Just over a month ago, the official website for NTV’s live-action Death Note TV drama series launched. Ryuk the Shinigami began making posts on the official Twitter account at the same time. Now, the cast details for Light Yagami, L and Near have been revealed.
Masataka Kubota will play the main role of Light Yagami, Kento Yamazaki will play L and Mio Yuuki will star as Near. After finding out who is playing Near, people have been asking questions on Twitter such as “Why is Near a girl?” and making statements such as “Near’s cosplay is below standard. It’s lame”.