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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 »
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User Reviews:
Well Written, Masterful Anime See more (105 total) »

Cast

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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:G (Quebec) (VHS/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 | USA:TV-MA (one episode)

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Trivia:
When Naomi Misora's description is shown on the laptop at L's headquarters, you will notice that her description is made up of nothing but random letters strung together - something that the Japanese audience would have most likely glazed over.See more »
Quotes:
TV News Reader:It crashed into it! A truck has crashed into the Sakura TV Studios!
L:That is certainly one way of entering without anyone seeing your face.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in I'm Still Here (2013/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Zetsubô BirîSee more »

FAQ

What does the apple in the opening theme symbolize?
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50 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Well Written, Masterful Anime, 10 December 2007
Author: Ore-Sama from United States

I have to say two things turned me off. First is the idiot reviewer on the front page who feels the need to use 70% of his review(even titled it "Eat Your Heart Out Naruto"-really subtle) to bash Naruto like some insecure 12 year old spoiled brat fan boy. Pathetic. The second was that it sounded like some Gothic action anime from others. However when I finally saw it I thought, meh, okay. However as it went on I got more and more drawn in.

The plot is simple enough to start:successful and brilliant student Light stumbles upon the Death Note, which will kill anyone who's name he writes down provided it's their real name and he knows his face. He experiments with it and sees that it's real. He plays with the other rules all the while killing other criminals and meeting up with the shinigami who wrote the death note. The deaths of these criminals does not go unnoticed as the renound and mysterious detective El is trying to discover who Light, under the name Kira, is. Whoever finds the other's identity first will win in this power struggle.

Like I said, the first episode is interesting enough. The story however develops and becomes better and more complex as it goes on. The moral ambiguity of the anime gives it a unique feel among others of it's kind. I was shocked to see a show like this under Shounen jump which usually host anime that combine strong actions scenes with a complex plot and character development. What we have here instead is an anime that dosen't have adrenaline pumping action scenes advancing the plot(not that there's anything wrong with that, in fact I enjoy that as well) but the proverbial chess game between Light and the police as Light becomes well aware the police are after him as he does everything possible to hide himself all the while continuing to do away with criminals at his whim.

Ryuk, the shinigami who follows Light, actually provies some of the comic relief of the show believe it or not. He's not over the top goofy by any means however if there's any laughs to be derived, it's usually from him.

Even if you're not a fan of Shounen Jump anime, you should give Death Note a try. It easily rivals the majority of thriller films. It is well worth your time.

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Another mysterious/suspense anime !? ristovskarashela
Was Misa tortured? juanml82
Who else thinks Dexter and Breaking Bad was inspired by this? rex-reyesiii
About the ending..... Alchemistlover
L reminds me of Sherlock from BBC Sherlock fatin_futbalfan
Is there a possibility Light actually loved Misa? dominique-robb
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