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Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi The series was adapted into three live action films released in Japan on June 17, , [clarification needed (see talk)] On September 28, , two notes written with Latin characters stating "Watashi wa Kira dess" [sic], . The miniseries focuses on the three new lead characters of the film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World: Tsukuru Mishima, Ryuzaki, and Yuki Shien. Light Yagami, an ordinary university student, receives a death note which changes his life. This three episode mini series is an. Critic Consensus: Death Note benefits from director Adam Wingard's distinctive eye and a Spring/Summer TV Premiere Dates The movie is a bored demon who bores his audience right along with him. . anime and bringing it to America in live-action form has always seemed to be a struggle.
Meanwhile, L has been ordered off the case, but in defiance he raids Mia's home, finding the notebook page with the FBI agents' names. In a hysterical fit, he contemplates writing Light's name.
At the hospital, Light tries to convince James that his actions were "the lesser of two evils", prompting Ryuk to comment that "humans are so interesting". 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. Now with no knowledge of the Death Note, Light wholeheartedly joins the investigation.
Together, Light and L deduce Higuchi's identity, arrest him, and discover the existence of the Death Notes and the Shinigami. When they touch the Death Note, Light and Misa regain their memories, and Light kills Higuchi with a piece of the Death Note, regaining possession of the book.
However, L casts suspicion on Misa, forcing Rem to murder L to save her. Rem dies in the process, as it is forbidden for Shinigami to protect human individuals. The task force agrees to cover up L's death and appoint Light as the new L.
The investigation stalls as a result. Four years later, crime rates worldwide have massively dropped, but cults have arisen which adore Kira.
Two intelligent young men, who were raised as potential successors to L, are revealed: Both are aware that L is dead, and thus consider Light, the current L, a prime suspect. Mello, along with the Mafia's assistance, kidnaps Light's sister, resulting in his father's death during the rescue mission.
He also appoints a well-known newscaster, Kiyomi Takada as Kira's public spokesperson. Realizing that Takada is connected to Kira, Mello kidnaps her. Takada kills Mello with a hidden page of the Death Note, but is killed by Light, in order to dispel suspicions. Light seizes the chance to have Mikami kill Near as well as all the task force members.
However, Mikami's Death Note fails to work. It is revealed that Near had replaced Mikami's Death Note with a decoy.
Perusing the names Mikami had written down, only Light's is missing, which proves Light as Kira. A scuffle breaks out during which Light is grievously wounded. Ryuk, realizing that Light will spend the rest of his life in prison, writes down Light's name in his Death Note as he had promised to do at the beginning of the story.
The notebooks[ edit ] The core plot device of the story is the "Death Note" itself, a black notebook with instructions known as "Rules of the Death Note" written on the inside.
When used correctly, it allows anyone to commit a murder, knowing only the victim's name and face. According to the director of the live-action films, Shusuke Kaneko"[t]he idea of spirits living in words is an ancient Japanese concept In a way, it's a very Japanese story".
Deciding that this design would be cumbersome, he instead opted for a more accessible college notebook. Death Notes were originally conceived as changing based on time and location, resembling scrolls in ancient Japan, or the Old Testament in medieval Europe. However, this idea was never used. When pushed, he suggested: No one should play God".
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He said that Near 's climactic speech about good and evil was rooted in his own beliefs. We have at last a film that shows what a live action adaptation of an anime should be like. Rurouni Kenshin bursts forth on the screen with heart and with sword, just as his name implies.
Origins smartly leans on one of the source material's great advantages: Much of the film's thematic and emotional power comes from the poignancy of that transition — more than just a tale of samurai clashes, it presents an argument for both the great and terrible sides of both eras —" and goes on to say "Overall, I'd highly recommend Rurouni Kenshin: Origins to both fans of the original and fans of adventure films in general. Origins is action-packed, full of striking characters, and energetically composed, while also drawing smartly on the poignant context of its source material.
It's an altogether terrific time. He truly was Kenshin. It sent chills down my spine!