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Death Note

Manga, vol.12 (2003)

 

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Genres: Crime Fiction, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Mystery, Shounen
Tags: Contemporary Fantasy, Detective, Genius, Hero of Strong Character, High School, Idol, Kamis, Policeman, Present, Tragedy, Twisted Story
Release Date: 01.12.2003 ‑ 15.05.2006
Studios: Shuueisha Inc.
Type: Manga (2003)
Volumes: 12, Chapters: 108

Alternative names:

デスノート
DN
Death Note
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?
Light Yagami is a brilliant 17-year-old student, one of the top scorers on his exams in all of Japan. One day as he leaves school, he finds a mysterious black notebook on the ground with "Death Note" written on it. The first thing written inside: "The human whose name is written in the notebook shall die." Light decides to use this to cleanse the world of evil by killing all the criminals. On the scene comes L, ace detective, who's determined to find Light—who the world now calls "Kira"—and track him down, thus bringing us an epic psychological thrill ride.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.

Production:

Takeshi Obata (Art),
Tsugumi Ohba (Story)

Related anime:

Death Note TV, 2006, Adaptation
Death Note Rewrite Special, 2007, Adaptation

Related manga:

Death Note Manga, 2003
Death Note Pilot Manga, 2003
Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases Light Novel, 2006, Prequel
Death Note: L, Change the World Light Novel, 2007, Side story
Death Note Episode 0 One Shot, 2006, Alternative version
Death Note Manga, 2008, Sequel
Death Note: L FILE No. 15 Manga, 2008, Side story

Related characters:

L Lawliet
L Lawliet
Ryuk
Ryuk
Light Yagami
Light Yagami
Mihael Keehl
Mihael Keehl
Nate River
Nate River
Misa Amane
Misa Amane
Teru Mikami
Teru Mikami
Rem
Rem
Touta Matsuda
Touta Matsuda
Soichiro Yagami
Soichiro Yagami
Kyosuke Higuchi
Kyosuke Higuchi
Reiji Namikawa
Reiji Namikawa
Arayoshi Hatori
Arayoshi Hatori
Masahiko Kida
Masahiko Kida
Tierry Morello
Tierry Morello
Mary Kenwood
Mary Kenwood
Quillsh Wammy
Quillsh Wammy
Shidoh
Shidoh
Mail Jeevas
Mail Jeevas
Kiyomi Takada
Kiyomi Takada
Kanzo Mogi
Kanzo Mogi
Shuichi Aizawa
Shuichi Aizawa
Halle Bullook
Halle Bullook
Stephen Loud
Stephen Loud
Jealous
Jealous
Naomi Misora
Naomi Misora
Shingo Midou
Shingo Midou
Raye Penber
Raye Penber
Sayu Yagami
Sayu Yagami
Sachiko Yagami
Sachiko Yagami
Hirokazu Ukita
Hirokazu Ukita
Hideki Ide
Hideki Ide
Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter
Hitoshi Demegawa
Hitoshi Demegawa
Lind L. Tailor
Lind L. Tailor
Dwhite Gordon
Dwhite Gordon
Takuo Shibuimaru
Takuo Shibuimaru
Yuri
Yuri
Gook
Gook
Suguru Shimura
Suguru Shimura
Eiichi Takahashi
Eiichi Takahashi
Takeshi Ooi
Takeshi Ooi
David Hoope
David Hoope
George Psyeruth
George Psyeruth
Kiichiro Osoreda
Kiichiro Osoreda
Carl Darlingbin
Carl Darlingbin
Larry Conners
Larry Conners
Koreyoshi Kitamura
Koreyoshi Kitamura
Yamamoto
Yamamoto
Kanichi Takimura
Kanichi Takimura
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
Yumi Aizawa
Yumi Aizawa
Noriko
Noriko
Eriko Aizawa
Eriko Aizawa