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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883 127
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
L 140

2
604 164
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Ryuk 24

3
612 247
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
321 179
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

5
367 259
Near is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Near 35

6
297 121
Watari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Watari 7

7
308 238
Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Mello 27

8
254 129
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

9
279 262
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

10
246 167
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Rem 6

11
148 89
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

12
128 109
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

13
170 115
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Matt 22

14
107 94
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shuichi Aizawa 3

15
130 100
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

16
120 94
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

17
103 63
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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18
84 84
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kanzo Mogi 2

19
73 82
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

20
73 79
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gelus 3

21
70 79
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

22
53 77
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3

23
57 116
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

24
48 66
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

25
44 78
Aiber / Tierry Morello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Aiber 2

26
54 97
Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Lind L. Tailor 0

27
27 66
Hirokazu Ukita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hirokazu Ukita 0

28
35 68
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Halle Lidner 2

29
37 61
Yuri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yuri 2

30
27 68
Stephen Loud / Stephen Gevanni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Stephen Loud 1

31
23 61
Hideki Ide is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hideki Ide 0

32
19 52
Gook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gook 1

33
18 55
Yumi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yumi Aizawa 0

34
16 55
Nori is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Nori 1

35
13 79
Kyosuke Higuchi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

36
14 54
Shingo Midou is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shingo Midou 0

37
11 59
Anthony Lester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Anthony Lester 1

38
12 49
Armonia Justin Beyondormason is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Armonia Justin Beyondormason 1

39
12 54
Zellogi / Zerhogie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Zellogi 1

40
9 52
Deridovely is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Deridovely 1

41
7 54
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yoshi 0

42
7 56
Takeshi Ooi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Takeshi Ooi 0

43
7 69
Hitoshi Demegawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hitoshi Demegawa 0

44
5 53
Kiichiro Osoreda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kiichiro Osoreda 0

45
6 53
Roger Ruvie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Roger Ruvie 1

46
4 50
Masahiko Kida is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Masahiko Kida 0

47
4 50
Arayoshi Hatori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Arayoshi Hatori 0

48
4 51
Ill Ratt / Shawn Dunleavy / Se... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Ill Ratt / Shawn Dunleavy / Sean Danrevey 0

49
4 52
Steve Mason is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Steve Mason 0

50
4 52
Koreyoshi Kitamura is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Koreyoshi Kitamura 0