L (chapter)

Type: Manga
Release Date (Japanese): February 2, 2004
Release Date (English): October 10, 2005
Volume: 1
Chapter: 3
No. of Pages: 29
ISBN (Japanese): 4-08-873621-4
ISBN (English): 1-4215-0168-6

L is the name of the second volume of chapter 2. In this volume we begin where Boredom (chapter 1) left Light Yagami. Light is writing in the Death Note although he knows the implications to his health if he is awake too long filling it.

At Interpol in a “Developed Nation” a meeting is happening. They realise that all the people that had died were suspects of crime or already jailed for it. Interpol although arguing over if the murders are justified or not. The Japanese representative calls for L , a mystery detective, to be call upon. Seconds later a man called Watari stands in a trench coat in the front of the room. Watari says L is already on the case and then places a laptop on a table. A voice speaks out of the laptop telling Interpol that the deaths were mass murder.

We move onto Light Yagami who is walking with friends. They are talking about the sudden deaths of bad people, Light is basking in the glory silently. We see Ryuk flying above them although Light is the only one that can see him. Light leaves his friends and enters his house. He goes straight to his room and checks the internet to find websites for discussion of “Kira”, Light isn’t keen on the name is happy to keep it. As Light begins to enjoy the attention from the internet the television is interrupted to broadcast a message from ICPO (Interpol). A man introduces himself as Lind L. Taylor otherwise known as L. We go back in time back to ICPO where we left off, L reveals Kira must be in Japan. Lind states that he will catch Kira, Light gloats that he will never be able to catch him. Lind then says Kira is “Evil”, this angers Light, who thinks he is justice. At this point Light furiously scribbles the name “Lind L. Taylor” in the Death Note. 40 seconds later Lind dies and is taken from the view of the camera. It was a trap. A voice takes over, the real L speaks. He tells how he knew that he might have died if he went live on television and that the Lind L. Taylor is a prisoner sentenced to be executed today. L goes on to provoke Kira into killing him, he shouts for Kira to kill him. He concludes that Kira cannot kill him and goes on to say that this is a nice hint and that the broadcast isn’t global, it is in fact only in Kanto, Japan leading to L saying he knows Kira is there.

We end with Light and L saying the same lines “I will hunt you down and destory you!” “I am …. Justice!”. Ryuk simply laughs saying “Humans are so.. Interesting”.

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