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2016 Death Note Light up the NEW world Film Opens in Singapore on November 10

posted on 2016-09-05 06:30 EDT
Live-action sequel to Death Note films opens in Japan on October 29

Singaporean film distributor Encore Films announced last Friday that it will open Death Note Light up the NEW world, this year's live-action Death Note sequel film, in Singapore on November 10 with English and Chinese subtitles.

The new film will open in Japan on October 29. A three-episode prequel mini-series titled Death Note NEW GENERATION will premiere on Hulu Japan on September 16.

The film's official Japanese website streamed a trailer for the film on Monday. The video reveals a new Shinigami, and Shien saying the line, "Light Yagami lives."

In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, a teenager named Light finds a notebook with which he can put people to death by writing their names. He begins a self-anointed crusade against the criminals of the world, and a cat-and-mouse game begins with the authorities and one idiosyncratic genius detective.

In the new film's story, a highly advanced information society is beset by global cyber-terrorism in 2016. New charismatic figures, who "inherited the DNA" of Light (previously played Tatsuya Fujiwara) and the detective L (Kenichi Matsuyama), emerge. The successors of the two geniuses will wage a war over six Death Notes on Earth.

A crucial plot element will be the "Six-Note Rule": only six Death Notes are allowed to exist at a time in the human world. Of course, the Shinigami (Gods of Death) themselves are limited to the number of Death Notes. Therefore, up to six Shinigami may exist in the human world. This rule existed in the original manga, but previous adaptations in the franchise have not used this rule thus far.

The film will star:

Masaki Suda (live-action Assassination Classroom's Karma Akabane, live-action Kuragehime's Kuranosuke Koibuchi) as Yūki Shien, a cyber terrorist who reveres Kira.

Sousuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai's Higen, MOZU's Kazuhiko Shingai) as Ryūzaki, L's successor and a world-famous detective.

Masahiro Higashide (live-action Parasyte's Hideo Shimada, live-action Ao Haru Ride's Kō Mabuchi) as Tsukuru Mishima, a "Death Note otaku" and an investigator pursuing the Death Notes

Rina Kawaei (Azumi: Bakumatsu-hen stage play) as Sakura Aoi, the most terrible Death Note user ever, an indiscriminate murderer, and the complete opposite of Light Yagami.

Mina Fujii as Shō Nanase, an investigator on the Death Note task force.

Eiichiro Funakoshi as Kenichi Mikuriya, a Supreme Court justice who possesses a Death Note.

Erika Toda as Misa Amane (Toda is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)

Shidou Nakamura as Ryuk (Nakamura is reprising the role from the previous live-action films and anime.)

Sota Aoyama as Tōta Matsuda (Aoyama is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)

Shinsuke Sato (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Library Wars films) is directing the film. Namie Amuro is performing the theme song "Dear Diary," as well as the insert song "Fighter" for the film. "Dear Diary" is a ballad that is based on the film's title "Light up the NEW world." The song "Fighter" is a dance number written from the point of view of the character Misa Amane.

The film is a "forbidden sequel" to the two earlier live-action Death Note films, 2006's Death Note and Death Note: The Last name. The film was shot in overseas locations, and Warner Brothers will distribute.


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