The story begins on the heels of the first movie as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as "Kira." While L still strongly suspects that Light is "Kira," Light tries to uncover L's real name so he can kill him with his Death Note. Confusingly enough, a new rash of murders all around the world are taking place, with a "Second Kira" claiming responsibility.
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DEATH NOTE: The Last Name is a sequel to the movie DEATH NOTE, which closely follows major plot elements from the original manga series, while featuring several new key story differences. The story begins on the heels of the first movie as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as "Kira." While L still strongly suspects that Light is "Kira," Light tries to uncover L's real name so he can kill him with his Death Note. Confusingly enough, a new rash of murders all around the world are taking place, with a Second Kira" claiming responsibility. Light learns the identity of the Second Kira and suggests they join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch "Kira" before he is killed?
Bilingual (English/Japanese), featuring star voice actors from Anime series Director s interview Making of Death Note Director & Cast Profile The second live-action feature based on the manga Death Note by Tsugumi Ooba and Takeshi Obata, picks up exactly where the first film ended. After the death of the woman who had deduced his identity as the murderous Kira, Light Yagami plots to continue his vigilante campaign to rid the world of criminals using the magical Death Note. But his growing megalomania collides with the counter-schemes of phlegmatic super-detective L. Director Shusuke Kaneko and screenwriter Tetsuya Oshi add some interesting twists and subplots: Light meets budding pop star Misa Amane under very different circumstances, and the Japanese news media play a greater role in promoting Kira and assisting in his downfall. By keeping the story focused on the intellectual duel between Light and L, the filmmakers bring Death Note a much more satisfying conclusion than the animated series. Handsome Tatsuya Fujiwara captures Light's appeal--and his descent into madness. Kenichi Matsuyama makes an appropriately quirky and pallid L, an outsider who's willing to gamble everything on his theories. The CG Shinigami ("Gods of Death") Ryuk and Rem never quite fit into the live action world. Death Note proved so popular in Japan, a third feature L Change the World is slated for release in summer, 2009. (Unrated: suitable for ages 16 and older: grotesque imagery, violence, violence against women, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon