2016 Death Note Film's Official Title, Poster Visual Unveiled
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of this year's Death Note film updated on Friday, revealing the film's official title of Death Note Light up the NEW world. The site unveiled a new poster visual featuring Tsukuru Mishima (Masahiro Higashide, center), Yūki Shien (Masaki Suda, left), and Ryūzaki (Sousuke Ikematsu, right). It contains the text, "A decade after that incident … Six new Death Notes have been scattered."
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.
Sousuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai's Higen, MOZU's Kazuhiko Shingai) as Ryūzaki, L's successor and a world-famous detective.
Mina Fujii as Shō Nanase, an investigator on the Death Note task force.
Erika Toda as Misa Amane (Toda is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)
Shidou Nakamura as Ryuk (Nakamura is reprising the role from the previous live-action films and anime.)
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: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)
Update: Shien's spelling corrected. Thanks, Kylara
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