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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1,626 265
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
140
2
1,154 270
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
24
3
1,156 403
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
4
551 328
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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629 479
Near is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
35
6
536 232
Watari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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7
439 228
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
8
495 437
Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
27
9
524 436
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
10
470 296
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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11
269 187
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
12
239 212
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
13
200 176
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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14
225 166
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
15
271 192
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
22
16
205 164
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
17
183 111
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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18
130 147
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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19
132 144
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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20
124 146
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3
21
94 130
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3
22
129 156
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6
23
102 191
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
24
95 111
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
25
73 115
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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