Death Note, which began as a manga series, has been adapted into two live-action films and an anime series. It has also been novelized. The protagonist, Light Yagami, is a brilliant, but bored, high school student who discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the "Death Note." The Death Note claims that, if a name is written within it, then that person will die. In this first-of-its-kind guide to this exciting story, DHP's Japanese researchers have dug up little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info that are certain to surprise even the most ardent of Death Note's English-speaking fans.