Death Note (デスノート) 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 that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know. The series centers around Light's subsequent 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.
Tsugumi Ohba is a gensakusha or writer. His real identity is a closely guarded secret.
Takeshi Obata is a Japanese manga artist that usually works as the illustrator in collaboration with a writer. In addition to his manga work, he has also done character design work for the video game Castlevania Judgment.
Genre: Shonen, detective fiction, psychological thriller, supernatural
Recommended age: 16+