L is considered the world's greatest detective, whose identity remains unknown before the story takes place because he has never revealed himself to the public. L takes on the Kira in order to find the titular murderer able to kill people whose names are written in the Death Note. He meets Kira, a teenager named Yagami Light, and becomes determined to convict him. The character of L is portrayed by Yamaguchi Kappei in the anime and Matsuyama Ken'ichi in the live-action films Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name and L: Change the World. He is voiced by Alessandro Juliani in the English versions of both the anime and live action films.
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