This is book number 1 in the Death Note Black Edition series.
By chance, Light Yagami discovered a supernatural notebook from another world that gives its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know by writing their name down in the “Death Note.” With this power, he attempts to create a world “cleansed of evil” through the mass killing of criminals, while in the process becoming one. — Elizabeth Bryan
Light Yagami proclaims himself the cure to humanities evil, by right of genius and power. He is the saving hand, the new God, who must kill all evildoers. When legendary detective “L” opposes this false idol, tactics, tension , and minds at battle ensues in their fight for humanity. Long contended over as one of the greatest manga of all time, Death Note will leave any reader debating for years to come. — Firdous Madany
Without a doubt, a classic! Death Note is perhaps one of the most famous manga series to exist, and for good reason. This series follows Light Yagami, a college student who finds a strange notebook that possesses the power to kill those whose name is written inside. Hell-bent on creating a crime-free world by killing those he deems immoral, Light quickly spirals with these godlike powers. However, elusive investigator L is dedicated to finding him and bringing him to justice. A brutal game of cat-and-mouse, and a psychological thriller like no other. Death Note may be the closest you can get to a “classic” in manga, and if you haven’t already, please partake. — Niamh Doherty