Action, Animation, Crime, Fantasy, Suspense
Original name: デスノート
Light Yagami is a 17-year-old ace student who is bored of school, life and the state of the world. One day, on his way home after school he fiends a black notebook with "Death Note" written on it. The first few sentences of the book state that everyone whose name is written into it is going to die through the power of a Shinigami. At first he discards it as a joke but later he realizes that it is the tool with which he can change the world to a place without crime or criminals. However, after the first criminals die, the authorities are forced to do something and send the legendary detective L to track down Light.
The climactic battle between Light Yagami and L's successors finally comes to a close.
The Japanese Task Force and the SPK finally meet at YellowBox Warehouse on January 28th. However, a third party has come to the warehouse as well, on Kira's orders to kill everyone else there.
Light and Near agree upon a meeting place for the final confrontation. A key player is kidnapped and the end results are shocking.
It is confirmed within the task force that Light is up to something in his meetings with Kiyomi. After exhaustive research, Near decides he can move into the final stages of his plan to expose and humiliate Kira.
Near comes closer and closer to the truth about who is who. He lays traps for Kira as Kira does the same for Near, setting the stage for the mounting final battle.
Teru Mikami has always had a sense of justice and brought it upon himself to distinguish between good and evil. Now a grown adult, Teru serves under Kira and uses his newly acquired powers to choose a Kira spokesperson to replace Demegawa.
Kira's plan to kill Near backfires and suspicions arise in the Japan Headquarters concerning Kira’s true identity in Light. Kira realizes he must hand off the Death Note once again and finds a new follower.
Tensions heat up between Light and Near as Near collects more details on the Death Note. Information insults fly back and forth, and Light is forced to act, in fear that his identity as Kira and L will be exposed.
Mortified over allowing the Death Note to fall into Mello's hands in order to save his daughter, Soichiro puts himself into harm's way in order to get it back.
Near collaborates with Light in order to rescue Sayu, who is being held hostage in exchange for the Death Note.
Five years later, two new enemies prepare themselves to challenge Kira. While one tries to find Kira with the help of the newly established group, the SPK, the other takes a more drastic measure by kidnapping someone very close to Soichiro and Light.
A transmission intended for L's successor shows all of L's findings on the Kira case. Afterwards, Light furthers his plans for a utopia, dividing the world into those who support and those who fear Kira.
L continues to interrogate Rem, while Light manipulates Rem into killing off the greatest obstacles in his way.
While Higuchi is finally captured, Light inadvertently regains his memories as Kira.
L and the Task Force close in on Higuchi who continues to play into their hands. But as time before Kira's identity is revealed on Sakura TV gets closer, Higuchi gets desperate and makes the deal for shinigami eyes.
Thanks to Misa, the Task Force now knows the identity of the new Kira and L plans an elaborate scheme to smoke him out of hiding.
The Task Force uses Misa as a way to get closer to the Yotsuba corporation. But things get complicated when Rem tries to communicate with her.
L has bugged the secret meeting in the Yotsuba corporation and the task force is divided between those who want to stop the killing by arresting the 7 members of the Yotsuba corporation and those who want to wait to know who is actually Kira.
Matsuda makes the Kira investigation more difficult for the Task Force when he gets himself captured by the Yotsuba corporation.
Tensions rise among the Task Force as the Kira investigation continues with the close surveillance of the Yotsuba corporation. But when the Force finds that the police are no longer supporting the case, the members are forced to choose between keeping their jobs or resigning to continue searching for Kira.
Getting nowhere fast, L thinks of a new plan to get Misa, Light, and Mr. Yagami out of confinement. Meanwhile, Rem finds a new person to play as Kira.
After renouncing ownership of both Death Notes, Light turns himself in to L and is imprisoned.
Light tries using the second Kira to find out L's real name. However, L is well prepared for Kira's next move and is able to get one of the Kiras in his custody soon enough.
Light furthers his plans as Kira after meeting with the very annoying second Kira.
The Task Force and Light continue to try and find the second Kira based on the evidence they keep receiving from him. Little do the other officers know that Light wants to find him for the sake of bettering his position as Kira.
After seeing the message "Kira" sent, the task force decide to make a reply and adds Light to the force. Yet while the task force and L try to find the fake "Kira" Light has to find her first or else the existence of the Death Note will be revealed!
The Sakura TV station plans to air Kira's home-made videos. Little do they know that the videos will bring more than ratings.
L begins to profile Light through a game of tennis, and brings up some questions regarding the Kira case hoping to figure out the truth about him.
Still suspicious of Light's too-perfect behavior, L decides to take drastic measures and enters the same university to meet Light face to face.
Discovering that L has went so far as to tap his room with cameras, Light comes up with a plan to throw off his suspicions.
Light meets Penber's fiance — an ex-officer who is determined to hunt down Kira.
Furthering the Kira investigation, the remaining police force finally meets L.
After finding the true identity of his follower, Light uses him to deal a major blow to the rest of his enemies.
Light creates a complex plan involving the Death Note and another criminal to try and expose his follower's name and identity.
Ryuk informs Light that he's being followed and asks Light if he wants to make a trade for his own Shinigami eyes. But at what cost?
Light falls into the first of many of L's attempts to uncover him from his Kira alter ego.