Written by Ishin Nishio (aka Nisioisin) and translated by Andrew Cunningham, with art by Takeshi Obata, DEATH NOTE: ANOTHER NOTE is the first ever stand-alone novel based on the best-selling, award-winning Death Note manga series.
To date, the 12-volume Death Note manga series has sold over 21 million copies in Japan and, in addition to the anime series, has also inspired three live action movies and an original prequel novel. Volumes 11 and 12 of the Death Note manga will be published in the UK by VIZ Media on 2nd June 2008.
Set before the events outlined in the manga series, DEATH NOTE: ANOTHER NOTE focuses on one of the early investigations of the detective known only as â€˜L’.
There’s a serial killer on the loose in Los Angeles and the local authorities need help fast. For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is an indecipherable roadmap to the next murder.
Onto the scene comes L, the mysterious super-sleuth. Despite his peculiar working habits â€“ he’s never shown his face in public, for example â€“ he’s the most decorated detective in the world and has never tackled a case he hasn’t been able to crack. But this time he needs help.
Enlisting the services of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora, L starts snooping around the City of Angels. It soon becomes apparent that the killing spree is a psychotic riddle designed specifically to engage L in a battle of wits. Stuck in the middle between killer and investigator, it’s up to Misora to navigate both the dead bodies and the egos to solve the Los Angeles BB Murder Cases.A welcome addition to the Death Note saga, DEATH NOTE: ANOTHER NOTE is a must-read for fans of the original manga series and, even for those unfamiliar with Death Note, stands up as a fantastic crime thriller in its own right.
DEATH NOTE: ANOTHER NOTE (176 pp) will be published in hardback by VIZ Media on 7th July 2008 priced at Â£9.99.