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Death Note (manga)

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Alternative title:
Тетрадь смерти (Russian)
デスノート (Japanese)
死亡筆記本 (Chinese (Taiwan))
데스 노트 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Shinigami own notebooks called “Death Notes” which are used as killing devices. Whoever’s name they write down in a death note will die within 40 seconds. Shinigami Ryuk dropped his Death Note in the human world where it’s found by honor high school student Light. With the death note actually having directions in it for its use, Light discovers he now has the power to discreetly kill people, and with this new power he plans to change the world in his ideal world by killing off criminals. Eventually the governments of the countries around the world notice the unusual amounts of deaths of their criminals, and figure out someone is behind them, but they have no way of discovering it themselves. That’s when they hire L, a master detective, to find out who is behind the murders.
User Ratings: 2620 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1217 votes (sub:480, Eng:439, dub:180, ?:27, raw:14, edit.dub:12, raw:3, others:62
13 Spanish subtitled
8 Spanish
6 Portuguese subtitled
5 German
4 Italian
3 French
3 Portuguese
3 French subtitled
2 German dubbed
2 German subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 simplified chinese
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Finnish
1 Danish
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Russian
1 French dubbed
1 Croatian
1 German edited dub
1 Dutch subtitled
1 english & indonesian
 Excellent: 726 votes (Eng:383, sub:198, dub:93, ?:10, raw:5, raw:4, edit.dub:3, others:30
7 Portuguese
5 French
3 Italian
2 German
2 Spanish
2 Finnish
1 Thai
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Indonesia
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
 Very good: 334 votes (Eng:201, sub:74, dub:34, raw:6, ?:4, others:15
4 French
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish
1 Portuguese
1 Polish
1 Indonesian
1 Dutch dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Good: 150 votes (Eng:100, sub:32, dub:13, edit.dub:1, raw:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese
1 Spanish
 Decent: 72 votes (Eng:34, sub:22, dub:12, ?:1, others:3
1 French
1 Dutch
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 37 votes (Eng:23, sub:11, dub:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish
 Not really good: 19 votes (sub:7, Eng:5, dub:4, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 18 votes (Eng:11, sub:4, ?:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Bad: 6 votes (Eng:4, dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 15 votes (Eng:4, sub:4, dub:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Polish
1 Arabic
1 Spanish
 Worst ever: 26 votes (sub:11, Eng:7, dub:4, others:4
2 Italian
2 Spanish subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 5003 users, rank: #2 (of 6743)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.855 (Excellent), std. dev.: 1.7275, rank: #258 (of 7479)
Weighted mean: 8.834 (Excellent), rank: #302 (of 7479) (seen all: 8.96 / seen some: 8.76 / won't finish: 5.75)
Bayesian estimate: 8.832 (Excellent−), rank: #15 (of 3491)
Number of tankoubon: 12
Chapter titles: We have 111
2003-12-01 to 2006-05-15 (serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump)
2005-10-04 (North America)
2006-10-28 to 2007-09-27 (Spain)
2007-01-19 to 2008-10-03 (France)
2007-04-30 to 2008-02-21 (México)
2007-08 (Poland)
2011-10-17 to 2014-11-13 (Croatia)
2012-02 to 2015-03 (Portugal)
Release dates: We have 187
Links: We have 6
Trivia: We have 9
News: Show:
Viz Media Industry Panel (Jul 31, 2011)
Viz Media (Dec 8, 2007)
Death Note Trailer (Sep 23, 2006)
Death Note Website (Sep 16, 2006)
Other articles: Show:
Astro Toy - Figutto Ryuk (Sep 4, 2011)
The Gallery - Robin Ha (Nov 22, 2008)
MEGA ANSWERMAN! (Nov 23, 2007)
Hey, Answerman! (Aug 31, 2007)
Hey, Answerman! (Feb 17, 2006)
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    blanc et noir: Takeshi Obata Illustrations (Artbook) 2016-05-03 (from $105.21)
DVD (Region 1)
    Death Note - DVD + Graphic Novel 1 Bundle (DVD 1) 2007-11-20 (from $24.90)
Graphic novel
    Death Note - [20th Anniversary Edition] (GN 1) 2023-07-01
    Death Note (GN 1) 2005-10-04 (from $9.58)
    Death Note - [Library Edition] (GN 1) 2005-10-10 (from $20.80)
    Death Note - Library Edition (GN 1) 2008-01-08 (from $21.11)
    Death Note - Collector's Edition [Hardcover] (GN 1) 2008-09-02 (from $154.00)
    Death Note (GN 2) 2005-11-08 (from $9.99)
    Death Note (GN 3) 2006-01-10 (from $8.00)
    Death Note (GN 4) 2006-03-07 (from $8.64)
    Death Note (GN 5) 2006-05-02 (from $7.99)
    Death Note (GN 6) 2006-07-05 (from $7.99)
    Death Note (GN 7) 2006-09-05 (from $7.99)
    Death Note (GN 8) 2006-11-07 (from $7.99)
    Death Note (GN 9) 2007-01-02 (from $8.50)
    Death Note (GN 10) 2007-03-06 (from $9.99)
    Death Note (GN 11) 2007-05-01 (from $7.99)
    Death Note (GN 12) 2007-07-03 (from $7.99)
    Death Note - How to Read (GN 13) 2008-02-19 (from $11.10)
    Death Note - Box Set (GN 1-13) 2008-10-07 (from $67.72)
    Death Note Short Stories (GN) 2022-05-10 (from $11.89)
    Death Note [Black Edition] (GN 1) 2010-12-28 (from $13.75)
    Death Note [Black Edition] (GN 2) 2011-03-01 (from $13.50)
    Death Note [Black Edition] (GN 3) 2011-05-03 (from $9.87)
    Death Note [Black Edition] (GN 4) 2011-07-05 (from $13.19)
    Death Note [Black Edition] (GN 5) 2011-09-06 (from $13.20)
    Death Note [Black Edition] (GN 6) 2011-11-01 (from $13.20)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Akira Shiwawa (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Alexis Kirsch (vols. 4-7; All-in-One Edition Bonus Chapter)
Pookie Rolf (vols. 1-3)
Stephen Paul (2020 Special One-Shot)
Tetsuichiro Miyaki (vols. 8-12)

