Light Yagami (Masataka Kubota) is an ordinary university student. One day, he receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius. He becomes murderer Kira and punishes criminals.
L (Kento Yamazaki) is a well known private detective. L appears in front of Light Yagami. L defines Kira as evil and decides to catch Kira. Then N (Mio Yuki), who has a beautiful appearance but dangerous existence, appears.
What I think:
If you have seen the Anime, you will want to see this Live Action series based on the Manga. Just keep in mind that its not the exactly the same story. The characters personality is different in this story. If you start to watch the Dorama as a big Death Note fan, you might get disapointed. I know I was.
But after watching the first episode I realized that I shouldnt be comparing the new Live Action series with the Anime. If you see it as a whole different story, and stop comparing, you will enjoy the series just as much as you enjoyed the anime.
If you havent watched this, I recommend you do it right away.