question about the death note?

where can i find the rules for the death note?i have looked on the internet and i can't find the rules.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    here's the wikipedia article link for that:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_note#Death_Note

    but here's a copy of what was written in each comic book. (from vol.1 to vol.9)

    How to use it I

    The human whose name is written in this note shall die.

    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 affected.

    If the case of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the person's name, it will happen.

    If the case of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.

    After writing the case of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

    How to use it II

    This note shall be come the property of the human world, once it touches ground of (arrives in ) the human world.

    The owner of the note can recognize the image and voice of its original owner ,i.e. a god of death.

    The human who uses this note can neither go to Heaven nor Hell.

    How to use it III

    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.

    The human who touches the DEATH NOTE can recognize the image and voice of its original owner, a god of death, even if the human is not the owner of the note.

    How to use it IV

    The person in possession of the DEATH NOTE is possessed by a god of death, its original owner, until they die.

    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.

    God of death, the original owners of the DEATH NOTE, do not do, in principle, anything which will help or prevent the deaths in the note.

    A god of death has no obligation to completely explain how to use the note or rules which will apply to the human who owns it.

    How to use it V

    A god of death can extend his life by putting human names on the note, but humans cannot.

    A person can shorten his or her own life by using the note.

    The human who becomes the owner of the DEATH NOTE can, in exchange of half of his/her remaining life, get the eyeballs of half of his/her death which will enable him/her to see a human's name and remaining lifetime when looking through them.

    A god oh death cannot be killed even if stabbed in his heart with a knife or shot in the head with a gun. However, here are ways to kill a god of death, which are not generally known to the gods of death.

    How to use it VI

    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.

    The specific scope of the condition for death is not known to the gods of death, either. So, you must examine and find out.

    How to use it VII

    One page taken from the DEATH NOTE, or even a fragment of the page, contains the full effects of the note.

    The instrument to write with can be anything, [e.g. cosmetics, blood, etc ] as it can write directly onto the note and remains as legible letters.

    Even the original owners of the DEATH NOTE, gods of death, do not know much about the note.

    How to use it VIII

    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 of the front of the written cause of death. You have about 19 days (according to the human calendar) in order to fill in a name.

    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 it IX

    The DEATH NOTE will not affect those under 780 days old.

    The DEATH NOTE will be rendered useless if the victim's name is misspelled four times.

    How to use it X

    "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" .

    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 it XI

    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.

    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.

    As you see above, the time and condition of death can be change, but once the victim's name has been written, the individual's death can never be avoided.

    How to use it XII

    If you lose the DEATH NOTE or have it stolen, you will lose its owner ship unless you retrieve it within 490 days.

    If you have traded the eye power of a god of death, you will lose the eye power as well sa 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 it XIII

    You may lend the DEATH NOTE to another person while maintaining its ownership. Subletting it to yet another person is possible, too.

    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. Also, the borrower cannot trade the eyesight of the god of death.

    How to use it XIV

    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.

    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 it XV

    When the same name is written on more than two DEATH NOTES, the NOTE which was first filled in will take effect, regard less of the time of death.

    If writing the same name on more than two DEATH NOTES is completed within a 0.06-second difference, it is regarded as simultaneous; the DEATH NOTE will not take effect and the individual written will not die.

    How to use it XVI

    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.

    Exchanging and writing on the DEATH NOTE between the gods of death is no problem.

    How to use it XVII

    If the god of death decides to use the DEATH NOTE to kill the assassin of an individual he favors, the individual's life will be extended, but the god of death will die.

    The dead got 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, but it is common sense that it is returned to the Great god of death.

    How to use it XVIII

    Only by touching each other's DEATH NOTE human individuals who own the DEATH NOTE in the human world recognize the appearance or voice of each other's god of death.

    An individual with the eye power of a god of death can fell the name and lif 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 seethe life span of other DEATH NOTE owners, including him/herself. But, it is not really necessary for the individual to view the life span of him/herself nor other DEATH NOTE owners.

    The god of death must not tell humans the names or life spans of individuals hesees. This is to avoid confusion in the human world.

    How to use it XIX

    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 use it.

    It is very difficult to consider that a god of a 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 it XX

    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 the name and life span, and this needs to be verified.

