Will The New Death Note Live Action Break the Curse? Stanger Things Creators Duffer Brothers Set to Adapt the 2006 Classic!

Stranger Things Season 4 may just be the biggest release of this year. To add to the excitement, a new Death Note Live Action has been announced! Most anime fans would not be too excited at the prospect of another live-action, especially after the many failed adaptations of anime classics.

This time, there is a solid chance for fans to get an actually good live-action. Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, will be working on the adaptation! The manga had a short run from 2003 to 2006 with only 12 volumes released. The Death Note anime adaptation was released with 37 episodes and has since received one-shots and special releases in Jump Comics. The legendary series was created by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. 

The anime series is rated 8.6/10 on My Anime List!

The Death Note Legacy – A Recap.

Death Note is widely considered one of the best and most popular anime series of all time. In a world riddled with increasing crime, Shinigami Ryuk decides to humor himself by bringing Death Note to the human world. Appearing to the 17-year-old genius Light Yagami, Ryuk offers him the book and the powers that come with it. The first of the strange rules for the Death Note state that all those whose names are written in the Death Note shall die.

Driven by his will to serve justice to all criminals convicted and otherwise, Light takes matters into his own hands. He begins writing names in the Death Note and publicizes himself as the one who serves justice, under the alias ‘Kira’. No one manages to get on his trail until he is faced with a genius of his own caliber, a reclusive and rather peculiar boy named L. The game of death and justice intensifies as the stakes keep getting higher.

What Do We Know About the Death Note Live-Action?

The 2007 Netflix Death Note Live Action directed by Adam Wingard gained a lot of negative reviews from fans of the original series due to its sheer divergence and unsettling interpretation of the Death Note. The new Death Note Live Action will be produced up the new Upside Down Studio which will be headed by the Duffer brothers.

When Will the Death Note Live Action Release?

The upcoming Death Note live-action is going to a new interpretation of the series, which opens it up to a lot of possibilities. The 2017 Death Note was released as a movie with the protagonist renamed Light Turner and the story was set in the United States. The upcoming series has not made announcements about the format of adaptation but if this is an attempt to live up to the original Death Note, it is likely that we’re looking at a Netflix series instead of a movie.

The Death Note Live Action could be a multi-episodic series that could be released over many seasons, which would cover the manga more effectively. The one catch is that the new series is expected to be a new interpretation of the series which means that it will not be a direct adaptation of the manga.

We do not have a timeline for the release of this upcoming series but its release schedule will not be apparent till at least 2023.

Where Can You Watch the New Death Note Live Action?

The Stranger Things Directors are going to be bringing the new Death Note Live Action to Netlfix. The previous live-action movie is also available on Netflix but in all honesty, it is better left unwatched. The language or format for the show is still unannounced for the most part. The characters, cast, and staff for the Death Note Live Action are still undecided.

FAQs – Death Note Live Action Edition

Q. How many Live-Action Death Note movies are there?

A. The popularity of Death Note has led to a number of attempts at live-action adaptations. The first set of live-action movies was released in Japan between 2006 and 2008. The fourth Japanese Death note live-action was released in 2015. The Netflix English adaptation of the series was released in 2017. Other than movies, Death Note also has a television drama series to its name along with a mini-series.

Check out the official trailer of the last action movie on Netflix.

The upcoming Death Note Live Action is possibly going to be the fifth adaptation of the series since the anime 37-episode anime series was released in 2006.

Q. Where Can I watch Death Note Live Action?

Q. The Japanese Death Note Live action movies are not readily available on streaming platforms. However, Netflix has the original anime series, the English adaptation of the series as a movie as well as the 2015 mini-series. The mini-series is a lesser-known live-action production from Japan that has 11 episodes and is included in the list of Death Note adaptations.

Stay tuned for updates on the new Death Note Live Action and all the good stuff from your favorite titles. Let us know which of these anime made your Best Summer 2022 Anime picks and the ones that make your season’s favorite list!

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