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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:
...  Light Yagami 37 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Light Yagami 37 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Touta Matsuda / ... 35 episodes, 2006-2007
Ryô Naitô ...  Touta Matsuda / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Shuichi Aizawa / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Ryuk / ... 30 episodes, 2006-2007
Naoya Uchida ...  Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Keiji Fujiwara ...  Shuichi Aizawa / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2007
...  L 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Aya Hirano ...  Misa Amane / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Misa Amane / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
...  L / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Ryuk 24 episodes, 2006-2007
John Murphy ...  Kanzo Mogi / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Kazuya Nakai ...  Kanzo Mogi / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Watari 19 episodes, 2006-2007
French Tickner ...  Watari / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Masaki Aizawa ...  Anthony Rester / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Hideki Ide / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Ai Satô ...  Sachiko Yagami 14 episodes, 2006-2007
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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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 »

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L: [hit Misa's head with script] Misa-san, I know it's a crappy line but please stop overreacting.
Amane Misa: What? This here is great acting!
L: Yes. Whatever. Please do it again.
Amane Misa: [sulks] Fine, fine, director Ryuzaki.
L: If you don't do it correctly, I'll kick you.
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Arumina
Performer: Nightmare (as Naitomea)
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Clever, Slick, and Suspenseful
6 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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