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Asian Cinema Film Club Podcast: ‘Death Note’ (2006)

Episode 6 looks at this Japanese crime thriller.

Death Note is a 2006 crime/fantasy about a battle between the world’s 2 greatest minds when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.
With the Netflix remake of Death Note on the horizon, Elwood and Stephen check out the original which along with it’s anime / manga has spawned an incredible cult following since its release.
The film following law student Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwarawho after discovering the Death Note which grants the user the ability to kill any person whose name he writes in there, which he is soon using on the local criminal population, only to soon attract the attention of the illusive detective L as the two now enter into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
They also share their favourite live action Anime / Manga adaptions, the influence of anime on western animation as well as looking at the films of Hitoshi Matsumoto

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