As Netflix’s Death Note nears its addition to the streaming service, the company is ramping up the promotional campaign for the movie with a new character poster focusing on the movie’s heroic antagonist, the detective known only as L.
The way L is presented in Netflix’s version (specifically, wearing attire more comparable to a masked vigilante) is considerably different from his anime/manga counterpart, which isn’t unexpected considering that the trailers make it appear as though L operates more in the open and lacks some of the quirky aspects of the original character. But ultimately, it appears as though his actual role in the story remains true to the character, which is what matters in the end.
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.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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