Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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By Takeshi Obata (Illustrator), Tsugumi Ohba
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This is book number 1 in the Death Note Black Edition series.


Staff Reviews


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

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Killer 2-for-1 value on hit thriller Death Note!

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 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?

Contains Volumes 1 and 2 of Death Note!

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. Will Light’s noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

About the Author


Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note, Bakuman and Platinum End..

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and first achieved international recognition as 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. He went on to illustrate the smash hit Death Note as well as the hugely successful manga Bakuman, All You Need Is Kill, and Platinum End.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781421539645
ISBN-10: 1421539640
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: December 28th, 2010
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Death Note Black Edition