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Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016)

Death Note - Desu nôto: Light Up the New World (original title)
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An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Takeshi Obata (manga), Tsugumi Ôba (manga) (as Tsugumi Ohba)
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Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Ama (voice)
Masahiro Higashide ... Tsukuru Mishima
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Masaki Suda ... Yûki Shien
Noémie Nakai ... J
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Ryuzaki
Mina Fujii Mina Fujii ... Shô Nanase
Rina Kawaei Rina Kawaei ... Sakura Aoi
Sota Aoyama ... Tota Matsuda
Sergey Kuvaev ... Roger Irving
Eiichirô Funakoshi Eiichirô Funakoshi ... Kenichi Mikuriya
Akio Kaneda Akio Kaneda ... Junro Sugahara
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Sequel based on the 2017 film.

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An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.

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Death Note: If your name is written in it, die. See more »


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[first lines]
Ryuk: [voiceover] A Death Note is the reaper's tool to control mortals' life spans. Years ago a man called Kira used one, causing genocide in the name of justice. Delighted by Kira's act, King Death gave reapers an order: "Find a human to succeed Kira. Give that human a Death Note."
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Follows Death Note: New Generation (2016) See more »

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Performed by Namie Amuro
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Nice try, but it ends up being flat and forgettable
10 February 2020 | by mawandaalSee all my reviews

I watched this movie after the original authors of the Death Note released the Death Note Special One-Shot manga in February 2020. I enjoy the first two live-action movies of Death Note, they give a good alternate story to the Death Note franchise. The third movie is not that good but still watchable. After 10 years of the first movie, is it still a good choice to continue the Death Note movie? To be honest, I did not have much expectation for this movie. I only hope at least it is entertaining regardless of the story it tells.

I don't know if it's just me or everyone, but the whole movie feels really flat. I am sure it is because I've read the One-Shot manga first that made me feel this movie is mediocre. After the innovative storyline from the manga, people expect something different from the story of this movie. But again, repeated formula and lame twist. This is still a disease for Japanese live-action movies in general. The action and drama also did not well. The six death notes in the movie have no impact at all to the narrative aspect of the story. Although the story is flat, I have a bit of hope at the end of this movie. They might end it like I hope it to be. But, the ending is also disappointed. At last, if you want you can still watch this movie. But if don't want to, it still is okay, you did not lose anything important at all.


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Japan

Release Date:

29 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Light Up the New World See more »

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$19,117,022
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2.35 : 1
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