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

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Death Note: Season 1: Episode 36 -- Near, along with the SPK, meets Light and the task force at a warehouse for the final showdown.


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Release Date:
3 October 2006 (Japan) See more »
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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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Clever, Slick, and Suspenseful See more (131 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 84)
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)
Kazuya Nakai ... Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Murphy ... Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Watari (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
French Tickner ... Watari / ... (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Masaki Aizawa ... Anthony Rester / ... (17 episodes, 2006-2007)

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)
Series Music Department
Fumiko Harada .... music supervisor (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nightmare .... composer: theme music (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Maximum The Hormone .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 2007)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death Note: Desu nôto" - Japan (original title)
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24 min | 851 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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?

Light Yagami and L are often represented as opposites, even to the point that Light uses a PC and L uses an Apple Macintosh.See more »
Ryuuku the Death:You have lost, Light. Didn't I say in the beginning, when you die, the one who'll write your name down in a notebook will be me. That is the deal between the Shinigami and the first human to get their hands on the note in the human world. Once you enter prison, I don't know when you'll die. It's annoying to wait. Your life is already over. You'll die here.
Ryuuku the Death:Well, it was good while it lasted. We killed some boredom, didn't we? We did some various and interesting things.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jump Ultimate Stars (2006) (VG)See more »
Zetsubô BirîSee more »


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210 out of 217 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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