How Old Was L in the Death Note?

Kira is childish, and he hates losing. You guessed it, I’m also childish and hate losing.


A lot of people who like the Death Note series have wondered how old L was in the anime and manga.

In particular, they’ve been interested in how the character looked when he was in his early twenties, how his appearance changed, and other facts. So, here is what we do know.

In the Death Note series, it is seen that while L and Soichiro Yagami are observing Light through the cameras, L says that he used to do a lot of pointless things at the age of seventeen.

Later, we see that he is giving the same exam as Light, who is seventeen years old at that time.

This made me curious.

What Exactly is L’s Age?

As stated in the wikia, L’s age is 24-25 years old.

Also, in Death Note 13: How to Read, it is stated that L was born on October 31, 1979, and died on November 5, 2004. From this, we can calculate that L was 25 years old at the time of his death.

How Old Was L in the Death Note?

Death Note Character Height, Ages, and Birthday Chart

Listed below are the heights in feet and cm, ages, and birthdays of the Death note main characters at the start of their debut in the show.

You can find the up-to-date ages and heights of any characters that change throughout the show in the text below this table.

Light Yagami5’10.5″ (179 cm)17February 28th 
L5’10.5″ (179 cm)24October 31st
Ryuk7’6.5″ (230 cm)N/a1N/a1
Misa Amane4’11.8″ (152 cm)19February 14th 
Near5’1″ (155 cm)17August 24th
Mello5’7.3″ (171 cm)19December 13th 
Rem8″ (243.8 cm)N/a1N/a1
Watari5’9″ (175 cm)70May 1st 
Teru Mikami5’9″ (175 cm)27June 7th
Soichiro Yagami5’11.3″ (181 cm)48July 12th 
Touta Matsuda5’8.5″ (174 cm)25December 14th
Shuichi Aizawa6″ (183 cm)34May 11th 
Hirokazu Ukita5’3″ (161 cm)26November 9th
Kanzo Mogi6’2″ (188 cm)30September 13 
Kyosuke Higuchi5’6.5″ (169 cm)32June 6th
Aiber6’2.5″ (189 cm)33July 17th

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