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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 Touta Matsuda / ... 35 episodes, 2006-2007
Ryô Naitô ...
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 Shuichi Aizawa / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2007
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Naoya Uchida ...
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 Soichiro Yagami 27 episodes, 2006-2007
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Shuichi Aizawa / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2007
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John Murphy ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2007
Kazuya Nakai ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2007
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 Watari / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Anthony Rester / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
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 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 »

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L: He who attacks first always wins.
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Spoofed in Death Pad (2010) See more »

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A Captivating and Unique Anime
24 April 2007 | by (United States) – See 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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