Wednesday, 17 August 2011
07:35:59 AM (GMT)
How to Use: I
1.The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
2.This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person’s face in their
mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be
3.If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the
person’s name, it will happen.
4.If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart
5.After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the
next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
How to Use: II
1.The notebook shall become the property of the human world, once it touches the
ground of (arrives in) the human world.
2.The owner of the note can recognize the image and voice of the original owner,
i.e. a god of death/shinigami.
3.The human who uses the notebook can neither go to Heaven nor Hell.
How to Use: III
1.If the time of death is written within 40 seconds after writing the cause of death
as a heart attack, the time of death can be manipulated, and the time can go into
effect within 40 seconds after writing the name.
2.The human who touches the Death Note can recognize the image and voice of its
original owner, a Shinigami, even if the human is not the owner of the note.
How to Use: IV
1.The person in possession of the Death Note is possessed by a Shinigami, its
original owner, until they die or the death note is destroyed which ever comes
2.If a human uses the note, a god of death usually appears in front of him/her
within 39 days after he/she uses the note.
3.Shinigami, the original owners of the Death Note, do not do, in principle,
anything which will help or prevent the deaths in the note.
4.A Shinigami has no obligation to completely explain how to use the note or rules
which will apply to the human who owns it unless asked.
How to Use: V
1.A Shinigami can extend their own life by putting a name on their own note, but
2.A person can shorten his/her own life by using the note.
3.The human who becomes the owner of the Death Note can, in exchange of half his/her
remaining life, get the eyes of the Shinigami which will enable him/her to see a
human’s name and remaining life span when looking through them.
4.A god of death cannot be killed even if stabbed in his heart with a knife or shot
in the head with a gun. However, there are ways to kill a Shinigami, which are not
generally known to the Shinigami.
How to Use: VI
1.The conditions for death will not be realized unless it is physically possible for
that human or it is reasonably assumed to be carried out by that human.
2.The specific scope of the condition for death is not known to the Shinigami,
either. So, you must examine and find out.
How to Use: VII
1.One page taken from the Death Note, or even a fragment of the page, contains the
full effects of the note.
2.The instrument to write with can be anything, ((e.g. cosmetics, blood, etc)) as
long as it can write directly onto the note and remains as legible letters.
3.Even the original owners of Death Note, Shinigami, do not know much about the
How to Use: VIII
1.You may also write the cause and/or details of death prior to filling in the name
of the individual. Be sure to insert the name in front of the written cause of death.
You have about 19 days (according to the human calendar) in order to fill in a name.
2.Even if you do not actually possess the Death Note, the effect will be the same if
you can recognize the person and his/her name to place in the blank.
How to Use: IX
1.The Death Note will not affect those under 780 days old.
2.The Death Note will be rendered useless if the victim's name is misspelled four
3.If the victim's name was misspelled on purpose four or more times, the user along
with the victim will die.
How to Use: X
1.“Suicide” is a valid cause of death. Basically, all humans are thought to
possess the possibility to commit suicide. It is, therefore, not something
“unbelievable to think of."
2.Whether the cause of the individual’s death is either a suicide or accident. If
the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply die of
a heart attack. This is to ensure that other lives are not influenced.
How to Use: XI
1.Even after the individual’s name, the time of death, and death condition on the
Death Note were filled out, the time and condition of death can be altered as many
times as you want, as long as it is changed within 6 minutes and 40 seconds from the
time it was filled in. But, of course, this is only possible before the victim dies.
2.Whenever you want to change anything written on the Death Note within 6 minutes
and 40 seconds after you wrote, you must first rule out the characters you want to
erase with two straight lines.
3.As you see above, the time and conditions of death can be changed, but once the
victim’s name has been written, the individual’s death can never be avoided.
How to Use: XII
1.If you lose the Death Note or have it stolen, you will lose its ownership unless
you retrieve it within 490 days.
2.If you have traded the eye power of a god of death, you will lose the eye power as
well as the memory of the Death Note, once you lose its ownership. At the same time,
the remaining half of your life will not be restored.
How to Use: XIII
1.You may lend the Death Note to another person while maintaining its ownership.
Subletting it to yet another person is possible, too. This also allows the person in
current possession of the note to trade for the eyes of the shinigami.
2.The borrower of the Death Note will not be followed by a god of death. The God of
Death always remains with the owner of the Death Note. (although the Shinigami is not
How to Use: XIV
1.When the owner of the Death Note dies while the Note is being lent, its ownership
will be transferred to the person who is holding it at that time.
2.If the Death Note is stolen and the owner is killed by the thief, its ownership
will automatically be transferred to the thief.
How to Use: XV
1.When the same name is written on more than two Death Notes, the note which was
first filled in will take effect, regardless of the time of death.
2.If writing the same name on more than two Death Notes is completed within 0.06
seconds, it is regarded as simultaneous; the Death Note will not take effect and the
individual written will not die.
How to Use: XVI
1.The God of Death must at least own one Death Note, that Death Note must never be
lent to or written on by a human.
2.Exchanging and writing on the Death Note between the gods of death is no problem.
