A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note.
One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.
With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god.
Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit.
To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]Lonely high school student, Yukiteru Amano, spends his days writing a diary on his cellphone, while conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, who is the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god's servant.
Revealing himself to be an actual entity, Deus grants Yukiteru a "Random Diary," which shows highly descriptive entries based on the future and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries.
With the last person standing designated as the new god of time and space, Yukiteru must find and kill the other 11 in order to survive.
He reluctantly teams up with his obsessive stalker Yuno Gasai (who also possesses such a diary), and she takes it upon herself to ensure his safety.
But there's more to the girl than meets the eye, as she might have other plans for her unrequited love...
[Written by MAL Rewrite]Lucy is a special breed of human referred to as "Diclonius," born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands that lands her as a victim of inhumane scientific experimentation by the government.