Monday, May 21, 2012 8:17:55 PM
The main character is Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook, the "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a shinigami (a god of death) named Ryuk. Light is starting killing criminals, wanting to make a world better place, known to public as "Kira".
The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know, by writing the name in the notebook while picturing their face.
The series centers around Light's attempt 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.
L is very clever, genius young man, very hard to fool, but not enough. He dies by hand of shinigami named Ram, who was fooled by Light.
Anyway, though L died, he is my favorite character from Death Note. Genius addicted to sugar.