Death Note, Volume 1: Boredom

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Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose ...

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Overview

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?

Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?

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  • The Death Note Series
    The Death Note Series  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421501680
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Series: Death Note Series , #1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 144,383
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and the smash hit manga Death Note. All You Need Is Kill is his latest work following the hugely successful series Bakuman.

Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with Cyborg Ji-Chan
G
. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major
works include Chikarabito Densetsu and Mashin Boukentan Lamp-Lamp.

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  • Posted December 31, 2008

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    Death Note: A Cutting-Edge Manga from Shounen Jump

    Another popular Manga that nobody should pass up the chance to read. The story in incredible! The amount of twists and turns this manga takes keeps you reading until the end. You can not keep yourself from getting the next one once you put down the first volume, your hooked! The writing is superb and the artwork is beautiful. This Manga is zero action but a thrilling plot and great characters makes up for that. Right when you start to get comfortable with the story and understand what is going on... it always takes a sudden unexpected turn! Death note is the best manga out there when it comes to plot. Shounen manga is sometimes very generic (crammed with action, good guy bad guy situations, and girls with large breasts.) But Death Note has the most intricate story I think I have ever had the pleasure to read in a manga. Bravo! Shounen Jump! For picking such a cutting-edge manga as one of your titles. Do not pass up the chance to read this manga!<BR/><BR/>- Fraxer

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    This goes for the whole series: Death Note is one of the best Mangas ever written. It has a good storyline and the characters are great. It will make you want more, even when it's over.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Light Laviana

    My friends are all about Death Note so I started to read it, only because I have the same name as Light Yagami. It DIDNT disappoint me. Its amazing!

    --
    Light Laviana (Same name as Light :D)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Aww snap!!!!

    B&N stepping ther game up i luv this anime series havent read the books yet thou might have to check it out

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    All around amazing!

    This is a manga that you won't easily let of- even if you are not a manga fan. Pracrically from the very begining, it astounds you with its brilliance. Not only that, it makes you question human nature, and what is really justice. This is full of suspense, right and wrong, and unique characters- you yourself can pick who the bad guy is. The anime is almost as good, and the light novels (the los angeles bb murder cases and L change the world) are fabulous. Obviously, it's going to be a bit morbid and dark- but it only adds to the story. Amazing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    I Recommed That You Read This Manga Too!

    If you've seen the show or not, this is an amazing book. The drawing are slightly different, some parts a switched around, and parts are more detailed or less from the show. It's easy to follow and leaves you constantly wanting more. I've been a fan of Death Note and if you are too I recommend reading this manga too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Death Note series

    I never read manga before and thought that I would never like it, however, Death Note is different than most manga because it engages in a cat-and-mouse plot rather than constant fighting. It takes unexpecting turns and has exciting characters. If you love manga or a good detective-like story than you should read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    Rip off

    Won't work on IPad, PC or Android

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    I love this series. It's dark and makes the reader think about a

    I love this series. It's dark and makes the reader think about all manner of philosophical questions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2011

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    This is the best manga I have ever read!

    Death Note is an aaaamazing series and the first volume is one of my favorites. Seeing how Light's mind corrodes and how the battle between he and L intensifies is a wonder to behold. Truly the best Manga out there. And the anime is amazing, too!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    ONE OF THE BEST MANGA SERIES EVER!

    This series DEATH NOTE is definitely worth your money!

    It's about a bored, 17-year old boy name Light Yagaimi who mysteriously discovers a notebook titled "Death Note" dropping to the ground while he was in class. The Death Note states that whoever's name is written in it with a mental picture of that person, he or she will die in 40 seconds, guaranteed. Thinking that it's a silly superstition, Light left it where it was but soon later came back to retrieve it. He tried out the Death Note in his room and found out that it really worked! He promised that with the help of his notebook, he's going to cleanse the world of evil and create a utopia for all! The story goes on with his conflict with the world's greatest detective, the mysterious L.

    This series is worth reading and will not to disappoint you when you start reading and get into it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

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    I Also Recommend:

    Death Note Volume 1

    If you are into manga, they I highly recommend this series for you. Light finds a pretty cool notebook that when a person's name is written down, they die. (read book for specifics) This manga is filled with adventure. The whole topic of the series is simply unique.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Very pretty and an interesting concept

    I love the artwork in this series! I also enjoyed reading it. It is very dark in nature. Light, a teen, finds a notebook that by writing the name, and knowing the face of any person he can kill them. He starts using it to kill off criminals. And the question is formed about if it is right to kill anyone at all, even if they are a criminal. And with the high levels of death, the police and others begin to track light down. The series soon develops into a battle of brains between the genius Light and other geniuses. In battles that mean life or death.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Love the show sooooo much and im 11

    Omg such grate show im up to episode 12 . Ahhhhhhh cant stop! Soooooo good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Still one my fave's

    Intellectually stimulating, just don't expect epic battle dbz/bleach type fighting. Nope just good art, writing, plot development and intrigue. And of course the old school jap perversion for young women

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Good manga

    It was a great manga

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I am really excited to be getting the book today! I watched an e

    I am really excited to be getting the book today! I watched an episode of the anime series but i wanted to read the manga first! I've heard its really good so yep read it!!! (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    This is the best manga ever!

    This is the best manga ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Anoynomas on 4/6/13

    I myself am only on book 4 but find this series to be fantastic. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time and takes unexpected turns. In the first couple chapters it just appears to be a dark, sick story but quickly developes into a well thought plot and very interusting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    A

    It will blow your mind

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