‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ (デスノート Light up the NEW world) is a 2016 Japanese fantasy thriller directed by Shinsuke Sato.
Set 10 years after ‘Death Note 2: The Last Name’, the film follows a special task force that is set up to deal with the appearance of 6 new death note holders who are wreaking havoc around the world. The cast includes Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu, Masaki Suda, Erika Toda, Rina Kawaei, Mina Fujii, and Shido Nakamura.
Synopsis: 10 years has passed since the confrontation between Kira and L. Again, Shinigami sends death notes to the ground and due to this, the world soon falls into chaos. Tsukuru (Masahiro Higashide) is a member of the Death Note special task force team with 6 other investigators including Matsuda who experienced the Kira case of 10 years ago. Mass murders caused by the death note takes place on Wall Street in the U.S., Shibuya in Japan and other places. World famous private investigator Ryuzaki (Sosuke Ikematsu), who is the rightful successor of L, also investigates the mass murders. They discover that 6 death notes exists in the world. A computer virus called Kira spreads in the world. A message in the Kira virus says to turn in 6 death notes. A person who has 6 death notes overwhelm the world. The confrontation begins between the person who wants Kira’s revival and the people who want to stop it.
‘Death Note: Light Up The New World’ opens across Japan on October 29, 2016.