Death Note – デスノート(Desu Nōto) Is one of my favourite Animé series.
Light Yagami, a high school student, discovers a supernatural notebook, the “Death Note”, dropped on Earth by a death god (shinigami) named Ryuk. Anyone’s name written in this book, where the user pictures the face of that person will die.
The story centers around Light’s attempt to create a world cleansed of evil as God, using the “Death Note” to kill only criminals. Soon, nobody dares do any crime and Light becomes popular, although nobody have seen Light or know who Light is.
The legendary “L”, the famous eccentric detective tries to stop Light from killing, thus begins a 13 episode epic anime series of plots and twists with these two lead characters trying to outwit eachother in one of the most intelligent and surprising way of storytelling I’ve seen in Japanese animé where the boundaries of morale, and who is really the hero will become a blur.
Don’t miss it. For your enjoyment, here is the trailer in english.