Death Note, Vol. 1 (Library Edition)

Book 1 of 13 in the Death Note Series
Best selling VIZ series Death Note, Volume 1 now reissued in an amazing fan-desirable collector's edition! Special edition features larger trim, sturdy deluxe hardcover binding and protective dust cover. Both new and collector fans will admire this handsome edition.

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?

- Over 2.8 Million copies sold to date in Japan. - Characters from Death Note also seen in Japense Video Game Jump Superstars!

Hardcover, 200 pages
Published on January 8, 2008 by VIZ Media LLC
ISBN-10: 1421519763
ISBN-13: 9781421519760
6 Book Reviews
  • donie
    donieSunday, May 23, 2021 at 11:07 am44 stars
    I love this book Makes me happy
    • howls
      howlsThursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:08 am
      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 start dropping dead the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer with L hot on his heroes will Light lose sight of his noble goal or his late 10/10
      • whovian111
        whovian111Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm
        My favorite anime, and I love the manga.
        • markmarker
          markmarkerThursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm
          This book was very good with very descriptive moments but the anime was my favorite thing about this
          • cocoMBThursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:25 am
            I feel like a good when I read this manga
            • ivycoolio
              ivycoolioThursday, November 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm
              I have read all 12 books of this series and I think it was very succsesful! I liked the story line and still read it over and over again! The story is a little...um...dark, but it's just interesting. It's one of those manga that has a lot words and you HAVE to read word for word or you will get lost. It's word heavy, but cool. Still love it and very much enjoy Tsugumi's and Takeshi's work! (I also LOVE their series BAKUMAN!!!)