Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook from a Shinigami named Ryuk that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. The series centers around Light’s attempts to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” as “God” using the notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.
Written by: Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrated by: Takeshi Obata
Published by: Shueisha
Original Run: December 1, 2003 – May 15, 2006
Original Country: Japan