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3 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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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
Hiroko Yashiki .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Minoru Ishiyama .... camera operator
Sakura Seno .... assistant camera
Masamichi Uwabo .... gaffer
Hiroshi Takase .... dedicatee: in memory of

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Also Known As:
"Desu nôto: The last name" - Japan (original title)
"Death Note 2" - International (English title) (short title)
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141 min
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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 »
Misa Amane:How could I ever face Light?
Ryuuk:Face? He likes your face.
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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
reflections, 13 June 2007
Author: Melissa Hsiung from Taiwan

Even though I'm new to "Death Note", I still have a zeal for it. It was, I apprehended, a comic strip before. The exciting plot attracts me a lot, I especially like the twists in it, and the truth won't come out until finish watching the whole movie. Moreover, it also stimulates deep thoughts, and here are some of my reflections:

First, what is justice? Does it means: "to kill all the criminals"? If so, is killing a kind of commitment? Then how can you create a "Justice World" by murdering? The method that the main character, Light, had took, in my opinion, although an effective way but a burlesque behavior.

Second, is "love" a kind of stumbling block? The main character, Light, seemed so callous that he could avail himself of the people around him to reach his goal. As for the Devil, who has love, dies without doubt. It also shows that "love is blind". Misa, the girl who loves Light, is willing to exchange half of her lifetime, just to help Light to kill people easily. Nevertheless, does Light really loves her? I think Misa doesn't really care about it. In the other hand, Light's father believes in his son so much that never thought of that Light is the murderer. However, the truth is clear.

Last, there are two geniuses in the movie: the greatest detective, L, and the main character, Light. They seem so alike, nonetheless, walking on different path. I think it's really lamentable for a chance to meet a guy whose talent and personality was so resemble to us, but can't be friends. I believe that Light and L really cherish each other.

After all, I really like the movie "Death Note", it'll be great for you to go watching it.

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