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Death Note 

Death Note: Desu nôto (original title)
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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.
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Series cast summary:
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 Ryô Naitô ...  Touta Matsuda / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Trevor Devall ...  Shuichi Aizawa / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2007
Brian Drummond ...  Ryuk / ... 30 episodes, 2006-2007
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida ...  Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Chris Britton ...  Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Keiji Fujiwara Keiji Fujiwara ...  Shuichi Aizawa / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  L 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Aya Hirano Aya Hirano ...  Misa Amane / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Shannon Chan-Kent ...  Misa Amane / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Alessandro Juliani ...  L / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Shidô Nakamura ...  Ryuk 24 episodes, 2006-2007
John Murphy John Murphy ...  Kanzo Mogi / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ...  Kanzo Mogi / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2007
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...  Watari 19 episodes, 2006-2007
French Tickner French Tickner ...  Watari / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Masaki Aizawa Masaki Aizawa ...  Anthony Rester / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
Brian Dobson ...  Hideki Ide / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Ai Satô Ai Satô ...  Sachiko Yagami 14 episodes, 2006-2007
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ...  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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Official Sites:

Madhouse [Japan] | NTV [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The theme playing at the very beginning of the pilot is a chanted variation of the prayer "Kyrie Eleison", which is Greek for "Lord have mercy." See more »

Quotes

Amane Misa: Oh, and by the way, Light darling - do you know how to kill a shinigami?
Light Yagami: Did you just call me "darling"?
Amane Misa: Fine, then do you mind if I call you "knight" instead? 'Cause you're like my knight in shining armor, you know.
Light Yagami: [sighs] Let's just stick with "Light."
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Referenced in Glass Reflection: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2010) See more »

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Performer: Nightmare (as Naitomea)
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A Captivating and Unique Anime
24 April 2007 | by cyber_phantasmSee all my reviews

I have seen many anime but few compare to Death Note. It provides it's viewers with incredible characters, a deep storyline, and view of how power can corrupt. The focus of the story is on Yagami Light, a college student who is feed-up with what he considers a rotting world. He soon finds a notebook named "Death Note." The instructions state that any human whose name is written in the Death Note will die as long as the person who writes the victim's name has the victim's face in mind at that time. While Light considers it to be a foolish prank, his curiosity gets the best of him. Upon learning that the Death Note is real, Light realizes he has the chance to rid the world of crime and create a new world over which he reigns supreme. The story of Death Note follows Light as he tries to create his new world, and the forces that try to stop him. Perhaps one of the most interesting elements of the series is that the main character is neither a hero or an anti-hero but instead an anti-villain. This an excellent series that is guaranteed to leave viewers in awe.


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