The wait for Death Note Season 2 has been going for 13 long years. The iconic anime has been a fan-favorite for a very long time. It is often the anime that is suggested to new-comers to the genre. As a result, it is also the anime that gets people hooked to watching anime. Led by Attack on Titan director Tetsuro Araki, Death Note keeps gaining more viewers. While the wait continues, here’s everything we know so far.
Death Note Season 2 Storyline
The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student. The non-human realm consists of an entity called a shinigami. Shinigamis are referred to as gods of death. They can kill any person by writing the name of the person in a notebook; the Death Note. However, they have to see the person’s face as well. One day, a shinigami named Ryuk is bored and drops a Death Note into the human realm to see how a human would use it.
Light is the one who finds this Death Note and quickly realizes its power. He tests it by writing the name of a criminal in it who dies. The story follows Light’s quest to diminish the world of all criminals. He plans to use the Death Note to do this. As a result, he plans on creating a world where there are no criminals and he is treated like a god.
There might note be a second season but there are plenty of sequels and prequels of Death Note. Even though we are waiting for the sequel to the anime adaptation, there is a lot of other content to view as well. There are 4 Japanese live-action movies. The movies are in the following order
Death Note (2006)
Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006)
L: Change the World (2008)
Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016)
There is also a light novel adaptation titled ‘Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases’. There are also video game adaptations for the Nintendo DS. The first game is titled ‘Death Note Kira’ and is published by Konami.
In 2015, there were also musical adaptations of Death Note. The adaptation is titled ‘Death Note: The Musical’. It was put up in South Korea and Japan and was composed by Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn.
Lastly, there is a live-action American movie from Netflix which was released in 2017. This adaptation deviated so much from the story that it wasn’t very received by the audience.
There were multiple times when the manga was banned in various countries. Officials in Shenyang banned Death Note in schools. The reason they gave was that students were making copies of the death note. They were then writing the names of people they know in these books. The ban was further expanded to Shanghai, Beijing, and Lanzhou. The Chinese Ministry of Culture listed Death Note in a list of 38 anime and manga titles that are banned in China.
On the other side of the world, The Albuquerque Public Schools held a hearing in 2010 to ban the Death Note manga. However, the votes were against doing so. There have also been a lot of copycat crimes related to the series. There are many more incidences that go to show the impact that this series had.
Death Note Season 2 Release Date
There is no official release date and it has been 13 years. The Death Note community may have to wait indefinitely for Death Note Season 2. If there are any updates, we will definitely let you know.
As there is no release date, there is no trailer. Even though there are many sequels in other forms, we have the trailer for season 1 of the anime below so you can reminisce.
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