Death Note (2006)

Death Note is a live-action Japanese movie directed by Shusuke Kaneko and based on a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Desu Nōto
Release date
June 17, 2006
Directed by
Shusuke Kaneko
Written by
Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)
Tsugumi Ohba (manga)
Takeshi Obata (manga)
Distributed by
Warner Bros.
+ Show DVD & Blu-ray releases


Light Yagami is a first-year law student with a strong sense of justice. One night, the God of Death enters the human world out of sheer boredom and drops a notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written inside in by any means specified in text. Light finds the notebook and, after discovering it works, decides to use it to rid the world of criminals under his new moniker, “Kira”.

However, his new power brings out an extremely dark aspect of his personality. It isn’t long before he starts using the notebook against innocent people to cover his own tracks, all for the goal of creating his own utopian society. An eccentric genius named L is soon called in to begin an investigation and an epic battle of wits between the two men ensues.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
tatsuya-fujiwara Tatsuya Fujiwara Light Yagami
Kenichi Matsuyama Kenichi Matsuyama L
Asaka Seto Asaka Seto Naomi Misora
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa FBI Agent Ray
Erika Toda Erika Toda Misa Amane
Shunji Fujimura Shunji Fujimura Watari
Takeshi Kaga Takeshi Kaga Souichiro Yagami
Yu Kashii Yu Kashii Shiori Kashino
Shido Nakamura Shido Nakamura Ryuuk, God of Death (voice)
No photo available Ryohei Abe
Sota Aoyama Sota Aoyama Detective Matsuda
No photo available Norman England FBI Agent
No photo available Masanori Fujita Stalker
No photo available Michiko Godai Sachiko Yagami
Miyuki Komatsu Miyuki Komatsu Detective Sanami
No photo available Matt Lagan Lind L. Taylor
Hikari Mitsushima Hikari Mitsushima Sayu Yagami, Light's little sister
Takeo Nakahara Takeo Nakahara Matsubara
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura Detective Ukida
No photo available Tatsuhito Okuda Aizawa
No photo available Shin Shimizu Detective Mogi
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka Sasaki
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa Police Chief Saeki

Latest news

  • Death Note manga vol 1 cover

    Warner Bros. acquires rights for Death Note remake

    Kind of old news I guess, considering this project was first announced last summer in the production notes of horror films Shutter and The Strangers, but Warner Brothers is officially putting their...

    8 years ago
  • death-note-top-5

    Top 5 Moments From Death Note I & II

    MTV Iggy has put together a video clip of their top 5 favorite moments from live-action Death Note and Death Note II: The Last Name. But the real story here is that MTV actually started an...

    8 years ago


  • US Blu-ray Trailer (English-dubbed)

    Added 5 years ago
  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 10 years ago

Film series

  1. Death Note (2006)
  2. Death Note: the Last name (2006)
  3. Death Note: L, change the WorLd (2008)


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Last Updated 03 Mar 2014 at 22:58