Anime Underground The Best 'Death Note' Quotes  

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List Rules 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. 

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'Yes, It Would Be Dark' is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Death Note' Quotes
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'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.

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'I'll Take A Potato Chip'
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Video: YouTube

"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.
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'The Only B*stard Left' is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Death Note' Quotes
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'The Only B*stard Left'

"But if you [destroy] all the bad people, you will be the only b*stard left."

Ryuk to Light as he thinks long-term with the DN.

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'I Am Justice!'
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Video: YouTube

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.
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