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Episode Guide

    • Silence
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      4/3/07
      9.7
      L continues to interrogate Rem, while Light manipulates Rem into killing off the greatest obstacles in his way.
    • Frenzy
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      3/20/07
      9.7
      L and the Task Force close in on Higuchi who continues to play into their hands. But as time before Kira's identity is revealed on Sakura TV gets closer, Higuchi gets desperate and makes the deal for shinigami eyes.
    • Assault
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/12/06
      9.6
      The Sakura TV station plans to air Kira's home-made videos. Little do they know that the videos will bring more than ratings.
    • Encounter
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/28/06
      9.6
      Still suspicious of Light's too-perfect behavior, L decides to take drastic measures and enters the same university as Light does to further investigate him.
    • Revival
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      3/27/07
      9.6
      While Higuchi is finally captured, Light inadvertently regains his memories as Kira.
    • Overcast
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/14/06
      9.6
      Light continues his conversation with Penber's fiance-- an ex-FBI agent who is determined to hunt down Kira.
    • Confrontation
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/10/06
      9.5
      Light falls into the first of many of L's attempts to uncover him from his Kira alter ego.
    • 1.28
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      6/19/07
      9.5
      The Japanese Task Force and the SPK finally meet at YellowBox Warehouse on January 28th. However, a third party has come to the warehouse as well, on Kira's orders to kill everyone else there.
    • Love
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/26/06
      9.5
      The Task Force recruits Light and has him work with them to create a video response to the "copy-cat Kira." But playing both sides of this conflict becomes more of a burden for Light than he thought as the copy-cat hints at the existence of shinigami in his response video to the Task Force.moreless
    • Guidance
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      3/13/07
      9.5
      Thanks to Misa, the Task Force now knows the identity of the new Kira and L plans an elaborate scheme to smoke him out of hiding.
    • Pursuit
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/24/06
      9.4
      Light creates a complex plan involving the Death Note and another criminal to try and expose his follower's name and identity.
    • Tactics
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/31/06
      9.4
      After finding the true identity of his follower, Light uses him to deal a major blow to the rest of his enemies.
    • Glare
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/21/06
      9.4
      Discovering that L has gone so far as to tap his room with cameras, Light comes up with a plan to throw off his suspicions.
    • Rebirth
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/3/06
      9.4
      Light Yagami is a high school genius bored with life in general. Ryuk, a shinigami, is also bored, so he decides to drop his Death Note (a notebook shinigami use to kill humans) on Earth. After which, Light finds this mysterious book and decides to rid the world of all wicked people and rule a utopia as a god.moreless
    • Wager
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/23/07
      9.4
      Light tries using the second Kira to find out L's real name. However, L is well prepared for Kira's next move and is able to get one of the Kiras in his custody soon enough.
    • Decision
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/30/07
      9.4
      After renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, Light turns himself in to L and is imprisoned.
    • Unraveling
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/7/06
      9.4
      Furthering the Kira investigation, the remaining Task Force finally meets L. Meanwhile, Light meets a mysterious woman with a connection to one of Kira's latest victims.
    • Friend
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/16/07
      9.4
      Emotions run high as Light manipulates Misa by promising his false love in return for using her to kill L, who openly admits a friendship with Light. But, as always, plans aren't as easy as they seem when Misa's shinigami, Rem, promises to kill Light if anything were to happen to Misa.moreless
    • Malice
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      6/12/07
      9.4
      Light and Near agree to meet in the Yellow Box Warehouse at the Daikoku Wharf. Everything has been set for the final confrontation. But plans start to go awry when Mello rashly kidnaps Takada.
    • Confession
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/9/07
      9.3
      When the Task Force receives a diary entry from the second Kira, Light volunteers to inspect Aoyama and Shibuya - the two places mentioned in the diary - in hopes of identifying the second Kira. But with the second Kira's shinigami eyes, it looks like she has the upper hand in finding Light first.moreless
    • Doubt
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/5/06
      9.3
      L begins to profile Light through a game of tennis, followed by some questions regarding the Kira case hoping to figure out the truth about him. However, the questioning is cut short when an unexpected heart attack occurs.
    • Transfer
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      5/15/07
      9.3
      Near begins to plant seeds of suspicion about Light in the Task Force. And with member Aizawa giving in to Near's claims, Kira realizes he must hand off the Death Note once again and finds a new follower.
