Top 10 Saddest Death Note Deaths

The Top Ten
1 Death of L

Why didn't L simply ask Soichiro Yagami to check his family and his son's browser history when Light was at school? Wouldn't it reveal that he had been looking up the names of criminals who had recently died of heart attacks?

Also, if the time of death was recorded before Light experimented with it, it would be strikingly close to the time and date Light looked it up (recorded in his browser history). If L obtained permission to install bugs and cameras in the house, why couldn't he obtain a simple search warrant? He could have solved the case much sooner by searching every household with a law enforcement employee and at least one school-aged student.

In addition, Light's habit of locking himself in his room during the heart attacks would further incriminate him.

2 Death of Light Yagami

I would argue that Light's death is the saddest in the anime. We all know he was a loathsome serial killer, but whether you like or hate him, you can't help but pity him, especially when he was desperate and calling for Misa and Takada.

We see that he regretted his actions, wishing he had never encountered the Death Note in the first place. Things would have ended much differently. He is truly a tragic character. L's death was sad, yes, but Light's really hit me hard. I've been an emotional wreck for days because of it.

3 Death of Naomi

She was only trying to find out what happened to her husband but was killed in such a cruel way that her body was never found. She was completely depressed while Light taunted her.

4 Death of Soichiro Yagami

He died believing that his son wasn't Kira and never wrote a full name in the Death Note, so his soul rests in peace.

Bro, this was super sad. Even if Light said he would kill anyone to achieve his goals, he did care for his dad, L, and others deep down.

He was just a father trying to love his son and protect his family. He sadly died knowing nothing of his son's awful deeds as Kira.

5 Death of Rem

I love Death Note, and I am extremely sad about how it all ended.

Killed by love, probably the saddest death in any anime.

6 Death of Raye Penber
7 Death of Takada Kiyomi

It's kind of sad she couldn't tell that Light was using her. I thought it was obvious.

8 Death of Mello

L's death was the saddest in my opinion, but Mello should rank higher! I thought Mello's death was one of the saddest! It was sadder than Naomi Misora's. This should be at least number three.

Mello was my favorite character. I wanted him to win! He helped Near catch Kira. Without him, I think Near wouldn't have caught him.

His personality is like mine. He was a chocoholic just like me. I think he was misunderstood and deserved much more! I hate Takada! His death scene was so heartbreaking and shocking to me.

9 Death of Watari

He reminded me of Alfred. I miss him.

10 Death of Misa

I think it's one of the saddest because she was dragged through all this mud because of Light. She was a bit foolish, but still, it was sad.

She may not have been my favorite, but she truly had nothing left.

I liked her a lot, and I never found her annoying.

The Contenders
11 Death of Matt

Matt's death showed us the significance of Kira. He was mindlessly killed for a pointless reason, making it by far the most heartbreaking part of the entire show.

12 Death of Near (alternative)

Although I didn't really care about Near and thought he was just a recreation of L with white hair, it's still decently sad.

13 Death of Mikami
14 Soichiro Yagami

He, in my opinion, was a great role model of a dad. All Light wanted him to do in his last moments was write down Mello's name.


15 Death of Aiber
16 Death of Lind. L. Tailor
17 Death of Matsura
18 Death of Hirokasu
19 Kiichiro Osoreda
20 Death of Petra
21 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".
22 Death of Sir Nighteye
23 L
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