The Death Note saga has been a classic fan favorite within the anime community for ages, offering a spread of excitement for its audience. It covers a fascinating yet equally complex theme involving power struggles, alliances, and the quest for cleansing the world of evil – in theory.
However, the title also flaunts a wide range of unique characters, and fans always love discovering more about them. Below is everything you need to know about all of the main Death Note characters, including their ages, birthdays, heights, weights, blood types, occupations, and more.
|Death Note Character||Age Range||Birthday||Height|
(Ft & Inches/ cm)
|Light Yagami||17 – 23 years old||February 28,|
|5′ 10½”/ 179 cm||119 lbs/|
|L||22 – 25 years old||October 31,|
|5′ 10½”/ 179 cm||110 lbs/|
|Ryuk||Unknown||Unknown||7′ 6½”/ 230 cm||Unknown|
|Misa Amane||17 – 29 years old||December 25,|
|4′ 11¾”/ 152 cm||79 lbs/|
|Near||13 – 27 years old||August 24, |
|5′ 1″/ 155cm||88 lbs/|
|Mello||14 – 19 years old||December 13,|
|5′ 7¼”/ 171 cm||115 lbs/|
|Kyosuke Higuchi||32 – 37 years old||June 6,|
|5′ 6½”/ 169 cm||130 lbs/|
|Teru Mikami||27 years old||June 7,|
|5′ 9″/ 175 cm||123 lbs/|
|Kiyomi Takada||18 – 24 years old||July 12,|
|5′ 5″/ 166 cm||97 lbs/|
|Soichiro Yagami||48 – 54 years old||July 12,|
|5′ 11¼”/ 181 cm||150 lbs/|
|Shuichi Aizawa||34 – 49 years old||May 11,|
|6′ 0″/ 183 cm||154 lbs/|
|Touta Matsuda||25 – 40 years old||December 14,|
|5′ 8½”/ 174 cm||130 lbs/|
|Kanzo Mogi||30 – 39 years old||September 13,|
|6′ 2″/ 188 cm||179 lbs/|
|Hirokazu Ukita||26 years old||November 9,|
|5′ 3″/ 161 cm||112 lbs/|
|Anthony Rester||42 years old||January 6,|
|6′ 4″/ 193 cm||185 lbs/|
|Halle Lidner||29 – 30 years old||February 18,|
|5′ 10¾”/ 180 cm||115 lbs/|
|Stephen Gevanni||27 years old||September 1,|
|5′ 11¾”/ 182 cm||134 lbs/|
What Do We Know About the Main Death Note Characters’ Ages?
Death Note follows one uniform timeline, and the main characters age similarly throughout the saga’s progression. Although, since the series does involve a time skip, the characters are portrayed at varying ages throughout the storyline – which spans approximately five years, excluding additional installations that depict the Death Note characters after the time skip.
There are some inconsistencies regarding the exact ages of each Death Note character overall, as the characters have varying years of birth according to the Death Note manga series, the anime series, and the TV Drama. However, most fans stick to the information provided by the manga, which we’ll be using as a basis.
Only a couple of the main Death Note characters have unknown ages altogether, primarily because they are classified as otherworldly beings. Below are all of the Death Note main characters’ ages as the saga progresses, including before and after the time skip and their ages in additional releases.
|Death Note Character||Age (Pre-Timeskip)||Age (Post-Timeskip)||Age (Other)|
|Light Yagami||17- 18 years old||23 years old||20 years old (TV Drama)|
|L||22 years old (Death Note: Another Note)||24 – 25 years old||Unknown|
|Misa Amane||19 years old||24 years old||17 years old (2017 film)|
19 – 29 years old (Film series)
|Near||13 years old||17 – 18 years old||19 years old (Death Note: New Generation)|
27 years old (Never Complete One-shot)
|Mello||14 years old||19 – 20 years old||Unknown|
|Kyosuke Higuchi||32 years old||Unknown||37 years old (TV Drama)|
|Teru Mikami||27 years old||Unknown||Unknown|
|Kiyomi Takada||18 – 19 years old||24 years old||Unknown|
|Soichiro Yagami||48 – 49 years old||54 years old||Unknown|
|Shuichi Aizawa||34 – 35 years old||40 years old||49 years old (Never Complete One-shot)|
|Touta Matsuda||25 – 26 years old||30 – 31 years old||40 years old (Never Complete One-shot)|
|Kanzo Mogi||30 – 31 years old||36 years old||39 years old (post-series One-shot)|
|Hirokazu Ukita||26 years old||Unknown||Unknown|
|Anthony Rester||42 years old||Unknown||Unknown|
|Halle Lidner||29 – 30 years old||Unknown||Unknown|
|Stephen Gevanni||27 years old||Unknown||Unknown|
Main Death Note Characters’ True Names, Birthdays & Zodiac Signs
Due to the fact that fans have access to just about all of the main Death Note characters’ dates of birth, we have been able to link them up with their respective Zodiac Signs – that is, apart from Ryuk and Rem. Since Ryuk and Rem are not human and are seen as otherworldly beings, their birthdays remain unknown.
