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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.
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User Reviews:
one of the finest and truest 'manga - anime' conversions See more (95 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
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:
22 min (37 episodes)
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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
L, Misa, Light and his Father are seen in part 6 of "Full Metal Panic the 2nd Raid" outside the barber shop for about 3 seconds. "L" is riding a bicycle (right to left) and "Misa" is on the standing on the right, spying on Light and his fatherSee more »
Quotes:
Amane Misa:Ah! She smirked at me! Misa is going to break her legs!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Zetsubô BirîSee more »

FAQ

What does the apple in the opening theme symbolize?
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49 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
one of the finest and truest 'manga - anime' conversions, 3 January 2007
Author: richaayy from Dublin, Ireland

I haven't read all the manga's, but from what I've read of the mangas and seen in the anime, this is one of the finest and truest conversions I've seen in a long time.

The show somehow creates a great sense of action without a ton of mecha and ninjas and also contains a lot of well crafted tension. This is an intelligent triller with some great characters which thankfully isn't full of anime clichés! As with most great shows, let alone animes, as the story progresses and more intriguing characters are introduced the quality rises and you become hooked.

I highly recommend checking out at least a few episodes to see how it sits with you. A lot of anime have a completely different feel from its peers and its worth giving some of them a chance to progress a little before dismissing them.

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Light's a DBAG. (Spoilers, though all of these posts kind of are) svhsalexdon
How is should have ended... theunbeholden
About the ending..... Alchemistlover
Who else thinks Dexter and Breaking Bad was inspired by this? rex-reyesiii
Dubbed or Subbed? the-dude1996
Any other anime of this quality? gj_dritjon2012
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