How to Use: XVII
1.If the God of Death decides to use the Death Note to kill the assassin of an
individual he favors, the individuals life will be extended, but the God of death
2.The dead God of Death will disappear, but the Death Note will remain. The
ownership of this Death Note is usually carried over to the next god of death that
touches it, or is kept in posession of the human owner of the Death Note.
How to Use: XVIII
1.Only by touching each other’s Death Note can human individuals who own the Death
Note in the human world recognize the appearance or voice of each other’s God of
2.An individual with the eye power of a god of death can tell the name and life span
of other humans by looking at that person’s face. By possessing the Death Note, an
individual gains the ability to kill, and stops being a victim. From this point, a
person with the Death Note cannot see the life span of other Death Note owners, but
they will not be able to see his/her own life span.
3.The God of Death must not tell humans the names or life spans of individuals
he/she sees. This is to avoid confusion in the human world.
How to Use: XIX
1.It is prerequisite for the Death Note used in the human world that a living god of
death makes sure that the humans in the human world uses it.
2.It is very difficult to consider that a god of death who has possessed a human
could die, but if he should die, the Death Note that he brought into the human world
will not lose its power.
How to Use: XX
1.In order to see the names and life spans of humans by using the eye power of the
god of death, the owner must look at more than half of that person’s face. When
looking from top to bottom, he must look at least from the head to the nose. If he
looks at only the eyes and under, he will not be able to see the person’s name and
life span. Also, even though some parts of the face, for example the eyes, nose or
mouth are hidden, if he can basically see the whole face, he will be able to see the
person’s name and life span. It is still not clear how much exposure is needed to
tell a person's name and life span, as this needs to be verified.
2.If the above conditions are met, names and life spans can be seen through photos
and pictures, no matter how old they are. But this is sometimes influenced by the
vividness and size. Also, names and life spans cannot be seen by face drawings,
however realistic they may be.
3.When a human dies, a Death Note owner with the eye's of a God Of Death can no
longer see the deceased human's life span and name in photos and videos.
How to Use: XXI
1.Those with the eye power of the god of death will have the eyesight of over 3.6 in
the human measurement, regardless of their original eyesight.
How to Use: XXII
1.The individuals who lose the ownership of the Death Note will also lose their
memory of the usage of the Death Note. This does not mean that he will lose all the
memory from the day he owned it to the day he loses possession, but means he will
only lose the memory involving the Death Note.
How to Use: XXIII
1.When an individual with ownership of more than two Death Notes loses possession to
one of the Death Notes, he will not be able to recognize that Death Note’s god of
death’s appearance or voice anymore. The god of death himself will leave, but all
the memory involving that Death Note will remain as long as he maintains ownership of
at least one other Death Note.
How to Use: XXIV
1.The god of death must not stay in the human world without a particular reason.
Conditions to stay in the human world are as follows: ■When the god of death’s
Death Note is handed to a human.
■Essentially, finding a human to pass on the Death Note should be done from the
world of the gods of death, but if it is within 82 hours this may also be done in the
■When a god of death stalks an individual with an intention to kill them, as long
as it is within 82 hours of haunting them, the god of death may stay in the human
How to Use: XXV
1.The god of death must not hand the Death Note directly to a child under 6 years of
age (based on the human calendar).
2.The Death Note must not be handed to a child under 6 years of age, but Death Notes
that have been dropped into the human world, and are part of the human world, can be
used upon humans of any age with the same effect.
How to Use: XXVI
1.If you just write, “die of accident” for the cause of death, the victim will
die from a natural accident after 6 minutes and 40 seconds from the time of writing
2.Even though only one name is written in the Death Note, if it influences and
causes other humans that are not written in it to die, the victim’s cause of death
will be a heart attack.
How to Use: XXVII
1.If you write, “die of disease” with a specific disease’s name and the
person’s time of death, there must be a sufficient amount of time for the disease
to progress. If the set time is too tight, the victim will die of a heart attack
after 6 minutes and 40 seconds after completing the Death Note.
2.If you write, “die of disease” for the cause of death, but only write a
specific time of death without the actual name of disease, the human will die from an
adequate disease. But the Death Note can only operate within 23 days (in the human
calendar). This is called the 23-day rule.
How to Use: XXVIII
1.If you write, “die of disease” like before with a specific disease’s name,
but without a specific time, if it takes more than 24 days for the human to die the
23-day rule will not take effect and the human will die at an adequate time depending
on the disease.
2.When rewriting the cause and/or details of death it must be done within 6 minutes
and 40 seconds. You cannot change the victim’s time of death, however soon it may
How to Use: XXIX
1.You cannot kill humans at the age of 124 or over with the Death Note.
2.You cannot kill humans with less than 12 minutes of life left (in human
How to Use: XXX
1.If you have traded the eye power of a god of death, you will see a person’s
primary life span in the human world.
2.The names you will see with the eye power of a god of death are the names needed
to kill that person. You will be able to see the names even if that person isn’t
registered in the family registration.
How to Use: XXXI
1.The number of pages of the Death Note will never run out.
2.This is so that the user isn't restricted to his/her killings and therefore making
the notebook useless once ran out of pages.
