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Death Note (2006)

Death Note: Desu nôto (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L / Ryûzaki
Asaka Seto Asaka Seto ... Naomi Misora
Yû Kashii ... Shiori Akino
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Sôsakan Raye
Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Hikari Mitsushima ... Sayu Yagami
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura ... Ukita
Sota Aoyama ... Matsuda (as Aoyama Sôta)
Shin Shimizu Shin Shimizu ... Mogi
Tatsuhito Okuda ... Aizawa
Miyuki Komatsu Miyuki Komatsu ... Sanami
Takeo Nakahara ... Matsubara
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Saeki Keisatsuchô chôkan
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka ... Sasaki (as Tanaka Yôji)
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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:

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Parents Guide:

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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 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

L: [during a television broadcast] I am justice.
Light Yagami: Justice? I am justice! I am the god of the new world, saving it from evil and ridding it of fear. Those who betray God are the evil ones.
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Connections

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

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Lucifer's Angel
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An Overall great film!
6 December 2006 | by Nears_PuzzleSee all my reviews

I saw the movie last night, and I thought it was very good. Repeating others, it would probably be better to read the manga a bit to see the changes, but the changes weren't that horrible. Some of the action is a bit wishy-washy(such as the heart attacks), but L was very good. The actor definitely captivated you as the character from the anime and movie. Raito was believable, but he didn't seem as genius as he did in the movie. The animation on Ryuk was also pretty sweet, only bad in one or two angles. I definitely can't wait to see "The Last Name". Already reading the ending, I think the director did a good job in changing some of the views and order of things.

Overall though, this movie is a must see!!!


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Japan]

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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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,667,169
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Technical Specs

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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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