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“Death Note” TV Series Reveals Cast

It was recently reported that the popular manga “Death Note” will be having a live-action television series this year, and last Monday, the cast was revealed in full costume. The main actors, Masataka Kubota (Light Yagami) and Kento Yamazaki (L) differ from the other cast who portrayed the story’s characters in the live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga. Mio Yūki will join Kubota and Yamazaki as Near, and it will be the first time that the said character will be included in the live-action series.

Shueisha made the announcement regarding the cast in this year’s 26th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The drama will be broadcasted on NTV on Sundays starting in July.

Death Note was published from 2003-2006 and it also inspired a 37-episode anime series which was aired in 2006. Three live-action films were also released, which starred Tatsuya Fujiwara as Light Yagami and Ken’ichi Matsuyama as L.

(via ANN)

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Live-Action TV Series of Death Note Announced

A live-action TV drama adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga “Death Note” is green lit! The 21st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine made the announcement and added that the series will premiere in July this year. An official website for the drama was also launched by NTV where the show will be broadcasted every Sunday. According to the staff of the TV series, Near’s character will be included and the cast will be different from the previous live-action film adaptations. 

© Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s  Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 2003 to 2006. It also spawned a 37-episode anime series which concluded in 2007. Three live-action films were also released and a musical adaptation is currently being held in Japan and its Korean counterpart is also set to take place in June this year.

(via ANN)