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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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In episode 20, Misa makes a Sailor Moon reference, when posing and says, "With our powers combined, we'll arrest Kira". See more »

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L: Kira is childish and hates to lose.
Matsuda: Childish?
Inspector Yagami Sou-ichiroh: and hates to lose?
L: Yes. I'm also childish and hate to lose. That's how I know.
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Referenced in Janpu sûpâ sutâzu (2005) See more »

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Well Written, Masterful Anime
10 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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