Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Death Note" Plot Summary Overview

Summary by Monica A.

Manga Series Writer: Tsugumi Ohba


Plot Summary: 

   Death note is an anime about an intelligent high school student, Light Yagami. One day he discovers a notebook and later on found out it was owned by Ryuk, a shinigami. The notebook has a special ability. The human whose name is written in this notebook dies. Realizing the notebook's capability, Light uses it to kill criminals in pursuit of ruling a world cleansed of evil and wrong doers and spares those people whom he deems to be good and kind. As the number of death increases, the International Police becomes alarmed and reputable detective L is able to determine that the killer is in Japan. L almost caught Light but he found a way to gain L's trust by helping in the investigation of finding Kira. Light found out that he is not the only one who has a death note. Light met Misa Amane, who also possesses shinigami eyes. Light uses Misa to avoid L's suspicion and resulting to L's death. 
   At the later part of the series, two children, Near and Mello, following L's legacy was able to catch Kira. The end of the series concludes with Light's name written on the death note by Ryuk. 

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