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"Death Note" (2006) More at IMDbPro »"Desu nôto" (original title), TV series 2006-2007

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
3 October 2006 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Take down Yotsuba! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
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User Reviews:
Clever, Slick, and Suspenseful See more (116 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 80)
Mamoru Miyano ... Light Yagami (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brad Swaile ... Light Yagami (37 episodes, 2006-2007)

Vincent Tong ... Touta Matsuda / ... (35 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ryô Naitô ... Touta Matsuda (34 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brian Drummond ... Ryuk / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)

Trevor Devall ... Shuichi Aizawa / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
Naoya Uchida ... Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)

Chris Britton ... Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Shuichi Aizawa (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... L (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Aya Hirano ... Misa Amane (25 episodes, 2006-2007)

Alessandro Juliani ... L / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)

Shannon Chan-Kent ... Misa Amane / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)

Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Murphy ... Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kazuya Nakai ... Kanzo Mogi (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Watari (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
French Tickner ... Watari / ... (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
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Series Directed by
Tetsuro Araki (34 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Takeshi Obata (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tsugumi Ohba (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Toshiki Inoue (5 episodes, 2006-2007)

Series Produced by
Mikiko Kobayashi .... assistant producer (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Masao Maruyama .... producer (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Toshio Nakatani .... producer (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Manabu Tamura .... producer (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Original Music by
Yoshihisa Hirano (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hideki Taniuchi (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kazuhiro Yamada (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mio Isshiki (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Ryôsuke Nakamura .... storyboard artist (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Rie Komiya .... sound effects: Anime Sound (37 episodes, 2006-2007)

Tomoaki Yamada .... sound producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Kenji Hachizaki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Eun-Soon Byun .... inbetween animator: DR Movie (2 episodes, 2006)
Hye Soon Byun .... inbetween animator: DR Movie (2 episodes, 2006)
Yong-jae Kim .... inbetween animator: DR Movie (2 episodes, 2006)
Akemi Kobayashi .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2006)
Akiko Ohshima .... in-between animation checker (2 episodes, 2006)
Yong Kyoung Park .... digital paint artist: DR Movie (2 episodes, 2006)
Yun Hee Park .... digital paint artist: DR Movie (2 episodes, 2006)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Desu nôto" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
24 min | 851 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD volume 4) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Canada:14A (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (volume 2, 9) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Hungary:18 | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:PG (DVD volume 4) | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | UK:12 | USA:TV-14 (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:TV-MA (one episode)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When the police from around the world meet together at the Interpol meeting, most of the members there have a name tag with their names on it, and a flag to represent their country. It turns out that some of those name tags represent famous soccer players (real life players) from different countries, the name of the soccer player, being matched with the flag of the country which he is from.See more »
Quotes:
L:Whatever you say, I'm still taking your cake.See more »
Soundtrack:
Zetsubô BirîSee more »

FAQ

What does the apple in the opening theme symbolize?
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189 out of 196 people found the following review useful.
Clever, Slick, and Suspenseful, 6 January 2007
Author: eirenightshade from United States

This is anime at its best. I'm fairly new to the world of anime, but I have to say from what I've seen that Death Note goes above and beyond your typical run-of-the-mill action based anime. Whereas a lot of anime strategically relies on action packed battles and fights, Death Note is a refreshing change of pace. It's slick, clever, and witty with the eccentric "L" heading the investigation. It's a constant game of cat and mouse as the lead investigator and the suspected "Kira" or "Killer" always seem to be one step ahead of one another. The two brilliant minds constantly outwit each other. The plot is complex but easily laid out for you and the story is remarkably intelligent and inventive. All the while you're watching you think, "Wow, this can't possibly get any deeper," but each new episode proves you wrong. What I like the most is that this is very, very complex material but it's flawlessly and easily presented so each new development in the case comes as an excited shock.

This is great stuff and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who might be looking for a change of pace in anime. It's not for everyone, of course since it's more of an intellectual thriller and not so much an action fantasy, but anyone who can appreciate the mental challenge of following along with this suspenseful battle of wits will be in heaven with Death Note.

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