Light Yagami should have no complaints about life--he's good looking, a great student, and rich. But it's not enough. His attitude is about to change when a Shinigami death god accidentally drops his notebook down into the human world and into Light's hands. The thing about this notebook is that whoever's name is written down in the book dies. Now the death games begin as Light decides to use his new power to rid the world of evil. But is he doing more harm than good in his quest to kill off every criminal? And when the talented and mysterious L is brought in to solve the mystery behind all this death, will Light be able to outsmart him or end up in prison? This is Volume 1 of the anime version of this international hit series based on the bestselling manga.