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A Shinigami (Death God) drops a notebook in the human world where a young genius picks it up. The notebook displays the message: "The human whose name is written in this note shall die" It is the notebook of death that can determine when a person will die. Light Yagami, an extremely bright elite university student, is the one to possess this ultimate tool that should remain only in the hands of God. Light decides to create an ideal world and begins to hold the scales to judge the criminals at his discretion. Meanwhile, the ICPO (International Criminal Police Organization) has placed a mysterious detective called "L" in the Japanese police force to investigate a series of criminal cases. "L" is an eccentric genius who has successfully solved many cases in the past that were deemed unsolvable. With L's expertise, the police are able to tighten the investigative screws over these cases, but Light, also cleverly manipulating the notebook of death, tosses and shakes the investigation. The future of mankind is at the mercy of this fierce battle between the two brains. ~~ Adapted from the manga "Death Note" (デスノート) written by Ohba Tsugumi (大場つぐみ) and illustrated by Obata Takeshi (小畑健). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • Čeština
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 11,586 users)
  • Ranked: #4300
  • Popularity: #837
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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16 people found this review helpful
Nov 17, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
First off, i will admit that I've never been much of a fan on shonen. Whether its anime or drama,I've always preferred watching romance. For someone like me, who only prefers romance dramas, i fell in love with this!

Yes, the movie definitely changed some things from the anime. But what movie doesn't? Especially for anime, some things would look a little weird without changing it while doing the live action. And this way, you're not watching the exact same thing. I found both the anime and the movie very entertaining, and i recommend both.

The acting in this was also really great! The actor who played Light was very impressive, I could see where he was coming from, and what type of personality he had easily. L was played really good too! I'm team L all the way, and never once was on Light's side!

So if your considering whether to watch it or not,here is what i suggest: if you are an avid anime fan keep an open mind that there are changes to the movie. If you've never seen the anime, i suggest watching that first. That way the movie won't spoil you with what will happen. Or vice versa. Whichever you prefer. Hoped this helped!

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8 people found this review helpful
Nov 18, 2013
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I like these kind of dramas/movies and though I haven't watched any of its anime version or read its manga and I think it's a good thing cause I was able to enjoy the movie. I love the characters and how it was portrayed by the actors. I find the storyline unique and that kept me watching this movie till the end. The music was cool enough for me. I plan on watching the anime but I'm glad I watched the movie first before my impression will be spoilt if I did the other way. I will surely watch this again. It's one of the classic Japanese movies worth re-watching because of it's unique plot and especially if you are a fan of it. I recommend it especially if you want to watch something with your friends. This is certainly worth a try and one of the best Japanese movies.

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  • Movie: Death Note
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 11,586 users)
  • Ranked: #4300
  • Popularity: #837
  • Watchers: 19,071

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