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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

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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Connections

Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Arumina
Performer: Nightmare (as Naitomea)
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I am Justice.
2 February 2007 | by elisaescapaSee all my reviews

In the first episode, you can already see the amazing animation, the well-chosen voices, the immediate gripping of fear over the future in your chest. Death Note is a must-see for those who love to have a good 5 minutes of thinking because Death Note beautifully weaves suspense and unexpected turn of events that leaves the audience stunned and fascinated.

You'll notice the good production, but to truly decide whether it's worth watching you will have to watch to the 2nd (and for those who are stubborn, the 3rd) episode. If you are planning to watch this for a limited of time, you're in luck because the series is only 37 episodes long since the manga already ended.

While the IQ of the two main characters is straight-out impossible, you still cannot feel but admire just how logical their reasons for making possibilities and theories are (what makes it even scarier is that most of the theories that L or Light, the two protagonists, are true). If you are one who watches things from a personal view, you would have a hard time deciding whether the things they are doing are right and if they are, in reality, insane.

There is slight humor that adds faint scratches on the anime, but it is soon covered up in the next minute with what a character has done or said. There was not a moment where I wasn't sitting at the edge of my seat, my eyes literally sticking to the screen. Every minute is worth watching, even the sinister theme songs played by Nightmare.

What makes this anime/manga unique is that it's a mystery thriller where you hardly question the origins of something. You rarely ask yourself unanswerable questions (not even in the back of your mind) and without realizing, you're only focused on the present events.

I promise, no matter what kind of audience you are, you will be gripped by this chilling life and death chain of events of a bored genius who kills criminals mercilessly with the mysterious Death Note.


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