Monday, January 29, 2007

Don't Write My Name

The long awaited sequel of Death Note. Finally I get to watch it last Saturday with neow, joe and gang.

Part 1

The Sequel

As expected L died =( I just found out his real name is something Ken'ichi Matsuyama. Oh and he's a Pisces? Romanticnyer! He's so cool in the movie. *giggles* The 2nd part, came out a lil bit diff from manga I noticed. No doubt the story was a rushed one, they have to cramp everything into a two hour movie. And the Shinigami who had a crush on Misa looks funny. Not as gigantic and cool like Ryuk and Rem. BTW, Rem is a female. I din know until I read it from LYN.

Some infos on the characters in the movie :-

Light Yagami (Kira) (夜神月, Yagami Raito?)
The main character of Death Note, Light is a brilliant but bored 17-year old student. When he finds the Death Note dropped in the human world by Ryuk, a Shinigami, he decides to use it to kill all criminals, his ultimate goal being to cleanse the world of evil to create a utopia and to be the God of this new world.

L (エル, Eru?)
L is the world's top-rated detective, tasked with tracking down and arresting Kira, and Light's nemesis. His dishevelled appearance masks his great powers of deduction and insight. L has many quirks, such as sitting in an odd manner and snacking on sweets in the middle of meetings. He often takes drastic strategies to confuse and force his opponents, and on several occasions he has willingly disclosed several of his weaknesses to Kira at the risk of his own life in the hopes that he would lure him into a trap.

Misa Amane (Kira No. 2) (弥海砂, Amane Misa?)
A girl with an immense crush on Kira. She is a popular idol in Japan, and tends to wear clothing in many different styles, depending on what she is doing. She is immature and has a tendency to refer to herself in the third person (calling herself "Misa-Misa") in an attempt to be cute. Misa is totally devoted to Light, and she once said that she loved him "at first sight". Light, however, only views her as an asset to his plans because of her Death Note and her "Shinigami Eyes" (that she obtained at the cost of half of her remaining life span). These "Shinigami Eyes" give Misa the ability to know people's names by looking at their faces, thereby giving Kira an edge in his battle against his enemies. Misa read in the newspapers that the murderer of her family was punished by Kira, explaining her total devotion to him, regardless of whether she thinks of his actions as good or evil.

Watari (Quillsh Wammy) (ワタリ, Watari?) <-- One of my favourite character
L's assistant. He acts as logistics to the investigation team. He founded "The Wammy's House" an orphan shelter for gifted young children such as L, Mello, and Near. Also, as evidenced during the police chase at the end of volume six, he is an experienced sniper. You can see his photo below at the screenshot section. He's the elderly man in specs.

Shinigami (The Death Gods)
Shinigami, or their formal name Death Gods, are demon-like characters who live in the Shinigami Realm. To increase their life-span, the Shinigami write the names of humans in their Death Notes. However, because the Shinigami realm is incredibly dull, this act is usually laughed at, and thus done in privacy. Shinigami cannot be killed by physical methods, such as stabbing or shooting, but must follow a strict set of rules if they want to live.

Ryuk (リューク, Ryūku?)
The original Shinigami who dropped the Death Note in the human world, which Light would pick up. Acting out of pure boredom, Ryuk begins the story of Death Note on a whim. Perhaps neutral by nature, Ryuk often refuses to aid Light and instead enjoys watching him struggle for his goal. The most important facet of Ryuk's character is that he is not Light's friend. He acts for his own interests and entertainment and often fails to tell Light key details about the Death Note. Ryuk is selfish, however, and will aid Light if it serves his own goals, such as providing amusement or obtaining apples.

Rem (レム, Remu?)
The female Shinigami who first gives Misa her Death Note and "eyes." Similar to Ryuk, Rem possesses two Death Notes; however, she purposely gives a Death Note to Misa Amane. Rem inherited her second Death Note from Jealous and thought it only right to pass it on to Misa. Oddly enough, Rem inherits Jealous' love for Misa as well and is prompt to defend Misa even at the cost of her life. She brings this to light when she openly shows her lack of trust for Light stating that if Misa dies before her time, Rem will kill Light thus ending her own life as well.

Screenshots :-

Bottomline, the 1st part was nicer, but this sequel isn't that bad. There are some parts which might confuse you. And you have to know the rules in Death Note well else, you can get yourself pretty confused. Light acted like he's a murderer in this flick. Its kinda diff from the manga itself. And he's fat! with all the baby fats. Eeeek. Light sux, L rox. =P Too bad that L died. Boohoo.

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