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Ryuk: Hey guys, I'm Team Edward!
Light & L: Shut up...

An Abridged Series by kpts4tv, mac_sly56 and Arkonid based upon Death Note. The 1st season consists of 14 episodes. The 2nd season has 16 episodes. There is also "Re-Ryuk" which is a mock episode of Season 1, Episode 1. They also have had parody music videos and contests to encourage fan participation. They are the first Death Note Abridged Series to ever completely finish abridging the entire series.

This series focuses on Light and how he is trying to get rid of any famous celebrities that he doesn't like, primarily teen idols. Like the original anime, he is also trying to become god of a new world. Light and L are pretty much the only smart ones in the series, but the side characters have quite a few memorable moments. Even the creators of the show have a power struggle throughout the series. Oh, and Matsuda is Australian.

Some episodes of the show have been taken down for copyright reasons, but the creators have posted on their Facebook a backup of the full series, available for download here.

Death Note: The Abridged Series contains examples of:

L: Well Light, you're taking this rather well.
Light: I'm gonna kill that son of *bleeeeeeeep*
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Behind The Death Note: Teru Mikami" [5]
    • Mogi's music video [6].
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mello. Also Ide.
    Matsuda: Hey guys, there's been something on my mind that I think we need to address...
    Ide: Well, this will be brief.
  • Deep South: Matt speaks with a rednecky accent.
  • Defiant to the End: upon learning of the Shinigami's plot Light's final acts are to try and stop the Shinigami Invasion.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Ryuk. He was molesting Light and later he offers to join Misa when she goes to bed naked.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: When Aizawa gets upset that they're watching the Kira show again:
    Aizawa: Just turn it off, Light!
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    Light: Wow, a book that drives people crazy when they touch it! (*touches the notebook*) Death Note? What is this like an advanced calculus notebook or something? I'm so gonna walk around and touch everyone with this and drive 'em... oh, right. I didn't think this one through.
  • Discriminate and Switch: Right after Light's sexuality is brought up again Near tells everyone he'll see them all in Heaven except for Light of course.
    Light: Why did you single me out?
    Near: Well, because you're Kira, obviously.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Matt gets shot up for speeding.
    • The taskforce decides that L needs to die because L told Matsuda that Mickey isn't real.
  • Ditzy Genius: Light. "Oh my God I forgot my death note!"
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • When L's snacks "won't talk to him anymore" he mopes around headquarters like he's been through a bad breakup.
    • L took Matsuda's innocence!
    • When Gevanni Raye Penber urgently calls up Near:
      Gevanni/ Raye Penber: No you don't understand, this other guy was watching him too and he then suddenly whipped it out right there!
      Near: Ugh! You called me for this?
      Gevanni/ Raye Penber: This is important! He reached into his pocket and whipped out a—
      Near: NO!
      Gevanni/Raye Penber: Death Note!
  • Domestic Abuse: Souichiro Yagami as abusive to his family, and Ryuk is towards Light.
  • Enemy Mine: Averted when Kira calls up Da Chief "Hey Dad, it's Light..."
  • Engineered Public Confession: When Near is talking to Light with the taskforce listening in, Near thanks Kira for killing the guy who molested him:
    Near: So thank you Kira, from the both of us.
    Light: Oh, well it was nothing. The guy was asking for it and... WAIT A MINUTE! I see what you're trying to do!
  • False Reassurance:
    Light: So basically, you're going to stalk me for the rest of my life.
    Ryuk: Don't worry, it's not that long.
  • Family-Values Villain: Light is outraged over Near's poor manners.
    Light: He was supposed to call me back! I wanted to gloat some more before my flash mob tore him apart! A child I have never met before LIED to me! His parents should've taught him better... Oh! Oh, orphan. Right.
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
    • Light got busted by the Fashion Police.
    • Aizawa or rather Souichiro is suspicious about what Light and Takada are getting up to during their "private time"
      Aizawa ( Souichiro): I think they're passing notes, in class!
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Subverted (for obvious reasons):
    Light: Hmmm I have two notebooks now. I only need one. I think the choice is obvious. Ryuk... after everything we've been through together... I'm going to keep Rem's.
  • First Girl Wins/First Guy Wins: Ryuk fathered a child with Light and Rem possessing Mogi ends up with Misa and they make many pornos together.
  • First Law of Resurrection
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Light/L of course (see Ho Yay). Near/Mello Near apparently feels the need to inform Mello of his penis size. Near/Light Near keeps pestering Light with Harassing Phone Calls, asks him for "Amanda Hugankiss" and when Near is traumatized Light is the first person he calls.
