Friday, May 30, 2008

Death Note - The Movies

We finished watching the live action Death Note films yesterday and it was too good! I've ordered these from YesAsia, for they have the Hong Kong version, with English subtitles (quite a good translation, it must be said).

There are 2 films: the first one is Death Note, and the sequel is Death Note - The Last Name. They were both released in 2006 and I must say the adaptation is excellent, and that everyone who loves the manga should run and watch the films.

It is even better than the anime series, which is too close to the book. The films bring some changes to the original storyline, without modifying the basic premises and it all takes place in less time, not over the years as it happens with the books. They really did a good job here. The ending is a bit sad, but I may also say so from the manga.

(It's also great to hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the soundtrack! It goes really well with the story somehow!)


  1. Anonymous9:02 PM

    I LOVE Death Note. My sons turned me on to it. I like the twists in the plot line but I don't talk about it much because people get uptight about the title.

    By the way, I was in Dublin last summer. LOVED everything about Ireland. We'll be back in 2009.

  2. Hi!
    Glad you like it! You MUST watch the movies. I understand as well what you mean about the title. Then you start to explain and mention "Shinigami" and people freak out!
    Well, I guess it's mostly people who don't like manga or care about horror movies - but it's not even that, isn't it?
    Yes, Dublin is nice. You should come back!
    Have a great weekend,

  3. I like Kira.This film is very thrilling,and unexpected thing happens one after another.Shocking,but it's a good film.

  4. Hi Kumiko-san!
    Yes! My favorite character is Kira too, although he was a bit dangerous, he he!