The official website of the live action film adaptations of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note manga has been updated to reveal a brand new countdown.
The new countdown is currently ticking down till 10:30pm JST on September 13th, which this Sunday. The last live action film in the series was L: Change the World that released in 2008, which was a spin-off film set in the 20 time skip in the second live action film, Death Note II: The Last Name.
Death Note started off as a manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The manga was first published in December 2003 and ended in mid 2006 for a total of 12 volumes. After the completion of the manga, Death Note has sold a total of 20 million copies in Japan alone and a total of 26 million copies to date. The series received an anime adaptation by the studio Madhouse, which went on from late 2006 to mid 2007. Since then, the series exploded in popularity in Japan and overseas. Three films were produced; two based on the original manga and a new spin-off movie titled L: Change the World. A series of video games were also produced by Konami for the Nintendo DS. Two light novels were also produced for the series, one based on the manga and the other based on the spin-off film. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary with a real life death game.
Here is the series’ synopsis from MAL:
A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim’s face and write their victim’s name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.
High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.
With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.
The countdown on the website will end on September 13th at 10:30pm JST. Whether it is a remake, sequel, prequel or a spin-off movie, all will be revealed on Sunday.
You can visit the film’s website here: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/deathnote/
Source Article – Mantan Web
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