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Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | 17 June 2006 (Japan)
A battle between the world's two 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.

Director:

Shûsuke Kaneko

Writers:

Tsugumi Ôba (original manga), Takeshi Obata (original manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Asaka Seto ... Naomi Misora
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Raye Iwamatsu
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Takeshi Kaga ... Sôichiro Yagami
Yû Kashii ... Shiori Akino
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôhei Abe Ryôhei Abe
Sota Aoyama ... Detective Tôta Matsuda
Norman England Norman England ... FBI Agent
Masanori Fujita Masanori Fujita ... Stalker
Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Janyse Jaud ... Detective Sanami (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The human whose name is written in this note shall die.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 June 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: The First Name See more »

Filming Locations:

Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS-ES | DTS (DTS-HD master audio) (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Light Yagami is played by Tatsuya Fujiwara. Fujiwara is most famous for his role in Battle Royale (2000). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) 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

Light Yagami: The law has its limits.
Shiori Kashino: Everything has limits.
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Connections

Followed by Death Note: The Last Name (2006) See more »

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A thrill, interesting concept....
18 May 2007 | by sendoh15See all my reviews

The pacing was slow at first but as it progressed i was completely hooked into the this adaptation. I have seen quite a bit of the anime and it precedes it well, with minor changes. Everything in the movie is well done and true to the whole concept of the story. The visuals alright, as well as the acting. It really depends on a viewer on how to take Deathnote, but to me it's really interesting not to mention thrilling.

It keeps you wanting more and keeps you on edge on what will happen next. The choices the characters makes and why, reflects our reality in a sense. The plot is simple yet so complex. What really gets to me is the idea of this whole deathnote, a responsibility, a choice, a sacrifice for the sake of one's belief and morals. This is those kind of movies where you tend to think quite deeply in absorbing the story yet allowing yourself to be entertained. Recommended to all. You can't miss this. Something different, interesting.


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