Is There Racism In Death Note Film Casting?

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It looks like the Death Note film is reconstructing, after it came under fire for casting a non-Asian actor to play the lead role of Light. According to the reports, Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) will be?playing the role of Light. Now?it looks like?the film management is reconsidering because of?some allegations of whitewashing that recently came to light.

Nat Wolff is apparently at risk of getting fired. This may be because of considerations of?getting an Asian actor?to play the role of Light. This may not be the only problem because Light’s romantic interest (Misa Amane) is played by American actress, Margaret Qualley (Leftover).?Netizens are confused. Why is an Asian manga adaptation is being filled with ?white? actors?

In the meantime, Japanese distributor VAP is joining the bandwagon of releasing a TV anime series of Death Note, alongside its planned film version in October. Fans can get a 37-episode run for the price of $44,444, according to the?Fandompost. There are no confirmed bonus material but it could possibly include some as it nears its launching.

The Death Note film synopsis says ?Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil? namely the people he believes to be evil.?


Main Cast

The Death Note live-action adaptation is set to launch this October, and its main cast includes Masaki Suda (Y?ki Shien), Sousuke Ikematsu (Ry?zaki), Masahiro Higashide (Tsukuru Mishima), Rina Kawaei (Sakura Aoi), Mina Fujii (Sh? Nanase), Eiichiro Funakoshi (Kenichi Mikuriya), Eiichiro Funakoshi (Kenichi Mikuriya), Erika Toda (Misa Amane), Shidou Nakamura (Ryuk), and Sota Aoyama (T?ta Matsuda).

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Also Read:?Death Note Movie Version Soon on Netflix; Director Adam Wingard Shares Details

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