Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the "Death Note": a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. Once he announces this however his television suddenly turns on and a strange man with a large nose and gray hair appears. He calls him a retard and Light drops dead soon after.