Light Yagami is an ideal teenager. He's a straight-A student. His parents trust him. His little sister looks up to him. Girls like him.

Life is good...but boring. Until Light discovers a mysterious notebook called the Death Note. It reads:

Death Note
How to Use It

The human whose name is written in this note shall die.

This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.

If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the person's name, it will happen.

If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.

After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Light Yagami is about to become the most notorious murderer of all time.

Note: Hard Cover

Story by Tsugumi Ohba, Art by Takeshi Obata
Release Sep 16, 2008
Trim Size 5 3/4 × 8 1/4 (w/dust jacket)
Length 200 pages
Series Death Note
Age Rating Teen Plus

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