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Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was adapted as an anime television series that was aired in Japan from October 3, 2006 to June 26, 2007. It contained 37 episodes and was developed by Madhouse and directed by Tetsuro Araki.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note is about a high school student, Light Yagami, who discovers a supernatural notebook from a Shinigami named Ryuk that gave him the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. This series centers around his attempts to create and rule a world without an evil with the help of this notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.