Viz Media is republishing the popular thriller series, Death Note, in a new format. Artist Takeshi Obata’s and writer Tsugumi Ohba’s story unfolds in Death Note Black Edition, a six volume collection — down from the original 12 volumes, and comes with larger print, select pages in colour and a redesigned cover.
A Japanese high school student, Light Yagami, stumbles across a mysterious book called the Death Note, which has the power to end another person’s life. Upon writing the names of known criminals in the Death Note, Light attracts the attention of L, an enigmatic detective, who is determined to track down and bring the mastermind behind executions. Will Light and his ideal world be jeopardized by the authorities or will L wind-up with his name written in the deadly diary?
The first volume was released on December 28th, 2010 with volume 2 following on March 1st, 2011.