A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.
Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
The Shinigami Death God Ryuk was brought to life using a combination of CGI and practical effects and with the aid of two actors. Jason Liles played the character in costume and performed motion capture for the body movements, while Willem Dafoe provided voice work and performance capture for the facial elements. See more »
(at around 38 mins) When Detective James Turner first meets L in his office to discuss the case of Kira, he is handed an ice cream cone before he sits down. The cone is in his hand untouched for the first few shots before it eventually disappears from his hand when he is handed case folders. See more »
Written by Garry Beers (as Garry William Beers), Andrew Farriss (as Andrew Charles Farriss), Jon Farriss (as Jonathan James Farriss), Michael Hutchence (as Michael Kelland Hutchence), Kirk Pengilly, Tim Farriss (as Timothy William Farriss)
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
I don't even know where to begin with this, it is rare that an anime adaptation ever turns out to be good, so I didn't go into this movie with high expectations. Having seen the anime twice now I was completely underwhelmed and disappointed throughout the whole movie. The characters in this movie had little to no similarities to their originals. There's honestly way too many things for me to say about this that I simply just don't have the time to do so. I tried to watch this movie as it's own thing and not compare it to the original but that was basically impossible for me. If you're a fan of the anime and manga, honestly don't even watch this, it's not worth your time.
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