Some of the Death Note characters also go by other names, and their true names remain unknown or unused for the most part. Below are all of the main Death Note characters’ birthdays and their respective Zodiac Signs – along with their real names where applicable.
|Death Note Character (True Name)||Birthday||Zodiac Sign|
|Light Yagami||February 28||Pisces|
|L (L Lawliet)||October 31||Scorpio|
|Misa Amane||December 25||Capricorn|
|Near (Nate River)||August 24||Virgo|
|Mello (Mihael Keehl)||December 13||Sagittarius|
|Kyosuke Higuchi||June 6||Gemini|
|Teru Mikami||June 7||Gemini|
|Kiyomi Takada||July 12||Cancer|
|Soichiro Yagami||July 12||Cancer|
|Shuichi Aizawa||May 11||Taurus|
|Touta Matsuda||December 14||Sagittarius|
|Kanzo Mogi||September 13||Virgo|
|Hirokazu Ukita||November 9||Scorpio|
|Anthony Rester (Anthony Carter)||January 6||Capricorn|
|Halle Lidner (Halle Bullook)||February 18||Aquarius|
|Stephen Gevanni (Stephen Loud)||September 1||Virgo|
Main Death Note Characters’ Species, Genders & Blood Types
All of the main Death Note characters are classified as humans in terms of their species – apart from Ryuk and Rem, who identify as Shinigami. Below are all of the main Death Note characters, along with their biological genders and blood types, where applicable.
|Death Note Character||Gender||Blood Type|
What Do We Know About the Main Death Note Characters’ Heights & Weights?
Although it can be assumed these figures changed as they aged and matured, only their average or base height and weight stats have been recorded. Misa Amane is the most petite of all the Death Note characters, with a height of around 4′ 11¾”/ 152 cm and a weight of approximately 79 lbs/ 36 kg.
Near is next in terms of stature, measuring around 5′ 1″/ 155cm in height and weighing approximately 88 lbs/ 40kg, followed by Hirokazu Ukita who measures 5′ 3″/ 161 cm in height and weighs around 112 lbs/ 51 kg. This is followed by Kiyomi Takada, who is around 5′ 5″/ 166 cm in height and weighs 97 lbs/ 44 kg, as well as Kyosuke Higuchi, who measures around 5′ 6½”/ 169 cm in height and weighs 130 lbs/ 59 kg.
Mello has an average height of 5′ 7¼”/ 171 cm and a weight of around 115 lbs/ 52 kg, while Touta Matsuda measures 5′ 8½”/ 174 cm in height with a weight of around 130 lbs/ 59 kg, followed by Teru Mikami who is around 5′ 9″/ 175 cm in height with an average weight of 123 lbs/ 56 kg. Light Yagami and L are both 5′ 10½”/ 179 cm in height, weighing 119 lbs/ 54 kg and 110lbs/ 50kg, respectively, followed by Halle Lidner, who is 5′ 10¾”/ 180 cm tall and weighs 115 lbs/ 52 kg.
Soichiro Yagami is next, measuring 5′ 11¼”/ 181 cm in height with a weight of 150 lbs/ 68 kg, followed by Stephen Gevanni who is 5′ 11¾”/ 182 cm tall and weighs around 134 lbs/ 61 kg. There are quite a few characters above the 6ft mark, including Shuichi Aizawa at 6′ 0″/ 183 cm weighing 154 lbs/ 70 kg, Kanzo Mogi at 6′ 2″/ 188 cm weighing 179 lbs/ 81 kg, and Anthony Rester who is 6′ 4″/ 193 cm tall weighing 185 lbs/ 84 kg.
Ryuk is the tallest of all the main Death Note characters, standing tall at a whopping 7′ 6½”/ 230 cm with an unknown weight – most likely due to him being Shinigami. Rem’s height and weight remain unknown, although she is likely similar to or slightly smaller than Ryuk.
What Do We Know About the Main Death Note Characters’ Occupations & Organizations?
Considering the complexity of this intense title, the main Death Note characters certainly have important roles to play. Each of the characters has unique skills, abilities, and traits that allow them to take on various responsibilities and tasks throughout the storyline.
Many of the main Death Note characters work for the Japanese government to some extent, although other powerful and more secretive forces employ others. Below are all of the Death Note main characters’ occupations and the associated organizations within the saga.
|Death Note Character||Occupation||Organizations|
|Light Yagami||Detective, Graduate Student||Japanese Task Force, National Police Agency|
|Misa Amane||Model, Actress, Singer, TV personality||Unknown|
|Near||Detective||Wammy’s House, Special Provision for Kira|
|Mello||Unknown||Wammy’s House, Mafia|
|Kyosuke Higuchi||Head of Technology Development||Yotsuba Group|
|Teru Mikami||Criminal prosecutor||Unknown|
|Kiyomi Takada||Student, NHN news reporter, Kira’s spokesperson||Media|
|Soichiro Yagami||Police Investigation Bureau Chief||Japanese Task Force, National Police Agency|
|Shuichi Aizawa||Police officer, Detective||Japanese Task Force, National Police Agency|
|Touta Matsuda||Police officer, Detective||Japanese Task Force, National Police Agency|
|Kanzo Mogi||Police officer, Detective||Japanese Task Force, National Police Agency|
|Hirokazu Ukita||Police officer, Detective||Japanese Task Force, National Police Agency|
|Anthony Rester||SPK member||SPK|
|Halle Lidner||Secret Service agent, CIA agent, SPK member||USSS, CIA, SPK|
|Stephen Gevanni||SPK member||SPK|
That’s everything there is to know about all of the main Death Note characters’ ages, birthdays, heights, weights, blood types, occupations, and more, with images and stats thanks to the Death Note Wiki. While there are still a ton of things fans have to learn about these characters by getting through the entire Death Note storyline, these details can help provide a better understanding of their personalities and motives.