Anime recommendation: Death Note

Anime recommendation: Death Note

Even if you are a huge anime fan or just watch it occasionally, you sure at least heard of Death Note. It’s original idea of “the human whose name is written in this note shall die” became insanely famous worldwide. But is this fame well-deserved? When it comes to this series, the answer is definitely yes.

General information

Episodes: 37

Status: Completed

Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007

Studio: Madhouse

Genres: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Plot summary

One day, Light Yagami, a high school student prodigy sees a mysterious notebook fall from the sky. When he goes to pick it up, he sees that it is no ordinary notebook, but a so-called “Death Note”, which had a set of rules and it said it has the capability to kill anyone whose name is written in it. Intrigued by this, Light keeps this notebook and decides to try it. Seeing that is surprisingly works, he decides to keep using it to kill criminals and make the world a better place.

Light picking up the Death Note.

Five days later, he is visited by Ryuk, a shinigami, and the owner of the Death Note. He told Light he dropped the Death Note in the Human World out of boredom and that he can keep using it.

First encounter between Light and Ryuk.

However, the number of deaths started to catch the eye of the authorities, who deduced that there’s a killer that kills criminals on the loose. In order to apprehend the killer they asked for the help of the most famous detective in the world, a young man that goes with the name of L.

L and Light.

The story will unfold as a battle of wits between Light and L, two brilliant minds that both want to do good, but have different views about what this means.

If you like psychological thrillers and want to be immersed in an unique and captivating story that will keep you at the edge of your chair, I highly recommend watching Death Note, you will be in for a great ride.