The staff of this year’s live-action Death Note sequel film, Death Note Light Up the NEW World, have revealed today that Sota Aoyama will be returning to his role as Tota Matsuda. He played the character in the Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name live-action movies, for which this film is a 10th anniversary celebration, and joins Shido Nakamura’s returning Ryuk.
Five new stills from the film were also revealed, which show Sosuke Ikematsu’s Ryuzaki and Masahiro Higashide’s Tsukuri Mishima interacting.
In the story of the new film, which was previewed in a trailer released last month, 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.