On August 25th the world can experience Netflix’s version of Death Note and many people including myself aren’t too excited for that day to come. However, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata creators of Death Note actually praised the movie in an interview with natalie. Obata says, “It’s more interesting than I expected. Every bit of it is high quality and very fashionable, it’s definitely Hollywood’s Death Note. I think a wide range of people can enjoy this movie, not just fans, because there are parts that follow the original work but also changes, too.”
Obata then goes on to say, “I hope that people overseas who did not know Death Note until now can enjoy watching it on Netflix. Adam Wingard’s visual beauty and thrilling directorial are splendid, and create a class A thriller. This is the kind of Death Note I’d like to draw as well.”
Will the movie keep to the roots enough fans can enjoy yet be different enough non-fans can enjoy as well? Only time will tell with the release but let us know if you’ll even give the movie a try when it drops.