How Many Episodes Does Death Note Have? Streaming, Watch Guide & Manga

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What is the plotline of Death Note? How many episodes does Death Note have? Where can Death Note be streamed? If you are an anime veteran, you must have heard definitely and most unsurprisingly already heard about Death Note. Chances are you might have already watched it or are planning to watch it. If you are the latter, we will unapologetically tell you what you most definitely have already heard for the nth time, Death Note is the best-recommended anime of all time. Why you make ask, well, the answer is simple. Death Notes is a cult classic, and this is not a topic up for an argument. Death Note first came out fifteen years ago, and it’s an evergreen anime that still leaves people spellbound.

This article has been written just for you, you beautiful souls. We shall satiate the curiosity of every otaku that wants to watch one of the most, if not the most, legendary anime of all time, Death Note. We have done thorough research to provide you with every bit of information that you may need for a smooth streaming experience. Watch Death Note first. Thank us later.

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How Many Episodes Does Death Note Have?

Death Note has a total of 37 episodes. Death Note is originally a manga series that was first published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump for a total of 108 chapters from 1 December 2003 to 15 May 2006. It was authored by Tsugumi Ohba with the artwork provided by Takeshi Obata. Due to the manga’s huge success, Death Note was adapted into an anime series by the company Madhouse and director Tetsurō Araki. Death Note was broadcast on the Nippon Television Network from 3 October 2006 to 26 June 2007 for a total of 37 episodes divided into two parts.

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Light (right) and Ryuk (left) in a still from the anime

Death Note: Synopsis  

A Death Note is a not-so-ordinary notebook that is possessed by every Shinigami or the god of death that grants them the ability to kill any individual by just writing their name in it provided that they are familiar with the intended person’s face. Ryuk, one of such so-called Shinigamis, bored with his life and curious about how a human might use a Death Note, tossed one into the human world one day for entertainment purposes. As fate would have it, the one fortunate enough to pick up the Death Note is none other than Light Yagami, a high school genius. A bored and curious Light decides to check the authenticity of the notebook by putting in a criminal’s name. With the immediate death of the particular criminal, Light comes to the realization of just what a powerful and dangerous weapon he wields.  

how many episodes does death note have
Light (left) and L (right)

Equipped by these godly powers, Light decides to create and become the god of an all-new world without any crime by writing the names of all the criminals in the Death Note. However, all is not as easy as it seems when the police quickly catch up that a serial killer killing criminals is on the loose. To defeat Light, a genius, the police take the help of another genius, the best detective in the world, that goes by the name of L. Thus, commences what you call a battle of wits.  

Streaming, Watch Guide, and Manga  

Just like the anime, the Death Manga is also available on multiple sites such as the official site of Shonen Jump known as,, and more.

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Death Note Promo

Death Note has 100% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, 9/10 on IMBD, and 8.6/10 on Due to its immense popularity, the Death Note anime is available for streaming on multiple sites such as Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Anime-Planet, and more.  Apart from the main anime, there are two movies, Death Note Relight: Visions of God and Death Note Relight 2: L’s Successor, that is summarized versions of the anime with slight additions and changes. There are also two live actions known as DEATH NOTE and Death Note: The Last Name. You can also watch the movies L: Change the World and Death Note: Light Up the New World. There’s also a Netflix movie adaption known as Death Note.

That’s it, for now, folks, we hope you found this article helpful.  

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