Viz Pictures announced today that the final chapter in its popular Death Note live action series, L, Change the World, directed by the legendary Hideo Nakata, will be hitting DVD on August 18th.
This spin-off follows a new original storyline and introduces the unwritten chapter of Death Note and reveals how the legendary detective “L” (Kenichi Matsuyama) spends the final 23 days of his life. The story begins as L takes on the “Kira” case, in which countless criminals are dying under mysterious circumstances. L successfully solves the case and stops Kira, but only after sacrificing his life, leaving himself with only 23 days left to live. For his final case L faces down a bio-terrorist group trying to wipe out humanity with a deadly virus ten times more potent than Ebola. As L tries to formulate an antidote with a scientist, he must also save the lives of two children who have no one else to turn to.
Death Note: L, Change the World features what happened before and after the two earlier Death Note events and shows fans the more human side of L that could not be seen previously. The movie stars Kenichi Matsuyama as L, and in the dubbed version L’s voice is played by Alessandro Juliani from the anime series.
No special features were included in Viz’s press release about the DVD, but if you live in or around the San Francisco Bay area, you can be part of Viz Pictures‘ special screening of the film to celebrate the DVD release. It’s being held at the brand-new Viz Cinema (1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115) for one night only, August 25th, at 8 pm. Please visit Viz Cinema for ticket info and more details.
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