Wednesday, July 2, 2008

L: Change the World (

Ken'ichi Matsuyama - L
Supporting Cast
Mayuko Fukuda - Maki Nikaido
Shingo Tsurumi - Prof. Kimihiko Nikaido (Maki's father)
Youki Kudoh - Dr. Kimiko Kujo
Masanobu Takashima - Matoba
Megumi Sato - Hatsune Misawa (Matoba's helper)
Yuta Kanai - Tamotsu Yoshizawa (Matoba's helper)
Bokuzo Masana - Asao Konishi (Matoba's helper)
Renji Ishibashi - Prof. Shin Kagami
Sei Hiraizumi - Prof. Koichi Matsudo
Kiyotaka Nanbara - F.B.I. Suruga
Shunji Fujimura - Mr. Watari
Erika Toda - Misa Amane
Yoji Tanaka - Taxi Cab driver

The last foe is a new “Death,” created by man. To solve the Kira Case, L (Kenichi Matsuyama) leaves Los Angeles convincing Kira is in Japan. At the same time, his intuition tells him that he may never be able to return to Los Angeles again…

Known as Kira, Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara), using the Death Note, attempts to become God of a criminal-free new world. By L’s ultimate choice, the Kira Case closes, but, at the same time, L loses Watari (Shunji Fujimura) who was L’s most trusted partner.

After Watari left, L takes on the task of solving the cases left in Watari’s file. As all the cases are solved, a “gift” addressed to Watari arrives. The gift is a little boy. From the SD card the BOY (Narushi Fukuda) has in his possession, L learns that the child is the only survivor of the Thai village, which was exterminated. L also discovers that a huge conspiracy, utilizing a man made “Death,” was on the move behind the Thai village tragedy.

Meanwhile, L has another visitor. The girl’s name is Maki (Mayuko Fukuda), and she tells L that she has brought something her father, who died a horrible death, told her to deliver to Watari.
As L realizes the item the girl brought is, indeed, the “Death” in question, pursuers are closing in. Protecting the two children, L physically makes moves to solve the horrendous case.

However, there were only 6 days left for him…

Wow! I really liked this movie. We really got to see a whole new scope to "L's" personality. Yeah, I boo-hoo'd at the end because we all know (if you are a Death Note freak like me) what is going to happen to him. Damn Light!

I didn't like the Live Action Death Note movies. They left an odd taste in my mouth. The acting was horrendous (except Matsuyama Ken'ichi's portrayal of "L"). Those movies were......*shivers* The manga was awesome. The anime was awesome! I was so looking forward to those movies and was NOT pleasantly surprised.

I hopped on the "L" train today and crossed my fingers for this movie to be better! It definitely was. It had slight references to Death Note but then this movie was to take part during his investigation of Light "Kira". And, we get to meet "Near". *sigh Even Ryuk made an appearance at the start of the movie as did Misa.

Okay, I have some tears running down my face again because "L" was the best manga/anime character of all time. And his death was the most saddest..........................

Matsuyama Ken'ichi
PhotobucketKenichi Matsuyama
I really like him looking scruffy.....LOL! He has the cool, mysterious look that reminds me of Matsuda Ryuhei! *sigh*

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