Last month, the anime fandom was left reeling after Netflix dropped the first trailer for its live-action Death Note movie. The gritty clip showcases Nat Wolff as Light, a trouble protagonist who comes into contact with a supernatural journal which can kill people. The video stirred up a fair bit of controversy with fans as audiences questioned its casting and content - but it looks like one fan has something rather outrageous to say about the movie.
Recently, Death Note was taken out for a test screening, and director Adam Wingard shared one NSFW response on Twitter.
“Great test screening for Death Note last night. Here is a card from a 15 year old girl,” he wrote. In the picture, fans can see the viewer was asked about what she liked most about the movie. Her answer? Well, you can see for yourself below.
The participant did say the movie was great, but fans were able to laugh about their first response. There’s no telling whether her answer was a joke or not - but it seems like Wingard wasn’t adverse to nudity last year.
In an interview with Collider, the director opened up about his vision for Death Note.
“We can do whatever we want,” he started. “So, doing my first live-action anime thing, to me it was important that you have those adult themes. So, it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence.”
“The thing about anime is that it’s so adult-oriented,” he continued. “I remember going to Suncoast growing up and you see Akira there with the little 'Not for Kids' sticker on it. That always made an impact on me.”
So, what do you think? Are you troubled by the race-bending featuring in Netflix’s take on Death Note? Hit us up at Twitter @ComicBook to let us know!
You can read up on Death Note synopsis below:
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.
Great test screening for Death Note last night. Here is a card from a 15 year old girl. pic.twitter.com/yjPw8ZmOIw— Adam Wingard (@AdamWingard) April 5, 2017
Death Note will be available to stream on Netflix beginning August 25, 2017.