It is a really cool show, watch it!
Here’s a quick summery.
A young adult, by the name of Light is very smart, top student in japan. One day, randomly, a note book falls from the sky. It so happens that he is the one to pick it up. The notebook says that whoever’s name you right inside of it dies, but you need to know the face also. So, when righting the name, you need to imagine the face, so people sharing the same name don’t die. You can ethier specify how you want the person to die, but if you don’t, they will die within 40 seconds from a heart attack by defult. You can also say when the person would die.
Light thinks that the world is rotten and criminals deserve to die. He wants to change the world. When he gets the notebook, and assures himself it’s real by writing the name of criminals a few times, he starts killing every criminal in the world who was commented a seriuse crime. This of course goes to his head, and he thinks of himself as the god of the new world, in which criminals don’t exsist.
Undoubtedly, the police get furious with this and plan to find this killer, which they start calling him by Kira. (Kira sounds like Killer in english, this show is Japanese). The police don’t have any idea who the murderer might be, and when many criminals die, they have to bring in the ‘Super Detective’. He is known as ‘L’, that’s his code name.
By tricking Kira with the media, they get many clues and find out many things about him. Like he hates to lose, and he kill anyone that opposes him or known too much. They figure out that Kira is in Japan, by making a broadcast that is said to be global, but was only in Japan. They have a condemed person as a reporter saying shit about Kira, and Kira kills him. They figure out he’s in Japan this way. They figure out he’s a student by looking at the times the kills have happened, 4pm - 10pm. They figure out he needs a face and name to kill a person, by having L speak to him through a microphone.
As I said Light isn’t a very stupid person, his dad works in the Kira investigation, he’s the chief, and Light has access to privite police information, so he knows what the police is thinking and plans out many things that may happen and how to avoid them. He soon later, actually joins the police force, and has even more access, and knows exactly what L is thinking and what he is planning to do.
L is also smart, and he suspects Light for many reasons which are explained in the show.
THis show is seriusly skilled, and it’s like a modern Sherlock Holmes anime seris. They make all the episodes epic, and very reasonable to follow along.
Both Light and L are smart people, and it’s a battle between them 2 mostly. They don’t know each others real identity. Light doesn’t know who L’s real name is, and L doesn’t know that Light is Kira, although he does suspect him.
This is a great anime seris and I highly recommend it. Escapicially since there are not much episodes, 37 to be exact, with an ending. This show is really cool. I really sugest you watch at least the first episode, and I think you’ll probabily like it
It’s an awesome show