In Death Note, we meet Light Yagami, one of Japan’s brightest young minds. His father, Soichiro Yagami, is chief of the NPA and one of the most respected men in the country’s police department. It would appear that Light, who comes from such an honorable family, is destined to achieve great things in life and has a bright future ahead of himself. Unfortunately, his life takes a dark turn when he picks up a Death Note. It gives him immense powers, and he ends up becoming a mass-murdering maniac, publicly known as Kira. He sets an unrealistic goal for himself to make the world free of criminals, and his twisted moral judgments turn him into the kind of person he once set out to eliminate.