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Death Note

  • 2017
  • 101min
  • 37%
  • 4.5 / 10

The story of Death Note is based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, A high schooler Light Turner finds a supernatural notebook. He recognizes the great power that is held within the book. If the wonder writes someone's name in the book while they are picturing their face the written name will die. With these new abilities, Light Turner finds himself intoxicated with his power. He then decides to use his abilities to decide who should live, and who should die.

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Tsugumi Ohba is the pen name of a Japanese manga writer. He is best known for his writing of the Death Note manga series. The series is illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The series has 30 million collected volumes in circulation. The two have also released a second series, Bakuman with 15 million in circulation. The actual identity of Ogba is a well-kept secret. There has been some who believe the identity of Ohba could be Hiroshi Gamo as the main character of Bakuman shares many characteristics of characters made written by Gamo in the past.


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Death Note was released in 2017. This American supernatural thriller film is loosely adapted from the Japanese manga of the same name created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The film was directed by Adam Wingard. The writing was done by Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, and Jeremy Slater. The film features the acting skills of Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, Jason Liles and Willem Dafoe. August 25, 2017, the film was released on Netflix. Critics and audiences had mixed reviews on the film. The changes in pace and writing style seemed to leave the audience at a loss at times. There was praise for the acting abilities of the cast. Greg Russo is said to be working on a sequel.

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