When Dragon Ball Evolution came out, series creator and mangaka, Akira Toriyama tore it apart. That doesn’t seem to be the case for Netflix’s Death Note though, because the creators seem to love it. Death Note mangaka Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata viewed the film ahead of everyone, and they loved it enough that artist Obata even made this artwork of the Willem Dafoe Ryuk together with the Nat Wolff Light Turner (Yagami).

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Ohba says that the Netflix film is more interesting than he ever expected, and added that it’s “Every bit of it is high quality and very fashionable”.

He also said that a wide range of people would love the new movie, and not just the fans. The film has both parts from their original work, as well as a few additions, and that might make a lot of viewers more interested.

As for his partner-in-crime, Obata said that he finds the film’s characters to be loyal to their manga counterparts’ desires. He then added that he hopes people overseas who haven’t read or watched Death Note yet also enjoy the film. He then praised director Adam Wingard as “Splendid” and said that his movie is a “Class A Thriller”. He said that this story makes him want to draw, thus the image above.

The movie premieres via Netflix on August 25, 2017, and will star Nat Wolff as Light Turner and Willem Dafoe as the voice of Ryuk. In fact, Willem Dafoe has been getting much love from fans as Ryuk.


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