Ivanov is a talented physician who cares about the well-being of his patients. Initially hesitant to use the Death Note, he becomes intoxicated with the notebook's power after taking the life of a dying patient and begins a campaign to fulfill the death wishes of people all over Europe.
Ivanov hears a Death Note fall in the snow on his way to see a terminally-ill patient. He brings it with him, and when his patient Vassily Nikitovic says he wants to die, Ivanov tests the notebook and discovers it is real. In the film, he turns around looking up as though he sees a shinigami, but the scene ends there and the shinigami attached to his notebook is never revealed. In the novel, his shinigami is Sidoh, and they discuss the Death Note.
Ivanov begins fulfilling the suicide-requests of people on the internet, mostly in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Yuki Shien, who is collecting all the Death Notes, eventually tracks him down. Shien kills Ivanov with a Death Note, making him commit suicide by overdosing.
- Ivanov is loosely based on C-Kira, a character in the manga who performed similar mercy-killings on the elderly.
- ↑ 続編！「DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world」デスノート映画, blog post by Mamotarou. 2016 02 November.
- ↑ 【ネタバレ有】映画「デスノート Light up the NEW world」の感想とあらすじ解説！豪華キャストのスリリングな競演が楽しめました！, blog post by Karabi. 2017 20 April.