Ten years after the events in L: Change the World, six Death Notes are simultaneously dropped into the human world. Six Kiras arise in a bid to wipe out cyber-terrorism.
One of them will be Light Yagami returned.
Death Note 2016 - its working title - will be produced by Nippon and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros.
This is what that mysterious countdown was all about, and what was announced after the Death Note television drama completed its final episode in Japan tonight.