  • Foreshadowing
  • Frame-Up: The Shinigami are invading Earth and set Light up to take the fall for everything.
  • Freak Out: Light at L's grave. "You died over nothing! You died because you told Matsuda Mickey isn't real. How STUPID is that!"
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Light is relieved when Near calls him again because he’s saved him from actually having to talk to the taskforce.
  • Freudian Excuse: Poor Light:
    Souichiro's ghost possessing Aizawa (to Light): Shut up! I knew I shouldn't have pushed your mother down the stairs while she was pregnant with you!
    • And Mikami:
    Narrator: Mikami grew up in an abusive household. His father was a professional badger wrestler too busy on the road to come home. His mother had a rare disease that left her with no eyes or upper face and she drank to excess... And now your mother's dead. She died while you were still in school and it scarred you FOR LIFE!
  • Freudian Slip:
    Aizawa: So you're cool with me invading Misa and interrogating your house? Interesting.
    Light: Oh, wait. You mean the other way around.
    Aizawa: I don't know we'll burn that bridge before we cross it. C'mon Mogi, we have rights to violate.
    Light: Wait, now I believe you meant what you said. Get back here!
    Matsuda: That's not fair!
  • It Amused Me: Near prank calls Light for his own amusement.
  • Oh, Crap!: Higuchi when Namikawa suggests, hypothetically speaking, that he didn't spell the victim's name right.
  • Old Media Are Evil: When Light can't remember step three of his master plan he begins to worry that watching so much celebrity news is rotting his brain.
  • One Curse Limit: Subverted. Light writes Higuchi's name, he's dying horribly and then... "Oh, that's right! I don't have a heart! I'm safe" and then he's killed by Da Chief's "fingerbanging".
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Matt after getting shot up. "Ow! That hurt! Y'all stop that, ya hear!"
  • Only Sane Woman: Takada.
  • Organ Theft: Or rather spine theft, After Halle Naomi broke it, Misa's new spine came from a Rodeo Clown that died in the street.
55* Schmuck Bait: Near's party. Also the Death Note.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Aizawa again as of episode 10 of season 2. He suddenly becomes quite the Jerkass given his casual comments about violating Misa and pushing Sachiko down the stairs while she was pregnant. It is Justified: Souichiro's ghost is possessing Aizawa.
  • Trans Equals Gay: Probably why Souichiro claims to have no son and two daughters after realizing his son is gay.
    Shinigami: Aw, isn't that cute? He thinks he has free will.
  • Transparent Closet: Light does a terrible job of masking his gayness.
    • When meeting with Penber:
    Light: Raye Penber, I couldn't help but notice... sniff your hair smells like strawberries.
    Light: *looking at porn* Oh, that girl's got a pretty ... face ... OH, check out that hot guy in the backgroun-uh, I mean, check out those classifed files in the background ...
    Ryuk: Gay.
    • As L comments, "It's very creative how you dot your 'i's with hearts."
    • When Near and Rester are trying to get Light to come to Near's "party":
    Near: But if you wanted to get his attention than why did you mention girls? Even I think they're yucky.
  • Troll: Takada is clearly trolling Kira when she offers to "appease [Kira's] rage" by having Misa singing the I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore... Day Anthem—knowing full well how much he hates the sound of her voice.
  • Trouser Space: Light stores the Death Note in his pants.
    Light: As for Misa's Death Note, I'll keep it in the only place I know it will be safe—my pants.
    Misa: Oh, it'll be safe there! Light doesn't even let me in his pants!
    Ryuk: You're not missing anything.
  • Trust Me, I'm an X:
    Halle Naomi: Who are you gonna trust? Your bodyguard or some random stranger?
    Takada (to Mello): Get me out of here!
  • Twist Ending: Kira has just been a pawn in a larger game all along...
  • The Unfavorite:
    • Mr. Yagami begs Mello to kidnap Light (his "other daughter") too.
    • And then after Sayu is kidnapped Souichiro is considering cutting his loses.
  • The Unintelligible: Ukita, but for the grace of subtitles. Also the mafia guy in the gimp mask that sounds like Kenny.
  • Unknown Rival: Mello incorrectly presumes Takada knows who he is.
    Mello: Why hello there, Ms. Kiyomi Takada. I believe you should've figured out by now who I am.
    Takada: You're a terrible and mysterious criminal here to ravish me?
    Mello: Yes, exactly... WHAT?!
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: As mentioned above when Mello kidnaps Takada she assumes it's because he's a rapist. Mello insists he's only kidnapped her because he's trying to expose the Ancient Conspiracy-You Have to Believe Me!. Naturally, Takada doesn't believe him and so she kills Mello.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: During the raid on Mello's base, no one finds it odd that Light has a Shinigami. "Did my ugly assistant arrive yet?"