Death Note Light up the NEW world Film Listed With March 15 Opening in Philippines

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Lifestyle, media, and ticketing website Click the City is listing Death Note Light up the NEW world, last year's live-action Death Note sequel film, with a March 15 opening date in the Philippines. Pioneer Films is listed as the distributor.

The new film opened in Japan in October. The film topped the Japanese box office in its first weekend, ending the your name. anime film's nine-week streak. The film opened on 342 screens, earning 458,645,800 yen (about US$4.37 million) during its opening weekend and selling 342,309 tickets.

The film stars:

  • 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.)
  • MIyuki Sawashiro as the voice of the new Shinigami character Ama.

In addition, Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kenichi Matsuyama both reprised their roles as the self-righteous killer Light Yagami and the legendary detective L, respectively, for the film.

Shinsuke Sato (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Library Wars films) directed the film. Namie Amuro performed the film's theme song "Dear Diary," as well as the insert song "Fighter."

[Via AnimePH Project]

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