Death Note: Light Up The New World

Death Note: Light Up The New World (2016)

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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 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 read morein Japan and other places. World famous private investigator Ryuzaki, who is the rightful successor of L, also investigates the mass murders. They discover that 6 death notes exist 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.

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Mar 22, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Death note has been considered as one of the best live action adaption ever, it has that legendary status that following its story is not a simple feat. It has been 10 years since the last one so the hype for it was unreal that in my opinion didn't help the movie.

The way death note ended gives lot of questions to us viewers just what happen to the world after? Given read more that death note still exist. This film tries to answer that question as 6 death notes spread around the world; it also clarifies some rules and expands it more which only makes it more interesting for possible sequels in the future. Also, the film did a nice job of portraying the post death note world as how we imagine it, death note used as a tool for terrorism and the idea of death note as the key for world order. Although even with interesting setting, fans of death note would be a bit disappointed here as it lacks the brain power of the original, nothing new as plot twist and tricks were all familiar, the execution was right but sometimes innovation is needed.

Although the movie's substance is a bit of a disappointment what it excels at is its stunning visuals it's so good, it's directed by Shinsuke Sato in the first place, the guy who directed Gantz and I am hero so you know what to expect if you watched those, the camera shots were awesome and the films atmosphere too, and also THE CGI WAS TOP NOTCHED RYUK here is miles better than the original.

Imagining death note without Light and L would be hard but at least their presence was felt from video recordings of them throughout the movie which IMO was a brilliant idea. As for the rivalry, it is now played by Ryuzaki and Shien which was subpar compared to the original but please do yourself a favor "DO NO WATCH THIS FILM WITHOUT WATCHING THE 3 PART MINI SERIES" this will make you connect with them and understand their motivation better. The acting from 3 main actors was excellent even higashide which at first I thought would be subpar compared to ikematsu and suda.

Got the same feeling from watching Crows Explode, just replicates the awesomeness of the original but offers nothing new. Felt a bit of cash grab. Felt a bit disappointed especially that actors played their characters well.
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    heimei 8 days ago
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    Akaisora 13 days ago

    If anyone finds somewhere to watch this online, please let me know. :)

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    court Mar 7, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know whether they've said when the DVD will be out?

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    EmaChan Feb 17, 2017

    Ryuzaki is awesome, so interested in this character ,cannot wait for the movie.

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    Radigen Dec 4, 2016 - edited

    Oh god, I desperately need to watch this, even if it's raw. I can't find it anywhere on the net though :/

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      lynncol Dec 17, 2016 - edited

      the movie is released in the Japan cinemas during late Oct, estimating that by the time the DVD/Blu-ray is out, it will be about 6 months or later. (Just for the raw, not to mention it'll take awhile for it to be subbed.)

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    HAMEX Dec 2, 2016

    Damn! This movie wrecks my fanfeelings. A big plot twist, and this movie proves that Misa-Kira is a sad romance. I don't know why some people dislike this movie. It was good, epic and sad in the same time.

    Let me guess, there will be a sequel after this, yes it has to!

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    Jhe_SG Dec 2, 2016 - edited

    Still patiently waiting for eng sub. of this movie :( its a good thing there is already eng sub for the 3 Eps..- New Generation. :)

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      lynncol Dec 17, 2016

      you'll have to expect for an eng sub probably 6 months or later (counting from October, as the DVD/Blu-ray version comes out only 6 months later - or maybe longer)

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      Jhe_SG Dec 18, 2016

      yeah.. i thought so.. anywayz..thanks for the heads up. :)

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    sambart Nov 29, 2016 - edited

    The movie was a very high production, amazing acting from Ikematsu and Suda, the ending definitely left questions and was interesting BUT there were a lot of recycled tricks that we've already seen in the Death Note series so it was a little predictable and had nothing really twisty or mindblowing.

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    fanitha Nov 25, 2016 - edited

    The movie was very well made, the plot was very interesting and the plot twists were really unexpected. Very good continuation of the death note movies. And the scene post credits was a thrilling cliffhanger!!

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      fanitha Nov 30, 2016 - edited

      There was a special screening in my country due to a japanese festival that was organized. It's still not available online

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      fanitha Nov 30, 2016
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      Selty Nov 30, 2016

      hahaah according to keikaku

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    sns Nov 25, 2016
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    Yukinotenshi Oct 8, 2016 - edited

    waiting eng subs :(

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      lynncol Oct 23, 2016

      we might have to wait awhile (estimation : 6~8 months later just for the raw, and slightly longer for the subs) :/
      since the movie will only be out in the Japan cinemas in 6 days.

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      realdeal Oct 29, 2016

      What about those 3 mini episodes about each character, do those episodes already have subs?

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      lynncol Oct 30, 2016

      those 3 episodes, we'll have to wait for a nice subber to pick it up ;( since as far as I know, the last time I've checked, it's still raw ;(

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    Narco Jun 11, 2016

    Whaat?! Poor cow, when will they stop milking it? When the milk spoil?


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    Oct 29, 2016
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    2 hr. 15 min.


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