Death Note Characters

Death Note is an manga series in the Death Note franchise
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Aiber is a conman and assistant of L in his investigations. He plays the role of one of L's aliases.

Armonia Justin Beyondormason

A Shinigami from Death Note who is the right-hand man of the Shinigami King.

Chief Soichiro Yagami

Father of Light Yagami and lead detective in charge of finding the killer Kira.


A Shinigami that fell in love with a human. When he prevented her death out of love, he died himself.

Kanzo Mogi

Part of the investigation team working with Chief Yagami and L trying to find Kira.

Kiyomi Takada

Light Yagami's classmate at To-Ho. She is very popular and intelligent.

Kyosuke Higuchi

A member of the Yotsuba board of directors with a tie to Kira. Rival companies are having their employees killed by a Kira.

L Lawliet

L is one of the world's greatest detectives. His identity was always a guarded secret. His biggest and deadliest case was tracking down the killer known as Kira.

Light Yagami

Light Yagami is an attractive and highly intelligent young man who hides a vicious distaste for the world around him. His life is forever changed the day he finds the Death Note outside of his high school.


A resident of Wammy's House. She is a skilled artist.


An orphan that grew up with Near in Wammy's House, a shelter for gifted children overseen by Watari. He's a candidate to be L's successor. He also really likes chocolate.

Merrie Kenwood

Merri Kenwood, "Weddy", was an off the records associate of L. A professional cat burglar. She assists in infiltration and plays the role of one of L's aliases.

Misa Amane

Misa is an actress/singer that came into possession of a Death Note. She developed a crush on Kira and devoted herself to his cause, even making a deal for Shimigami eyes (the ability to know anyone's name by looking at them) in exchange for half her lifespan.


The new likely successor to L. His mind is sharp and he easily trumps his rival Mello.

Raye Penber

Ray Penbar is an FBI agent assigned to follow Light Yagami when the families of the police are being investigated in the Kira case.




Ryuk is a Shinigami, a death god, that was so bored one day he dropped his Death Note to see what would happen. He also has an obsession with apples.The Death Note is discovered by Light, and Ryuk follows him around for much of the series to see how Light

Sachiko Yagami

The wife of Soichiro Yagami and mother of Light and Sayu.

Sayu Yagami

She is Light Yagami's sister and cares for him.

Shuichi Aizawa

One of the few men to stay on the Kira Investigation team.

Teru Mikami

A criminal prosecutor and hardcore supporter of Kira. He becomes the fourth Kira.

Touta Matsuda

The youngest member of the team of officers trying to track down Kira. Sometimes his naivity can get the better of him and he often places himself in huge danger because of his actions

Unnamed Shinigami

This shingami originally appeared in the third chapter and later the Re-light OVA. He is heavily implied to be Light's reincarnation due to his actions and characteristics.



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