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Death Note

Death Note

Alternative Titles

English: Death Note
Japanese: デスノート

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 37
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.811 (scored by 327389 users)
Ranked: #242
Popularity: #1
Members: 445,955
Favorites: 40,973
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius from Japan who is tired of his life, school, and the state of the world as he knows it. One day, on the way home from class, Light stumbles upon a dark notebook with "Death Note" written on the front. Intrigued by its appearance, Light reads the first few sentences, only to find out that it states that anyone whose name is written inside will die. Discarding it as a joke, Light continues his daily activities. Soon after though, his human curiosity takes the better of him and prompts Light to try the notebook, discovering the truth behind first sentence. Now, with power in his hands, Yagami Light is on a quest to change the world and become God of the New World. His path to holy status won't be easy however, as another genius, known as L, is working against Light's beliefs and Light himself. Who will win this power of Gods between humans?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuk
Ryuk
Main
Nakamura, Shidou
Japanese
Nakamura, Shidou
Drummond, Brian
English
Drummond, Brian
...
Amane, Misa
Amane, Misa
Main
Hirano, Aya
Japanese
Hirano, Aya
Chan-Kent, Shannon
English
Chan-Kent, Shannon
...
Keehl, Mihael
Keehl, Mihael
Main
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
Hurwitz, David
English
Hurwitz, David
...
Lawliet, L
Lawliet, L
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Juliani, Alessandro
English
Juliani, Alessandro
...

Staff

Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Tamura, Manabu
Producer
Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Storyboard
Itou, Tomohiko
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Assistant Director



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Dec 28, 2013
Mind-freak
“The human whose name is written in this note shall die.” – Death Note
Imagine one day you come across a notebook, but it’s not like those notebooks that you can buy at the nearest bookstore for a buck or two. By writing someone’s name on that notebook, you can kill that someone. What would you do? Would you kill those people who bully you during your grade school? Would you kill those who rejected you when you confessed your love? Or would you…?
The story of Death Note starts when a perfect student, appearance-wise and intelligence-wise, Yagami Light comes across the Death Note, a Shinigami’s (God read more
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Jan 12, 2014
Zeomne
Allow me to explain my love of "the pay off" in entertainment:

I hate when I watch something, and it doesn't really matter if I'm following it or not because nothing pays off. So many times I the credits of a movie roll and I'm left stupified thinking to myself "That's it? What about the ___ and the ___? What was the point of me paying attention to the first hour and 20 minutes of this film?"

Some shows or movies set little subconscious mental snares, so that when something happens later on-it pays off. Your friend walks in the room and sees a read more
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Recommendations

This seems to be a pretty common comparison - probably because Light and Lelouch are practically the same character. Both shows feature quite a bit more intellectual sparring than your typical shounen fare, and both main characters have very similar personalities (they're closer to being villains than heroes) and abilities (ridiculously powerful but with prominent weaknesses that require careful planning to circumvent).
Both of these Anime deal with notes that fortell things. On one side, you have a strong male lead who writes the death futures, on the other side, you have a weak male lead who sees his own future predicted and his possible death.

Opening Theme

#1: "the WORLD" by Nightmare (eps 1-19)
#2: "What's up, people?!" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-37)

Ending Theme

#1: "Alumina" by Nightmare (eps 1-19)
#2: "Zetsubō Billy" by Maximum the Hormone (eps 20-36)
#3: "Coda ~ Death Note" by Yoshihisa Hirano (ep 37)

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