It is an anime series which is based on manga.
: : Author of Death Note
Tsugumi Ohba, the writer and editor of DeathNote. He’s the famous author in Japan, but the main thing about this author is, nobody knows who is he, where he came from of his name Ohba is just a pen name. He is an anonymous guy he’s personal details are totally secret.
Takeshi Obata, another writer of Death Note series. He won the prestigious Tezuka award in 1985 & he was just 16 years old at that time.
: : Light Yagami
The last name Yagami was the suggestion of Obha. Yagami is made up of Kanji characters per Night & God and Light stands for moon. Light’s birth date is 28th Feb 1986, the official KIRA day. L’s birth date is 31st Oct 1979 that’s Halloween day.
: : Shinigami Eyes (Lifespan calculation)
The lifespan of any human which can be seen by only Shinigami eyes. This lifespan was totally calculated by Obha’s formula. In an interview he said that “I made a complicated math lifespan formula that only I would understand. I created age of Light with the help of formula & after Light’s age I forgot how to find age so I chose random numbers for other characters”. Here is fanmade formula to calculate lifespan.
: : Problems because of Death Note
In May 2008, a middle school student was expelled & three others suspended for having their own Death Note with 15 names in it, the famous names was George W Bush & Justin Bieber.
In Sep 2009 an 8 year old Australian boy wrote the battle plan detailing places inside his school where bombs could be placed.
: : Reunion of writers
After working together for Death Note, Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata released their another manga based anime series named Bakuman2.