It's the first time that Masaya Matsukaze has stepped foot out of Asia to meet Death Note fans before. Nevertheless Teru Mikami's original Japanese anime voice actor is going to be in the USA at the end of next month.
The Death Note seiyuu will be at FanimeCon, in San Jose, California, from May 27-30th 2016, organizers have announced.
In addition to providing the voice of Mikami in Death Note, Masaya Matsukaze may also be heard as:
Gamers will also know him as:
If you're planning to go, please do report back if you meet him and/or catch anything Death Note related.
Welcome to our roll call of all the actors ever to have played Quillsh Wammy in the varying adaptations of Death Note. We've hunted them down across the globe and to the best of our ability, here they are.
Though please - it's driving us mad - who IS the sungwoo providing a voice for Watari in the Tagalog dub Death Note anime? It's been a mission for so many; each new challenger thinking they were somehow better at internet searching and/or hounding Filipino friends, yet the Tagalog Wammy actor's name alludes us. If you know, we're begging you, put us out of our misery
And if you deem this quest to be game on for yourself... you have our utmost sympathy as you stand poised to join our thwarted ranks. Nevertheless, good luck. We're all cheering you on.
There they are! The full roll call of Mr Wammy actors and voice actors (excepting the elusive Tagalog one). Their birthdays have also been added to the Death Note calendar, if known. We are missing the following information, if anyone knows it:
Thanks in advance!
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Adam Wingard's Death Note is likely to start filming in June 2016. But it won't be Warner Bros behind the production anymore. At the moment, it's highly likely to be Netflix.
That is the startling news circulating today.
It's unknown why Warner Bros. has decided to surrender the project, which it's held firmly in abeyance since 2009. During that time, the studio has ordered script rewrites; actors have been linked with various roles, but the rumours rarely came to fruition; while directors have come and gone, one - we're indebted to you, Shane Black - with horror stories of Warner Bros. US attempting to sanitize the Death Note story out of all comprehension.
By the end of 2015 through early 2016, it seemed that Warner Bros. finally had a format which worked for them and all concerned. Adam Wingard was directing; Nat Wolff had signed up to play Kira, with his real life girlfriend Margaret Qualley poised to become the movie's Misa Amane. There was much talk of initial photography beginning in the spring.
Hence the shock nature of the news (broken by Justin Kroll at Variety) that Warner Bros. chose now to put their Death Note film 'into turnaround'.
Opening up a bidding war which Netflix currently seems set to win. Though SFX and Lionsgate are also strongly in the running. (Anyone else think that something about a Lionsgate Death Note feels so right?)
However, there is some speculation that giving up Death Note is part of Warner Bros. previously declared cull on 'homegrown movies', in order to concentrate its resources upon extant franchises known to be successful. The monetary profit for Warner Bros - raised by the sale of its film rights to Death Note - is expected to fall into the ballpark of $40m-$50m.
Adam Wingard, Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley are all apparently still on board, whichever company snaps the movie up.
Netflix, of course, already has some data concerning the popularity of Death Note. It recently started streaming full episodes of the anime, so can see for itself how many Western viewers are interested in this particular story. However, it's not yet game over for the other bidders. The current status for Netflix and Death Note is 'in final negotiations', which could pretty much mean anything, besides what it says on the packet.
As for fans, it's mostly looking like we will finally get our US live-action Death Note movie, whomever produces it, though it remains to be seen whether that will be available online only, or also released as a theatrical run.
Warner Bros. Japan has made public another movie photograph from Death Note 2016. This time featuring Light Yagami-wannabe Yūgi Shion played by Masaki Suda. As with all the others, there's no actual context to it, just to keep us all guessing what is going on.
Yūgi Shion is a cyber-savvy hacker, state-sponsored (new information there!) yet on the trail of Death Notes as they fall across the globe. Kira was his hero and he wants to complete the erstwhile God/Murderer's mission as best he can. For the moment, that apparently involves messing electronically with officers from the Death Note Counter Measure Headquarters Special Team, as they go about their investigation.
Aya Hirano - who was the original voice actress for Misa Amane in the Death Note anime - has announced that she's leaving Japan for the USA, in order to further her education.
It's not known what she's actually studying, however Aya Hirano will be in America for the next six months - not four, as various sources erroneously reported - as per the anime Misa actress's announcement on Instagram:
Roughly translated by Death Note News' Rene Hardigree, the actress confirmed her forthcoming plan to study abroad and apologised to fans for the confusion regarding the dates of her study leave. Hirano was originally going for just four months, but that was recently extended to half a year away. During that time, her position as announcer and host of Tokyo hi-IMAGINE (Japanese television show) will be undertaken by a substitute. Namely Rena Matsui.
Good luck to her! Though I can't help thinking that we should be a little more concerned that Death Note's Second Kira is gaining access to the Big Apple.
Shout up, Americans, if you see her there, and do pass on our love.
Affording an intriguing glimpse into the persona of Ryūzaki (Sousuke Ikematsu), two more picture stills
have been made public from the filming of Japanese live-action movie Death Note 2016.
We already knew that Sousuke Ikematsu's character Ryūzaki was created genetically from the DNA left behind by L for this purpose during his own lifetime. (The scientists here are straining at the bit to discuss that titbit in due course!) Today's information adds just that Ryūzaki was raised at Wammy's House.
It seems the regime there went a step further even than the scenario warned by Beyond Birthday (and Mello) in Another Note. The notion of a 'back-up' not so much a brainwashed boy, as an actual clone.
So did they keep DNA of them all? Will the next baby squalling from a test-tube be Mello or Matt?
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They have played heroes and fools; given voice to the one and only Touta Matsuda in anime dubs, TV shows and movies across the globe. We have collected them here in a roll call of ALL the Death Note Matsuda actors internationally.
Who for you brought to life one of the Japanese NPA's finest Kira task force officers? Who for you speaks the voice, holds the personality and/or wears the face of Touta Matsuda from Death Note? Let's see, shall we?
NB Both Tang Jing Li and Vadim Prokhorov also played Light Yagami/Kira in their respective Death Note dubs.
NB Anthony Steven San Juan also voiced Mello in the Tagalog Death Note dub; while Masumi Mutsuda voiced Near in the Spanish dub.
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