2016 Death Note Casts Miyuki Sawashiro as New Shinigami
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of Death Note Light up the NEW world, this year's live-action Death Note sequel film, revealed on Monday that voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro will play Ama, a new Shinigami character for the film. Original Death Note manga artist Takeshi Obata designed the character from director Shinsuke Satō's request of a "seductive and beautiful Shinigami," while using the Shinigami character Sidoh from the manga as a base. Ama likes Muscat grapes, and feels greater sympathy toward humans than most Shinigami.
The site previously streamed a trailer earlier this month that offered a brief glimpse of Ama.
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.
Eiichiro Funakoshi as Kenichi Mikuriya, a Supreme Court justice who possesses a Death Note.
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 (Aoyama is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Library Wars films) is directing the film. Aside from the film's theme song "Dear Diary," Namie Amuro is also performing the insert song "Fighter" for the film. The theme song "Dear Diary" is a ballad that is based on the film's title "Light up the NEW world." The song "Fighter" is a dance number written from the point of view of the character Misa Amane.
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 was shot in overseas locations, and Warner Brothers will distribute.
Source: Comic Natalie