Live-action Death Note II: the Last Name coming to big screen for two-night event

Scene from the live-action film Death Note II: the Last Name
Scene from the live-action film Death Note II: the Last Name

NCM Fathom and VIZ pictures team up to present Death Note II: the Last Name in movie theatres nationwide on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 7:30 pm. This breakthrough live-action Japanese mystery event will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Death Note II: the Last Name, an in-depth interview with Director Shusuke Kaneko and a unique profile of the Death Note cast.

Death Note II: the Last Name is the sequel to, and immediate continuation of, the Death Note, brought to U.S. movie theatres earlier this year by VIZ Pictures and Fathom. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the original event, the two companies bring this next chapter of the thrilling saga based on the popular Japanese manga series to nearly 400 movie theatres next month.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note II: the Last Name is a sequel to Death Note as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as “Kira.” While L still strongly suspects that Light is Kira, Light Yagami continues to seek out the real name of L so he can kill him with his Death Note. Making things even more unpredictable are the “Eyes of Death,” given to the second Kira, enabling the owner to know the true identity and lifespan of any person. Adding further confusion, a new rash of murders attributed to the Death Note occurs all over the world and is attributed to “the Second Kira.” Light Yagami learns the identity of the other Kira and wants to join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch “Kira” before he gets killed? Who will be the last name written in the Death Note book?

Death Note II: the Last Name is presented in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound in select movie theatres including AMC, Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Clearview, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group theatres, as well as the State Theatre (State College, PA) through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, North America’s largest cinema broadcast network.

The Death Note manga and animated series have become extremely popular domestically. The 37-episode animated series is seen by millions each week on cable broadcast and the series is also distributed on DVD by VIZ Media. For more information on the Death Note live-action features, please visit

Tickets for this special event are available at presenting theatre box offices and at

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