|Release Date (Japanese):||February 2, 2004|
|Release Date (English):||October 10, 2005|
|No. of Pages:||19|
Electric Current is the forth chapter of volume 1. We begin with Light Yagami and the Shinigami, Ryuk, sitting on the floor in a deserted place. Light is still paranoid about people touching the Death Note and seeing Ryuk.
We return to L, who is sitting in his room with a computer, he is thinking whether Kira tricked him into seeing he is a student or if he really is a student. Also is confused as to how Kira has information from the National Police Agency (NPA). L asks Watari to leave the room and tells him to get him the director of the FBI, without the investigation team at the NPA seeing him.
We return to Light who is going shopping to help hide the Death Note, he says to Ryuk that L cannot catch him without the notebook or a personal confession. Ryuk finds the courage to say ask Light what has been pestering him for a while, "Where do you get your confidence from?", Light reveals he can access his fathers computer without leaving a trace. Light also tells Ryuk that he is only giving leads to the police so he can destroy L. He wants to trick the police into finding out who L is and then leaving L vulnerable.
At the NPA the majority investigator attempting to catch Kira give Soichiro Yagami letters of resignation. They claim that they think if they continue, they will also be killed - after seeing L's hasty television plan they where left uneasy.
Light has returned home with Ryuk, he shows where he is hiding the Death Note. He reveals that he put it in a locked draw that has a diary in it but also he has a secret compartment that requires a pen cartridge to open safely that holds the Death Note itself. He tells Ryuk that if a person does force it open it will complete an electric circuit that will set the Death Note on fire.
The final page of the chapter shows a telephone conversation that between the director of the FBI and L. L requests that the FBI secretly investigate the Japanese Police.