The film follows the manga story of Light Yagami, who is a brilliant but bored student with great prospects. Life changes dramtically when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god named Ryuk. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies. Light sees an opportunity to rid the world of evil using the powers granted in the Death Notel. The police authorities call in the help on the famous, but unconventional detective L when criminals begin to mysterioussly die. Both Light and L believe themselves to be serving justice, and so begins the battle of wits to see who really is good or evil.

Genre: Thriller

Director: Shusuke Kaneko (Gamera; Death Note: The Last Name & Azumi 2)

Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note: The Last Name; Battle Royale & Battle Royale 2); Kenichi Matsuyama ("Death Note" / "Death Note 2: The Last Name" / "Sanjuro")

Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0
Audio Language(s): Japanese
Subtitle Language(s): English