How to Use: XXXII
1.If someone possesses more than one Death Note, by visualizing the victim, then
writing down the name in one of the Death Notes and the cause of death in the other,
it will take effect. The order however, is unimportant, if you write down the cause
of death in one Death Note and afterwards, write the name in the other, it will take
2.This can also be accomplished by two Death Note owners working together. In this
case, it’s necessary that the two touch each other’s Death Notes.
How to Use: XXXIII
1.If a person loses possession of a Death Note, they will not recognize the gods of
death by sight or voice any more. If however, the owner lets someone else touch his
Death Note, from that time on, that person will recognize the god of death.
2.In accordance with the above, the human who touched the Death Note and began to
recognize the gods of death’s image and voice, will continue to recognize it until
that human actually owns the Death Note and subsequently loses possession of it.
How to Use: XXXIV
1.The owner of the Death Note cannot be killed by a god of death who is living in
the world of the gods of death.
2.Also, a god of death who comes to the human world, in the objective to kill the
owner of the Death Note, will not be able to do so.
3.Only a god of death that has passed on their Death Note to a human is able to kill
the owner of the Death Note.
How to Use: XXXV
1.If a Death Note owner accidentally misspells a name four times, that person will
be free from being killed by the Death Note. However, if they intentionally misspell
the name four times, the Death Note owner will die.
2.The person whose name was misspelled four times on purpose will not be free of
death by a Death Note.
How to Use: XXXVI
1.There are male and female gods of death, but it is neither permitted, nor possible
for them to have sexual relations with humans. The gods of death also cannot have sex
with each other.
How to Use: XXXVII
1.When regaining ownership of the Death Note, the memories associated with the Death
Note will also return. In cases where you were involved with other Death Notes as a
well, memories of all the Death Notes involved will return.
2.Even without obtaining ownership, memories will return just by touching the Death
Note.The whole Death Note it can not be a piece or a page.
How to Use: XXXVIII
1.You will lose memory of the Death Note when losing its ownership. But you can
regain this memory by either obtaining the ownership once again or by touching the
Death Note. This can be done up to 6 times per Death Note.
2.If the 6 times are exceeded, the person’s memory of the Death Note will not
return and they will have to use it without any previous memory of it.
How to Use: XXXIX
1.Humans that have traded for the eye power of a god of death will see a person’s
primary life span, and will not be influenced by the Death Note. If the victim is
killed using the Death Note, the remaining lifetime of that victim will be provided
to the god of death.
How to Use: XL
1.Whenever a god of death who had been in the human world dies the Death Note is
left behind and is picked up by a human, that person becomes the owner.
2.However, in this case, only human that can recognize the god of death and it's
voice is able to see and touch the Death Note.
3.It is very unlikely, but if by any chance a god of death picks up the Death Note,
that god of death becomes the owner.
How to Use: XLI
1.The names you see with the eye power of a god of death are the names needed to
kill that person. You will be able to see their names even if they aren't listed in a
2.The use of the Death Note in the human world sometimes affects other human’s
lives or shortens their original life-span, even though their names are not actually
written in the Death Note itself. In these cases, no matter the cause, the god of
death sees only the original life-span and not the shortened life-span.
How to Use: XLII
1.It is useless trying to erase names written in the Death Note with erasers or
2.If a Death Note is owned in the human world against the god of death’s will,
that god of death is permitted to stay in the human world in order to retrieve it.
3.In that case, if there are other Death Notes in the human world, the gods of death
are not allowed to reveal to the humans that Death Note's owner or its location.
How to Use: XLIII
1.If the Death Note that the god of death owns is taken away by being cheated by
other gods of death and so forth, it can only be retrieved from the god of death who
possesses it at the time. If there is no god of death, but a human possessing it, the
only way that the god of death can retrieve it will be to first touch the Death Note
and become the god of death that haunts that human. Then wait until that human dies
to take it away before any other human touches it, or whenever the human shows a will
to let go of it.
How to Use: XLIV
1.As long as the god of death has at least once seen a human and knows his/her name
and life-span, the god of death is capable of finding that human from a hole in the
world of the gods of death.
How to Use: XLV
1.There are laws in the world of gods of death. If a god of death should break the
law, there are 9 levels of severity starting at Level 8 and going up to Level 1 plus
the Extreme Level. For severity levels above 3 the god of death will be killed after
2.For example, killing a human without using the Death Note is considered as the
How to Use: XLVI
1.Losing memory of the Death Note by passing on the ownership to another, or by
abandoning its ownership will only occur when someone is actually killed using that
Death Note. You will not lose memory of the Death Note, for example, if you merely
owned it and had not written anyone’s name. In this case, you will not be able to
hear the voice or see the figure of the god of death any more. You will also lose the
eye power of the god of death you traded with.
How to Use: XLVII
1.The god of death will not die from lack of sleep. Moreover, gods of death do not
really need sleep. The meaning of sleep for gods of death is essentially different
from humans and is merely laziness.
2.Especially gods of death living in the human world that have passed on their Death
Note shouldn’t be lazy, as they are required to see the death of the human, but it
is not that t