VIZ Media’s DEATH NOTE has been voted one of the YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Association - a division of the American Library Association) 2007 top 10 graphic novels for teenage readers! It was the only manga title to make the list!
DEATH NOTE is currently one of the hottest anime titles in Japan. Published in North America by VIZ Media, it depicts the adventures of Light Yagami, an ace student with great prospects but who is bored out of his mind. All of that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to investigate, and he is soon hot on the trail of Light, who must now reevaluate his one noble goal.
In addition, NANA and NAOKI URASAWA’S MONSTER have placed on the 2007 recommended list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens!