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L: Change the World (2008)

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

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Hideaki Suruga (voice)
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Koichi Matsudo (voice)
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A spin-off of the popular Death Note films, 'L: Change The World' focuses on the legendary detective L as he uses his final 23 days to solve crimes all over the world. When a young girl and boy come to him for aid, L is soon faced with what may be his most difficult case yet: stopping a group of corrupted scientists from spreading a lethal virus throughout the earth. Written by Morticon

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The final death note showdown!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The robot that L gives Near at the end of the movie is the same robot that is shown in the anime series that belongs to Near. See more »

Goofs

When the necklace is passed and the shot changes angle, the necklace changes from stuffed in the hand to neatly dangling. See more »

Quotes

L: Mankind must be allowed to make its own future.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene showing L sitting on a chair eating chocolate. He then turns around and walks off. It then says L Lawliet rests in peace. See more »

Connections

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

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I'll be waiting
Song by Lenny Kravitz
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Powerful and intense, a true thriller of its kind!
3 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

L: Change the World is a spin-off from the Death Note movies, not the mangas. The mangas/anime are better than all the films. Death Note: Part 1 is a better film than L, but I enjoy the last the most. Death Note: Part 2 is all-over the place though.

Hideo Nakata was able to craft an intense and heart-pounding thriller, and Matsuyama Kenichi is just simply amazing as the almost heartless L, but we see more of him as a "human".

Basically, L: Change the World chronicles the last days of L, similar to what Passion of the Christ did to Jesus. Other than the amazing Kenichi, the young boy F is adorable and we see him become Near - who we never see - in the near future; hence the toy robot.

Overall, L: Change the World is a worthy spin-off to the shaky films and superior mangas/anime. Highly recommended!


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