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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A live musical was written based on the manga and anime series, coming out to critical acclaim in both Japan and Korea in May 2015. Interestingly, the musical was originally written in English then translated into Japanese, but as of April 2016, no English scripts or sheet music has surfaced. An English demo album was recorded in New York City (featuring Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan as Light and Jarrod Spector as L), but the show has yet to be officially picked up by Broadway. See more »

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L: [hit Misa's head with script] Misa-san, I know it's a crappy line but please stop overreacting.
Amane Misa: What? This here is great acting!
L: Yes. Whatever. Please do it again.
Amane Misa: [sulks] Fine, fine, director Ryuzaki.
L: If you don't do it correctly, I'll kick you.
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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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