Yes its an anime but of the more mature kind, you can even call it an animated thriller.
The series is about a brilliant student named Yagami Light bored to death with his life and school until he comes across a black note book called Death Note. He opens it and it states The Human whose name is written in this note shall die (add dramatic music & a flash of lightning here). At first he doesn’t believe it but takes the book anyway, then he decides to try it & to his disbelief it worked!
Now Yagami sees an opportunity to create a new world order by killing all criminals using the Death Note… all goes according to plan until a top detective only known as “L” takes the case of these puzzling deaths.
I highly recommend this series even to Non-Anime viewers.
Fan sub available via @ Animesuki go with Live EviL subs. Enjoy.