    • Dealings
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/17/06
      9.3
      Ryuk informs Light that he's being followed and asks Light if he wants to make a trade for his own Shinigami eyes. But at what cost?
    • Abduction
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      4/17/07
      9.3
      Five years later, two new enemies prepare themselves to challenge Kira. While one tries to find Kira with the help of the newly established group, the SPK, the other takes a more drastic measure by kidnapping someone very close to Soichiro and Light.
    • Performance
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      3/6/07
      9.3
      L uses Misa as a way to get closer to the Yotsuba Corporation. But after Rem gets in contact with her, Misa devises a plan of her own to get a confession from the current Kira.
    • Father
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      5/1/07
      9.3
      Mortified over allowing the Death Note to fall into Mello's hands in order to save his daughter, Soichiro puts himself into harm's way in order to get it back.
    • Justice
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      5/8/07
      9.2
      Light's plans for a peaceful world ruled under Kira are slowly coming to fruition when the US President decides to accept Kira and dissolve the SPK. But Near still has a fighting chance to expose Light for who he truly is when a newly scarred Mello pays him a visit.
    • Death Note Special
      Death Note Special
      Season 0 - Episode 12
      12/20/06
      9.2
      After a brief series recap, Hirano Aya (voice of Misa Amane) and Kudou Haruka (voice of Sayu Yagami) go behind the scenes of the show, interviewing the show's voice actors and advertising the show's DVD line.
    • Impatience
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      4/24/07
      9.1
      Near collaborates with Light in order to rescue Sayu, who is being held hostage by Mello in exchange for the Death Note. But when Mello's plans to take the notebook get more and more extravagant, will Light be forced to kill his own sister?
    • Renewal
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      4/10/07
      9.1
      A transmission intended for L's successor shows all of L's findings on the Kira case. Afterwards, Light furthers his plans for a utopia, dividing the world into those who support and those who fear Kira.
    • Death Note Rewrite: Visionary Deity
      8/31/07
      9.1
      A head-strong, bored shinigami approaches Ryuk, asking him about his time in the human world. Ryuk replies by telling his recollection of the battle between Kira and L, only to get half way through and find his guest gone, headed towards the portal.
    • Selection
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      5/22/07
      9.1
      Teru Mikami has always had a sense of justice and brought it upon himself to distinguish between good and evil. Now a grown adult, Teru serves under Kira and uses his newly acquired powers to choose a Kira spokesperson to replace Demegawa.
    • Execution
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/6/07
      9.0
      Getting nowhere fast, L thinks of a new plan to get Misa, Light, and Mr. Yagami out of confinement. Meanwhile, Rem finds a new person to play as Kira.
    • Vigilance
      Vigilance
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      6/5/07
      8.9
      It is confirmed within the task force that Light is up to something in his meetings with Kiyomi. After exhaustive research, Near decides he can move into the final stages of his plan to expose and humiliate Kira.
    • Makeshift
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      2/27/07
      8.9
      L has bugged the secret meeting in the Yotsuba corporation and the task force is divided between those who want to stop the killing by arresting the 7 members of the Yotsuba corporation and those who want to wait to know who is actually Kira.
    • New World
      New World
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      6/26/07
      8.8
      The climactic battle between Light Yagami and L's successors finally comes to a close.
    • Matsuda
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/20/07
      8.8
      Matsuda makes the Kira investigation more difficult for the Task Force when he gets himself captured by the Yotsuba corporation.
    • Scorn
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      5/29/07
      8.8
      Light and Near get closer to their final confrontation as both parties arrive in Japan. With that in mind, Light takes some precautions with Mikami and Takada concerning the death note. At the same time, Near sends agent Hal undercover as Takada's new bodyguard. Also, things take a turn for the awkward when Takada invites Misa to dinner.moreless
    • Ally
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/13/07
      8.7
      Tensions rise among the Task Force as the Kira investigation continues with the close surveillance of the Yotsuba corporation. But when the Force finds that the police are no longer supporting the case, the members are forced to choose between keeping their jobs or resigning to continue searching for Kira.
    • Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors
      8/22/08
      7.8
      A recap of the second half of the series through a different perspective.
    • Vigilance
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      6/5/07
      7.3
      Aizawa figures out what's going on and tells Near, who already knows about the notes.
    • New World
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      6/26/07
      4.0
      Though Mikami has written all the investigators' names in the Death Note, a minute passes and everyone is still alive.