Death Note: L Change the World (2008)
"L: Change the World" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  2009 (USA)
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sota Aoyama ...
Detective Matsuda
Shunji Fujimura ...
Mayuko Fukuda ...
Maki Nikaido
Narushi Fukuda ...
Sei Hiraizumi ...
Shigeki Hosokawa ...
Renji Ishibashi ...
Yûta Kanai ...
Dr. Mikiko Kujo
Bokuzô Masana ...
Thomas J. Melesky ...
Arms Dealer (voice)
Ryuuk (voice)


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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Death Note 3  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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


L: By my contract with death I will die in 2 days.
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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 »


Follows Death Note (2006) See more »


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Song by Lenny Kravitz
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Pleasant and more playful than the Death Note films
13 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rate this a 7 because it is fine for kids and teens and good in many ways. It lacks the substantial weightiness that it's predecessors have. But, I enjoyed it and especially loved the Japanese fun/humorous moments too. I guess it was not the film I had hoped it would be after the first two Death Note films I saw, but I wasn't disappointed either. This fellow, L, is a very likable character and interesting every bit through. You can't help but root for him and the ending just steals my heart. What can I say except, if you want to get into a film, whether light of heavy, this is fine to watch... and good for young people too. It has an easy to follow story, but filling too.

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