Death Note (2006–2007)
"Desu nôto" (original title)

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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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Series cast summary:
Mamoru Miyano ...
 Light Yagami (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brad Swaile ...
 Light Yagami (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Touta Matsuda / ... (35 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ryô Naitô ...
 Touta Matsuda (34 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brian Drummond ...
 Ryuk / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Shuichi Aizawa / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
Naoya Uchida ...
 Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Shuichi Aizawa (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 L (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Aya Hirano ...
 Misa Amane (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 L / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Misa Amane / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Ryuk (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Murphy ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kazuya Nakai ...
 Kanzo Mogi (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
 Watari (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
French Tickner ...
 Watari / ... (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hideo Ishikawa ...
 Hideki Ide / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 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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Light Yagami and L are often represented as opposites, even to the point that Light uses a PC and L uses an Apple Macintosh. See more »

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L: He who attacks first always wins.
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Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) See more »

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Performed by Maximum the Hormone
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one of the finest and truest 'manga - anime' conversions
3 January 2007 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I haven't read all the manga's, but from what I've read of the mangas and seen in the anime, this is one of the finest and truest conversions I've seen in a long time.

The show somehow creates a great sense of action without a ton of mecha and ninjas and also contains a lot of well crafted tension. This is an intelligent triller with some great characters which thankfully isn't full of anime clichés! As with most great shows, let alone animes, as the story progresses and more intriguing characters are introduced the quality rises and you become hooked.

I highly recommend checking out at least a few episodes to see how it sits with you. A lot of anime have a completely different feel from its peers and its worth giving some of them a chance to progress a little before dismissing them.


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