Is a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba created and Takeshi Obata. The series revolves around a high school student who discovers a book with supernatural powers, which gives the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in it. The intrigue lies in its attempt to create and rule a world using the card.
Death Note was first published by Shueisha in Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine, December 2003-May 2006, with 108 chapters in total. The series was published in full in 12 volumes in Japan and North America. The series was adapted into movies (live-action) launched in Japan on June 17, 2006 and November 3, 2006 and an anime series aired in Japan from October 3, 2006 until June 26, 2007. Also, a novel based on the series, Sand-glasses written Isin, was released in Japan on august 1st 2006.