Death Note, Volume 1

By Tsugumi Ohba; Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)
(Viz Media, Paperback, 9781421501680, 191pp.)

Publication Date: October 2005

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Description
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the "Death Note," a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the "Death Note" to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?
Light tests the boundaries of the "Death Note"'s powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?



About the Author
Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with "Cyborg Ji-Chan
G". The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major
works include "Chikarabito Densetsu" and "Mashin Boukentan Lamp-Lamp".

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and the smash hit manga Death Note. All You Need Is Kill is his latest work following the hugely successful series Bakuman.
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