Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?
There's a Serial Killer Loose in Los Angeles and the local authorities need help fast. For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is...
A serious student who ranked first in the National College Entrance Practice Exams. He decides to change the world by using the Death Note dropped by the Shinigami Ryuk.
A Shinigami bored with the Shinigami Realm. He takes an interest in the human world and drops his Note there. He can only be seen and heard by someone who touches the Death Note.
A genius detective who has solved countless cases all over the world. He is the only person able to mobilize and control all of the world’s police. His true identity, appearance and whereabouts are not generally known.
Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note and his latest series Bakuman｡.
Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., the smash hit manga Death Note, and his latest series Bakuman｡.
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