16 user 13 critic

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)
0:32 | Trailer
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
Masahiro Higashide ... Tsukuru Mishima
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Masaki Suda ... Yûki Shien
Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Ryuzaki
Noémie Nakai ... J
Mina Fujii Mina Fujii ... Shô Nanase
Rina Kawaei Rina Kawaei ... Sakura Aoi
Sergey Kuvaev ... Roger Irving
Eiichirô Funakoshi Eiichirô Funakoshi ... Kenichi Mikuriya
Sota Aoyama ... Tota Matsuda
Akio Kaneda Akio Kaneda ... Junro Sugahara


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

death | See All (1) »


6 death notes, 3 men, seal the notes, surpass L, resurrect Kira. Justice clashes. See more »


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


[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."
See more »


Follows Death Note: New Generation (2016) See more »


Written by Emyli
Performed by Namie Amuro
See more »

User Reviews

Death Note Light Up the New World: A welcome addition to the franchise
28 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Death Note the anime is one of the all time greatest television series, a true masterpiece and a contender for the most intelligent franchise by far.

I was always fearful to venture into the live action material and that doubled when I watched the embarrassment of Death Note (2017) I finally took a chance and watched Death Note (2006) and was thrilled at how well made it was and loyal to the original material. Sure it had tweaked a couple of parts of the storyline, but it still felt like Death Note.

The sequel was equally great and the third part was perfectly good as well, when I discovered a 4th movie had been made I questioned whether it had reached the stage they were milking it.

Following directly on from the 3rd movie, we're now 10yrs on from the original events of Kira with both Light & L deceased. The death gods have rained death notes down on the world and all hell is breaking loose. It's come down to L's successor and the surviving members of the old team to bring justice to those responsible.

This 4th movie clearly has a larger budget, the shinigami cgi is considerably better and the whole film just looks polished. It follows on perfectly and is a welcome addition to the franchise.

It has it's flaws don't get me wrong, but regardless is a great Death Note film even if it doesn't have the subtlety of the originals.

I'm not sure whether this is the end, I feel like it could continue based upon the ending but this is a decent enough send off should it not.

The Good:

Decent opening sequence

CGI has improved

Shinigami's are great

The Bad:

Some bad, dull and unlikable characters

Story is perhaps too grand for a 2hr film

11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.





Japanese | Russian

Release Date:

29 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Light Up the New World See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Holiday Movies on Prime Video for the Whole Family

Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit.

Get some picks

Recently Viewed