A significant number of anime fans prefer watching genres that divert from the usual popular ones, such as shōjo, isekai, or slice of life. Perhaps one of these is the psychological genre, which is bound to give you a lot of mind-blowing moments throughout the duration of the story.
One of the most popular series from this genre is Death Note. It was written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2003 until 2006. In the same year of the end of the manga's serialization, an anime adaptation was produced by Madhouse with a total of 37 episodes.
Death Note follows the story of genius high schooler Light Yagami, who seems to be bored with life. One day, he encounters a notebook called Death Note—granting its owner the power to kill anyone as long as they know the target's name and face.
This notebook was originally owned by a Shinigami (death god) named Ryuk, who dropped it in the human world because he was bored. Since Ryuk is a supernatural being, he can only be seen by anyone who touches the notebook.
With this newfound power, Light decides to play the role of god in modern-day Japan. He aims to eliminate all criminals in the world so that crime will no longer exist and he will be worshipped. The Japanese police immediately catch a whiff of the mysterious serial killer targeting criminals—thus they request the assistance of L, the world's best detective.
So, where can you watch Death Note?
Is Death Note on Crunchyroll?
Yes, Death Note is available on Crunchyroll to watch for free with ads. You can watch it in both English sub and dub. If you want to watch without ads, their premium subscriptions start at $7.99 a month. 14-day free trials are also offered.
Is Death Note on Netflix?
Death Note is available to watch on Netflix in English sub and dub. Their basic plan starts at $8.99 a month.
Is Death Note on Hulu?
Yes, Death Note is available on Hulu in English sub and dub. Their subscription plans start at $5.99 a month. They also offer free trials.
Is Death Note on Funimation?
Death Note is on Funimation, both the English sub and dub. Their premium plans start at $5.99 a month or $59.99 annually. They also offer 14-day free trials.
Where Else Can I Watch Death Note?
You can also watch Death Note on HBO Max. Their subscription plans start at $9.99 with ads.