Looks like Netflix’s Americanised version of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note manga has creator approval. This is because Death Note’s two mangaka themselves have showered the film with much praise. Obata even illustrated a new illustration of Nat Wolff as Light Turner, as well as Ryuk.
Despite changing races, Obata said that the characters are “loyal to the manga characters’ desires”. He then added that he hopes people who don’t know about Death Note would also watch and enjoy it on Netflix. The mangaka then praised director Adam Wingard for his “beauty and thrilling” directing. He also said that Wingard made a “Class A thriller”. Finally, he said that the story is one that would make him want to draw, thus the image above.
As for his partner, Tsugumi Ohba, the mangaka said that “It was more interesting than I expected”. Ohba also stated that it’s a high quality film and is also very much fashionable, and is very much a Hollywood Death Note. He also said that a lot of other people, not just the fans of their manga, will be able to enjoy this film.
Well, I guess we can’t say the same for Akira Toriyama’s comments on Dragon Ball Evolution, because he outright hated it. The Ohba-Obata duo didn’t just work on Death Note, but also Bakuman, and the two are quite good friends. The Hollywood film will premiere via Netflix on 25 August 2017. It will be a worldwide streaming.
Source: Comic Natalie