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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.

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Credited cast:
... Light Yagami
... L
Asaka Seto ... Naomi Misora
Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Raye Iwamatsu
... Misa Amane
Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Takeshi Kaga ... Sôichiro Yagami
Yû Kashii ... Shiori Akino
... Ryuk (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôhei Abe
Sota Aoyama ... Detective Tôta Matsuda
Norman England ... FBI Agent
Masanori Fujita ... Stalker
Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Miyuki Komatsu ... Detective Sanami
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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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The human whose name is written in this note shall die.


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Death Note: The First Name  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One of the criminals who dies in his prison cell near the beginning of the film is reading the novel Bye Bye Jupiter (1984) (which was the source of the film of the same name). See more »

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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 »

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First Rule of the Death Note: The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
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Followed by L: Change the World (2008) See more »

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Death Note Rocks!
14 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Death Note, the movie I though was amazingly done! For the most part it stays very close to the manga and keeps true to the general feel of Death Note. The over all story of DN spans across 8 manga volumes and how they've compiled them has been quite ingenious, Again keeping with the feel of Death Note. If you've read the manga, you will notice certain events, and like with most movies compared to the books, you can tell where gaps are by poor character development, more times than not. With Death Note it's merely seamless.

The characters are wonderfully and are perfectly portrayed! Ryuk is outstanding and rather entertaining to watch, especially when he goes into apple withdrawal's.


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