Death Note

Death Note

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Director: Shusuke Kaneko

Cast: Shusuke Kaneko, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kenichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto

     
 

Released into Japanese theaters in 2006, director Shusuke Kaneko's stylish adaptation of the best selling manga quickly trampled The Da Vinci Code on Japanese screens and subsequently and set box office records in Hong Kong and all across Asia. The plot picks up as aimless law student Light Yagami (Tetsuya Fujiwara) discovers a mysterious notebook in the middleSee more details below

Overview

Released into Japanese theaters in 2006, director Shusuke Kaneko's stylish adaptation of the best selling manga quickly trampled The Da Vinci Code on Japanese screens and subsequently and set box office records in Hong Kong and all across Asia. The plot picks up as aimless law student Light Yagami (Tetsuya Fujiwara) discovers a mysterious notebook in the middle of the street. Soon thereafter, Light discovers that if he writes a name in the notebook, that person will instantly die (generally of a heart attack). Of course it doesn't take long for Light to realize the extraordinary power he now holds, and before long he hatches a plan to rid the planet of crime by scribbling the name of notorious criminals in the pages of the powerful notebook and make the world a safer place for decent citizens everywhere. But Light isn't alone in his mission, because his new companion Ryuk - a flying god of death who only Light can see and who also happens to be the true owner of the notebook - is always there to egg him on and get a little laugh from the criminal holocaust. Over the course of the next few weeks, Light does away with millions of nefarious baddies and the global crime rate drops by seventy percent. Still, the police aren't too happy that a regular civilian seems to be taking the law into his own hands. Perhaps the only person capable of discovering Light's true identity is L (Kenichi Matsuyama) - a brilliant teenage detective with a taste for sweets and remarkable deductive reasoning skills. When the police chief (Takeshi Kaga of the hit television series Iron Chef) - who also happens to be Light's father - is assigned the task of unmasking the elusive killer, things really start to get interesting. A fast paced, goth-infused, cat-and-mouse thriller, Death Note was followed at the box office by the equally successful sequel Death Note: The Last Name just a few short months later.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
UPC:
0896911001126
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Viz Media
Time:
2:00:00

Special Features

Bilingual (English/Japanese), featuring star voice actors from Anime series; Director's interview; Making of Death Note; Sideway Mode; Director & Cast Profile; Original Japanese Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatsuya Fujiwara Light Yagami
Kenichi Matsuyama 'L' Ryuzaki
Asaka Seto Naomi Misora
Shigeki Hosokawa FBI Agent Ray
Erika Toda Misa Amane
Shunji Fujimura Watari
Takeshi Kaga Soichiro Yagami
Yu Kashii Shiori Akino
Hikari Mitsushima Actor
Michiko Godai Actor
Shidou Nakamura Ryukk The Death God

Technical Credits
Shusuke Kaneko Director
Toyoharu Fukuda Producer
Seiji Horibuchi Executive Producer
Masayuki Iwakura Sound/Sound Designer
Kenji Kawai Score Composer,Cinematographer,Editor
Takahiro Kobashi Producer
Hiromi Makepeace Producer
Tsugumi Ôba Screenwriter
Hajime Oikawa Art Director
Tetsuya Oishi Screenwriter
Seiji Okuda Executive Producer
Takahiro Salute Producer
Takahiro Sato Producer
Hiroshi Takase Cinematographer
Yosuke Yafune Editor
Takefumi Yoshikawa Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Death Note
1. Prologue [9:10]
2. The Found Death Note [9:07]
3. Shinigami Ryuk [4:34]
4. Mysterious Detective L [5:11]
5. Lind. L. Tailor [7:02]
6. Light & Shiori [2:42]
7. L's Analysis [5:46]
8. Follow Light [5:04]
9. Busjacking [7:14]
10. Raye & Naomi [3:23]
11. Guidance in the Subway [11:40]
12. L/Ryuzaki's Appearance [3:53]
13. Naomi Misora [2:53]
14. Happy Sweets by Misa Misa [6:52]
15. Doubt of Kira [2:18]
16. Blind Spot [10:19]
17. Shiori Is Caught [6:18]
18. Light's Confession [7:07]
19. Misa & The Death Note [6:09]
20. Epilogue [2:15]

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