Netflix is remaking the Japanese Death Note in American alphabets. One of the most intrinsic Japanese manga ever written by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata.
Death Note is a Japanese ‘Shounen Manga’ or ‘Children’s Comic’. Manga is targeted on audience based on ages rather than genres. Although Death Note differs than 90% of others in this category. Most of the shounen are focused on action or adventure. Whereas Death Note contains more intellectual action than real time. One of the principal character Light Yagami discovers a notebook titled “Death Note,” the human whose name is written shall die. Light, a bright teenager took over the pen of a Death God confronting another mastermind lettered “L”. Centering on these two characters others appear chronologically.
Netflix remodeled the manga into an American supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Adam Wingard. This time the Death God will stay sleepless in Seattle. Teen Choice Award winner Nat Wolff will play the lead role as Light/Kira. The role of “L” has surprisingly been given to Keith Stanfield who let himself be a little weirder in a different color! Misa Amane, Light’s girlfriend will be played by The Leftovers famed Margaret Qualley.
Death Note was first published as a manga in Shueisha’s manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump on December 2003. Later serialized of 37 episodes as an anime aired on television in Japan in 2006. The anime was developed by Madhouse and directed by Tetsuro Araki. It has been filmed later with an Asian cast, though it couldn’t hit the top notch.
Death Note will be found on 25th August on Netflix premiere. Only major Japanese contributor, that too as a producer, Masi Oka notated
“The greatest moment for me was going to Japan and showing the film to [creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata], and we had a private screening for them. And when they came out and said, ‘Thank you,’ and ‘We love the film,’ it really just brought a tear to my eye, because I’m an otaku and a geek just like everyone. I grew up on this, so having the senseis be proud of our films makes me proud, and hopefully, in turn, will make the fans proud of the film as well.”