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Running time
123 min / 140 min
Japanese Theatrical Release
DEATH NOTE - June 17th, 2006
DEATH NOTE the Last name - November 3rd, 2006
Tatsuya Fujiwara
Kenichi Matsuyama
Erika Toda
Shunji Fujimura
Takeshi Kaga
Director: Shuusuke Kaneko
Screenplay: Tetsuya Oishi
Original Comic: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata

Awards and Nomination (As of April 2007)
・Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film "The PEGASUS 2007" (The Prize of the Public) (2007 Belgium)
・Yahoo Award 2006 "Most "Searched" Movie Award" (Hong Kong)
・Japan Academy Prize "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role"for Kenichi Matsuyama (2006 Japan / Nomination)
・Hong Kong Film Awards "Best Asian Film " (2006 Hong Kong / Nomination)
 And more...

Introduction :
“AdversityExceeding 15 million copies sold the bestseller comic “DEATH NOTE” is finally adopted into a series of live-action feature films as DEATH NOTE part 1 & 2! 

“DEATH NOTE” with its shocking contents in the unique world of its own, the comic immediately captured the hearts of the readers, created a sensation as soon as the serial on Weekly Shonen JUMP started, and has become a best seller all over in the world. A series of films“DEATH NOTE ” part 1 and 2 based on this comic will be released in succession (June 2006 and October 2006) while fanatic fever over the comic continues to grow biting its way into our quiet daily life. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS sing a theme song of a feature film for the first time, and with Tatsuya Fujiwara known froma smash hit “Battle Royal” starring the films, “DEATH NOTE” is a film project of unprecedented scale with a series of two films of mind-boggling suspense where the note book of death generates ballistic thrill and suspense. The time has come for “DEATH NOTE” to finally reveal its forbidden pages.

Story :
WelcomeWeary Shinigami the Death dropped a notebook in the human world where a weary genius picked it up. “The human whose name is written in this note shall die” it said… It was the notebook of death that determined people’s death. Light Yagami, an extremely bright elite university student was the one to possess this ultimate tool that should remain only in the hands of God. Light decides to create an ideal world and begins to hold the scales to judge the criminals in his discretion.Meanwhile, ICPO (International Criminal Police Organization) has placed a mysterious detective called“L” in Japanese police force to investigate a series of the criminal cases. “L” in the status of a divinity for his capacity and skill in gathering information and in reasoning had solved unresolved cases in the world, and now tightens the investigative screws over these cases, but Light also cleverly manipulating the notebook of death, tosses and shakes the investigation. The future of mankind is at the mercy of crucial and fierce battles of the two brains.

DEATH NOTE ー How to use it ー
- The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
- This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person’s face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore,
   people sharing the same name will not be affected.
- If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the person’s name, it will happen.
- If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.
- After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
- This note shall become the property of the human world, once it touches the ground of (arrives in) the human world.
- The owner of the note can recognize the image and voice of its original owner, i.e. a god of death.
- The human who uses this note can neither go to Heaven nor Hell.