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BooksL: Change the World
FilmsDeath Note, Death Note 2: The Last Name, L: Change the World, Death Note: Light Up the New World
TitleDeath Note
AwardsWon 'Animation Kobe' for TV Feature Award (2007)
ComicsDeath Note
GenresMystery, Thriller, Supernatural, Psychological
Created ByTsugumi Ohba (writer), Takeshi Obata (artist)
PlatformsVideo Games, Nintendo DS
Video GamesDeath Note: Kira Game, Death Note: Successor to L, Jump Super Stars, Jump Ultimate Stars
Original WorkManga series
Main CharactersLight Yagami, L (character), Near, Misa Amane
Television SeriesDeath Note, Death Note: New Generation
Main PersonalitiesLight Yagami, L

The Death Note universe is a realm of dark fantasy and psychological tension where the lines between good and evil are often blurred. The most important artifact in this universe is a supernatural notebook known as the Death Note; it gives the owner the power to kill someone as soon as they write the person's name in the book by imagining their face. The story revolves around Light Yagami, a high school student who encounters a death note and the chaos and moral dilemma that ensues as a self-proclaimed chemist of justice as he tries to rid the world of evil. But his vision of a utopian world is challenged by a brilliant detective known as "L" who races to capture him to stop the killings. The deeper story explores themes of moral ambiguity, strategic wits, justice, and the human condition itself.

In addition to the main storyline, the Death Note universe features many other characters with individual stories, each adding to the overall complexity of the narrative. It asks deep questions about the nature of justice, right and wrong, and how far one can go to achieve an imagined version of a perfect world.

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