Part I is the first part of the Death Note anime and manga series'. This part primarily focuses on a mind battle between Kira, who is 17-year old Light Yagami, and L, an eccentric detective seeking to catch Kira.

During interviews, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata refer to this part as the "L arc". Many fans also use this name.

Characters Edit

The following is a list of characters featured in this part. Characters who are mentioned are italicized.



Second Kira arc Edit

Yotsuba arc Edit


The following is a list of episodes featuring this part.


The following is a list of chapters/volumes featuring this part.

Volume 1Edit

Volume 2Edit

Volume 3Edit

Volume 4Edit

Volume 5Edit

Volume 6Edit

Volume 7Edit

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