The latest official surprise is this:
The poster is advertising officially sanctioned Death Note Real Escape Games, at the 'Secret Base' of SCRAP in Kyoto and a second, undisclosed location in Osaka, to be held between May 30th and July 27th 2014.
Participants will be locked inside Death Note themed rooms, wherein they will pit their collective ingenuity against a series of puzzles and clues. The object of the game is to unlock the door and escape, for which individuals will be looking to the crowd around them for assistance.
But lurking in that crowd will be an actor playing a 'second Kira'. He, or she, is tasked with the job of 'killing' those remaining in their rooms, once the timer has run out.
Presumably - seeing as this appears to be a very Wammy's House kind of construct and the actor is apparently anonymous (as in unknown, not the hacktivists) - the 'second Kira' will also be thwarting players in their attempts to escape the rooms. If crowd sourcing information is required, then it wouldn't take much to sabotage escape plans.
Tickets go on sale on March 21st for the twin 10th Anniversary Death Note events. They cost between 2,200 yen to 3,300 yen. (I wonder what the difference means - do those in the cheap 'seats' get less time? Or does 'second Kira' target them first?)
One thing worth noting, if you're reading from the USA, is that SCRAP Entertainment Inc also has headquarters in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Maybe if Death Note fans really kick up there, you might get your own Real Escape Games complete with a pen-wielding Kira.
If you do, please report back.