Death Note (Desu nôto) (TV SHOW) Reviews
The actor choices were pretty good - Tatsuya Fujiwara was, and still, well-known for his on-stage productions, and Kenichi Matsuyama's L / Ryuuzaki was awesome! His every 'weird and strange' movements were exactly how I imagined the actual L would be.
The shinigami effects I wasn't particularly keen on, it was very obviously computer generated - but I guess they were keeping to the original manga design for it.
The ending's pretty abrupt so I guess the sequel should pick up almost exactly where this left off.
I'll be looking up the manga now.
How silly of me not to realise what "Kira" actually meant until I heard it spoken out loud. -_-;
Tatsuya Fujiwara is cool, but his acting is a little bit one note. His performance here feels like an evil retread of his other most notable role, Battle Royale. Most of his mannerisms come back up.
Oh, by the way, someone here mentioned that she wished that L's circles under his eyes were bigger, and I thought the exact same thing. I'm not too nit-picky that it bothered me, but it's something that stuck in my mind.
Update: I understand they're going to make an American version possibly with Zac Efron as the lead. I guess that works, since he sort of resembles Light. I think he may be able to pull it off, since he manages to look downright creepy in some of his photos. I think whatshisface from the Funny Games remake would be a good a good L. And I'm hoping that they could do the live/animated meshing better than it was done in this version of the film.
I found Matsuyama more intriguing as Detective L then Fujiwara as Light.
I didn't really like the CGI, mostly because it caught me by surprise and just felt out of place and cheesy. I think with a great makeup team they could have had an actor be Ryuk.
The acting was okay... nothing great.
The plot itself is really interesting. Interesting enough I would like to see the second one to see what happens.
*I haven't seen the anime version.*
i thought it was gonna bee worse than the coartoon[not saying that the cartoon sucks] butt it was awsomee.!! L is my fave. character in the moviee and the cartoon.!! lol hes funny :D