31-year-old Kenichi Matsuyama, who portrayed genius private detective L in the three previous live-action films, is confirmed to make a brief appearance in the upcoming Death Note Light up the NEW world. He played the character in the first two films released in 2006 and its spin-off L change the WorLd two years later. He was nominated for the best supporting actor award for his performance as L in the 30th Japan Academy Prize.
Matsuyama has posted his comment about playing the character again on the film's official website, "I am so happy to play L again after a long time, though it was only for three minutes. But I felt him so far away in both mind and body that I couldn't play any longer than that. It was like a journey to find L in my mind, and I appreciate this film for giving me the opportunity."
In Death Note Light up the NEW world, L sends his message to his righteous successor Ryuzaki
(Sousuke Ikematsu) to explain why he decided to use the Death Note to stop Light Yagami 10 years
ago. The film will be distributed by Warner Brothers Japan in Japan from October 29.
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