Death Note Rewrite 1: The Visualizing God

TV Special (1 ep x 130 min)
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Yagami Light is an unusually bright high school student who has found himself disillusioned and bored with both life and the world. When he stumbles upon a strange book entitled Death Note, however, this all changes. In an attempt to purge the world of evil, he uses the book's powers to claim the lives of criminals and establish himself as a god. Not long after his quest begins, though, he finds himself confronted by a man calling himself "L" who vows to put an end to Light's reign of tyranny before it can begin. With two genius intellects at odds, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, and with it can be only one winner - who will prevail?

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Mar 29, 2008
Score: 7.5/10

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Disclaimer: Death Note - The Visualizing God completely spoils the series, so if you have yet to see it do not watch this movie!Without a doubt, Death Note was one of the few anime series that truly captivated me.  The intensity, the drama, with which it teems is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and despite not ending the way I would have liked (I'm not bitter anymore... read more

Mantis's avatar by Mantis on Jul 10, 2011
Score: 8/10

I'll keep this short and simple. If you've seen Death Note already, you should know what to expect. This is essentially the first 2/3 of the series. You should read the other reviews and the Death Note reviews if you don't know a lot about Death Note. I rated this more highly than Death Note because the first 2/3 are all that Death Note should have been. It's a highly entertaining anime series, but after this... read more

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