Death Note Reveals First Official Trailer

by Riley Hutchins

Netflix has been busy working on a live-action adaptation of Death Note under director Adam Wingard, and the team looks to impress anime fans with the new epic trailer. The new trailer shows off William Defoe's take on Ryuk, Light writing in the Death Note, the loyal followers of Kira, and lots of death, you can check out the new trailer above.

Netflix's Death Note has been facing a fair bit of controversy, with screams of white washing, but fans will have wait and see whether Wingard’s vision for Death Note is a hit or miss. Another failed adaptation would only add to Hollywood’s list of sins, and Death Note fans would be left disappointed. The series is one of Japan’s most popular thriller series because of its seedy supernatural aesthetic. The fan response to Death Note’s first teaser was mixed, so maybe this new trailer will change the minds of fans of the franchise.

You can read up on Death Note below thanks to Viz Media’s Synopsis:

“Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?”

What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

Death Note will be available to stream on Netflix beginning August 25, 2017.

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