Netflix 2017 August 25th
Genre: Occult Detective, Psychological Thriller
Director: Adam Wingard
Country: United States
Language: English, Japanese, Russian
Loosely based on manga of same name by Tsugumi Ohba, and Takeshi Obata
I am a fan of manga, which I read back to back. I loved the anime pretty good too, thou manga was still better. I even watched those fairly weird movies. Heck, they were absolutely watchable. I think they even aired on our native television, at least a couple if not all of them. So now I await this American production, with hope, and healthy dose of fear.
One naughty smart-ass Death God (Shinigami) “accidentally” dropped his book onto the Earth. The same notebook in which you can write down a name (if you know the person’s face too*), and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the way of death… And they die. Ryuk (Ryuuk) was curious to see what might happen if this notebook ended up in human hands. To his utter joy the notebook ended up in angsty, and righteous hands of a young adult, a guy from Seattle (previously known as Light Yagami from Japan), so the project “let’s see what happens” has started well!
*There’s a power that allows you to know the name if you see a face, but that power costs…