- Death Note
- Hits: 1948
Main: L, Light
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural
Death Note (Desu NÅto) is a Japanese manga series originally written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The series primarily centers around a high school student who decides to rid the world of evil with the help of a supernatural notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it.
Light Yagami is a brilliant, but bored, high school student who resents the crime and corruption in the world. His life undergoes a drastic change when he discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the "Death Note", lying on the ground in the year 2003.
The Death Note's instructions claim that, if a human's name is written within it, that person shall die. Light is initially skeptical of the Death Note's authenticity, believing it is just a prank.
However, after experimenting with it and killing two criminals, Light is forced to admit the Death Note is real.
After meeting with the true owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk, Light seeks to become "the God of the new world" by passing his judgment on criminals.
- Desu NÅto