2016 Death Note Film Brings Back Erika Toda as Misa
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for this year's live-action Death Note film revealed on Wednesday that Erika Toda will return to play Misa Amane. Toda previously played Misa in the earlier live-action films, including the L change the WorLd spinoff film. The website describes her as a "former Death Note holder/actress."
The new film will open in Japan on October 29.
In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, a teenager named Light finds a notebook with which he can put people to death by writing their names. He begins a self-anointed crusade against the criminals of the world, and a cat-and-mouse game begins with the authorities and one idiosyncratic genius detective.
In the new film's story, a highly advanced information society is beset by global cyber-terrorism in 2016. New charismatic figures, who inherited the DNA of Light (previously played Tatsuya Fujiwara) and the detective L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama), emerge. The successors of the two geniuses will wage a war over six Death Notes on Earth.
A crucial plot element will be the "Six-Note Rule": Only six Death Notes are allowed to exist at a time in the human world. Of course, the Shinigami (Gods of Death) themselves are limited to the number of Death Notes. Therefore, up to six Shinigami may exist in the human world. This rule existed in the original manga, but previous adaptations in the franchise have not used this rule thus far.
Mina Fujii as Shō Nanase, an investigator on the Death Note task force.
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Library Wars films) is directing the film. The film is a "forbidden sequel" to the two earlier live-action Death Note films, 2006's Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name. The film is shooting in overseas locations, and Warner Brothers will distribute.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: Shien's spelling corrected. Thanks, Kylara
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