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I recently watched the Death Note anime and I found there are two movies. Is there an order I should watch them in?

  • Sorry but I'm talking about anime movies Death Note: Relight: Visions of a God and Death Note: Relight 2: L's Successors – Hegao Sep 25 '15 at 12:11
  • I generally don't count the anime movies as "movies" because of how much they try to cover in a couple of hours so when I see Death Note Movie I think the live action ones – Memor-X Sep 25 '15 at 12:35
  • So what are they then – Hegao Sep 25 '15 at 12:45
  • I think one of the wikia pages calls one of them an OVA but not seeing them as movies is just my oppion. some people may like seeing ~614 minutes compressed down to ~240 minutes. – Memor-X Sep 25 '15 at 12:53
  • So are they remake of death note or whole new plot or something like – Hegao Sep 25 '15 at 13:31
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There are actually 3 movies, and all 3 were released in chronological order.

Death Note

This is the first movie in which Light finds the Death Note. However, it ends before Light and Misa meet, and deviates slightly from the manga.

Death Note: The Last Name

This is when Misa and Light end up meeting and...

L finds out Light is Kira by writing his own name in the Death Note, making him immune to Rem killing him. Thus, his death scene in front of Light was an act.

L: Change The World

This one is a spin-off set just before the end of the second movie...

where we see L die in the last scene. The movie takes place during the time L had left before his life was to end because of him writing his name in the Death Note. This movie is also where we first see the live adaptation of Near when L takes a boy he meets to Wammy's House and names him Near.


As for the Anime Movies Death Note Relight: Visions of a God and Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors, these are in chronological order as

the second movie is when Near and Mello appear; they only appear when L dies.

However, while they are feature-length, these are more of an abridged version of the anime, much like the first 2 Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies (though the difference is that while the 2 Madoka movies cover 12 x ~25 minute episodes, the 2 Death Note anime movies covers 37 x ~25 minute episodes).

But unlike the live-action movies, the anime movies can be considered a continuation from the anime as Ryuk is actually telling another Shinigami about his experience in the Human World when he was with Light,

and there is a fan theory that says that the Shinigami is Light. However, the rules of the Death Note invalidate this theory.

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Yes there is,

First would be: Death Note (film) which was latter the same year (2006) followed up by a second movie: Death Note 2: The Last Name

The second movie continues on where the first one left off. Which is

When Misa receives a second Death Note from Rem, another Shinigami. As Light joins the task force after Shiori's funeral, Misa becomes the second Kira and forces a TV station into broadcasting her tapes.

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