Akira Shiwawa (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Alexis Kirsch (vols. 4-7)
Pookie Rolf (vols. 1-3)
Tetsuichiro Miyaki (vols. 8-12)
Alexis Kirsch (vols. 1-3)
Sean Lee
Shawn Carrico (Death Note Short Stories)
Yukiko Whitley (All-in-One Edition)
Alexis Kirsch (All-in-One Edition Bonus Chapter)
Eric Searleman (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Hope Donovan (All-in-One Edition & Short Stories)
Leyla Aker (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Pancha Diaz
Editor-in-Chief: Yumi Hoashi
Editorial Assistance:
Andrew McKeon (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Pancha Diaz (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Editorial Director: Masumi Washington (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Executive VP: Yumi Hoashi
Graphic Design: Gerry Serrano (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Layout: Brandon Hanvey (All-in-One Edition)
Lead Design: Sam Elzway (Vol. 13: How to Read)
Lettering: James Gaubatz (2020 Special One-Shot)
Managing Editor: Elizabeth Kawasaki
Production: Masumi Washington (All-in-One Edition)
Production Director: Noboru Watanabe
Publisher: Hyoe Narita
Sr. Director of Acquisitions: Rika Inouye
Touch-up & Lettering: Gia Cam Luc
Touch-up Art & Lettering: James Gaubatz (All-in-One Edition Bonus Chapter)
VP of Publishing: Alvin Lu
VP of Sales & Marketing: Liza Coppola
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Licensed by: Viz Media
Online Distribution: MANGA Plus
Korean staff
Korean companies
Publisher: Daiwon C.I.
Korean cast
French cast
French staff
Translation: Myloo Anhmet

Adaptation: Myloo Anhmet
French companies
Publisher: Kana
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Marc Bernabé (Glènat España)

Consultant: Enric Piñeyro (Spain)
Coordinadora de Mercadotecnia: Norma Monroy Flores (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Director Editorial: Carlos Francisco Jiménez (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Alejo García (Spanish Vol. 9, 11-12)
Félix Sabaté (Spain)
Helena Muzàs (Spanish Vol. 8-10)
Jerusalén Llácer (Spanish Vol. 1-7)
Editora Responsable: Teresa Ponce Torres (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Editorial Director: Joan Navarro (Spain)
Gerente de Administración Y Finanzas: Lydia Rodríguez Romero (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Gerente de Comercialización: Fernando Castillo Marín (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Graphic Design:
José Miguel Alvarez (Spain)
Luis Domínguez (Spain)
Presidente Y Director General: Manelick De la Parra Vargas (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Translation Vol. 1-8: Brenda Nava (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Spanish companies
Licensed by:
Editorial Ivréa (Argentina; 2018)
Grupo Editorial Vid (Mexico; expired)
LARP Editores S.A. (Argentina; revoked)
Glénat España (Spain)
Grupo Editorial Vid (Mexico)
LARP Editores S.A. (Argentina)
Norma Editorial (Spain; 2014)
Panini Comics (Colombia; Mexico; 2016)
Retouch & Lettering: Acrobat Estudio (Spain)
Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Spain; Glénat España)
Italian cast
Italian staff
Translation: Giacomo Calorio
Italian companies
Publisher: Panini Comics
German staff
German cast
Translation: Kay Hermann
German companies
Publisher: Tokyopop Germany
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Translation: Aleksandar Jankovic

Script Check: Willem Keessen
Dutch companies
Publisher: Kana Netherlands
Russian staff
Russian companies
Translation: Ekaterina Ryabova

Production manager: Alexander Zhikarentsev
Design By: Comix-ART
Russian cast
Danish staff
Danish cast
Translation: Alex Jørgensen (translation)
Danish companies
Publisher: Carlsen
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Paweł Dybała

Editor-in-Chief: Shin Yasuda
Script Check: Joanna Dybała
Polish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Isolda Chiho Rodrigues (Portugal)
Paulo Salgado Moreira (Vol. 4-12; Portugal)
Rica Sakata

Assistant Subtitle: Pedro Rocha (Vol. 9, Portugal)
Maria Luísa Candeias (Vol. 12; Portugal)
Rui Santos (Portugal)
Editor-in-Chief: Marcelo Del Greco
Graphic Adaptation: Ana Lopes (Portugal)
Madalena Ávila (Vol. 4-12, Portugal)
Paulo Salgado Moreira (Vol. 1-3; Portugal)
Portuguese companies
Viz Media Europe (Portugal)
CA Gráfica (Portugal, Vol. 1-3)
Guide (Portugal, Vol. 2 (2nd Edition),4-12)
Devir (Portugal)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Publisher: Mangismo Sverige
Swedish cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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