Death Note: Light Up the New World (Desu nôto: Light Up the New World) 2016

Death Note: Light Up the New World (Desu nôto: Light Up the New World)

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Critic Reviews for Death Note: Light Up the New World (Desu nôto: Light Up the New World)

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  • May 06, 2018
    My least favorite of the four, but still enjoyed it.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2016
    The new Death Note film is the type of film fans of the franchise or the original manga have been waiting to see for years. It's a follow-up to the first two theatrically released Death Note films released 10 years ago. While the production stakes have been upgraded especially given the maker's liberties to create a completely different story and characters not part of the original manga. Non-fans might find plenty of excitement to be had in this Japanese blockbuster, though I might stress they'll feel left out having not seen the previous films or read the manga (or seen the anime). I for one, absolutely loved the premise the film presented, pitting a new generation of players where six notes have been dropped in the world and L's charismatic and cunning successor; Ryuzaki must lead the grand investigation to find them. Though mostly centered in Japan, this film even covers other geographic areas to up the scale and stake of the conflict/plot. The film is also a lot edgier than the previous films able to keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The characters are also exceptional additions to the franchise, I immediately welcomed their roles as if they were already characters from the manga. The genuine thrills, chills, twists and turns makes this to possibly be close to 'Death Note: The Last Name' as being the best Death Note film to date. I cannot wait to see the film again, as this is the genuinely original Death Note follow-up I've been waiting for years to see.
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