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Live-Action Death Note 2016 Cast Revealed

Last year we reported that a new live-action Death Note film, entitled Death Note 2016 (you’ll never guess the release year, guys) was in the works, and now we’ve got our first glimpse at the film’s main three cast members.

Let’s check these guys out.

From left to right:

  • Sōsuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai, Mozu) as L’s successor and world-famous detective Ryūzaki
  • Masahiro Higashide (Parasyte, Blue Spring Ride) as Tsukuru Mishima, an investigator looking into the Death Notes
  • Masaki Suda (Assassination Classroom, Princess Jellyfish) as Yūgi Shion, a cyber-terrorist who worships Kira

The film, which will serve as a sequel to the two 2006 Death Note films, will star characters who “inherited the DNA of Light and L” who are set to battle over the six Death Notes – yes, count ‘em, six – in the world. The plot will also involve cyber-terrorism.

Death Note 2016 will be directed by Shinsuke Sato, who previously directed the live-action Gantz and Library Wars films. It’ll open in Japan this fall.

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.