The Shonen Jump DEATH NOTE anime series has been licensed to Adult Swim for domestic broadcast beginning Saturday, October 20 at midnight.

The mystery, inspired by a 12-volume manga, follows the adventures of Light Yagami, a student with great prospects who is bored out of his mind. All of that changes when he finds the Death Note, a strange notebook dropped by a Shinigami death god named Ryuk. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals mysteriously begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal — or his life?

Volume 1 of DEATH NOTE, containing four episodes, will be released on DVD on November 20.