The Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross, have recently announced their new production company called Upside Down Pictures. The new company’s reveal has also come with the announcement of the upcoming project slate coming from the Stranger Things creators, one of which includes an all-new live-action television series adaptation of the renowned Japanese manga and anime series Death Note.
Death Note in both written and animated forms is one of the most recognizable and acclaimed series in the world, with it winning many awards over the years, and the anime series holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This is not the first time that Death Note has received a live-action adaptation, with there being several adaptations made in Japan since 2006, Netflix has also previously tried its hand at an adaptation with a Death Note live-action film in 2017.
The adaptation moved the setting from Japan to Seattle, Washington and starred Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Lakeith Stanfield as L, and Willem Defoe, who provided the voice for Ryuk (Jason Liles played the character in costume). The American adaptation was not well received, currently sitting at a critic score of 37% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Recently, there have been plenty of Anime adaptations yet most of them have succumbed and suffered at the hands of the critics and audiences alike with each expressing their distaste.
Despite all of this, Netflix tends to have another go at the franchise has fans all riled up rather than excite them, with most expressing their displeasure and frustration on Netflix that it might be the first company to fail Death Note twice. In the case of Death Note, where the Art / Aesthetic is a crucial part of its charm, it simply cannot be remade just for the sake of making it.
To make matters worse, some fans said that Americans should not attempt to make the series at all. Yes, Netflix, we don’t want you ruining our beloved anime anymore. However, if it is Duffer Brothers, they probably might pull it? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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