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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.

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Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Takeshi Obata (manga), Tsugumi Ôba (manga) (as Tsugumi Ohba)
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Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Ama (voice)
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Masaki Suda ... Yûki Shien
Masahiro Higashide ... Tsukuru Mishima
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
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
Sota Aoyama ... Tota Matsuda
Eiichirô Funakoshi Eiichirô Funakoshi ... Kenichi Mikuriya
Akio Kaneda Akio Kaneda ... Junro Sugahara
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An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.

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10 years ago, a reaper's notebook. Now, the mystery, the will, redemption. See more »


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Japan

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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$19,117,022
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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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: L Change the World (2008) See more »

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Follow-up review and response
12 January 2018 | by SnootzSee all my reviews

To UnixPuppet: No, the reason people don't like this movie isn't because "it's not Kira and L". We don't like it because it's a poorly done movie.

Regarding your "review"-- the purpose of reviews is to review the movie being discussed, not give your opinion on how wonderful the franchise is. In your entire 10-star review, you didn't speak of this movie at all... but of the original Death Note.

Which brings us to that 10-star review. Do people truly think that users of IMDB can't spot a bogus rating from a mile off? I will grant that people have different tastes and will like / dislike different films. Diversity is fine. But giving THIS film 10 stars when it is nowhere near that level of film quality (and without reviewing the film itself) screams "I'm involved with the film!"

In short, to further discuss "Light Up the New World" itself-- it is a poorly-conceived, poorly written, dull shadow... especially when compared with the original Death note. Whether L and Kira are involved in the film or not is irrelevant; what's relevant is whether the characters who ARE involved and the story line presented are worthy of bearing the name of the Death Note franchise.

In the case of this film, it simply isn't. So a note to those associated with film making: don't rate your own films. If they can't stand on their own, let them fall. Patting yourself on the back is no source of praise.

Sorry, this movie (as several have rightly pointed out) does not present the skill and wit of the Death Note concept.


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