Death Note Light up the New World is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on October 29.
With so many screenshots of the outstanding cast members revealed one after another, we can’t help but be obsessed with the movie. It’s Death Note after all, and any update to the story is always creating a lot of hype in the otaku community.
Manga.Tokyo managed to get several photos of Sakura Aoi (played by Rina Kawaei) who is referred to as the ‘worst-ever owner of a death note’. Even though the photos are filled with her obvious insanity, there is an unparalleled quality in them that’s evidence of how awesome the movie is going to be. Hopefully.
Death Note Light up the New World is a direct continuation of the previous two movies and the story is set ten years after the fierce battle between Light Yagami and L. There will be a total of six death notes dropped by Shinigami and people will once again relive the horrors that come with these dreadful notebooks. In the movie, a variety of characters will fight a battle of wits as they try to outsmart each other.
Among the newly-emerging characters, Sakura Aoi is probably the most eye-catching and fearsome character.
In contrast to Light Yagami, she is an extremely dangerous killer who randomly murders people and even uses her death note in front of people showing no hesitation at all.
In order to shoot the scenes shown in the photos, they closed off the intersection somewhere in Kobe from late at night to early in the next morning and did the shooting with about 1500 extras. They carried out a massive-scale shooting assembling over 200 vehicles, a car action team, a VFX team as well as a giant crane, all to make up the scenes as realistic and chaotic as possible.
Higashide, Ikematsu, and Suda joined these scenes. The director Shinsuke Sato instructed Rina Kawaei to play these scenes as an ordinary girl that casually kills people in an innocent way. These scenes became one of the movie’s highlights and the producer Takahiro Sato said “The cute but dreadful smile she shows when terrorizing the huge crowd of people has created a great impact on the movie.”. Kawaei also commented on the scenes “I was very excited!”.
That teriffying, hair-raising aspect of Kawaei will be no doubt one of the movie’s most striking scenes.
Death Note Light up the NEW World
To be released October 29
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