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.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Did You Know?
Similarly to Ghost in the Shell
(2017), a previous anime adaptation from earlier that year, this film came under fire with accusations of whitewashing when it was decided to cast American actors in the role of characters like Light Yagami and Misa Amane, and rename them with westernized names Turner and Mia Sutton. According to the filmmakers, auditions were held for Asian American actors to be cast but none were selected on the basis that none of there were fluent in English, resulting in further backlash. See more
(at around 16 mins) When Ryuk reads some rules to Light, you can see on the top of one of the rules he is reading, that there is the rule of if there is no cause written of the death, the person shall die of a heart attack. But later on, all deaths that they write have to have a cause or it will be as the dealer says. See more
Look at those people.
They're a bunch of sheep.
No, they're not. They're looking for someone who's not gonna let them down the ways cops do and politicians.
And that's why they have you.
Near the end of the closing credits, Ryuk can be heard laughing. See more
Reckless (Don't Be So...)
Written by James Reyne
(as James Michael Reyne)
Performed by Australian Crawl
Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
Under license from Universal MUsic Enterprises See more