DEATH NOTE: Well Honed Brain Exposes Shape of Your Brain

“The human whose name is written in this note shall die”

I’ve never thought that just one setting make this manga very interesting until I actually read it. There is no other manga, which is sharply polished like this.

The main character Light Yagami is an absolute honor student. He is what we call a genius for everything without any efforts. Though he has the perfect brain, Death Note will later change him to unprecedented killer, Kira.

One day, Light found a black-colored note.
“The human whose name is written in this note shall die.”

Light first thought it’s some kind of prank, so he wrote down the first name on this note. And he found out that the person whom Light wrote down was dead.

The time when Light took the note in his hand, he must have felt a sense of justice , which is influenced by Light’s father, who is a National Police Agency Criminal Director, Soichiro Yagami.

After Death Note, which has an enormous power, was given to Light,who was trying to achieve the goal to justify what he thinks the society should be, the world was made to reconsider how to deal with injustice sprawled around the world.

L, who was a world-famous investigator, noticed the existence of DEATH NOTE、which is beyond the power which human beings cannot reach. L drives the unidentified enemy into the corner little by little. Also, L’s unique appearance gives weird tension to the readers.

Since “Death Note” has been released on Weekly JUMP in 2003, the total circulation is 30 million in the world. October 29th, 2016, “DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world,” which was a story of Light and L after 10 years, was released.

Erika Tanokami is going to introduce this 12 volumes of manga, which attracted many manga fans all over the world.



  • Auther:Tsugumi Oba, Takeshi Obata
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Published on:October 10, 2005

A tense atmosphere of the similar, yet completely different twos

–How did you find this manga?

I liked the movie,  but with my tutor when I was in high school.

–Which characters do you like?

The main character, Light Yagami.

–I see, so you’re a team Light.

–What’s your favorite scene?

The one Kira(nickname for Light) and L encountered for the first time.
The encounter, between Light who wants to remove L for his justice and pride, and L, who kills unknown killers steadily, yet fearlessly, is so intense.

I Want to Experience Psyops Like This!

–How did this manga change your life?

Erika: The main character is a brilliant student. He was accepted to the top collage in Japan, so everybody who knows him never doubt his future. Moreover, he has a cute girlfriend which makes his life even better.

He doesn’t listen to anybody for the justice he believes, and you’ll see the cruel aspect of him.

Erika: Everyone has hidden affairs inside, and this manga makes me interested in the human psychology in many ways.

–Any words before we finish this talk?

 I wish I’m smart like Light!

Thank you, Erika!

It’s been a long time since the first one came out, and the movie was made out of this manga. There is a so called “Bible of Kira”, which condensed all series in it, too.

Why don’t you try it?


  • Auther:Tsugumi Oba, Takeshi Obata
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Published on:October 10, 2005

Model Profile

  • Name: Erika Tagami
  • Date of Birth: November 19th, 1996
  • Birthplace: Tokyo
  • Job: Keio University
  • Awards: Miss Keio SFC 2016
  • Hobby: sports, reading, acappella
  • Problem: day and night revrsal
  • Twitter: @mskeiosfc16no5

(Photographer: Hiromasa Ito)



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Sota Numaho

The manga comics which he started to read when he was little have stuck up to the height of a wall now. When he was a senior in middle school, he retired from club activities and he spent all day reading manga, which brought him into the manga world. Not only did he read the masculine spiritual manga like Hokuto no Ken, but he also reads girls’ comics like Kimini todoke after his younger sister asked him to bring it home. When he was in kindergarten, it’s not too much to say that he spent his life with ONE PIECE.