As the world became aware of the supernatural serialkiller known as Kira, as he continued to anomalously execute criminals the world over, the mysterious private investigator L managed to deduce that Kira was in fact in Japan. Following this revelation, Japan’s National Police Agency forms the Kira Task Force, to track down and find Kira. While the Kira Task Force initially had several members, it faced a significant reduction in manpower and resources as Kira made it clear that anyone trying to stop him would be killed, including police officers, and demonstrating his power by killing over 20 FBI-agents simultaniously. Thus the task force found themselves reduced to a mere six. Working together with L and his assistant Watari, these handful individuals would find themselves confronting the greatest serialkiller in the history of the world, with near god-like abilities.