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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 Naomi Misora's description is shown on the laptop at L's headquarters, you will notice that her description is made up of nothing but random letters strung together - something that the Japanese audience would have most likely glazed over. See more »

Quotes

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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Spoofed in Death Pad (2010) See more »

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one of the finest and truest 'manga - anime' conversions
3 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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