Death Note Gold editions (for Italy only) were also published. Regarding the backgrounds and props Ohba said that he put descriptions such as "abandoned building" and let Obata wield most of the creative power regarding the backgrounds and props. An anime television adaptation aired in Japan from October 3, 2006, to June 26, 2007. "New York ComicCon 2007 Viz Media Anime". Tweet announcing the new series, Death Note film's official twitter @DeathNote_2016, 2016 August. The five finger puppets are Kira, L, Misa, Mello, and Near. 83 According to a survey conducted in 2007 by the Ministry of culture of Japan, occupies the 10th place among the best manga of all time. Obata said that, despite the intrigue, he did not ask his editor about Ohba's plot developments as he anticipated the new thumbnails every week. Retrieved May 4, 2007.