Death Note is a Japanese manga created by writer Tsugumi Oba and drawn by mangaka Takeshi Obata in 2003. Today, you can see Death Note images on this page.
The story follows the events experienced and caused by its protagonist, Light Yagami. He is a young high school student who one day collects an exceptional notebook by chance, endowed with supernatural and terrifying powers.
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The series will show us Light in many attempts to use the Death Note to create a better world, albeit through killings and massacres.
Opposing the protagonist will be an equally beloved character from the series, a genius and quirky detective named “L”.
As mentioned earlier, the narrative protagonist is called Light Yagami, a bright Japanese high school student with a natural repulsion for crime and injustice.
Light’s life is turned upside down when he finds a mysterious notebook on the ground on a seemingly ordinary day.
The cover of the notebook reads “Death Note,” and on its first few pages is a set of rules for use, the first of which is “The human whose name is written in this notebook will die.”
Initially skeptical, our protagonist will soon perform a concrete test of the notebook’s capabilities and immediately recognize its incredible power.
Shortly after, Light will also meet the previous owner of the notebook, a fearsome “shinigami” (death gods typical of Japanese mythology) named Ryuk.
Following a long dialogue with this terrible monster, Light will decide to use the Death Note to bring justice in the world, killing individuals (from every country) that he considers evil.
The long series of killings carried out by the protagonist soon captures the international police’s attention, who entrust the case to one of the best detectives in the world.
This brilliant character known as L discovers with a quick trick that the killer (or Kira in Japanese) lives in Japan and can kill people without even touching them.
Light immediately realizes that this detective will be his greatest adversary. From there, shortly begins a psychological battle between the two that will even lead to a meeting.
Although it does not follow the comics’ typical style for children commonly called “shonen, ” the manga does not follow the comics’ specific kind.
It is still published in the weekly magazine Shonen Jump of the publishing house Shueisha (probably because of the great success expected well in advance) from 2003 to 2006.
Although Death Note has managed to sell 30 million copies worldwide, it was adapted to an equally successful anime. Now, nobody knows until today, for sure, who is responsible for the story.
In addition to the comic and the cartoon, the work has given rise to infinite other products, including live-action, video games, gadgets of all kinds, and even a Death Note movie on Netflix disputed for its dubious quality.
Among the factors that have determined the planetary success of Death Note today, we would like to focus on three that are considered the main ones: the plot, the characters, and of course, the same “notebook of death”.