The official site for the live-action Death Note being released in Japan this year has revealed the film’s official title, Death Note: Light up the NEW world. A new poster was also unveiled, featuring Masahiro Higashide as Death Note investigator Tsukuru Mishima (centre), Kira worshipper Yugi Shion (left), and L’s successor Ryuzaki (right). Also hovering above them is the silhouette of Ryuk, who Shido Nakamura is returning to voice once again. Alluding to the 10th anniversary of Shusuke Kano’s live-action Death Note movies, the poster’s text reads: “A decade after that incident … Six new Death Notes have been scattered.”
In the story of the new film, an advanced information society is globally targeted by cyber-terrorists. Two fated adversaries who “inherited the DNA” of Light and the master detective L emerge, as portrayed by Masaki Suda and Sosuke Ikematsu, and their followers clash in a war over the six Death Notes on Earth. Directed by the Gantz live-action’s Shinsuke Sato, this first screen adaptation to stick to the manga’s original six Death Notes max rule will open across Japan from October 29th.