What are the best Death Note manga live action movie adaptations?

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    #1Death Note (Desu nôto)

    Death Note (Desu nôto)

    A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals. Death Note (Desu Nōto) is a 2006 live-action Japanese detective supernatural psychological horror thriller film based on the Death Note manga.

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    Lauren Rogers
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "i don't get the popularity of manga and anime, (i don't know the difference), but i do like foreign films. so when one of my anime fanatic friends recommended this to me i gave it a watch and was pleasantly surprised. very good!"
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    #2Death Note 2: The Last Name

    Death Note 2: The Last Name

    Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself and get rid of L. Death Note: The Last Name is the second film in the Death Note live-action film series. 

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    Ralph White
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I really enjoy Death Note 2: The Last Name and it's a manga like the original and it's an awesome action movie. They managed to make the story still interesting even in the second one it's one of my favorites now."
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    #3Death Note: Light Up the New World

    Death Note: Light Up the New World

    Death Note - Desu nôto: Light Up the New World is is a 2016 Japanese detective supernatural psychological horror thriller film and an update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers. 

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    Karen Cunningham
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Oooh! A Japanese manga movie! There is a good reason that this weirdly-crafted genre is popular. "Light Up The New World" appears to be an installation in a series with the main title, "Death Note". In it, death notes are sent into the ground, which upsets the world so much, that chaos breaks out all over. Did I mention "weird"? You're probably gonna scratch your head over this movie for a long time. It is subtitled in English."
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    #4Death Note: New Generation

    Death Note: New Generation

    Death Note: New Generation is a three-episode miniseries that is part of the Death Note live-action film series. The miniseries focuses on the three new lead characters of the film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World: Tsukuru Mishima, Ryuzaki, and Yuki Shien.

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    Elizabeth Roberts
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "This is very close to perfect as a solution to the topic. It is exactly what the topic is but the only thing that doesn't make it perfect is that it's a TV show and not a movie as previously listed. "
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    #5L: Change the WorLd

    L: Change the WorLd

    L: Change the WorLd is a spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller Death Note. This time it focuses on the character "L."

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    Nick Yao
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I'm a big fan of the Death Note manga series. L: Change the World is very much an add-on to the first two Death Note adaptations, and it wanders farthest from the original Death Note series. But the director has preserved the atmosphere of the original, and the movie is as action-packed as the previous two installments. I wouldn't say it's the best Death Note adaptation, but it's well worth watching and owning as the completion of the series. "
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    #6Death Note (Netflix)

    Death Note (Netflix)

    Light Turner finds a supernatural notebook and uses it to cause death, attracting the attention of a detective, a demon and a girl of his class. Death Note is a live action movie produced by Netflix directed by Adam Wingard and stars by Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff and Lakeith Stanfield.

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    Ronald Meyer
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I was looking for a Death Note live action movie adaptation, as I am a big fan of the manga, and I watched Death Note on Netflix. It is similar and based on the manga, but it is also very unique. When I treat it as its own movie it was good, but it wasn't very true to the manga that I love. I feel like its ok, and fans should watch it, so I recommend it. "

Summary

Best What are the best Death Note manga live action movie adaptations
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Death Note (Desu nôto)Movies 7 Paid
2Death Note 2: The Last NameMovies 6 Paid
3Death Note: Light Up the New WorldMovies 4 Paid
4Death Note: New GenerationTV Shows 4 Paid
5L: Change the WorLdMovies 3 Paid
6Death Note (Netflix)Movies 1 Paid
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