The official website for this year’s sequel to the 2006 Death Note live-action films, Death Note: Light up the NEW world, has revealed that voice actor Miyuki Sawashiro will play Ama, a new shinigami created for the movie. Sawashiro is well-known for voicing Mineko Fuji in Lupin III and Go! Princess PreCure‘s Towa Akagi/Cure Scarlet, and her character was creatd by original Death Note manga artist Takeshi Obata, taking director Shinsuke Sato’s request for a “seductive and beautiful Shinigami.” The death god Sidoh from the manga was also used as a base for Ama, whose favourite fruit is Muscat grapes, and feels more empathy for humans than most other shinigami.
In April, it was revealed that Shido Nakamura would reprise his role as Ryuk from both 2006 live-actions, Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name. A trailer that streamed last month offered a closer look at Ryuk’s return, and also gave a first glimpse of Ama.
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.