Light Yagami, an ordinary university student, receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius.






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Series cast summary:
Masataka Kubota ...  Yagami Raito 11 episodes, 2015
Kento Yamazaki ...  L 11 episodes, 2015
Mio Yûki ...  Nia 11 episodes, 2015
Hinako Sano ...  Amane Misa 11 episodes, 2015
Reiko Fujiwara Reiko Fujiwara ...  Yagami Sayu 11 episodes, 2015
Megumi Seki ...  Himura Shouko 11 episodes, 2015
Gôki Maeda Gôki Maeda ...  Matsuda Touta 11 episodes, 2015
Tomohisa Yuge Tomohisa Yuge ...  Aizawa Shuichi 11 episodes, 2015
Kazuaki Hankai Kazuaki Hankai ...  Watari 11 episodes, 2015
Jirô Satô ...  Mogi Kanzo 11 episodes, 2015
Yutaka Matsushige ...  Yagami Soichiro 11 episodes, 2015
Shûgo Oshinari Shûgo Oshinari ...  Mikami Teru 11 episodes, 2015
Shogen ...  Raye Penber 11 episodes, 2015
Reiya Masaki ...  Kamoda Masaru 11 episodes, 2015
Yûya Nakahara Yûya Nakahara 10 episodes, 2015
Marin. Marin. 10 episodes, 2015
Yûichirô Hirose Yûichirô Hirose 10 episodes, 2015
Nozomi Tachibana Nozomi Tachibana 10 episodes, 2015
Hayato Moriya Hayato Moriya 10 episodes, 2015
Hikaru Ohsawa Hikaru Ohsawa 10 episodes, 2015
Shiho Miyazaki Shiho Miyazaki 10 episodes, 2015
Tomokazu Koshimura Tomokazu Koshimura 10 episodes, 2015
Yûki Sanshû Yûki Sanshû 10 episodes, 2015
Yûsuke Yoshizawa Yûsuke Yoshizawa 10 episodes, 2015
Satoshi Judai Satoshi Judai 10 episodes, 2015
Shûji Kashiwabara Shûji Kashiwabara 10 episodes, 2015
Isao Nonaka Isao Nonaka 10 episodes, 2015
George Kokubo George Kokubo 10 episodes, 2015
Ayumi Tsunematsu Ayumi Tsunematsu 10 episodes, 2015
Jun Fukushima Jun Fukushima 10 episodes, 2015
Daisaku Nishino Daisaku Nishino 10 episodes, 2015


Light Yagami, an ordinary university student, receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius.

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5 July 2015 (Japan) See more »

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Тетрадь смерти See more »

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Death Note: Outstanding stuff and almost as good as the anime
21 November 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

And like that it's over, I have now officially seen every bit of Death Note out there. Anime, Japanese movies, American travesty and now the Japanese live action series.

I went in with low expectations, as much as I adore Death Note I was fresh off the live action films and expected this to be a cheaply made rushed adaptation of the anime but I couldn't have been anymore wrong.

Little did I realise that this fantastic 11 part series has a true identity of it's own. It follows the original story but tweaks it here and there in some minor and some major parts to make it standout. Normally I hate it when stories do that but here because it's so damn good it was forgivable.

The performances are excellent, the writing is flawless and I was captivated once again almost as if I was watching the Death Note anime for the first time.

It isn't flawless overall, there are questionable moments, the cgi isn't great and in places it does look cheap but you can get past all of that with ease.

The shifts in storyline actually add to it, though I do find some of the decisions quite baffling especially when it comes to Nia.

This is essential viewing for fans of Death Note alike the anime and the live action Japanese films. The only poor Death Note is the American version but let's just pretend that never happened.

The Good:

Amazing soundtrack

Beautifully written

Well acted

The Bad:

Some dodgy cgi

Some questionable plot changes

Ryuk gets just plain annoying

Kento Yamazaki plays a great character, but it's really not L

Things I Learnt From This Series:

Hollywood had so much source material to use for their movie and still made that embarrassment

I still don't know what sex Nia was supposed to be

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