Death Note (デスノート Desu Nōto ) is a manga written by Tsugumi Ōba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The work was adapted an anime series directed by Tetsurō Araki. It is about a teenage male named Light Yagami, who finds a supernatural notebook. The notebook is called a "Death Note". When Light writes the name of a person in the book, that person dies. If he wants to, Light can say how he wants the person to die. If he does not say how, then the person dies from a heart attack. Light uses the Death Note to kill criminals. Some people are happy with this, others are not. They call him killer "Kira" ("キラ" in Japanese which is based on how Japanese people may say the English word "killer") . This results in an all out brawl between both sides in the series.
The best detective in the world is named "L". He is sent to catch Kira/Light and stop him from killing people. It becomes a contest of intelligence between L and Kira/Light. Both of them are very smart.
At one point, Light loses the Death Note, and his memories of it, and decides to help L find the next Kira! But he ends up getting the Death Note back and kills L with it.
After L dies, two more people fight to catch Kira, and for the name of the second L. They lived in an orphanage and were competing to be the next L. One of the people fighting finds out that Light is Kira, leading to Light's death.
- Death Note official website (Japanese)
- Shueisha's Death Note manga official website
- Official anime website (Japanese)
- Death Note information website
- Madman Entertainment's Death Note website