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Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

L: Change the World (original title)
A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Tsugumi Ôba (story and characters), Takeshi Obata (story and characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sota Aoyama ... Detective Matsuda
David Bueno David Bueno ... Scientist
Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Mayuko Fukuda ... Maki Nikaido
Narushi Fukuda ... Boy
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Dr. Koichi Matsudo
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Ray
Renji Ishibashi ... Shin Kagami
Yûta Kanai ... Tamotsu Yoshizawa
Yûki Kudô ... Dr. Mikiko Kujo
Tim Man ... Scientist
Bokuzô Masana ... Asao Konishi
Thomas J. Melesky Thomas J. Melesky ... Arms Dealer (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The final death note showdown!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | French | Italian | Thai | English

Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note 2: Succesorul lui L See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 2h) 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 »

Goofs

(at around 36 mins) When the necklace is passed and the shot changes angle, the necklace changes from stuffed in the hand to neatly dangling. See more »

Quotes

L: Me? Quit? For me... this is everything.
[Is silent for a moment]
L: I'll be happy as long as you're with me, Watari.
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I'll be waiting
Song by Lenny Kravitz
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Powerful and intense, a true thriller of its kind!
3 July 2008 | by kojisuzukiSee all my reviews

L: Change the World is a spin-off from the Death Note movies, not the mangas. The mangas/anime are better than all the films. Death Note: Part 1 is a better film than L, but I enjoy the last the most. Death Note: Part 2 is all-over the place though.

Hideo Nakata was able to craft an intense and heart-pounding thriller, and Matsuyama Kenichi is just simply amazing as the almost heartless L, but we see more of him as a "human".

Basically, L: Change the World chronicles the last days of L, similar to what Passion of the Christ did to Jesus. Other than the amazing Kenichi, the young boy F is adorable and we see him become Near - who we never see - in the near future; hence the toy robot.

Overall, L: Change the World is a worthy spin-off to the shaky films and superior mangas/anime. Highly recommended!


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