Top 10 Death Note Episodes

Death Note is a 2006 anime series about Light Yagami, a teenager who finds the Death Note, a supernatural notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written in its pages. The series centers around Light's use of the Death Note to assassinate criminals, and the efforts of an elite detective L to apprehend him.

Which Death Note episode is your favorite?
The Top Ten
1 Episode 25 - Silence

Misa begins to use her Death Note to kill criminals. Although Light denies Misa's involvement, L becomes suspicious and Rem realizes that it was Light's plan all along to endanger Misa so Rem would sacrifice herself to kill L. Light and L rejoin the team, and L reveals that he is planning on testing the 13 day rule, the only thing absolving Misa. However, Rem kills Watari and L at the cost of her own life. After snatching Rem's Death Note, Light celebrates his victory in silence.

The flashbacks at the beginning, misa's creepy ass song foreshadowing the last episode of when she dies, the rooftop scene with L and Light where he knows that light, is in fact the real Kira, but accepts his fate, then the scene where he washes lights feet treating him like god. He says It'll be lonely won't it? You and I will be parting ways soon. Then of course, Ls death, perfect episode.

2 Episode 37 - New World

The Death Note fails to work and Near reveals that he knew about the fake notebook and actually tampered with the real one. Cornered with Near's undeniable evidence, Light maniacally confesses that he is Kira. He attempts to write names on a hidden piece of the Death Note, but Matsuda shoots him down and Mikami kills himself. As promised, Ryuk writes down Light's name and kills him.

Light is back!
No I don't want that! Misa finding another man...?! I want her to think about me and no one else for the rest of my life! Even after I die...
I want to be at the front of her mind for a while! Ten years at least!

3 Episode 24 - Revival

Higuchi is arrested on grounds of being Kira. Inspecting Higuchi's Death Note, L discovers that shinigami do exist. Light then kills Higuchi. It is revealed that when Light gave away his Death Note, he added a fake rule stating that its owner must continue to use it at least once every 13 days or perish. Misa makes a second deal with Ryuk for the shinigami eyes in order to find out L's true identity.

We knew it was going to happen. That Light was going to get his memories back. You almost don't want him to, because he's finally happy. But... when he does? You're right back to the regular Light/Kira

4 Episode 2 - Confrontation

As criminals begin dying from inexplicable heart attacks, Interpol turns to the world's top detective, L seeks the killer whom the public has been calling Kira, and tricks Light into revealing that Kira lives in Japan's Kanto region with a television broadcast. An enraged Light swears to eliminate L.

This is the episode that officially got me addicted to Death Note! L's amazing first appearance is one of the best moments in anime history!

This is the episode that started it all. Where the war between L and Kira began.

5 Episode 7 - Overcast

Light writes the name Shoko Maki on the Death Note but realizes that it is an alias, and coaxes her true name, Naomi Misora by pretending to work for L. As the Death Note takes effect, Light informs her that he is Kira and watches as Naomi walks away to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Watari gives the detectives special gadgets in the event Kira comes into contact with them.

Where is episode 2? I'm shocked that it isn't on here Come on now. L is a total badass in this episode. The reason I got hooked on death note

6 Episode 23 - Frenzy

Higuchi talks with Rem about his situation. L, Light and Misa wonder who he is talking to. Higuchi enters the station's offices and writes Matsuda's fake name in his Death Note. Higuchi then makes the deal with Rem to obtain shinigami eyes. A furious pursuit ensues when L realizes Higuchi can kill after looking at a person's face.

7 Episode 36 - 1.28

Light and Near finally meet in an abandoned warehouse. Light brings out Mikami to have him write the names of everyone but Light on his Death Note. Meanwhile, Near is confident that the notebook is fake, having tampered with them. All they need to do now is check whose name was not written to find out who the real Kira is. Light already knew of Near's actions and had Takada keep the real Death Note while switching Mikami's with a false one.

Definietly the best episode of the series in my opinion. The timing on the scenes was incredible - I had to take a break upon watching this episode to calm myself down ^_^. This is the episode where Near and Light meet up in attempt to kill each other. The identity of "x-kira" and "kira" are exposed thanks to Nears genius plan. Great art and amazing sound track - the collaboration was incredible.

8 Episode 15 - Wager

Light and L meet each other outside college. Much to the frustration of Light, Misa appears. Light receives the news from L that she has been arrested as the second Kira. Misa relinquishes ownership of her Death Note, thus erasing her memories of its existence.

9 Episode 1 - Rebirth

Light Yagami discovers the Death Note, a notebook able to kill anyone by writing his/her name, and discovers that it is indeed real. A shinigami named Ryuk says that when Light dies, he will write Light's name. Light decides to use the Death Note's power to rid the world of evil and become the god of a peaceful world.

10 Episode 11 - Assault

TV is broadcasting an audio tape allegedly from Kira. Hirokazu Ukita rushes to Sakura TV but mysteriously dies. The investigation team realizes that Kira no longer needs to know the person's name to kill. Light involves himself in the Kira investigation to gather intelligence on L and the second Kira, who he infers has already accepted the shinigami eye deal. Meanwhile, L suspects that the person behind the broadcast must be a different Kira from the one they are chasing. Misa Amane is seen discussing her admiration for Kira with a shinigami named Rem.

The Contenders
11 Episode 4 - Pursuit

Light begins experimenting to find out how much control he has over how a criminal dies, and learns that the Death Note is not all powerful. Light devises a plan to find out who has been following him. Light makes a drug dealer hijack a bus and gets his tracker to reveal that he is employed by L.

12 Episode 8 - Glare

BBQ Potato Chips. That's all that needs to be said.

Let's be honest.
It's the Potato Chip episode.

13 Episode 9 - Encounter
14 Episode 29 - Father
15 Episode 13 - Confession
16 Episode 12 - Love
17 Episode 27 - Abduction

I always felt this is the most underrated episode. I mean, I think we can all agree the last third of Death Note was overall the weakest, but that wasn't always the case, because the start of it, I'd say is even better than any of the other arcs combined! Mello's character is introduced here and he gives off the best vibes I've ever felt since Shinkawa Kyouji in SAO2

18 Episode 17 - Execution
19 Episode 3 - Dealings
20 Episode 16 - Decision
21 Episode 10 - Doubt
22 Episode 19 - Matsuda
23 Episode 5 - Tactics
24 Episode 14 - Friend
25 Episode 6 - Unraveling
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