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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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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | DTS (DTS-HD master audio) (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 27 mins) Light can briefly be seen reading Jenseits von Gut und Böse (English: Beyond Good and Evil) by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The basic concept of the book is that good and evil are not absolute, but rather social constructions and thus have different meanings varying from society to society. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) On the subway, when Raye Iwamatsu first opens the file containing the FBI agent IDs, it first reads his name as Raye Penber (his original name in the anime). When the window is enlarged, it is switched back to Raye Iwamatsu. See more »

Quotes

First Rule of the Death Note: The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
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Connections

References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

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Dani California
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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User Reviews

 
Fans of DN Manga... go see it if you can!
10 September 2006 | by moon_underwater4000See all my reviews

I dunno why some people think that the CGI of Ryuuk was bad... I thought it was excellent - realistic but not too out of place. It doesn't have physical fights and thrill (and if you've read the manga, you would know). The actor choices were pretty good - Tatsuya Fujiwara was, and still, well-known for his on-stage productions, and Kenichi Matsuyama's (from Nana fame - he was Shinichi, the bass player of the band 'Black Stones')L / Ryuuzaki was awesome! His every 'weird and strange' movements were exactly how I imagined the actual L would be ^-^ If I have to choose one thing negative about this film, it would be the character - Shiori. I have nothing against her, but then again, she was just some additional romance line that the director thought was a good idea. So in the end... if you're a fan of the DN manga, and you don't mind the directors changing the scenes abit, you should definitely give it a try!!


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