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)
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 Ryuk / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Shuichi Aizawa / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
Naoya Uchida ...
 Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Shuichi Aizawa / ... (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)
Kazuya Nakai ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Murphy ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
 Watari (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
French Tickner ...
 Watari / ... (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Anthony Rester / ... (17 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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The writer Ohba Tsumugi also sits like L while thinking about plot. See more »

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Yagami Light: I'll solve equations with my right hand and write names with my left. I'll take a potato chip... and eat it!
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Followed by Death Note Relight - Visions of a God (2007) See more »

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A must see for anyone, don't even need too like anime to love this!!!
13 March 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I watched one episode and thought the first episode wasn't pretty good, but when i started too watch(watching episode 11 now) i started too love it, its genius and the guy who made this movie got too be one of the smartest filmmaker ever, The animation is one of the best, the story is smart, deep and exemplary written , the characters are interesting, i can gladly say i haven't found one error in this series, so even if you don't watch much anime i just recommend you too watch this and i can swear that you will like it, i think this is as good as elfen lied(or even better). The story is about a guy named light who is top-student and smartest guy in school(without being a geek), one day some kind of diary named ''death note'' falls down from the sky and he picks it up, and then the story begins.. a must see for everyone!!!

10/10


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