Death Note: Season 1 Reviews

February 25, 2019
If Death Note succeeds in at least one thing, it is that it has possibly created the most interesting and intriguing character of all anime.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 22, 2019
Death Note is one of the most tightly plotted anime you're likely to watch... It's a fascinating show with a colorful cast of main characters, with moments both hilarious and haunting.
February 22, 2019
A well-paced thriller with remarkable characters, thought-provoking themes, lots of unexpected twists, and fascinating battles of wit.
February 22, 2019
The storyline is terrific -- as with horror-fantasies like Boogiepop Phantom and Paranoia Agent, Death Note doesn't limit the focus to the protagonist, and it considers the effects his activities would have on society at large.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 26, 2018
[Death Note] deserves a space on the list of the best anime of all time.
September 26, 2018
Death Note's audacious attempt to explore and even question the idea of morality is ambitious and ultimately more hit than miss.
September 26, 2018
My final take on Death Note is thus: This was the greatest anime there has ever been. This was the greatest anime dub there has ever been.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 26, 2018
Some droning voice acting leadens what is otherwise a brilliantly terse noir.
September 26, 2018
This cat-and-mouse series is highly addictive.
September 26, 2018
Death Note holds a prominent position in the canon of modern anime, and at only 37 episodes is well worth the time it'll take you to watch it.
September 26, 2018
Death Note is a fascinating concept that heads into unsuspected territory. It's unlikely that you'd find a sociopath...as the protagonist in a Western television show.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
September 26, 2018
The slow, subtle character progression keeps you addicted to the chaos, as you watch the series' main character evolve alongside it.
September 26, 2018
A somewhat brainy series that explores the mind of a young man whose almost childlike vision of a new world allows him to detach himself from the immorality of his acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2018
Beyond its deft twists and turns, Death Note also addresses questions about morality, justice, and capital punishment. All this, plus beautiful animation and well-written dialogue and plot, makes Death Note the cream of the animated crop.