Death Note Volume 4 Cover.
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  • Story: Tsugumi Ohba.
  • Art: Takeshi Obata.
  • Released: March 7, 2006.
  • Publisher: Viz Media.
  • Pages: 208.

Light is brought on to investigate the Kira murders with the task force and L. Light has mostly been cleared of suspicion of being Kira, now that a second Kira has emerged. As the investigation continues L comes to find that there are many things that are beyond his comprehension, the idea of Shinigami is one of them. As L and the task force lure the second Kira in for capture, the second Kira finds Light and introduces herself. The second Kira now known as Misa, has decided to join and help Light in his quest. L turns the tables when he suspects Misa for being the second Kira and has her arrested. How will Light face this new adversity?

The twists and turns keep coming in this series. In all honesty, I did not see the end of this volume coming. L has such an amazing ability to read people. At first I was a little turned off at the idea of a second Kira, but being that the second Kira is a girl, a love interest is introduced. I am excited to see how far Light and Misa will go.

 The character developments in this volume were insane. Light seems to have everyone fooled into believing that he is innocent. As of now the only person that believes that Light is Kira, is L. It is unreal how close L is to finding out who Kira truly is, yet he lacks the proof to apprehend Light. The game of wits between L and Light continues.

Light is still one step ahead of everyone and maintains his image of innocence. I cannot wait to see what Light does now since Misa has been captured. Light knows that if Misa discloses any information, he is done for. This volume introduced a few new characters and few new plot points. All in all, Death Note volume 4 was a fantastic read.