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Death Note Manga to Return with One-Shot Story in Japan

by ElectricSlime
Feb 3, 2008 3:26 PM | 45 Comments
On February 11th Weekly Shonen Jump will publish a one off, standalone, story based off of the original Death Note manga. The 44 page short story will describe an event after the end of the original story. The story will focus on the fact that a new Kira has emerged and the events surrounding it. The manga will be released with the launch of the live-action film, L change the world, which debuts on February 9th.

Source: ANN

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omg I'd buy it.

Apr 13, 2008 3:46 AM by sakR9

Watched this. I think it was pretty good even if it had no connection to the death note what so ever.

Apr 12, 2008 6:43 AM by Shurtugal

it was listed as #10 on Japan's top anime last week.

Feb 20, 2008 6:35 PM by cr4sian_phil

FANTASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UR NOT SUPPOsED TO BE TALKING ABOUT ANIMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont make me get out the chickens on you!

Feb 13, 2008 7:14 PM by chickenluver9008

Chicken008 said:
Shurtugal said:
What's L change the world supposed to be about? Isn't he like...dead?
The live action movies don't follow the manga for the most part..

And why do users here seem surprised by the 3rd live action movie? It was announced like a month ago..[/quote
its about L's last 23 days of life going in accordance of how he dies in the live action film

Feb 13, 2008 7:08 PM by fantasy254

jet2r0cks said:
The movie takes place BEFORE the events of the anime. It's about the case L worked on with Naomi Misora.

oh I thought it was after L takes care of Kira in live movies... L's last days...

Feb 7, 2008 1:07 PM by farazs_1

I'll probably be getting both. I want the manga more than the live action, but I'm gonna watch it nevertheless.

Edit: What's with me starting new pages all the time today?

Feb 7, 2008 11:37 AM by Kragebein

The one-shot sounds intriguing, but I'm not too sure about the live action =/

Feb 7, 2008 11:12 AM by paperlanterns

Bwah, I'm only halfway through the series and 2 volumes into the manga, so I can't really tell whether I'll like the movie/one-shot or not. But, if it's L, who can say no? XD

Feb 6, 2008 5:05 PM by katiesquilts


Feb 6, 2008 3:27 PM by Kyo_Kagami

The one-shot should have been about L's past or something dealing with Watari and Whammy House. Most of L's past was way to vague, all we saw was him crying and bells ringing, also we knew he grew up in an orphanage..

Feb 6, 2008 1:59 PM by Notorious

Am I the only one who liked the movies? Manga and anime were worse after the light and misa were confined. The movie had a different ending, which was better than the anime or manga version. DN is just one hyped serie, which started good, but left some points midway.

Feb 6, 2008 12:49 PM by MasterDAero

Is this a fact or a rumor? :p

Feb 6, 2008 11:37 AM by catwitch

Sayed said:
It looks like a filler movie to me cuz it's not in the storyline

This movie is based on the Death Note novel, taking place before the events of the manga and anime.

Feb 6, 2008 6:31 AM by Exelen

It looks like a filler movie to me cuz it's not in the storyline

Feb 5, 2008 7:37 PM by Sayed

The movie takes place BEFORE the events of the anime. It's about the case L worked on with Naomi Misora.

Feb 5, 2008 7:15 PM by jet2r0cks

don't mind even though the first two live movies weren't much good...

but it is L, my fav DN character... how can I say no...

Feb 5, 2008 6:23 PM by farazs_1

Stupid Death Note, we don't NEED more Kiras.

Feb 5, 2008 3:14 PM by windy

XD looking fowrad to it!!!

Feb 5, 2008 12:58 PM by FiiFO

Xjellocross said:
FateSyka said:
vindemon64 said:
Wow. They are definitely milking Death Note for all that its worth.

Indeed they are. :/

They've milked it, forced it to breed, and milked all of its offspring dry. =|

I sooo agree. But will still read the manga anyway.
Why can't they make an anime movie without ruining it all with dumb live actions? I've seen the trailers and it's dumber than the previous ones. And Death Note without Light?? *Bleh* Gimme a break!!

Feb 5, 2008 3:42 AM by Vampiress_D