Death Note: Light Up the New World () - IMDb
A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has Favorite TV Series Rated at Least 9 Stars on IMDb · poll image Bryan Unkeless at an event for Death Note () Death Note () Release Date. Light--now known to the world as Kira--tests the Death Note to understand the 9. Encounter. 23m. The murders continue, and L grows suspicious of Light's. Read Common Sense Media's Death Note review, age rating, and parents guide. Death Note TV Poster Image Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full.
The Death Note's instructions claim that if a person's name is written within while picturing that person's face, he or she will die. Light is initially skeptical of the Death Note's authenticity, but after experimenting with it on a convicted criminal, he realizes it is real. After experimenting with it on his second victim: He begins using the Death Note to kill numerous known criminals and law-offenders around the world, becoming a near-mythical vigilante known as "Kira", which is the Japanese trans-literation of the word: As the Kira killings continue, some within both the international and Japanese society come to see Kira as a righteous figure, with many even calling him a "god".
Interpol launches an investigation of the murders, but months pass without any fruitful lead. Allying himself with Interpol and the Japanese police force, L manages to confront Light through a television broadcast and demonstrates his deductive skills, correctly surmising Kira's residence in the Kanto region and that he can "kill without lifting a finger", by manipulating Light to kill a decoy of his named "Lind L.
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A bright yet isolated high-school student who discovers the titular "Death Note" and uses it to kill criminals by writing their names and causes of death, in a bid to change the world into a utopia without crime, and thus, becoming the world-famous serial killer known as "Kira", while being both praised and feared by law enforcement agencies and the worldwide media and public.
Lakeith Stanfield as L: A nameless, highly-intelligent and esteemed—but also socially eccentric and quirky—international consulting detective with a past shrouded in mystery and who is determined to capture "Kira" and end his reign of terror. Light's classmate and girlfriend, who assists him in his world-wide massacre of criminals as the god-like vigilante: In an interview with io9Adam Wingard revealed that rather than being based on original manga character Misa AmaneSutton as a character is based on the sociopathic qualities of Light Yagami.
Light's father and a veteran Seattle police detective, who assists L in finding the mysterious "Kira", unaware that he is his own son.
Paul Nakauchi as Watari: L's assistant and foster-father. Jason Liles and Willem Dafoe as Ryuk: A demonic Shinigami god of death and the original owner of the Death Note, who begins communicating with Light when he receives the book and inquisitively observes his activities as "Kira". Liles played the character in costume, while Dafoe provided voice work and performance capture for the facial elements. Production[ edit ] Inthe Malaysian newspaper The Star stated that more than ten film companies in the United States had expressed interest in the Death Note franchise.
Black opposed this change, and it had not been green-lit. Within 48 hours, Wingard was reportedly approached by nearly every major film studio. The talent and diversity represented in our cast, writing, and producing teams reflect our belief in staying true to the story's concept of moral relevance—a universal theme that knows no racial boundaries.
Death Note ( film) - Wikipedia
You're in a different country, you're in a different kind of environment, and you're trying to also summarize a sprawling series into a two-hour-long film. For me, it became about; what do these themes mean to modern day America, and how does that affect how we tell the story. In a paper,  Jolyon Baraka Thomas characterised Death Note as heavily influenced by the conflicts between liberty and security; as illustrating that high moral ideals are easily corrupted, and that people will always justify horrific acts of violence in the name of safety.
Thomas writes that "the price of peace is death". Thomas' paper lists Death Note as one of the later and more sophisticated psychological thrillers released in the wake of the Tokyo subway sarin attacksaying that it examines the human tendency to express itself through "horrific" cults and describes the negative effects of those cults on the members, on their families, and on society.
Through the moral relativity that characterizes the story throughout, readers are reminded that their own ideas of good and evil might not differ so much from those of extremist cult members. Production[ edit ] The Death Note concept derived from a rather general concept involving Shinigami and "specific rules". After publication of the pilot chapter, the series was not expected to be approved as a serialized comic by the author, who did not consider it to "fit with Jump".
Ohba said that, when he learned that Death Note had received approval and that Takeshi Obata would create the artwork, he "couldn't even believe it". The editor reviewed the thumbnails and sent them to the illustrator Obata with the script set in stone and the panel layout "mostly done".
Obata then determined the expressions and "camera angles" and created the final artwork. Ohba concentrated on the tempo and the amount of dialogue, making sure that the text was as concise as possible. Ohba commented that he believed "reading too much exposition" would be tiring and would negatively affect the atmosphere and "air of suspense". Significant artistic license was given to the illustrator who worked on basic descriptions, such as "abandoned building",  and this extended to the design of the Death Notes with Obata given a free rein.
When Ohba decided on the plot he internally visualized the panels while on his bed, drinking tea, or walking around his house, needing to feel relaxed while visualizing the panels. On many occasions, the original draft was too long and needed to be refined various times before the desired "tempo" and "flow" for the chapter was finalized.
The writer remarked on his preference for reading the previous "two or four" chapters carefully to ensure consistency in the story.
The illustrator's weekly production schedule involved one day with the thumbnails, layout, and pencils and one day with additional penciling and inking. Obata's assistants usually worked for four days and Obata spent one day to finish it. Obata said that sometimes he took a few extra days to color pages and that this "messed with the schedule".
In contrast, the writer took three or four days to create a chapter on some occasions, while on others he took a month. Obata said that his schedule remained consistent except when he had to create color pages. The first time they met in person was at an editorial party in January Obata said that, despite the intrigue, he did not ask his editor about Ohba's plot developments as he anticipated the new thumbnails every week.
Ohba said that when he asked the editor if Obata had "said anything" about the story and plot the editor responded: According to Ohba, the details had been set "from the beginning". How to Read states that the humorous aspects of Death Note originated from Ohba's "enjoyment of humorous stories".
He added that the story had to revive the killed characters with the Death Eraser and that he "didn't really care" for that plot device. Obata said that while there is little action and the main character "doesn't really drive the plot", he enjoyed the atmosphere of the story. He stated that he drew the pilot chapter so that it would appeal to himself. Obata came into the picture at a later point to create the artwork. They did not meet in person while creating the pilot chapter.