An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
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 Touta Matsuda / ... 35 episodes, 2006-2007
Ryô Naitô ...
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 Shuichi Aizawa / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2007
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Naoya Uchida ...
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 Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Shuichi Aizawa / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2007
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John Murphy ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2007
Kazuya Nakai ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2007
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French Tickner ...
 Watari / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Anthony Rester / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
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 Hideki Ide / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Ai Satô ...
 Sachiko Yagami 14 episodes, 2006-2007
Hideo Ishikawa ...
 Hideki Ide / ... 15 episodes, 2006-2007
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After an intelligent yet cynical high school student begins to cleanse the world from evil with the help of a magical notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written on it, international authorities call upon a mysterious detective known as "L" to thwart his efforts. Written by Paleman

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The hunted becomes the hunter! See more »


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L shares common points with the original manga author Oba Tsugumi: both of them use pseudonyms (such as L at the beginning of the series). Ôba Tsugumi real name, appearance, or gender remains unknown. See more »

Quotes

Amane Misa: Oh, and by the way, Light darling - do you know how to kill a shinigami?
Light Yagami: Did you just call me "darling"?
Amane Misa: Fine, then do you mind if I call you "knight" instead? 'Cause you're like my knight in shining armor, you know.
Light Yagami: [sighs] Let's just stick with "Light."
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Arumina
Performer: Nightmare (as Naitomea)
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This show is Wonderful!
29 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This show just keeps getting better and better! Every episode has a new twist, and is never the same as the last! It will keep you on the edge of your seat, and you will watch it again and again! The story is centered around a young man, Yagami Raito/Light who finds a "Death Note". I won't tell you anymore about this "Death Note" (as that would spoil it). With this "Death Note" he sets about ridding the world of evil and creating a "Utopia", with himself as the new god. Filled with interesting characters, lots of intelligent dialouge and exiting plot twists, this show is definitely on my top 10! I would Highly recommend it to anyone, those who enjoy crime/psychological/dark themes.


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