This story is about a teenage student named Light Yagami. He discovers a special notebook called the Death Note, which belongs to a God of Death. It has a rule that if you write a person's name in it, they will die. Light experiments with this and discovers that it is true. He then decides to use it to get rid of all the evil people in the world and becomes known as Kira. He is followed by a detective called L, and the two of them engage in a thrilling battle of wits.
Light must use his intelligence and cunning to outwit L and keep the Death Note a secret so he can continue to use it to cleanse the world of criminals. Will he succeed or will L catch him first? Find out in this thrilling anime!