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Live-Action Japanese Feature Death Note On The Big Screen

DEATH NOTE, a live-action Japanese feature event shows that the pen is mightier than the sword in a special two-night event at more than 300 theaters on May 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.

This unique theater event (English dubbed) brings to life the popular Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this breakthrough live action production, an in-depth interview with Director Shusuke Kaneko and a unique look at the talent behind the DEATH NOTE characters.

Tickets for this special event are available at presenting theater box offices and online. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the event details page.

Based on the supernatural action mystery manga series illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the DEATH NOTE live action feature takes manga fans into the world of Light Yagami, a student who finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies and now Light has decided to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals mysteriously begin dying, the authorities send legendary detective L to investigate. Both Light and L believe to be on the side of justice and the two match wits trying to show exactly which of them is "good" and which is "evil."

Presented by National CineMedia's Fathom and VIZ Pictures, DEATH NOTE appears on the big screen in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound in more than 300 select AMC, Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA, Clearview Cinemas, Georgia Theater Company, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Kerasotes ShowPlace Theaters, National Amusements and Regal Ent. Group movie theaters, as well as the Penn Cinema (Lititz, Pennsylvania) through NCM's exclusive Digital 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 (rated T+ for Older Teens). For more information on DEATH NOTE the movie, visit