Anime Underground The Best Death Note Characters  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Death Note character, no matter how big of a role they play in the show. No characters from the films are included!

If you have an absolute favorite Death Note character, here is your chance to make your voice heard! This is a list of every Death note character, ranked from best to worst by how many votes they receive from anime fans like you. Regarded as one of the best anime series of all time, the supernatural detective series Death Note boasts an array of amazing characters that really make the series what it is. The brilliant cat and mouse game between Light Yagami and famed detective L is the highlight of the series, but there are so many other amazing characters that are regarded as fan favorites.

Shinigami Ryuk and the empty-minded Misa add great comedy elements to the show, and others like Cheif Yagami and Aizawa balance that with a more serious tone of justice and courage. Then of course there are the young minds of Near and Mello, who appear later in the series but still add an enormous impact to the plot. You can vote for as many of your favorite characters as you want on this poll, as go nuts and let us know who the best Death Note characters of all time are!
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L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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2
1,084 260
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
24

3
1,097 386
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
512 314
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

5
508 216
Watari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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6
590 459
Near is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
35

7
412 217
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

8
474 411
Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
27

9
496 416
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

10
444 283
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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11
249 175
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

12
220 196
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

13
186 162
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shuichi Aizawa 3

14
257 179
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
22

15
207 158
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

16
193 154
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

17
168 99
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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18
125 137
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kanzo Mogi 2

19
125 135
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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20
116 135
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

21
122 144
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

22
86 123
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3

23
93 181
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

24
87 104
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

25
70 120
Aiber / Tierry Morello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Aiber 2