"Death Note" Live-Action TV Drama Story Details Revealed

Masataka Kubouta starring drama will be available on Crunchyroll

Nihon TV/Nippon TV has posted the synopsis of the first episode of the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of the Death Note manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art). The story's setting is very different from the original, and has mage the fans of the series very confused.


Unlike the manga and its live-action film adaptations, the protagonist Light Yagami (Masataka Kubota) is portrayed as an ordinary university student who lives with his father Soichiro (Yutaka Matsushige) and sister Sayu (Reiko Fujiwara). He has been busy with his study and part-time job, except when he goes to the live concerts of the idol group Ichigo Berry, and Misa Amane (Hinako Sano) is one of its members. In the original story, Misa was a passionate supporter of Light/Kira, but in the TV drama, their relationship seems opposite.


The live-action TV drama series kicks off with a 90-minute long first episode on July 8 at 7:30pm Pacific

Time. It will be available to Crunchyroll members in the following territories: USA (and Canada, Central

and South America (including the Carribean), UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland,

the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Europe (except for Italian speaking territories),

the Middle East, and North Africa.





Hinako Sano posted her photo as Misa on Twitter




Announced main cast:


Light Yagami: Masataka Kubota

L: Kento Yamazaki

Near: Mio Yuuki

Misa Amane: Hinako Sano

Sayu Yagami: Reiko Fujiwara

Soichiro Yagami: Yutaka Matsusige

Akiko Himura: Megumi Seki

Touta Matsuda: Gouki Maeda

Shuichi Aizawa: Tomohisa Yuge

Kanzo Mogi: Jiro Sato

Watari: Kazuaki Hankai



(from left) Kento Yamazaki as L, Masataka Kubota as Light Yagami, Mio Yuuki as Near


Source: Nihon TV via: Netlabo


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