When did Death Note come out? How Did it Get So Popular?

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When did Death Note came out

Death Note is one of the most popular animes out there today’s article is all about Death Note and when did Death Note come out. Death Note is written by Tsugumi Ohba and it was animated by Madhouse production house. The anime is considered an absolute masterpiece because of its plot that will leave you biting your nails. The story revolves are Light Yagami who discovers a Death Note which belonged to the Shinigami Ryuk. The concept of death was that once a person touches it he will be able to see and talk to the Shinigami to whom the Death Note originally belongs.

When did Death Note come out?
Death Note Promo

Death Note possesses powers that allows its user to kill people by writing the name of a person they wish to kill while picturing their face. It also allows the owner of the Death Note to write cause death as well. And if no cause is written, then the person dies of a heart attack. But if they do write a cause, it must be written within 6 minutes 40 seconds.

When did Death Note Come Out?

Death Note is an anime consisting of 37 episodes. It was broadcast in Japan from 3rd October 2006 to 27th June 2007.  After the release of Death Note, various adaptations also came out. In 2006, Death Note 2: The Last Name came out on 17th June 2006 which was directed by Shusuke Kaneko and in 2017, Netflix released Death Note movie which was directed by Adam Wingard.

About Death Note

Light Yagami is the anti-hero protagonist of Death Note. Light was an exceptionally intelligent Highschool student with a very strong sense of justice. His father, Soichiro Yagami, was the chief of NPA. Light believed that “The World is rotten and those who rot it deserve to, someone has to do it so why not me” he was driven by his immense hatred for criminals, and he was even ready to take the law in his hands to put those criminals away for good.

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Light finds Death Note, a mysterious book that could kill any person whose name is written on it. He was curious about it, so he put it to test, but it later became a tool to achieve his ambition of ridding this world of all the criminals. After his ordeals, Light became popular as Kira all over the world. As the popularity of Kira increased, Interpol requested the assistance of an enigmatic detective known as L to apprehend Kira. L was Light’s arch-nemesis for the better half of the series. Under the suspicion that Kira has family ties, L assigns an FBI task force named “Kira Task Force” and monitored FBI officers and their families. After some investigation, L had reasons to believe that Light is Kira, so to keep a closer eye on him, he recruited Light into the Kira Task Force.

Misa Amane
Misa Amane

Actress-Model Misa Amane, having obtained Death Note, makes a deal with Rem her Shinigami to obtain Shinigami eyes in exchange for half of her life span, which allows her to kill anyone knowing their face only. Seeking Light to become her boyfriend, she discovers Light’s identity as Kira. But Light has other plans in mind. He intends to use Misa to find out L’s name and kill him.

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How does Kira kill his Arch-Nemesis L?

Light tried to find out L’s name, and he nearly succeeded in doing so as well with the attempt he made to make L meet Misa in public. L was too smart for this to work on him, he snatched her phone and answered Light instead of her, and so the latter couldn’t get L’s real name.

L Lawliet
L Lawliet

In his second attempt, he made a masterpiece of a plan with memory loss and everything and managed to trick Rem into sacrificing herself to save Misa, and L died in the process. By writing L’s real name in her Death Note, Rem disintegrates, and Light takes her Death Note. This concludes the first half of the series Death Note.

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You can watch Death Note on Crunchyroll and Netflix.

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