Apr 26, 2009
Last year I wrote about the theatrical release of the Death Note films in the United States for limited engagements. Much to my surprise, Viz Pictures is bringing the third movie in the series, entitled L: Change the World to the silver screen for two days only, the 29th and 30th of April. The evening of the 29th they'll be showing the subtitled version of the movie, and on the 30th they'll be showing the dubbed version of the movie (probably with most of the cast of Bleach providing the English voices). Showtime is at 1930 hours (7:30pm) local time wherever you happen to be. If the last two movies are any indication tickets are going to go fast, so I'd suggest reserving tickets at participating theatres now and getting there ahead of time because the lines will be tremendous.
(note: this movie is unrated, but Viz Pictures suggests that it be treated as having an R rating.)
After the cut there be (mild) spoilers.
L: Change the World chronicles the final days in the life of eccentric master detective L, who sacrificed himself at the end of Death Note 2: the Last Name by signing the Death Note to prevent assassination at the pen of Kira, but at the same time ensuring his own demise. L tackles one final case in the days following the demise of Kira, finding and stopping a group of terrorists who have engineered a biowarfare agent that could lay waste to the entire planet. I don't know a whole lot else about the storyline because I very much want to be surprised by the story and thus have been avoiding spoilers. What I can say is that the first two movies are excellent, and I highly recommend them to fans of Death Note.