L: Change the World, also known as Death Note: L, Change the World or Death Note III, is a 2008 Japanese film that is a spin-off to the Death Note film series. Although the film is inspired by the manga Death Note that was written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, it follows an original storyline. It is set at end of Death Note II: The Last Name.
The film is directed by Hideo Nakata, and it stars actor Kenichi Matsuyama as the character "L". Furthermore, child actor Narushi Fukuda stars as Near, while child actress Mayuko Fukuda plays the role of Maki Nikaido, a character who does not appear in the original manga.
The film was first released in Hong Kong on February 7, 2008. It was subsequently released in the Japanese box office on 9 February 2008.