Death Note is one of the most popular anime series in the world, considered a milestone in the lives of enthusiasts of the genre, but many fans wonder if Light Yagami became a shinigami in the end, and that’s what we’re going to talk about.

After all, does Light Yagami really become a shinigami after his death in Death Note
After all, does Light Yagami really become a shinigami after his death in Death Note

The story revolves around a game of cat and mouse between a genius detective and a student who acquires a deadly notebook. The plot is full of twists and intrigues, so much so that it has conquered a wide audience since its debut in 2003.

The protagonist of the story, Light Yagami, has a high IQ and dreams of becoming the god of the new world. So he uses the Death Note to murder people he considers bad and thus tries to change the world. However, there are people willing to oppose him, and after a long battle of wits and strategy, Light’s secret identity is revealed and he is killed.

After all, did Light Yagami really become a shinigami?

One of the most popular theories among fans of the series is that Light Yagami became a shinigami – a god of death in Japanese mythology – after death. This theory is based on an unnamed shinigami who appears in the anime’s first film, Death Note Relight 1: Visions of a God.

However, this theory is impossible, as in the canonical Death Note universe, all humans go to a place called Nothingness when they die. Furthermore, there is no reincarnation or afterlife in the story universe.

Although the theory of Light’s reincarnation as a shinigami is popular, it has no foundation in the series’ universe. All available information about the story indicates that Light’s death was final and that he did not become a shinigami after it.

Unfortunately for Light, despite having possession of the notebook, he was the equal of all other humans in death. Still, Death Note remains one of the most popular anime of all time, with an intriguing plot and complex characters that keep audiences hooked to its story.

But what’s up, my dear reader, what do you think about this subject? Do you really think that Light became a shinigami or that this story is a famous “fib”?