Death Note Live Action: Hollywood Style

I decided to see if there’s any news about the apparent live action by Hollywood and here’s what  got:

In April 2009, it was announced that WB had acquired the rights to make a live-action version of the manga, and had hired Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt the script. The new film will be based upon the original manga series rather than the existing live-action films.

It’s also in Anime News Network.

I know it’s too late to post this since it’s been 4 months but if there’s people out there like me who don’t know, well, at least there’s another site that will help them know!

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My 10 Favorite Live Actions Ctd: Death Note

Alternative Titles:
Synonyms: Death Note: The First Name; Death Note: The Last Name; Death Note
Japanese: デスノート(Desu Nōto)

 

Other Information:

Genre: Detective fiction, drama, fantasy, mystery, psychological thriller, supernatural
Director: Shūsuke Kaneko
Licensor: VIZ Pictures, Warner Bros.
Run: 126 Minutes; 140 minutes

Cast:

Ken’ichi Matsuyama as L

Tatsuya Fujiwara as Light Yagami

Erika Toda as Misa Amane


Synopsis:

The series is about Yagami Light, a young man who resents the crime and corruption in the world. His life undergoes a drastic change when he discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the “Death Note”, lying on the ground. The Death Note’s instructions claim that if a person’s name is written within it while picturing that person’s face, that person shall die. Light is initially skeptical of the notebook’s authenticity, but after experimenting with it, he realizes that the Death Note is real. After meeting with the previous owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk, Light seeks to become “the God of the New World” by passing his judgement on those he deems to be evil or who get in his way.

Soon, the number of inexplicable deaths of reported criminals catches the attention of the National Police Agency and a mysterious detective known only as “L”. L quickly learns that the serial killer, dubbed by the public as “Kira”, is located in Japan. L also concludes that Kira can kill people without laying a finger on them. Light realizes that L will be his greatest nemesis, and a game of psychological cat and mouse between the two begins.

Review:

I was fully introduced to Live Actions by Death Note. Before it became a phenomena in the anime world in the Philippines, I was already hooked into it. My brother brought a DVD home one day and while he’s away on a friend’s party, my sister and I watched it. The subtitles were s small I was literally putting myself in front of the big TV screen. Anyway, it was totally worth it! 

STORY. They made some changes from both anime and manga. I personally like it because that it’s just between L and Kira. No Mello, No Near. Just the two of them. Because Death Note is more exciting with only them fighting each other. 

Score. 9/10. The story of both live actions were able to stand on its own. Without the anime or the manga’s help. When they changed some parts, it really fitted the story and it’s very addictive, Kira and L’s cat and mouse game, I mean. 

CHARACTERS. The actors picked to play the roles are good. I really like Kenichi’s way of portraying L. Tatsuya is also a good Kira. The supporting characters as well, were keeping up with the two.

Score. 8/10

FIlMS. The effects, and the film themselves were fantastic. That’s all I can say. Hands down.

 

I know I didn’t typed much… but I want to assure you that you’ll want to watch them over and over and still get amazed by the happenings

 

OVER ALL 9/10

Kine In Aqua: Bleach, Naruto, Death Note and Prince of Tennis Wallpapers

This is another random thing I did for myself and I just want to put it here. I searched flickr for some Kine In Aqua Pics and I edited them in photoshop. It’s not spaceball, so I borrowed it. Thanks to whoever uploaded it! I did it first in colored but then, it didn’t look that nice. I still think that black and white is a better option. But whatever, just take a look!

OOPS! I just want to say that 4 of the wallpapers there are not from Kine In Aqua. If you find wallpapers with the owrds: My Loves or Meine Liebe, that means it’s not from KIA.

What Death Note Character are You?!

I took two quizzes that asks “What Death Note Character are You? And I got these results! Both Light! Yay!! I know I’m being a little childish, but I am a child! And even though it’s all probably fake or something, it’s fun and exciting! It really feels good if you turned out to be the character you like the most!


What Death Note Character Are You?

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Hosted By theOtaku.com: Anime

Why I like Anime

   Japanese animation, Japanese cartoons or simply Anime, refers to the distinctive tradition of animation in Japan. Due to its superior artistic qualities, complex-thought provoking themes, not just the usual Good VS Evil plot shown in US Cartoons, it is favored for all ages in different countries of the world. Here in New Zealand, Final Fantasy VII’s Advent ChildrenDeath Note, and Naruto, help me proved the preceding statement.

        An Otaku, derived from the Japanese term for another house or family, is use to describe people who love anime. It is not only for Japanese people so if you love anime and came to know it better, you can call yourself an Otaku. That’s what I am. Here are the reasons why I like anime:

        One, anime gives me opinionated views of what the future will be like. A perfect example is Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. This Japanese animation features space wars, robots called Gundams, flying fortresses and advance genetics.

        We don’t have it as of now. But I’m pretty sure we will. Imagine me, flying a Gundam in space. Seeing billions of stars and landing on a moon base, much better than being an astronaut, right?

        Two, anime brings me to a new world. Not just the world of ninjas, vampires, witches, or robots, but the world of sports and mystery that I can’t normally be in. Eyeshield 21, introduced me to American football and lets me enjoy it without getting tackled or wearing big uniforms. Detective Conan on the other hand, got me hooked to mystery solving and detective playing without having to be there and endangering myself. 

        I had face it. A student like me, who always think of ditching P.E. class for some lame reasons, playing football. Meaning actually running around and defending against big players… I can never imagine myself like that. Or at least not in this life time. And I’m too big to hide myself during investigations. What happens if I’m seen? I’ll die without even accomplishing anything! 

        Three, It shows new cultures aside from Japan and America. Sometimes they even create their own. From Kino’s Journey, The Land of Adults exist. Tradition dictates that kids are to be brought to the hospital after they reached 12 to have a single operation that will set their mind to working happily and perfectly to an already determined job and life…

        Four, it gives connection to other people. Since anime is known worldwide, making friends is easy. From Naruto’s clumsiness to Goku’s transformation to be a Saiyan, you can already start and end a conversation. I have countless friends around the globe. Often, Anime is our strongest connection.                                                                                                                                                                                   

        I have many more reasons why i like anime. I could even write another essay about them. But time is running out and I have to go. Before that, however, let me tell you the biggest reason why I like anime.

        The perfect hair, the perfect face, the perfect body, the perfect attitude of the  ideal, almost perfect in everyway, handsome guys, are essential to me. Look around you. Only few people fit in this category. Why would I prefer average guys to ideal ones?

         Code Geass‘ Lelouch Lamperouge and Suzaku Kururugi, Death Note’s L Lawliet and Light Yagami, Final Fantasy’s Cloud Strife and Sephiroth, are some of the many guys in the world of anime, that can’t be compared to any average guy.

    And how can I forget Naruto’s Uchiha Sasuke? Those cold, bloody eyes, staring at me, I won’t be scared. I’d rather fall for him.

    …In the end, I guess I like anime because I’d rather see fantasy as reality.