Death Note: Light Up the New World (Movie) (Nippon TV 2016)

dnbddvdOk, well, that was crap. Spoilers, but you’ll thank me if it saves you from wasting time on this.

Basic premise is that Light Yagami had a secret kid, L had his dna mixed with some other kid and the King of the Shinagami allows up to 6 Death Notes into the world. Of course, the actual story follows a Police Officer, Riyuzaki who is L’s successor (and pretty much called “L’s Successor” for the whole movie. It was beyond annoying) and Shien, a punk in white skinny jeans [skinny jeans. If you have a pair, you don’t wear. That’s my motto and I’ll gladly offend anyone who thinks otherwise] who is a follower of the original Kira.

 

All 3 are involved in trying to get all 6 Death Notes and stuff happens. It made no sense to me. One of the Death Note holders goes on a killing spree in downtown Tokyo, just walking along and writing down peoples names so they die. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Thankfully, she doesn’t last long.

A grown up Misa Amane makes an appearance and I have to say, she’s a beautiful woman. Much more attractive than the skinny little kid she was in Death Note: The Last Name.  Sadly, she isn’t any smarter. Speaking of smarter, don’t get me going on the 3 main male characters. Bunch of reactive, knee-jerk dip sticks. We get some more Shinagami but they’re one scene wonders for the most part.

It ends with everyone but the Police Officer dying and the 6 Death Notes scattered or destroyed. And the police officer? He was the Kira successor all along, he just forgot for most of the movie because he gave up the Death Note. It was not cohesively coherent and it left me feeling befuddled and angry that I’d wasted 2 1/4hrs of my precious time.

I liked the Netflix version of Death Note more than this sequel. With this movie, I am officially movie’d out and Death Note’d out.

m-deathnoteShien, Misa Amane, Mr Po-Po and “L’s Successor”

 

  1. Death Note Netflix 2017
  2. Death Note Vizmedia 2006
  3. Death Note: The Last Name Vizmedia 2006

 

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8 thoughts on “Death Note: Light Up the New World (Movie) (Nippon TV 2016)

  1. I haven’t even fully got through the Netflix version yet. I think, however, after reading your review, I will stop after the Netflix film and not bother with this.

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  2. bookcupidity says:

    So, it’s 2 3/4 out of 4? Not bad.

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  3. Hahaha I actually love this movie because of the N remastered version 😂 I didn’t have high expectations since I know nothing can top the manga and I guess that helped a lot 🤔

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  4. I haven’t seen this one, although I was pretty happy to see more Death adaptations coming out. But man… this does sound awful… By the way, have you ever tried reading the 2 Death Note novels that came out? Death Note: Another Note, and Death Note: L, Change the World? Or are you officially done with any Death Note related now? hahaha

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I have not read any of the light novels. I did watch the live action movie of L: Change the World but since it wasn’t really a Death Note movie, I was very meh about it. And that was back when I picked up both the Viz Death Note movies, so it’s been a while.

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