The Best 'Death Note' Quotes

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Add your favorite line or moment if it's missing! Anything from the manga, anime and live action movies are fair game.

Here's our list of the best quotes from Death Note, including some videos of the greatest moments from the series as well. The epic 2006 anime that brought you fan-favorite characters like L, Light, Misa, and Ryuk contains so many awesome monologues, hilarious one-liners, and fantastic dialogue that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Death Note quotes can be epic to the point where you can get chills from hearing them, which is why we decided to take a look at the top moments from the show. This list contains mostly epic quotes, but we've thrown some funny lines from Ryuk and Misa in there as well. If you're left thinking about these quotes long after you've finished the series, check out more shows like Death Note.

Vote up the quotes you like the most, and vote down any that you think aren't cool or funny. 

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  • 'I'll Take A Potato Chip'
    Video: YouTube
    564 VOTES

    'I'll Take A Potato Chip'

    "I'll solve equations with my right hand and write names with my left. I'll take a potato chip... and EAT IT!!"

    The most dramatic potato chip eating line ever is delivered as Light is mentally defying L.
    564 votes
  • 'Yes, It Would Be Dark'
    Photo: Viz Media
    581 VOTES

    'Yes, It Would Be Dark'

    Misa: "I Would never dream of living in a world without Light."
    L: "Yes, it would be dark."

    One of the funnier lines from the series, L says this to Misa as a joke on Light's name.

    581 votes
  • 'I Will Be Taking Your Cake'
    Photo: Viz Media
    294 VOTES

    'I Will Be Taking Your Cake'

    "You can call me what you like, but I will be taking your cake," says L as he chaperones Misa and Light's date.

    294 votes
  • 'Eye For An Eye'
    Video: YouTube
    249 VOTES

    'Eye For An Eye'

    "An eye for an eye, my friend," L says to Light as he roundhouse kicks him.

    249 votes
  • 'Bang!'
    Photo: Viz Media
    294 VOTES


    "Bang! If I were Kira, you'd be dead by now, Yagami Souichiro-san," L says when police officers show up thinking he's the culprit they're after. 

    The line is changed in the live-action version to "Bang! Bang! Bang! If I were Kira, you'd all be dead by now."

    294 votes
  • 'I Am Justice!'
    Video: YouTube
    372 VOTES

    'I Am Justice!'

    L and Light (together): I am... JUSTICE!!

    The two characters exclaim one of the coolest lines in all of anime as they get ready for the final showdown.
    372 votes