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Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 3 November 2006 (Japan)
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

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Shûsuke Kaneko

Writers:

Tsugumi Ôba (original manga), Takeshi Obata (original manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Takeshi Kaga ... Soichiro Yagami
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Raye Iwamatsu
Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Shin Shimizu Shin Shimizu ... Kenzo Mogi
Sota Aoyama ... Tota Matsuda
Magy Magy ... TV Director
Pîtâ ... Rem (voice) (as Shinnosuke Ikehata)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexa Devine ... Kyoko
Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Hanako Hanako
Itsuji Itao ... Hikima
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Storyline

In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another Kira follower) but in the end will Light win? or will a Shinigami named Ryuk make all the difference in Light's victory or his ultimate death? Written by Laharl Krichevskoy

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Taglines:

The last name to be written in the DEATH NOTE... Whose name will it be?


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Japan]

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,919,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is dedicated: "In Memory of Hiroshi Takase." Takase was the Director of Photography for the first Death Note movie, who died just after finishing it. See more »

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Quotes

L: All the Death Notes shall be left with me.
Ryuuk: You ain't gonna use 'em? That's just lame.
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A Surprisingly Good Version
18 May 2007 | by mitsukariyasuiSee all my reviews

It seems that every live action derivative of a manga/anime that I've seen has been barely watchable at best.

These movies on the other hand were entertaining to the end. They stayed with the main plot as much as possible and delivered the memorable dramatic scenes with new live action flavor, but changed the plot without opening holes and delivered a new, believable conclusion.

I didn't like Fujiwara much in the lead role- he's not dynamic or conniving enough to bring the role to life. Quite often his face seems to "give it away" when his role calls for a solid and impenetrable exterior.

Matsuyama, however, takes on the ridiculously difficult role of "L" and absolutely rocks. Vocal tones, strange postures and movements, appearance, mannerisms, all breathe life into what was one of the best characters ever to grace manga shelves. My only complaint was the over-decadent manner in which he ate his candy- it seemed a little contrived, as opposed to the more matter-of-fact noshing done by the manga/anime character during his investigations.

Thay certainly could have done a lot worse, and they took enough film time to do the series justice. Can't wait for the American version.


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