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Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | 17 June 2006 (Japan)
A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

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Asaka Seto ...
Naomi Misora
Shigeki Hosokawa ...
FBI Agent Raye Iwamatsu
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Misa Amane
Shunji Fujimura ...
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Sôichiro Yagami
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Ryôhei Abe
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Detective Tôta Matsuda
Norman England ...
FBI Agent
Masanori Fujita ...
Stalker
Michiko Godai ...
Sachiko Yagami
Miyuki Komatsu ...
Detective Sanami
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Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the perpetrator. An all out battle between the greatest minds on earth begins, the winner controlling the world. Written by Ryuzaki

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The human whose name is written in this note shall die.


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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Light can briefly be seen reading Jenseits von Gut und Böse (English: Beyond Good and Evil) by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The basic concept of the book is that good and evil are not absolute, but rather social constructions and thus have different meanings varying from society to society. See more »

Goofs

On the subway, when Raye Iwamatsu first opens the file containing the FBI agent IDs, it first reads his name as Raye Penber (his original name in the anime). When the window is enlarged, it is switched back to Raye Iwamatsu. See more »

Quotes

Ryuuk: Raito, you are worse than a god of death, you are the true devil.
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Connections

Followed by Death Note: New Generation (2016) See more »

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Death note.
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Well, I am new to death note, I decided to watch it in cinema and it was great. There was a twist in the plot. It made me want to know what was going to happen soon. It did not waste my two hours, but although it was a bit slow but still it was a great movie. I did not read the comics but guessing from the poster, it look great. Although, the characters from the comics did not really fit the actors, the acting was okay. The story was simple, Light received the death note and killed bad guys....L was tracking him down. Dead simple but there were twists in the plot, the ending was a big twist. I would decide what would happen. I hope Death note 2 is better than this when watching Death note 2 trailer.


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