Death Note: The Last Name

November 3rd, 2006







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Plot
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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.4/10 (5,698 voted)

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko

Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura

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?

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata

Cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara - Light Yagami
Takeshi Kaga - Soichiro Yagami
Shidô Nakamura - Ryuuk(voice)
Erika Toda - Misa Amane
Shigeki Hosokawa - FBI Agent Ray
Shunji Fujimura - Watari
Ken'ichi Matsuyama - L
Shin Shimizu - Kenzo Mogi
Sota Aoyama - Tota Matsuda
Magy - TV Director
Pîtâ - Rem(voice) (as Shinnosuke Ikehata)
Alexa Devine - Kyoko
Michiko Godai - Sachiko Yagami
Hanako -
Itsuji Itao - Hikima



Details

Official Website: Warner Bros. [Japan] |

Release Date: 3 November 2006

Filming Locations: Kitakyûshû City, Fukuoka, Japan

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Gross: ¥5,200,000,000 (Japan) (31 December 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

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.

Quotes:
Misa Amane: How could I ever face Light?
Ryuuk: Face? He likes your face.



User Review

Beats Even The First One

Rating: 10/10

Many manga fans are complaining about the changes. Quite frankly they have very little ground to stand on for that. There's no way they could've condensed the story better. Then again, these tend to be the same kind of fans who scream bloody murder if so much as a single letter in a line of dialouge is changed. Some people can not be pleased and are best to be ignored.

The first film was well done for the most part, so what about this film? Well....

We have the same actors reprising their roles from the first film, and their performances have no faltered. The actor playing L is required to show more emotion this time, but does so without going over the top and killing his character. Light's acting is still solid as well, able to transition between 'Innocent" Light and "Kira" Light.

Misa is played to perfection. The voice and mannerisms are almost an exact duplicate of the source material. There are some slight differences to her character but they are minor and not detracting.

Were elements changed? Yeah, they had to be. Some people may not be able to understand this, but no one wants to watch a 10 hour movie. Many areas had to be condensed but they showed enough as to not eliminate an intergal elements, except for Near and Mello.

Actually, this is an improvement. Those characters resulted in a dreadfully boring and an atrocious ending. What we got instead was a compelling, intense ending with some heartfelt moments intertwined and a story that was kept where it should've stayed. So yes, I'm saying it, this movie was better then the original manga in terms of the ending.

9.5/10









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