Death Note: The Last Name

Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

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The story begins on the heels of the first movie as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as "Kira." While L still strongly suspects that Light is "Kira," Light tries to uncover L's real name so he can kill him with his Death Note. Confusingly enough, a new rash of murders all around the world are taking place, with a "Second Kira" claiming responsibility. Light read morelearns the identity of the Second Kira and suggests they join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch "Kira" before he is killed?

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Oct 28, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Story: I watched this one shortly after finishing the first movie, and if I had to pick between the two, this one would definitely get my vote. It was faster paced, so you didn't feel too bored at certain parts. Much like the first one, there are things in this that are completely different from the manga and anime, and like I said with the first movie, I didn't think it hurt read more the movie too much.

Acting/Cast: I said in the last one that I loved Fujiwara Tatsuya and Matsuyama Kenichi as Light and L, and that definitely didn't change while watching this movie.

Toda Erika got more time in this one, as was expected, and I liked her in her role as Misa as well. In the manga/anime, my opinion on Misa always varied. I'd love her one second and then really dislike her the next. Toda Erika managed to make it so I was a Misa fan from start to finish.

Music: Again, I don't remember much of the music in this movie. The only song I can remember, other than the suspenseful music they sometimes tossed in, was a RHCP song.

Rewatch Value: I scored it one higher than the first movie because, like I said, I definitely enjoyed this one more.

Overall: Overall, I loved it. The ending in the manga had me kind of sad. The ending in the anime had me crying. The ending of the movie actually had me bawling.

My only complaint with this movie, other than that damn RHCP song, is that it seemed a little anticlimactic. The ending felt like it was too fast at times, and then too slow at times, but in the end, it was still anticlimactic.
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Nov 6, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
My first review! Lets hope I get to everything...:)

I loved the cast. Fujiwara perfectly portrayed Light, at times acting as the composed, intelligent, passionate indivitual he once was. He was clearly able to get across as someone who had lost their intentions, going mad with power and more then willing to kill to protect himself.

Matsuyama was the very image of L! It was like seeing L come to life, by read more the very way he sat, gorged himself on sweets, and his every expression! There was no one better then him.

The music was mediocre, it matched the mood faily well but didn't leave much of an impression.

THE STORY WAS FREAKING AWESOME. Nothing can compare. Death Note didn't have any wholes in it, and it was a piece of intellicuel art. Though for the movie some things that happened in the anime had to be left out for time purposes.

This movie is more then worth your time, and its so good you will even get a thrill out of watching it again and again.
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    Aliyah Apr 23, 2017

    YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!! That's how it should have ended

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    TalaAsakura Jan 21, 2017

    I love all three LA of Death note , the characters are brilliant.
    Half way I stopped watching the anime when L died. it felt like the series died from of that point, maybe I ever re-watch it. but LA is a 10/10 even my mom agrees XD

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    Dia Jan 2, 2017

    I feel like I want to watch Play With Me mv of Cross Gene where Shin had L's concept.

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    MaryamYumna May 5, 2015
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    AISHA Mar 29, 2015

    I watched the anime when I was 15 and i like it

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    hildarestumunggaran Jul 28, 2014

    great movie , so many mystery .

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    Destati13 Jun 4, 2014 - edited

    I really really liked this movie! Death Note is my all-time favorite anime/manga series, and although some people really dislike when anything's changed for live-action adaptions, I personally didn't mind the changes at all. The original anime/manga is a real masterpiece, but the live-action adaption is enjoyable as well.

    And L!! Wow, Matsuyama Kenichi played him just perfectly. I can't think of anyone that could've done better, he portrayed L so accurately that it almost felt like I was really seeing L just come to life!

    I also personally thought the shinigami were animated really well~

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    holldoll32 Nov 17, 2013

    the ending was so lame! maybe the animes is better...

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    AlmightyUmma Aug 19, 2013

    Where can i watch this movie? :))

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    Aeowina Jun 24, 2013

    Lol, L snacking on western sweets in the first movie, and Japanese sweets in this movie ^^

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    Aeowina Jun 8, 2013

    L was played so beautifully TTuTT

    I don't regret the changes they made to the movies. It's not like the anime and manga versions are nullified because of this adaption

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    THATCRAZYOTAKU Mar 16, 2013 - edited
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    Grapejuice Sep 5, 2012

    I find this to be a pretty cool movie.

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    Maddallina Feb 25, 2012 - edited
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      DramaLover78 Jun 29, 2012

      than you'll hate misa in the anime
      plus noone likes misa

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      GuillaumeCoigniez Oct 9, 2014

      yeah misa was way more anoying in the anime/manga! But guess that Toda Erika also influenced my opinion a bit.

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    brootalz Jan 6, 2012
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    Nov 3, 2006
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    2 hr. 21 min.


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