I know only one other nerdfighter here, and there was a time when i was the only one. It's sad that barely a few people in India know about Nerdfighteria and John's books.
You've read his books, right?
I actually really liked Matsuda's character, he kinda reminded me of Neville Longbottom. He was often overlooked and considered an idiot. And then, at then end, he went all awesome when he yelled at LIght. Also, he fell off that balcony while pretending to be drunk. I don't care if he was faking it and going to get saved, that's got to take guts.
Definetly L. He's a genius and could read people so well, detecting their next moves and getting in their heads. I was with LIght up until the whole "I will become God of the new world" part. He was just chasing an impossible dream. I'd say Near but he's just too emotionless for me. He's probably my second favorite though. What about you?