Death Note TV Series is not related to the manga


What, huh?

After the revelation of a Death Note TV series, pictures and actors being released, fans have been disgruntled by the faithfulness to the source material. Death Note is a manga turned anime and subsequently live action movies about a high school student Light Yagami as he discovers a notebook that can kill people. 

The newly announced TV drama that will be airing on Nippon TV follows the university student Light Yagami as he studies, attends idol gigs specifically Misa Amane's group Ichigo Berry, and resides with his father and sister. While they have the names correct the setting and context isn't true to the original.

I'm trying to keep an open mind about the TV series as I did with the movies. I actually enjoyed the first movie and the second movie was only a let down because it fooled me into thinking it'll follow the manga. Now that I know they are doing their own thing with the TV series I won't have the negative gut reaction for expecting a faithful adaptation. 

The first episode will be airing on Crunchy Roll on July 8th 7.30pm Pacific. 

[Via NTV.co.jp]

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