Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Death Note Triumphs Anew!

The two live action films of the hugely popular "Death Note" saga continue to reap accolades. The first "Death Note Movie" recently won The Pegasus ("Le P├ęgase") audience award at the 25th Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film in Belgium. "Death Note: The Last Name" was the runner-up. Ironically Director Shusuke Kaneko attended the festival as a juror. "I was surprised when my own name was called out." Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Hideo Nakata, director of the original "The Ring" Trilogy will be directing the "Death Note" spinoff, tentatively titled "L", which is scheduled for release in 2008. Ken'ichi Matsuyama will be reprising his role of genius detective L, together with Erika Toda as Misa Amane. Death Note Movies Trivia: If you've watched the movies, you would've seen Takeshi Kaga's passionate portrayal of Yagami Souichiro, Light's father. Kaga has tried his hand at being a voice talent ("seiyuu"). He dubbed the voice of Jirarudan in "Pokemon 2000 – The Movie" and took over the Dr. Kiriko role (in place of original seiyuu Hayami Shou) in "Black Jack: Two Doctors of Darkness."

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