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Death Note adaptation took some ‘leaps and liberties,’ according to actor

‘Death Note can be done in many ways’<p>As we said in our review, Netflix’s live-action version of <i>Death Note</i> is caught in its uncertainty; does it want to be an adaptation or its own thing?<p>At San Diego Comic-Con, director Adam Wingard said that he viewed <i>Death Note</i> as something that “had a great …

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Death Note director talks sequel possibilities

In director Adam Wingard’s new Netflix film <i>Death Note</i> (out Aug. 25), a high school student named Light (Nat Wolff) is gifted a mystical, and deadly, book by a mysterious Willem Dafoe-voiced deity. Will everything turn out okay in the end of this movie, which is adapted from the Japanese comic by …

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REVIEW: Mage: The Hero Denied #1 Conjures New Magic with Family Focus

Matt Wagner has written and drawn comic book characters of all shapes and sizes at many publishers, but he’s still most closely associated with two …

Anime

Review: Death Note

Try original anime first, also on Netflix<p><i>Death Note</i>, the second major Japanese manga to be adapted as a major Hollywood production this year, is …

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Death Note review

A lazy, meandering attempt that fails to entertain<p><i>Death Note</i> suffers from an unsolvable identity crisis.<p>Director Adam Wingard is caught in a game of tug-of-war, pulled by his obligation to the source material and his desire to not make another simple adaptation. That uncontrollable tugging can be …

Anime

‘Death Note’ Review: Adam Wingard’s Netflix Adaptation Is a White-Washed Waste of Time

Part of you will wish this had been a Netflix show instead of a Netflix movie — part of you will wish Netflix had left it alone altogether.<p>Adapting …

Entertainment

Dive into a Book with "Innocent Forest" VR Light Novel

MyDearest inc. is looking to change the way people experience light novels by combining them with VR. The new concept, which they call "FullDive …

Anime

10 Reasons DEATH NOTE Is the Best Manga Series Ever

On August 25, Netflix will be releasing a live-action version of <i>Death Note</i> set in the U.S., despite its Japanese origins. There have been several …

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Death Note Reviews: A Thoughtless and Lazy Adaptation of the Acclaimed Manga

This weekend brings another Netflix original movie to the streaming service, and it might be their most controversial yet. <b>Death Note</b> is an American …

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‘Death Note’: Film Review

‘Blair Witch’ director Adam Wingard’s Netflix original movie co-stars Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield and Willem Dafoe.<p>Netflix’s adaptation of the …

Movies

'Death Note' Review: Remake of Japanese Hit Loses Everything in Translation

Whitewashed Netflix remake of hit Japanese property aims for suspense, horror, romance and achieves none<p>I’ll have to trust the breadth and popularity …

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Death Note Director Adam Wingard Interview

<b>Adam Wingard</b> has made a name for himself with horror movies like <i>You’re Next</i> and <i>The Guest</i> and his latest contribution to the genre made waves when …

Anime

Etnies "Chapters" Premiere Session at The Berrics

This past weekend was the long awaited Etnies “Chapters” full-length video premiere that was nearly 4 years in the making. To celebrate, Etnies threw …

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‘Death Note’: Adam Wingard Defends Anime Adaptation Against Whitewashing Claims: ‘It Is a Whole New Thing’

Netflix's take on a famous Japanese manga stars white actors.<p>Like a lot of movies made in the last year, “Death Note” has faced criticism for …

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"No Game No Life" Movie To Screen Across US In October

Sentai Filmworks, Azoland Pictures and Fathom Events have announced plans to screen <i>No Game No Life Zero</i> across the U.S. for two days in October 2017. …

Anime

How Netflix saved Death Note from an early grave

The new Netflix horror-thriller <i>Death Note</i> (out Aug. 25) concerns a book which can cause the demise of any person whose name is written down in the tome. The film stars Nat Wolff as a high schooler named Light who is gifted the book by the Willem Dafoe-voiced death-god, Ryuk, and Lakeith Stanfield …

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Nat Wolff Talks Jumping Into Horror at ‘Death Note’ New York Premiere

Thursday night at the New York premiere of Netflix’s new horror film “Death Note,” held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, director <b>Adam Wingard</b> told <i>Variety</i> …

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DEATH NOTE "L Meets Light" Clip Trailer (2017) Netflix

DEATH NOTE “L Meets Light” Clip & Trailer (2017) Netflix<p>A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the …

Anime

Here's How Light Yagami Wields the Death Note in 'Death Note'

A quick guide to the rules.<p>In the mega-popular manga franchise <i>Death Note</i> from creator Tsugumi Ohba, a brilliant teenager named Light Yagami uses a …

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‘Death Note’ Hollywood Adaptation: Here’s What Tsugumi Ohba And Takeshi Obata Have To Say

Netflix is trying to position itself as one of the best destinations for the anime and manga fandom, and the Hollywood adaptation of <i>Death Note</i> will …

Anime

Manga in Theory and Practice

I was initially drawn to the Japanese edition of Hirohiko Araki’s <i>Manga in Theory and Practice</i> because of the two dudes looking like they were about …

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Is Coming to the West in March 2018

August 18, 2017<p>Share This<p>Yakuza 6 Will Conclude the Story of Kazuma Kiryu<p>Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the final chapter of Kazuma Kiryu, has been …

Anime

L confronts Light in new clip from Death Note

With just a week to go until <b>Death Note</b> arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new clip from Adam Wingard’s upcoming manga …

Anime

Death Note Clip: L Confronts Light

L confronts Light in a brand new clip from Netflix’s <b>Death Note</b>. The upcoming horror movie, from <i>Blair Witch</i> and <i>The Guest</i> helmsman Adam Wingard, has …

Anime

10 Times Teens With Death Notes Scared the Hell out of Adults

From Kentucky to Russia, 'Death Note' has seeped into the real world in many scary incidents.<p>The premise behind <i>Death Note</i>, the popular anime and …

Crime

Watch Tense Scene From The Manga Adaptation Death Note

The live-action adaptation of the classic manga series <i>Death Note</i> hits Netflix later this month, and a new clip has been released. It shows the movie's main character Light confronted by the mysterious detective L--check it out below:<p>This clip follows the full <i>Death Note</i> trailer, which was released …

Anime

Death Note: L Confronts Light in New Netflix Clip

While much has changed in <i>Death Note</i>‘s journey from smash-hit manga and anime to live-action Netflix film — most notably the setting, and the …

Anime

‘Sword Art Online’ Light Novel Sequel, New Book Series By Reki Kawahara Discussed By ‘SAO’ Editor Kazuma Miki

A new <i>Sword Art Online</i> light novel series is already in the works now that <i>SAO: Alicization</i> has been completed. However, the big news is that <i>SAO</i> author …

Anime

Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Movie Clip: LaKeith Stanfield Sees the Light

First meetings between nemeses are often the watershed moment upon which whole movies hang: Batman and the Joker, Hannibal and Clarice — the list …

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The 8 Best New Anime Series of Fall 2017

While it may be summer for a few more carefree weeks, soon our thoughts will turn to going back to school, harvesting sorghum crops, and watching a …

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