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Director:
Writers:
Tsugumi Ohba (comic) &
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Release Date:
3 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »
Plot:
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Surprisingly Good Version See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
 
Writing credits
Tsugumi Ohba (comic) &
Takeshi Obata (comic)

Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)

Produced by
Toyoharu Fukuda .... executive producer
Seiji Okuda .... executive producer
Takahiro Satô .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Kenji Takama (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yôsuke Yafune 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Koji Yamaguchi .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Julien Campuzano .... re-recording mixer: french post-synchronized version
 
Stunts
Hiroko Yashiki .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Minoru Ishiyama .... camera operator
Sakura Seno .... assistant camera
Masamichi Uwabo .... gaffer
 
Thanks
Hiroshi Takase .... dedicatee: in memory of
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Desu nôto: The last name" - Japan (original title)
"Death Note 2" - International (English title) (short title)
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Runtime:
141 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The motion capture actor for the Death God Rem also played one of the reporters outside the courthouse at the start of the first Death Note movie, the one who asks "is your son really innocent?"See more »
Quotes:
Rem:Yagami Light, you will manage to kill a Shinigami. In fact, you are the Devil.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Snow (Hey Oh)See more »

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Surprisingly Good Version, 18 May 2007
Author: mitsukariyasui from Japan

It seems that every live action derivative of a manga/anime that I've seen has been barely watchable at best.

These movies on the other hand were entertaining to the end. They stayed with the main plot as much as possible and delivered the memorable dramatic scenes with new live action flavor, but changed the plot without opening holes and delivered a new, believable conclusion.

I didn't like Fujiwara much in the lead role- he's not dynamic or conniving enough to bring the role to life. Quite often his face seems to "give it away" when his role calls for a solid and impenetrable exterior.

Matsuyama, however, takes on the ridiculously difficult role of "L" and absolutely rocks. Vocal tones, strange postures and movements, appearance, mannerisms, all breathe life into what was one of the best characters ever to grace manga shelves. My only complaint was the over-decadent manner in which he ate his candy- it seemed a little contrived, as opposed to the more matter-of-fact noshing done by the manga/anime character during his investigations.

Thay certainly could have done a lot worse, and they took enough film time to do the series justice. Can't wait for the American version.

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Did L's plan not depend on the event he did not anticipate? [Spoilers] kElevrA7
Ken'ichi Matsuyama as L....is it just me lil_g64
2 Hours 20mins was too long... habler6
L is as evil as Kira. evert_chin
Is it just me... daniel-amaro1990
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