|L: Change the WorLd (novel)|
Shueisha Inc. (Japanese)
October 20, 2009
L: Change the WorLd , is a novel adaptation of the live action film, L: Change the WorLd. The novel is notably similar to the film. However, there is a number of major plot changes in the novel that were made to keep the novel faithful to Death Note's canon. One of the changes to the plot being that, Near is no longer a Thai boy, but the same Near that appears in the manga. It also reveals more information about L and his past.
M is pen name used by the author of the novel. The style of the letter "M" the author uses to represent themselves is written in Cloister Black font, which is the same font used for Death Note characters that use a letter to represent themselves, such as the "L" for L, the capital "W" used for Watari, the "N" used for Near, and the lowercase "W" used for Wedy, among other examples.
Note from M, as written in the novelEdit
"I am deeply grateful to writer Hiroto Kawabata and Toshihiko Komatsu of the NPO Biomedical Science Association for their invaluable guidance. This work is a novel adaption of the film L: Change the WorLd as well as an homage to the original comic's, novel, and live action films that preceded it. While it is loosely connected with the previous works, I hope you'll enjoy reading this novel as an L story from an alternative continuity. M".
- On Page 53, Line 3, the word "feeling" is misspelled; accidentally spelling out, "feeing". This is probably a typo that was overlooked by the writer.
- On Page 99, Line 20, a quotation mark is missing, making the sentence say, A young woman with a coffee cup rang the bell on the counter of the internet cafe. Excuse me, you're out of sugar," she called out.
- On Page 16, Line 13 and Page 151, Line 3, "Lawliet" is misspelled; accidentally spelling out, "Lawleit".
- On the contents page, the chapter "Pirates" is spelt, "Piratess"
- The design of the pages in the novel were designed to bear resemblance to pages in a Death Note.
- According to the timeline on each page of the novel, L was stated to have 272 days left to live prior to writing his name in the Death Note. This leaves some fans to believe that at the end of the 272 Light was "supposed" to have killed him or he would have died of some other unknown cause since the number of days appear to be roughly one and a half years later.
- In the title L: Change the WorLd, both the W and L in 'WorLd' are capitalized, this is presumably done in order to to represent L and Watari.