Title: Death Note – The Last Name
Release date: 11/3/06
Genre: Supernatural drama
Cast: Fujiwara Tatsuya, Matsuyama Kenichi, Nakamura Shido (voice only), Kaga Takashi, Toda Erika
Plot: In the sequel to the first Death Note movie, the game between Light/Kira (Fujiwara Tatsuya) and L (Matsuyama Kenichi) continues. This time Kira finds himself a partner in idol Amane Misa (Toda Erika). With two Death Notes on earth, will L be able to prove the connection between Light and Kira?
What is good: It is enjoyable watching Light and L trying to outwit each other.
What is bad: Since this is mostly psychological, there isn’t a lot of action going on.
Overall rating: A
Overall: I really enjoyed the first Death Note movie yet I was disappointed that there wasn’t more interaction between Light and L. This movie definitely delivers that. While lot of the first movie was familiar to me since I watched part of the anime, I knew almost nothing about the sequel as it takes place in the episodes I haven’t seen yet. I love watching Matsuyama as L. In my opinion, he was the absolute perfect choice in casting. I can’t say too much else about the movie without giving away big spoilers. If you are a Death Note fan, you definitely have to watch this.