Shusuke Kaneko has just returned from New York and Montreal where his films Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name screened. The New York shows, which ran between July 6 and July 8 2007, were sponsored by Japan Society. Mr. Kaneko introduced each film and following screenings fielded questions from the audience.

The Montreal shows were part of Fantasia Film Festival and marked Mr. Kaneko's third visit to the city and the festival. As in New York, the double feature played to sell-out crowds with Mr. Kaneko introducing the films and later answering questions poised by the audience.



Front of Japan Society
 


The NY audience following the first screening of DEATH NOTE
 


Under the guidance of Marc Walkow, Mr Kaneko talks about
the challenges of making DEATH NOTE
 


For the final show, Death Note 1 and 2 were shown back to back.
Director Shusuke Kaneko is joined on stage by filmmaker Norman England
 


Mr Kaneko with EXTE director Sion Sono
 


Fantasia banner
 


With director - producer Lloyd Kaufman
 


The Fantasia gang
 


Serina waits to interpret for Shusuke after a screening of DEATH NOTE
 


Shusuke and Norman talk about the DEATH NOTE experience
 


Some more of the fun folk at Fantasia 2007
 


Kaiju for the new age
 


Shusuke with Fantasia head honcho Pierre
 

Photos courtesy of Norman England, Eric Lavoie and Aural Candy