Age: 1315 pretimeskip 1920 posttimeskip Gender: Male Species: Human Date of birth: 13 December 1989 Occupation: Mello is a former resident of the Wammy House who later joined the mafia to catch Kira. Blood type: A Likes: Chocolate Mello is the older of Ls two successors raised in Wammys House Wataris orphanage for gifted children in Winchester England United Kingdom. When it is decided that Mello should work with the other successor Near Mello refuses citing an inability to work with Near to whom he is considered second. Similar to Ls fondness for sweets Mello is often seen eating bars of chocolate. How to Read 13 states that Mello has an excellent mind and that he sometimes lets his emotions get in his way. The book cites Mellos hatred of Near which created a flaw in Mellos personality. The book states that Mello isnt purely evil citing his apology and genuine care for Matts wellbeing. Tsugumi Ohba the writer of Death Note stated that Mello works hard for everything. Ohba added that Mellos name doesnt really stand for anything as opposed to Nears name standing for Nate River etc. Mello is voiced by Nozomu Sasaki in the Japanese anime David Hurtwitz in the English version and Javier Olgun in the Latin Spanish dub. Mello is the narrator of the spinoff novel Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases.