Desu Nōto is a Japanese manga series created by writer Tsugumi
Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata. The series centers on Light Yagami,
a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook, the
titular "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a shinigami (death god) named
Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose
face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook with
a picture of the victim in his mind, since there is the possibility of
several people having the same name. The story follows Light's attempt
to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook, and the
complex conflict between him and his opponents.
Death Note was
first serialized in 108 chapters by Shueisha in the Japanese manga
magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to May 2006. The
series was also published in tankōbon (paperback) format in Japan
starting in May 2004 and ending in October 2006, and since then has
been translated internationally. The series was adapted into
live-action films released in Japan on June 17, 2006, on November 3,
2006, and on February 2, 2008. The anime series aired in Japan from
October 3, 2006, to June 26, 2007. A novel based on the series, written
by Nisio Isin, was released in Japan on August 1, 2006.
Yagami is an extremely intelligent young man who resents the crime and
corruption in the world. His life undergoes a drastic change when he
discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the "Death Note," lying on
the ground. The Death Note's instructions claim that if a human's name
is written within it, that person shall die. Light is initially
skeptical of the notebook's authenticity, but after experimenting with
it, Light realizes that the Death Note is real. After meeting with the
previous owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk, Light seeks
to become "the God of the New World" by passing his keen judgment on
those he deems to be evil or who get in his way. A shinigami's Death
Note is a notebook that can kill any human whose name is written in it.
All Death Notes are governed by the same set of rules determining the
extents and limitations of the Notes' powers.
Soon, the number
of inexplicable deaths of reported criminals catches the attention of
the International Police Organization and a mysterious detective known
only as "L". L quickly learns that the serial killer, dubbed by the
public as "Kira" (キラ ?, derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the
English word "killer"), is located in Japan. L also concludes that Kira
can kill people without laying a finger on them. Light realizes that L
will be his greatest nemesis, and a game of psychological cat and mouse
between the two begins.
After several murders, Misa Amane, a
possessor of another Death Note, meets Light and tries to help him to
do his work but she is captured by L. Light makes a plan involving
renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, and all of his memories of
them, and turns himself in to L for surveillance. After losing his
memories, Light and L start to investigate a criminal group named
"Yotsuba" together who had Misa's Death Note. When arresting them,
Light recovers all his memories while touching the Death Note,
remembers his plan, and forces the former owner of Misa's Death Note,
the shinigami Rem, to kill L.
After L's death, Light is granted
the position of the "new L." Light is challenged by L's successor,
Near, in a battle of minds. Near automatically suspects Light to be
Kira and plans different ways of attack. In the meantime, Kira has
gained much of public support, and has contacts to help him continue
killing criminals. Mello abducts one of these contacts, and Kira kills
his own contact. Mello dies in the aftermath, Near is then able to use
his SPK members to find Kira's other contact, and create a fake,
duplicate Death Note. This is used to trick Kira into "killing" Near
and the SPK with a fake death note. Obviously, Near and the SPK remain
alive and use Kira's own signed Death Note as evidence to arrest him.
In the end, Light is caught by the SPK and killed by Ryuk.
ahh personajul meu preferat este Ryuzaki [L]