end of the anime. I don't understand why the ...
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Is there any reliable source that explains the Tsugumi Ohba-Hiroshi Gamo pen name?

It is said in some sites (including Wikipedia) that based on some cross-references the Bakuman and Death Note, the author, Tsugumi Ohba, is actually a pen name, and his real name is Hiroshi Gamo, ...
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What would happen if a Shinigami with exceedingly long life-span dies for a human?

It was said that when a Shinigami saves a human with his Death Note, that Shinigami dies, and his remaining life-span is transferred to the human he saved. But imagine the following situation, a ...
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Do people who use the Death Note become Shinigami themselves?

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 ...

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