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Death Note

Teenage malaise takes a horrible turn for the worse when Light Yagami, student and bored dabbler in life, finds a small notebook which he soons discovers to his increasing delight is a way to murder people (he starts off concentrating only on dangerous criminals) by simply entering their names into the volume and they soon expire. The note book belongs to Ryuk, a death-angel (or "death god" or "Shinigami") who hardly functions as a dedicated reaper, but is instead a bored and dysfunctional supernatural being who is amused by Light's growing obsession with the Death Note.

The 12-volume Manga series (a review Volume One here) has remained popular and continues to spawn adaptations. A TV series in 2006-2007, a 2015 TV series, and a 2017 movie directed by Adam Wingard.

Death Note Manga Page

Manga and Related

Manga Index

Naruto, April 2020 Shonen Jump, Masashi Kishimoto

Naruto, July 2007 Shonen Jump, Masashi Kishimoto

Abandon the Old in Tokyo - by Tatsumi

Camie - One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, Shonen Jump Feb 2012

One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, April 2012, Princess Shirahoshi, 2-page spread

One Piece Page by Eiichiro Oda - July 2007

Genkaku Picasso by Usamaru Furuya

Chiaki from Genkaku Picasso by Usamaru Furuya

Bakuman by Takeshi Obata

More Bakuman by Takeshi Obata

DeathNote #1 by Obata and Tsugumi Ohba

Tite Kubo artwork from Chapter 274 of "Bleach"

Japan as viewed by 17 comics creators

Color page from Bakuman #1

See review of Deathnote #1

Black and White pages from Bakuman #1

Manga Faust Deal!

Original Page Dec 2013 | Updated Aug 2015