How do you find a serial killer when the killer only needs to know the face and the name of his victims? Light Yagami, a college law student, comes into the possession of the Death Note - a special notebook with the power to kill. With it he decides to create a perfect world by killing all the criminals. Soon the world's greatest detective, known only as "L", is on the case. Now the chase begins to find the ultimate serial killer. An all out battle between the greatest minds on earth begins.