Aka: Ryuzaki

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
Rank #1
Rank #59
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Secretive, meticulous and cunning, L's desire to win coupled with his intellect give him the reputation of being the best detective in the world. His disheveled and childish exterior masks his sharp and analytical mind, throwing off his adversaries. Reclusive and paranoid, L solves his cases by communicating with the outside world via his assistant Watari and a computer with voice scrambler. L has a sweet tooth, and can often be found crouching instead of sitting normally while snacking on cakes. He is adept at mind games and much like a child, is willing to do almost anything to win, aided by his mysterious, impassive expression and his monotonous voice, which make him impossible to read.

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Anime Roles

Death Note Main
Death Note Rewrite 1: The Visualizing God Main
Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors Minor

Manga Roles

Death Note Main
Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Light Novel) Secondary
Death Note: L Change the World (Light Novel) Main
Death Note Special Minor

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kurumi10v3r says...

 Generally, in other animes, lonely and intelligent characters are cold. But not L. Even being lonely he's still funny, cute, innocent and troll. His design makes the character becomes 10/10. He's so unique. 

Words can't express my love for him. L is the best husbando. 

Jan 20, 2016
animelover9090 says...

one of the best written characters I have ever seen in an anime.

Jan 3, 2016
Forestheart says...

No.1! No.1? How am I not surprised...

Jan 2, 2016
sithlord99 says...

Like AnarchoAnime said, he probably isn't the absolute greatest character in anime, but I do think he deserves at least a top 15 spot.  I think one of the reasons he got pushed so high was that both Light, and the second half of Death Note are so polarizing.  It's probabaly easier for a lot of people to see L's side better than Light's and the way he got shafted in the second half of the anime was an enormous injustice to both the character and the franchise.

Nov 6, 2015
AnarchoAnime says...

L is a fantastic character, but number one? Kinda stretching it.

Oct 12, 2015