Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's bestselling manga DEATH NOTE, has already spawned an internationally successful anime series, and now its become a bona fide film franchise.
In the first offering we meet Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara, BATTLE ROYALE), a rich, good looking, hard-working student. Light's life changes forever when a Shinigami death god accidentally drops his notebook down into the human world and into Light's hands. The thing about this notebook is that whoever's name is written down inside it... dies. Now the death games begin as Light decides to use his new power to rid the world of evil.
In its sequel, THE LAST NAME, the plot follows on from the previous film, with Light Yagami still attempting to evade suspicion for the 'death note' killings. DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME continues the blend of action, thriller, and horror that the original began.