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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1,699 275
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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2
1,194 280
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
24
3
1,210 416
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
4
570 344
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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654 500
Near is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
35
6
549 239
Watari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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7
452 236
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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513 455
Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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9
544 454
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
10
478 308
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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11
283 192
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
12
253 217
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
13
235 171
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
14
207 183
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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15
279 200
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
22
16
212 169
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
17
191 117
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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18
135 151
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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19
136 150
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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20
129 151
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3
21
98 136
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3
22
134 162
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6
23
104 201
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
24
97 118
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
25
76 124
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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