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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1,543 257
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
140

2
1,095 261
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
24

3
1,108 389
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
518 315
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

5
509 221
Watari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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594 463
Near is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
35

7
417 218
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

8
475 417
Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
27

9
499 419
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

10
448 283
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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11
251 177
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

12
221 199
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

13
188 165
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shuichi Aizawa 3

14
258 182
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
22

15
209 161
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

16
195 157
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

17
168 102
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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18
125 140
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kanzo Mogi 2

19
126 138
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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20
117 138
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

21
123 147
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

22
86 126
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3

23
95 184
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

24
88 106
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

25
87 155
Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Lind L. Tailor 0