"The human whose name is written in this note shall die"--The Death Note. Light Yagami is an elite university student and a genius. When a Shinigami (death god) drops the Death Note on Earth, Light picks it up and decides to keep it. With his father being a police inspector, Light has a strong sense of justice and is determined to wipe out all criminals using the Death Note. Dispersing justice obsesses him and he envisions himself as a God in the crimeless utopia he plans to create. As criminals continue to die in unexplainable ways, a rumour starts to circulate that it is the work of the Messiah who they call, Kira. International Criminal Police Organisation (ICPO) deploys its best 'weapon', L, a genius investigator to solve the mystery; L's superior intelligence seems a sure bet in cornering Kira. Light evades L though, by utilizing his intelligence and the mysterious power of the Death Note.