In addition to the announcement about Erika Toda returning as Misa Amane, the official Twitter stream for Death Note 2016 has provided us with an actual release date - October 29th 2016.
Erika Toda was the actress who brought Misa Amane to life in the original live action Death Note films. Now she's back for the encore.
Glorying under the working title of Death Note 2016, the fourth in the Warner Bros. Japan Death Note movies takes place ten years after the clash between Light and L, which proved so fatal for them both.
But not for Misa, who merely lost her memories after renouncing ownership of her Death Note.
A decade on, she's working as a top-ranked actress, still mourning the loss of Light Yagami, but with no conscious insight into the preternatural events that led to his demise. As six new Death Notes fall upon the Earth, Misa Amane's memories will become key for those chasing and using them.
Erika Toda was just seventeen years old when she played Misa-Misa the first time around. She's a stately twenty-seven now, likely to become the grand matriarch of Kiras everywhere.
Her casting has been met with much excitement in Japan, where her role was highly praised in 2006 and continued on into 'legendary status' since.
Here's a fan-made compilation showing Erika in action as Misa Amane: