Tsugumi Ohba, the story writer, created characters that lived in a world featuring a notebook in which names written on it would lead to the ones named to die, typically the cause of death being a heart attack when otherwise not specified. The story creator chose names for his characters in a way that, as he described, “seemed real but could not exist in the real world”, due to the fact that most of the characters were criminals or victims. When he finds a Death Note dropped by Ryuk, he envisions to create a world without crime death note pdf english free download rule over it as its “god”.
Though initially sensitive to the pain of others, Light’s descent into his role as Kira marks a dramatic change in his personality as he becomes comfortable with manipulating people’s lives. L, is the world’s greatest detective. He takes on the task of tracking down and arresting Kira. He only ever wears shoes in public, just to take them off as soon as he sits down. His disheveled appearance and constant playing with his food, which usually consists of candy or fruit, causes people to doubt his position as L.
He lives in solitude, and only his manager Watari is able to contact him directly. L suspects that Light is Kira almost from the beginning, but cannot confirm his suspicions, although they are right. Shinigami that drops a Death Note, a notebook that allows you to kill anyone simply by knowing their name and face, into the human world in order to have fun. It is picked up by Light Yagami, a young genius who uses it in an attempt to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” as “God”.
Light, falling in love with him after he kills her parents’ murderer. As a Death Note owner and the second Kira, she has the Shinigami Eyes, which allow her to see nearly everyone’s name and lifespan. However, she cannot see the lifespans of Death Note owners. As part of her career as an idol, she performs numerous jobs such as acting, singing and modeling. Nate River, is the young detective who succeeds L by default. He is the head of an organization created to catch Kira, the SPK. A placid character with a sharp tongue, he has white hair and wears pale clothes.
Mihael Keehl, grows up in competition with Near to succeed L. His obsession with surpassing Near serves as the primary motivation for many of his actions. He has blond hair, dresses extravagantly, and is rarely seen without a bar of chocolate. The character design of Teru Mikami was modeled on Taro Kagami from the pilot, although the style of his hair during adulthood seems more disheveled.