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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Death Note (2006)
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A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto
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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: Whatever you say, I'm still taking your cake.
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Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) See more »

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(First opening theme, episodes #1-19)
Performed by Nightmare
Music and Lyrics by RUKA
Arrangement by Nightmare
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Interesting and spooky... a very good combination!
13 November 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Have not read the manga, but have heard about it on numerous occasions... I don't like anime very much myself. So, what I'm about to say is as objective as it comes i guess...

I was very curious to see what Death Note was about because I had heard the manga was pretty cool. So I just watched the first episode out of curiosity... and I loved it! The animation shocked me because I never have high expectations from this genre: unlike most animes, the characters actually have very fluid movement. They also look a lot better, a lot more real than in normal animes - for example I was pleased to see a nose that has an actual shape and not just that half a triangle they usually use!!! Indeed, there are some morality problems here - I myself do not agree with the main character's way of thinking. But it doesn't force any ideas on the viewer. All that the moral values of the characters do, is just build up complex personalities and add to the interesting story.

Fan of anime or not, it's definitely worth a try... You might be in for a surprise!!!


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