    If above conditions are met, names and life span 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.

    How to use it XXI

    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 it XXII

    The individuals who lose the ownership of the DEATH NOTE will also lose their memory of the usage of the DEATH NOTE. This dose not mean that he will lose all the memory from the day he owned it to the day he lose possession, but means he will only lose the memory involving.

    How to use it XXIII

    Whenever an individual with ownership of more than two DEATH NOTES loses possession to the DEATH NOTES, he will not be able to recognize that DEATH NOTE's god of death's appearance or voice anymore.

    you'd just find the rest here:

    http://www.townl.com/index.php?topic=189.0

    enjoy!~

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't know if Wikipedia would have the whole list of rules but there's a volume 13 (which it's much like a dictionary or encyclopedia about the Death Note series) and it should have the list of rules.

    How about checking a fan site also. I believe there's two who had details of the rules.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can buy your own Death Note at an anime con, like I did, or you can find the rules in Death Note 13, in stores now.

  • 4 years ago

    I love L, Mello and Matt. They are the fallen heroes of Death Note! Without them Light would have gone unpunished and they freely and willingly sacrificed their lives for it! ( You can tell from the convo L had with Watari about the "arrangements after his death" that he suspected to lose his life soon. Mello had that convo with Halle that ended in him looking very sad and depressed and saying " then I am the only one that can do it" and Matt reached for a gun behind his neck. I kid you not! I missed it the first few times aswell, but slow-mo though it and you'll see the handle of a gun sticking out from hist vest! He knew he was going to die and wanted to take some with him.) They all gave up everything they had to make sure Kira would be stopped. They were selfless and brave and I love them for it. Near on the other hand I HATE! Not only did he simply use the information others had given their lives for, he did it while looking down on them. Remember when L died and he answered " If you can't solve the puzzle, if you can't win the game, you're just a loser". Remember that? He was on my **** list ever after. I like Light better than Near because I see that there is a possibility for redemption. When he was without his memories, he was an entirely different person. He wouldn't use Misa's emotional attachment to help his cause and was very against Kira in general. I think Light was unfortunate to get hold of the Death Note and that its power corrupted him. I don't like Kira, but I think the kid Light was before Kira is decent. Arrogant perhaps, but decent. Light after the Death Note is pitiable, because he lost his own humanity because of it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    * The human whose name is written in this note shall die.

    * This note will not take effect unless the writer has the subject's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.

    * If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the subject's name, it will happen.

    * If the cause of death is not specified, the subject will simply die of a heart attack.

    * After writing the cause of death, the details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds (400 seconds).

    Also there are some more rules in the manga. I think those were from the Anime. If you want to read the manga for free go to onemanga.com it has the complete series.

  • well, if you want the complete rules for how to use the death note... buy one of the light yagami death notes off of ebay or something.. I have one and it has the complete list of all the rules on how to use it.

    or...

    if you want the rules NOW then here is a website that you could possibly check out http://www.townl.com/index.php?topic=189.0

  • 1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_note

    The human whose name is written in this note shall die.

    This note will not take effect unless the writer has the subject's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.

    If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the subject's name, it will happen.

    If the cause of death is not specified, the subject will simply die of a heart attack.

    After writing the cause of death, the details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds (400 seconds).

  • 1 decade ago

    Daaaaaaamn...I was gonna say Wikipedia, but Arigato's answer was far more extensive! Ah, well...thanks anyway, Arigato! (lol) Now I know!

    ~EDIT~

    Don't worry, Arigato, I gave you a thumby! And yes, they do have the full set of 52 rules when you buy the real thing.

  • 1 decade ago

    ... the basic rules are there, just like what the other answerers gave, but if you want the complete one, uhmm.. try buying the Death Note book itself, there's collector's item out in the market, i bought one, so i have the complete rules. you just have to find it in the net on where to buy one, hope this helped.

  • 1 decade ago

    go to wiki it says them all or find a copy of "How to Read13" you can also find it on wiki or buy ur own death note! MUAHAHAHA! >:D

  • Hey!!!!!!! wuz up!

    you can go on wikipedia...click on the search on the bottom and type death note.

    there should be a page with all the rules.

    Watashi wa L des!

    I'm L! (and giovanne)

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