This story is based on a simple premise: What if you came across a notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name was written in it? This "Death Note" falls into the hands of a genius student, who must hide his identity from a genius investigator when criminals begin dying en masse. The only hitch, perhaps, is the character Ryuk, a death god and the original owner of the Death Note. I found his appearance strange and overly goofy at first, but I've decided he serves a good role as the comic relief. I recommend this to everyone!