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No. There are some rules that prevent this. From the Rules of the Death Note wiki: The 23-days rule How to use: XXVII [...] If you write, “die of disease” for the cause of death, but only write a specific time of death without the actual name of disease, the human will die from an adequate disease. But the Death Note can only operate within 23 ...


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No. Humans who die don't go to Heaven or Hell (because neither exists). They go to Mu (Which means, nothing). Death Note, Volume 12, page 188, has these two rules in regards to "Mu": "All humans will, without exception, eventually die." Also, "After they die, the place they go is MU (Nothingness)." Basically, there's nothing after death. Shinigami ...


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If I remember correctly, Ryuuk said that apples in his world were dry and awful, but in human world they were "Juicy." This is most likely the reason why he enjoys apples. There's also probably some hidden meaning to it.


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There are some minor differences. For example, when L loses his life in the Anime, he doesn't say anything. But in the Manga he says something like "I knew I was right". But the main difference is the ending. In the Anime In the Manga


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3.6 in Japanese measurement is the equivalent of 72/20 in American measurement. That's considered to be Excellent eyesight. It's not that you see 3.6 times further, you are able to distinguish, 3.6 times more detail in the image you get (read, 3.6 times smaller details).


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L was killed by a Death Note (Rem's). When someone is killed by a Shinigami's Death Note, the remaining life span is added to the Shinigami's life. This means the life span seen using the Shinigami eyes doesn't account for deaths caused by the Death Note (since that difference is added to their life). The important part of what the Shinigami eyes does for ...


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From the wiki Apples are Ryuk's favorite food and probably the only thing he eats. He likes apples from the human world because they are "so juicy". Ryuk stated that apples are an addiction for him, like alcohol or cigarettes for humans. Ryuk exhibits symptoms of withdrawal if he goes without eating apples for a while. These symptoms include ...


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It isn't a plothole. There's a rule in the Death Note that specifically covers this. The use of the Death Note in the human world sometimes affects other human's lives or shortens their original life-span, even though their names are not actually written in the Death Note itself. In these cases, no matter the cause, the god of death sees only the original ...


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As stated in the wikia, L's age is 24-25 years old. Also, in Death Note 13: How to Read, it is stated that L was born on October 31, 1979 and died on November 5, 2004. From this we can calculate that L was 25 years old at the time of his death.


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From what I remember (although I don't know enough Japanese to confirm this), he was trying every possible different spelling for the name of the victim. The Death Note wiki page on the first episode also states this as a fact (in the sixth paragraph in the synopsis. Now, if you've already watched the series and are currently re-watching it, you're already ...


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From the Death Note Wikia: Ryuk offers to make a deal with Light for the “Shinigami Eyes.” Light refuses the deal, stating that he needs to live in order to rule over his utopian world. He asks Ryuk if there is anything else that he should know about the Death Note, and Ryuk says probably not.


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This might be my personal opinion, but this does not look like the face that a person would show his friend when that friend is dying. Light had been pretending to be L's friend for a while, so by (over-)reacting he achieved two things. The first would be keeping his image and the second would be giving him a reason to go looking for the Death Note, that he ...


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No. There is a rule specifically against that: In the Death Note, you cannot set the death date longer than the victim’s original life span. Even if the victim’s death is set in the Death Note beyond his/her original life span, the victim will die before the set time. So basically, you'll die of a natural (or whatever your end-of-lifespan-death would be) ...


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I don't think we're told how many years Gelus or Rem had. Ryuk said that Shinigami were lazy and only write names now to extend their life, and doing more than that would be seen as "working too hard". If we think about it, Shinigami might be sooo lazy that they might only extend their own life when they have very little time left, then find some young ...


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Himself. And only himself. Yagami Light truly perceived himself as a god where everyone else was a lower being. He explained in one segment that his lifespan is too valuable to make a deal for the shinigami eyes. Yet for even his closest allies (Misa) or even his family, their lives can be easily discarded. Light did not truly love anyone other than himself....


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N researched the past, so much of his conclusions match L's, so I will start from the beginning as to why N (and L) thought Light was the killer. Chapter 2/Episode 2 (19:11): The killer must be in the Kanto region. Chapter 3/Episode 3 (3:35): The killer must be a student. Chapter 4/Episode 3 (10:40): The killer must be a relative of the police. Chapter 11/...


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This write-up over at WikiAnswers is pretty good. According to 13: How to Read, Misa loses her memories related to using the Death Note and retains her love for Light. Since it is in the nature of a Death Note user to "suffer misfortune", Misa falls into despair after someone "like Matsuda" "probably let it slip" that Light died. When she regains her ...


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In chapter 71, Light was setting up a plan that would prove himself to be innocent of being the killer (Kira); would give the NPA (National Police Agency of Japan) the advantage over Mello; and would keep him safe if Mello would ever get hold of his picture. In order to kill Mello, he made preparations for a raid to take place at November 10 at 23:59. ...


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As Kai already mentioned: Ryuuk said that apples are dry and awful in his Shinigami Realm, and that the ones in the human world are juicy. If I also remembered correctly, he let Misa have a bite of one of these apples from the Shinigami Realm and she mentioned that it tasted like sand. To answer the second part of your question: It is Ryuuk who loves ...


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According to the first rule in How To Use III If the time of death is written within 40 seconds after writing the cause of death as a heart attack, the time of death can be manipulated, and the time can go into effect within 40 seconds after writing the name. So the time of death (e.g. "NOW") won't go into effect for 40 seconds.


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Just reread the manga and it turn out it was the police, probably with L help, that concluded the fact that Kira need both name and face from Death Note Chapter 11 One, page 5 Matsuda: He needs to know names? Is that true? I've heard he only needs to know the face Chief Yagami: Criminals whose names were either wrong or kept hidden survived some ...


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Summary There are a lot of differences between the Death Note Manga and it’s Anime adaptation, but they’re mostly minor differences, with the overall story being the same. Compared to the Manga, the Anime has had some scenes removed, new ones added, and some included scenes have been altered. I’ll go over some of the more notable changes, but this won’t be ...


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People who name is not written in the note shall not die due someone else that will die due his name being in the Death Note, both rules can be boiled down to that. That is what the If the death leads to the death of more than the intended means. As long as the death of the person leads to someone else dead, or the conditions prior death can cause death to ...


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According to both the Death Note Character list on Wikipedia and the L character page on the Death Note Wikia, his full name is L Lawliet. He does have several aliases that sound more like real names but L seems to be his actual name. From the L Wikipedia page: Tsugumi Ohba, the writer of the series [...] For L's name, he wanted to use a single letter ...


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Presumably to both keep himself safe and give himself business. L has presumably put away a lot of people. Probably incredibly smart people, given that it required someone at L's level to catch them. It's easy to see at least one of these people holding a grudge or having friends who would want revenge. Keeping his name and face secret offers him ...


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Essentially yes, they will become semi-immortal. They will have a long, long natural lives but they'll still be vulnerable to death.


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People are predictable. Especially if you know one's personality in advance, you can almost accurately predict what one might do with great power, such as the Death Note. Light is far from stupid, he knew exactly what would happen. He knew he'd use the Death Note to achieve a higher status, and that his and L's team would come and investigate. All a part of ...


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