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Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016)

Death Note - Desu nôto: Light Up the New World (original title)
TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 29 October 2016 (Japan)
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An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.


Shinsuke Sato


Takeshi Obata (manga), Tsugumi Ôba (manga) (as Tsugumi Ohba)





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


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

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6 death notes, 3 men, seal the notes, surpass L, resurrect Kira. Justice clashes. 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: The Last Name (2006) See more »


Written by Emyli
Performed by Namie Amuro
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Medium rare

A sequence of film based from a famous manga is surely expected from fans, so it's understandable that to fill all the hope isn't an easy task for producer. However, this movie seems to be much far from "well done".

First of all, Obata's line is neatly done as all the main characters were nicely designed and beautifully sketched. It is understandable that several actors and actresses are famous and expert the way they are, but I mean there are tons of Japanese who are really good looking; those handsome guys and kawaii girls but then they film some of the skill-too-much-over-appearance folks. The contrast seems to be a little bit too much. Even though some characters are just new, but well, the standard would have been the same.

More over, parts of scripts and directions were not much professional, much like it was for a graveyard slot rather than movie. Part of it was done in the way that I even feel like a gov. organization was insulted somehow.

Finally, can't say much about this, no spoiler here, but did they let Tomino take part of this film or something?

Conclusion; If you enjoyed Death Note manga or anime and don't want to ruin those good feeling, you may consider avoid watching this film.

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29 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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