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A battle between the world's 2 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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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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$627,378 (Hong Kong) (11 August 2006)

Gross:

$1,633,399 (Hong Kong) (25 August 2006)
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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. Obviously, it's a perfect choice for this movie. See more »

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After L has installed cameras in Light's room and watches him from multiple angles, at one point some of the screens show Light is about to sit down, whereas on other screens Light is already sitting comfortably. See more »

Quotes

L: Gathering from Kira's behaviour, he is very immature and hates to lose... just like me.
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References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

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"L, do you know shinigami's love apples?"
17 June 2006 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Just returned from debut of Death Note, and surprisingly I enjoyed it. Manga to big screen adaptations don't always do so well, so I wasn't getting my hopes up over this. All the main characters are portrayed very well by the cast. Yes, even Tatsuya Fujiwara did a great job as the stories protagonist, Yagami Light. However, his rival, played by Ken'ichi Matsuyama was amazing. Completely captured the world's greatest detective's every mannerism with ease. But the true star of this 2 part story is definitely Light's shinigami, Ryuuk. Outstanding job by the CGI crew, and Ryuuk's voice was just as would be imagined in the manga. Can't really give too much away because I'd hate to spoil it for anybody who hasn't read the manga (that being said, definitely read the manga to see what was changed, in my opinion, the changes were overall good, not great, but it won't make you angry) . I guess the main question on everybody's mind would be is the movie better than the manga? No, but in a (about) 2 hour film you couldn't do much better with story. Well worth checking out.


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