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10 Gifts For Fans Of Death Note

One of the most popular manga series, and one of the most popular anime series, Death Note is beloved by fans all over the world. Aside from the 2006 TV anime adaptation, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's magnum opus has been adapted into a number of Japanese live-action movies, a musical, a TV drama, and in 2017 it even got a live-action Netflix adaptation.

Death Note's popularity, influence, as well as quality cannot be overstated. If you're a fan of Death Note, or you have a friend who is, here are our picks for the ten best Death Note gifts.

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10 DEATH NOTE COSPLAY NOTEBOOK FEATHER PEN

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The eponymous Death Note is the black notebook dropped by the Shinigami Ryuk into the human world and picked up by Light Yagami, which is used to kill people in all kinds of fun and innovative ways. Light uses the Death Note to, as he puts it, pass righteous judgment, eliminate the vermin from the world, and become the God of the new world.

The Death Note is an iconic symbol of the beloved manga and anime, and many fans would love to get their hands on one. Meaning, this awesome replica, which looks authentic both on the outside and the inside, is the perfect gift for any Death Note fan. Plus, you also get a feather pen.

9 DEATH NOTE RYUK SILHOUETTE T-SHIRT

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The Shinigami who set the entire story of Death Note into motion, Ryuk, is just your average god of death who was bored in the uneventful Shinigami Realm filled with sand-like apples and devoid of any excitement. So, he decided to “lose” his Death Note in the much more interesting human world where tasty apples abound and excitement is around every corner.

This unusual creature takes some getting used to, appearance-wise, as he’s not the prettiest deity you’ll see. However, even with his scary appearance, Ryuk became a fan-favorite. If you have a friend who loves Ryuk, consider getting them this cool t-shirt. They’ll love it for sure.

8 DEATH NOTE: ANOTHER NOTE - THE LOS ANGELES BB MURDER CASES

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In episode eight of the Death Note anime, L mentioned that he worked with Naomi Misora – the fiancee of the FBI agent Raye Penber, both of whom were killed by Light – on the BB Murder case in Los Angeles. Nothing more was divulged about the case in the anime, but just in case you were interested, there is a novel about it.

Titled Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases, the novel was written by Nisio Isin and it follows L and Naomi Misora as they attempt to stop a violent serial killer who calls himself “Beyond Birthday”, or BB.

7 FUNKO POP! ANIME DEATH NOTE RYUK ACTION FIGURE

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The scary, but also kinda hilarious, Shinigami Ryuk is one of the most interesting characters in Death Note and a fan-favorite. Ryuk dropped the Death Note into the human world in order to ease his boredom, which worked out for him when Light picked it up and decided to cleanse the world of evil.

Aside from being hilarious a lot of the time, Ryuk has a very interesting appearance. The never-ending grin makes it seem like he’s constantly grinning at the events he’s set into motion, satisfied that his thirst for entertainment is finally being quenched. The Funko Pop! version of Ryuk looks absolutely adorable and it’s a perfect gift for anyone who’s fascinated by the Shinigami.

6 DEATH NOTE, LIGHT & RYUK T-SHIRT

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Name a more iconic duo. Light Yagami, a high school honor student with a genius-level intellect and a god complex, and the Shinigami Ryuk, a god of death bored to death and looking for entertainment – that just spells trouble. Light picking up Ryuk’s Death Note was serendipitous for both of them since Light got the power to clean up the rotten world, and Ryuk got to have some fun in a world populated by interesting humans.

They've eased each other’s boredom and they’ve kept us entertained from start to finish. If Light and Ryuk are your iconic duo of choice, then this T-shirt should be part of your wardrobe.

5 POTATO CHIP COFFEE MUG

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There are countless great scenes in Death Note, there’s an endless number of thought-provoking quotes, there’s a myriad of perfectly executed plotlines and episodes, but – and we cannot stress this enough – the most epic, legendary, amazing, groundbreaking, ingenious, brilliant scene of them all is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Potato Chip scene from episode eight, "Glare".

No one has ever made eating potato chips look that exciting and, let's be honest, no one ever will. Which is why every fan of Death Note should celebrate the best potato-chip-eating scene ever with this incredibly cool coffee mug.

4 FUNKO POP! ANIME DEATH NOTE L ACTION FIGURE

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The fan-favorite Death Note character, and one of anime’s most popular characters ever, L Lawliet is one of the many reasons why Death Note is such a great anime – and why the first half of it is slightly better. L’s dynamic with Light, their rivalry and, dare we say, friendship, as well as their thrilling battle of wits, is what we love most about Death Note.

Aside from his idiosyncrasies and intelligence, we also love the way L looks. Dressed in a plain white T-shirt and a pair of blue jeans, with black pointy hair and dark circles under his eyes, L has a very memorable appearance. If you’re a fan of the world’s greatest detective, then you must add this adorable Funko Pop! L figure to your anime shelf.

3 DEATH NOTE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

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Animated by the famed studio Madhouse, the TV anime Death Note, directed by Tetsuro Araki, consists of thirty-seven episodes. The anime stands as the number one most popular anime on MyAnimeList and it’s widely considered one of the classics that every anime fan must watch.

If you’re looking for a great gift for a fan of Death Note or someone who has yet to be introduced to this masterpiece, you cannot go wrong with Death Note: The Complete Series. Aside from the anime itself, you get three hours of extra content including behind-the-scenes footage with the cast, interviews with the creators, production art and much more.

2 DEATH NOTE, L & LIGHT T-SHIRT

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In episode seventeen, titled “Execution”, L and Light end up handcuffed to each other, much to their mutual dismay. L’s idea was to keep an eye on Misa Amane by keeping her under constant surveillance at the headquarters and an even closer eye on Light by being attached at the hip, quite literally. It did not take long for Light and L to start throwing more than just rhetoric at each other and end up flying around the room, handcuffs and all.

This cool t-shirt takes the interesting predicament from that episode and frames it inside an apple held by everyone’s favorite Shinigami, Ryuk.

1 DEATH NOTE BOX SET: VOLUMES 1 - 13

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Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the critically acclaimed and award-winning manga Death Note started its run in 2003 and ended in 2006. The manga consists of twelve volumes which have been collected into this box set, that also includes a guidebook titled Death Note 13: How to Read, as well as exclusive gifts.

In How to Read, you will find information about the characters, creator interviews, as well as behind-the-scenes for the anime series and the pilot chapter. It all comes packed in a stunning glossy box with a recessed handle and Velcro closure. Whether it's for you or a friend, this is a perfect gift.

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