And we can speculate all day about Taylor Swift's Blank Space pretensions towards Light Yagami, Misa Amane or Ryuk.
Hence it makes a refreshing change to actually confirm a celebrity Death Note cosplay, cited and heard from the horse's mouth.
American R&B singer Christina Grimmie is apparently a bit of an L fan. Known for her chart hitting contemporary pop covers, plus coming third in the US talent show The Voice, Grimmie's now branching out into recording her own tunes. Including latest release Shrug, where she cosplays L.
Christina Grimmie Confirms L Cosplay in Shrug Music Video
Frankly, this one's so obvious that we barely need to be told. But told we were.
'Guys guys guys I look like L today And I'm dressed like L Omg' Christina Tweeted, on September 1st 2015. It soon transpired that it was for her Shrug music video, which was being recorded at the time.
There was soon a clamorous demand for more. 'Pics or it didn't happen,' one fan replied - that being the general ethos running through all the rest too. And Christina Grimmie complied.
'cosplayed L for my music vid #deathnote #shrug', She Tweeted, along with a still from the Shrug video reproduced above.
There we have it. Naturally I will post the video up once it becomes live, and see if she would be up for chatting with us about her Death Note fandom credentials. In the meantime, here's an official lyric version of the music video for Shrug, unfortunately devoid of Wammy House detectives and their celebrity cosplayers.
However, the song itself is already available for download, and apparently has been for the past two months! Maybe this is one of those moments where being foreign means that I've missed something fundamental in the telling. One day hopefully we'll revisit this and see.