Actor Name: Masataka Kubota
Masataka Kubota plays Light Yagami, a diligent and hardworking honour student who has lived by a principle of keeping his head down and leading a simple, rule-abiding life. However, after he chances upon the mysterious "Death Note" notebook, he begins to realize and work on an inner determination to transform the world he sees as rotten and boring. Using the notebook's ability to kill those whose names are written in it, Light begins to kill off random criminals anonymously while hiding behind an assumed identity, "Kira".
Trivia: Did you know? Masataka Kubota first read the Death Note manga when he was a high school student at 17!