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Death Note - Desu nôto: Light Up the New World (2016)

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

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Shinsuke Sato

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Takeshi Obata (manga), Tsugumi Ôba (manga) (as Tsugumi Ohba)
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Sequel based on the 2017 film.

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Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Masahiro Higashide ... Tsukuru Mishima
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Masaki Suda ... Yûki Shien
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Ryuzaki
Noémie Nakai ... J
Mina Fujii Mina Fujii ... Shô Nanase
Rina Kawaei Rina Kawaei ... Sakura Aoi
Sergey Kuvaev Sergey Kuvaev ... Roger Irving
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10 years has passed since the confrontation between Kira and L. Again, Shinigami sends death notes to the ground and due to this, the world soon falls into chaos. Tsukuru (Masahiro Higashide) is a member of the Death Note special task force team with 6 other investigators including Matsuda who experienced the Kira case of 10 years ago. Mass murders caused by the death note takes place on Wall Street in the U.S., Shibuya in Japan and other places. World famous private investigator Ryuzaki (Sosuke Ikematsu), who is the rightful successor of L, also investigates the mass murders. They discover that 6 death notes exists in the world. A computer virus called Kira spreads in the world. A message in the Kira virus says to turn in 6 death notes. A person who has 6 death notes overwhelm the world. The confrontation begins between the person who wants Kira's revival and the people who want to stop it. Written by AnonymousB

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


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Release Date:

29 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Death Note: Light Up the New World See more »

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2.35 : 1
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It's not KIRA vs L
4 May 2017 | by SnootzSee all my reviews

The original Death Note was brilliant; this film is a dull glow in comparison. While the overall theme comes across, many viewers will find the individual elements of the plot quite a bit more difficult to follow and less cohesive to the film overall. There seems to be a lot of needless filler. Neither the plot nor characters are as sharp and intelligent as the original KIRA or L. There is nowhere near the unique personalities of the two, nor much viewer compassion for any of the characters. In truth, it struck me that the main stars of this film were the Shinigami, which were far more interesting than the live characters.

There is a tendency of viewers to compare follow-up films with the original and that is perhaps unfair... but it is also inevitable. Imagine a Sherlock Holmes film in which the intelligence, attention to detail and twist-of-plot is missing; is it really Sherlock Holmes any longer? That considered, is a Death Note movie without extraordinary chess-like moves by the main characters really Death Note? In the end I was disappointed in the film and felt it could have been two hours better spent.


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