Death Note

Episode 19

Death Note Rewrite: Visionary Deity

Aired Wednesday 12:55 AM Aug 31, 2007 on Nippon Television Network Corporation
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Episode Summary

Death Note Rewrite: Visionary Deity
A head-strong, bored shinigami approaches Ryuk, asking him about his time in the human world. Ryuk replies by telling his recollection of the battle between Kira and L, only to get half way through and find his guest gone, headed towards the portal.
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  • After such a wonderful series, I'm left wondering why they would disgrace its name with this abomination.

    Well, after waiting four months for an English sub of this made-for-TV-movie, I find myself disappointed. The special was a grand total of two hours and ten minutes long and included somewhere between five and ten minutes of new animation. I believe the only thing keeping me alert was the fact that I was A) writing the recap and B) hopeful that something new would happen. It didn't.

    About half way through, the producers threw in an altered scene of when Light viewed the second Kira tapes from Sakura TV. I believe this was ENTIRELY to keep the viewers on their toes. After that, I was waiting, wishing, hoping that something else would come along, but I was sorely disappointed. Seeing L's grave was another thing thrown in to grab the attention, but it didn't hold it long.

    I must admit that the only parts worth watching of this special are the blips from the shinigami realm when Ryuk begins and ends his tale. It gives the final character development for everyone's favorite god of death, which is actually the only purpose this special seemed to have. I give it a shockingly low 6/10 and hope that the up-coming third movie can remedy my disappointment.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Listen Closely: About an hour and forty minutes into the special (when Higuchi flees from the police officer that just pulled him over), the full version of the second ending theme, "Despair Billy" (絶望ビリー, Zetsubō Birī) by Maximum Hormone, is played as the background music.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ryuk: Gone already? You should go and take a look. Someone might pick up the notebook if you are lucky. And you get to see something you won't forget for the rest of your life. Isn't that right..? Right... Light?

    • Ryuk: (Describing the human world) It's a boring world, with boring people who do boring things. But the man who tried to change the world was interesting.

    • Ryuk: Who are you?
      New-Comer: I came to see you. I have something to ask you.
      Ryuk: Something?
      New-Comer: You'll find it worth your time. (Throws something to Ryuk)
      Ryuk: (Looks at the shinigami-realm apple in his hand and chuckles) I'd prefer one that's juicier.

  • NOTES (1)