I have been reading lots of top ten favourite anime list and I have found that Death Note has the highest success rate among them all. While many people have differing favourite animes Death Note nearly always ends up between 2 and 5th place. While it may not be many peoples favourite, it nearly always holds a spot in peoples hearts in the top five. And it definitely deserves it. No complaints there. I would recommend this as a first series for an introduction to anime. The idea of Near and Mello was a good one but it lost it's humorous charm that the show needed after episode 25.