It's been over a month since I finished the series, but now I've finally decided to post my entire thoughts on the series, in general.
To me, Death Note is a true masterpiece, but that isn't what this article is about.
Moral lesson and good and evil is key in Death Note, and the show will always question your own moral views, get you thinking about it. No other anime has done that for me, so I think of this one as special. Death Note is not a battle between the brains and moral views of Light and L, but more of weighing out good and evil, itself.
There have been various copycat crimes around the world which were based on Death Note. On September 28, 2007, two notes written with Latin characters stating "Watashi wa Kira desu" (わたしわきらです, meaning "I am Kira" in Japanese) were found near the unidentified remains of a Caucasian male in Belgium. Nothing was found on or near the victim besides these two notes. A senior at the Franklin Military Academy in Richmond, Virginia, United States was suspended after being caught possessing a replica "Death Note" notebook with the names of fellow students.