Live Action Death Note

Everyone knows about Death Note. During it’s run it was one of the most popular anime/manga out there. What some people might not know is there’s also a Death Note live action series. Well, there is. And famed anime streaming service Crunchyroll has announced it’s plans to stream the live action Death Note.

The series is set to be available for streaming for site users in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, all of Europe except for Italian speaking territories, the Middle East, and North Africa. The show will premier on July 8 at 7:30pm PT with a 90 minute long first episode.

You can read the synopsis below:

Based on the wildly popular manga and anime series of the same name, Death Note centers around a teenager named Light Yagami, who finds a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, or death god. Once he discovers that any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, he begins to use it as a vigilante and bring justice to criminals. However, as criminals begin dropping dead left and right, the authorities become suspicious and turn to genius detective L to try and track down the killer. A deadly game of wits begins as Light tries to stay one step ahead of the police with Light hot on his heels on pursuit.

The drama will feature a different cast than the previous live-action movies, with Masataka Kubota, who also starred as Akira in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie, being cast as Light, Kento Yamazaki, who also was in the drama No Dropping Out -Back to School at 35- as Ryo Akutsu, will be playing L, and Mio Yuki, Yukiko in the live-action Assassination Classroom, stars as Near.

What do you all think? Does this look interesting? Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below!


Colin Malone
Colin has been playing video games since he was very young and is a fan of several genres including RPG, strategy and platformers, among others. He graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in communications and currently writes for Wii U Daily, Operation Rainfall and Inspectioneering Magazine. His long term goal is nothing less than to become the Hunter S. Thompson of games journalism.