L Lawliet is the main antagonist of the 2006 anime series Death Note. He was a world-reknown detective aiming to catch Kira, of which he fails and loses his own life in the process due to. He is 24 years old, and he dies at this age. He is portrayed as cold, apathic, and socially anept, standing out within public and seemingly unable to feel love or compassion at times. He was voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi in the Original Japanese Dub, and by Alessandro Juliani in the English Dub.