Celebrated Supernatural Suspense Thriller Death Note Returns to North America in a new Complete DVD Collection


By Nolan P. Smith

Death Note, one of the most chilling, surprising, and well executed anime series I have ever had the pleasure of watching, is being collected just in time for the holidays. There are only a few anime titles I consider to be greatness personified, and Death Note is one of those series. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is the perfect time to get the whole series, as it is released on November 18th. If you have already seen it, you know you need to see it again… and again. Here is the official word from VIZ:

The new set is sure to capture the attention of anime fans and collectors and contains all 37 episodes of the acclaimed paranormal crime thriller on 10 DVDs. DEATH NOTE: THE COMPLETE SERIES will carry an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $52.99 CAN.

Dialogue features include English and Japanese 2.0 stereo audio and available English subtitle options. Over two hours of bonus features include insightful interviews with the DEATH NOTE creators, behind-the-scenes footage of the original Japanese voice cast, a production art gallery, and more!

The DEATH NOTE anime series is based on a bestselling manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored Shinigami, a god of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil … namely the people he believes to be evil. Should anyone hold such power? The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze.

Also catch the complete 12-volume DEATH NOTE manga (graphic novel) series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), published in print by VIZ Media and available as individual volumes, 2-in-1 omnibus “Black Editions,” and also as a collected manga box set. The manga series also is available digitally from and the VIZ Manga App as well as from a variety of digital partner’s proprietary platforms.

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