Death Note: L, change the WorLd (2008)

Death Note: L, change the WorLd is a live-action Japanese movie directed by Hideo Nakata and the third installment of the Death Note film series which is based on a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. It premiered in Aichi Prefecture on January 31, 2008.

Movie info

Premiere date
January 31, 2008
Release date
February 9, 2008
Directed by
Hideo Nakata
Written by
Hirotoshi Kobayashi (screenplay)
Kiyomi Fujii (screenplay)
Tsugumi Ohba (manga)
Takeshi Obata (manga)
Distributed by
Warner Bros.
  • Death Note: L, change the WorLd R2 UK DVD

    Region 2 PAL DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: 4Digital Asia
    Out: Aug 31, 2009
  • Death Note: L, change the WorLd R1 DVD

    Region 1 NTSC DVD (English subtitles & dubbed)

    Label: New People Entertainment (US)
    Out: Aug 18, 2009
+ Show DVD & Blu-ray releases


After his epic battle of wits with Light Yagami, aka “Kira”, genius detective L has only 23 days left to live and is still bound by the selfless act of writing his own name in the death note. After hearing of a small boy in Thailand who survived a bioterrorism attack consisting of a deadly man-made virus, L reasons that the boy may the key to his own survival and travels there to investigate.

Meanwhile, an elementary school student named Maki may be the key to humanity’s survival, as she’s in possession of an antidote created by her mother. With both these children under his care, L races to save both himself and the world.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Kenichi Matsuyama Kenichi Matsuyama L
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda Maki Nikaido
No photo available Narushi Fukuda Boy
Youki Kudoh Youki Kudoh Dr. Mikiko Kujo
Sota Aoyama Sota Aoyama Detective Matsuda
Shunji Fujimura Shunji Fujimura Watari
tatsuya-fujiwara Tatsuya Fujiwara Yagami Light, aka "Kira"
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi Dr. Koichi Matsudo
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa FBI Agent Ray
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi Shin Kagami
Yuta Kanai Yuta Kanai Tamotsu Yoshizawa
No photo available Tim Man Scientist
Bokuzo Masana Bokuzo Masana Asao Konishi
Shido Nakamura Shido Nakamura Ryuuk, God of Death (voice)
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka F
Kiyotaka Nanbara Kiyotaka Nanbara Hideaki Suruga
Megumi Sato Megumi Sato
Asaka Seto Asaka Seto Naomi Misora
Masahiro Takashima Masahiro Takashima
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka Taxi driver
Erika Toda Erika Toda Misa Amane
Shingo Tsurumi Shingo Tsurumi Kimihiko Nikaido


  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 9 years ago
  • Second Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 9 years ago
  • Teaser (Japanese)

    Added 9 years ago


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Last Updated 04 Mar 2014 at 10:15