The live-action Death Note TV drama is coming to Japan on July 5, and it looks like some surprises are in store for folks familiar with the series. The latest promotional video is here to prepare everyone for the newly-cast show, while also promising that “the final climax will surprise you.”
As previously reported, the Death Note series will tell an original story not covered in the anime or movie adaptations of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga. Kento Yamazaki (Nishiki in Koi wo Hajimemasu) plays L, Mio Yūki (Yukiko in the live-action Assassination Classroom) plays Near, photo idol Hinako Sano plays Misa Amane, Yutaka Matsushige (Sukiyaki Western Django) plays Light’s father Sōichirō Yagami, and Masataka Kubota (Akira in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin) stars as Light Yagami.
L, Light, and Near:
Here’s the previous promo for those who missed it: