Shinsuke SATO 佐藤信介

Death Note - Light Up The New World


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Ten years after the spectacular “Death note murder series” mysterious cyber terrorist attacks happen all over the world. The killers seem to be in possession of the supernatural death notes: every person whose name is written in this notebook shall die. A deadly cat-and-mouse game begins between murderous vigilantes and the police – packed with suspense until the end.

Light up the NEW world

Japan 2016

135 minutes

Shinsuke SATO

Katsunari MANO based on a manga by Tsugumi OBA


About Shinsuke SATO

Shinsuke SATO, born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1970, began his career as a short film director and screenwriter while still studying at Musashino Art University. After distinguishing himself as a screenwriter for films by Jun ICHIKAWA and Isao YUKISADA in the late 1990s, he had his international breakthrough as a director with THE PRINCESS BLADE (2001). Since then, he has gained recognition for the realization of numerous successful live-action adaptations of popular mangas, such as GANTZ (2011 / NC ’11), I AM A HERO (2016 / NC ’17) and DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD (2016 / NC ’17). He also directed the animated feature OBLIVION ISLAND: HARUKA AND THE MAGIC MIRRORS (2009) which won the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD in 2010.