Actor Lakeith Stanfield shared a new promotional image for Netflix’s Death Note, which features the detective L asking protagonist Light Turner a few questions about the ongoing case about the “Kira” serial murders. Interestingly, L is seen seated in such a way that pays homage to the original manga and anime that the movie is based on.
Being an eccentric genius of a detective, L was known for displaying odd mannerisms in the source material, such as his odd way of squat-sitting every time he needed a break. It’s neat to see that they’re carrying over this detail into the movie; hopefully, the same attention to detail may prove to make for a more faithful adaptation than most other attempts at American live-action anime movies.
Death Note will leave its mark on August 25, 2017 exclusively through the Netflix streaming service. Its cast includes Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Keith Stanfield as L, Paul Nakauchi as Watari, Shea Whigham as James Turner, and Willem Dafoe as the voice of Ryuk. Masi Oka will also appear in an unspecified role.
10 Anime Properties Hollywood Should Tackle Next
Japan has been a driving force in the world of technology and gaming, but is also known for their animation. Anime series and films have become popular worldwide. Shows like Naruto and DragonBall Z are household names throughout the world. This popularity has carried over and gotten the attention of Hollywood with the occasional dip into these popular properties. The influence of anime is seen throughout Hollywood productions, but most notably in the hit franchise, The Matrix. While it is a challenging endeavor to adapt anime there have been attempts to do so, including Netflix’s Death Note Film as well as the live-action Ghost in the Shell. It’s an interesting time to look over how Hollywood adapts anime and which ones deserve to be given an American treatment.
Here are 10 anime properties that Hollywood should tackle next