2016 Death Note Film Casts Eiichiro Funakoshi as Judge Who Owns Death Note Book
posted on 2016-06-05 21:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of Death Note Light up the NEW world, this year's live-action Death Note sequel film, revealed on Monday that Eiichiro Funakoshi will play the character Kenichi Mikuriya in the film. Mikuriya is a Supreme Court justice, and one of the six individuals who possesses a Death Note in the film.
The film's official website previously streamed a teaser video for the film in April.
Text: 10 years since the legendary movie.
Light: I am Kira.
L: You are just a simple killer.
Narrator: Something new fell to the Earth:
Narrator: Six Death Notes.
Text: To the new world.
Text: Death Note Task Force: Ace investigator
Text: L's successor: World detective
Text: A believer in Light: Cyber-terrorist
Sakura: I'll show you something more interesting than Kira.
Narrator: Death Note
Ryuk: Humans are so fascinating!
The new film will open in Japan on October 29. Those who purchase advance tickets for the film will receive a ticket with special art featuring Ryuk, as well as a folding fan themed after the six Death Notes.
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 (Kenichi 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.
Masahiro Higashide (live-action Parasyte's Hideo Shimada, live-action Ao Haru Ride's Kō Mabuchi) as Tsukuru Mishima, a "Death Note otaku" and an investigator pursuing the Death Notes
Rina Kawaei (Azumi: Bakumatsu-hen stage play) as Sakura Aoi, the most terrible Death Note user ever, an indiscriminate murderer, and the complete opposite of Light Yagami.
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.)
Sota Aoyama as Tōta Matsuda (Matsuda is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)
Shinsuke Sato (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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