L returns to the big screen in the blockbuster Death Note spin-off L change the WorLd! Stealing the show with his performance in the two Death Note films, Matsuyama Kenichi reprises his fan-favorite role as the quirky genius detective with a sweet tooth and thick eyeliner. Directed by Nakata Hideo of Ring and Dark Water fame, L change the WorLd revolves around the last 23 days of L's life, shedding new light into the inner world of the awkward and endearing prodigy as he embarks on his final adventure. Though the film does reference elements from Ohba Tsugumi's manga including the school for the gifted that trained L and other one-letter detectives, the story itself is developed from an original screenplay. Running at leisurely pace on offbeat humor, L change the WorLd leaves behind the Death Note plot device in favor of more character development and screen time for everyone's favorite barefooted detective. Watch L as he chews sugar cubes, rides a bike, makes new friends, saves the day, and maybe even stands up straight!
With only 23 days left to live, L (Matsuyama Kenichi) burns the remaining Death Note and proceeds to work day and night solving as many cases and consuming as many sweets as possible. One final case is sent his way in the form of a Thai boy who alone survived a deadly virus outbreak in his village. L gets another guest when 12-year-old girl Maki (Fukuda Mayuko, Little DJ) shows up on the doorstep. Both children are connected to an Ebola-influenza virus developed by Maki's father which has been stolen by terrorists. With the terrorists hunting for Maki and threatening to unleash the virus, L is forced to leave his chair and venture out into the real world, both children in stow. The days tick down as L rushes to develop an antidote and catch the terrorists before time runs out.