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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 Light Yagami (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brad Swaile ...
 Light Yagami (37 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Touta Matsuda / ... (35 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ryô Naitô ...
 Touta Matsuda / ... (34 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Shuichi Aizawa / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Ryuk / ... (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
Naoya Uchida ...
 Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Soichiro Yagami (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Shuichi Aizawa / ... (27 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 L (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Aya Hirano ...
 Misa Amane / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Misa Amane / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 L / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Ryuk (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Murphy ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kazuya Nakai ...
 Kanzo Mogi / ... (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Watari (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
French Tickner ...
 Watari / ... (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Anthony Rester / ... (17 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ai Satô ...
 Sachiko Yagami (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hideo Ishikawa ...
 Hideki Ide / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 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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A live musical was written based on the manga and anime series, coming out to critical acclaim in both Japan and Korea in May 2015. Interestingly, the musical was originally written in English then translated into Japanese, but as of April 2016, no English scripts or sheet music has surfaced. An English demo album was recorded in New York City (featuring Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan as Light and Jarrod Spector as L), but the show has yet to be officially picked up by Broadway. See more »

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L: Please turn off all cell phones, laptop computers and any other transmission equipment and leave them on the table over there.
Matsuda: [mutters] I know he's being cautious from the start, but does he really trust us or not?
L: [overhears] No, I just hate it when cell phones ring when I'm talking.
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Performer: Nightmare (as Naitomea)
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Rush!
15 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After watching the first six episodes, I find that the story line is very well though out. Unlike many series, Death Note has a way of keeping ahead of the watcher, and one can never predict what is about to happen.

The series is obviously dark. One of the things that I find interesting about Death Note that the protagonist isn't the good guy, like that of the stereotypical protagonist. The fact that this series goes morally were few others will go is definitely one of the reasons I find this series to be so enticing.

I'm definitely hooked!


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