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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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“Assassination Classroom” to Premiere Its Live-Action Movie and Anime Series Next year

Yūsei Matsui‘s manga series Assassination Classroom, which began its serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012, is going to have its live-action film adaptation next year! It is directed by Eiichiro Hasumi and is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2015, under the production of Robot. Some of the actors/actresses included in the movie are as follows:

  • Ryosuke Yamada as Nagisa Shiota
  • Masaki Suda as Karuma Akabane
  • Maika Yamamoto as Kaede Kayano
  • Seika Taketomi as Rio Nakamura
  • Mio Yuki as Yukiko Kanzaki
  • Miku Uehara as Manami Okuda

Kippei Shiina, on the other hand, will play the role of Class 3-E’s assistant teacher Tadaomi Karasuma. However, the actor who will portray the character of Koro-sensei, has not been revealed yet.

Aside from the live-action film, Assassination Classroom will also broadcast its anime adaptation series in January next year on Fuji TV. The story revolves around the students of Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School, who are given the task to kill their homeroom teacher Koro-sensei. The teacher is an artificial creation with a form similar to an octopus with eight tentacles. He threatens to destroy the Earth but at the same time, he is dedicated to his job as a teacher and even imparts his knowledge about assassination to his students. The mission to assassinate Koro-sensei proves to be difficult for the students as he possesses inhuman abilities.

Source: otakumode.com

(Official website of the movie – ansatsu-movie.com)