The Death Note series in its anime form has been streaming on a few different services over the years including being on Netflix for awhile, though it departed there around this time in 2018. Now, Funimation has scheduled the show just in time for spookytober as it’ll arrive on the service thanks to Viz Media on October 20th, 2020. The series will be available to viewers in the US and Canada where Viz holds the rights to it and it’ll be in bilingual form.
Check out our review of the North American release here.
Plot concept: Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, 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.