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Death Note is a Japanese media franchise based on a manga series, with numerous adaptations and spin-offs. It revolves around a magical notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name is written in its pages.

Works in the franchise include:

Anime & Manga

  • Death Note Pilot (2003): An early (and very different) one-shot prototype manga that inspired the rest of the series.
  • Death Note (2003-2006 [manga], 2006-2007 [anime]): The manga/anime series, and the best-known versions of the story.
  • Death Note Special Chapter (2020): One-shot sequel manga taking place 10 years after the events of the story.

Light Novels

Live Action Adaptations

Tabletop Games

  • Death Note: Trading Card Game (2006-2008)
  • Death Note: Confrontation (2018)

Video Games (Death Note)

  • Death Note: Kira Game (2007)
    • Death Note: Successors To L (2007)
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    • L: The Prologue To Death Note: Spiraling Trap (2008)
  • Death Note: VR Escape Game (2015): A virtual reality game where you play as Misa working with Rem to escape a flooding basement.
  • Death Note: The VR Experience (2017): A virtual reality game released to tie in with Death Note (2017).

Video Games (Shonen Jump Crossovers)

  • Jump Super Stars (2005): Light, Ryuk, and L appear as support characters in this crossover fighting game.
  • Jump Force (2019): Another fighting game that includes Light and Ryuk as non-player characters.


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