by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
A Shinigami, or death god, drops his Death Note in the human world, mainly because he is bored, and a japanese teenager, Light, picks it up. Light is not your average kid, on the outside he is an exremely bright student, the best at anything he does, but on the inside he has a dark personality. Light finds out the by writing people's name on the Death Note they die. So he sets out to clear any kind of bad people from the face of the earth. Basically he has a God syndrome and with the power of the Death Note he might actually get what he wants. People are even calling him Kira, the god that comes to kill the criminals.
But Light's actions don't get unnoticed. L works with the police from time to time to solve whatever mysteries cupture his attention and the Kira mystery is one of them. L is not your typical investigator, he never showed his face and noone knows his real name and he sometimes works his cases from a distance but he always has the results he wants.
Both Light and L are very smart. And seeing them trying to outsmart each other makes one of the most intriguing stories ever.