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"Death Note": July Drama Series Set to Stream in Over 120 Countries and Regions Soon After Nippon TV Broadcast!


Nippon TV's July drama series "Death Note" is set to broadcast and/or stream in over 120 countries and regions soon after each episode airs in Japan, setting a new record in the global breadth of distribution for Nippon TV dramas.

In the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Crunchyroll (https://www.crunchyroll.com/), a company that streams animations online, and Mperience (https://www.vvvvid.it/), will make each episode available only a few days after airing in Japan. In Asia, Channel J, the South Korean cable channel, will broadcast the program approximately one week after airing in Japan.

"Death Note" continues to be wildly popular both in Japan and abroad. The animation continues to be streamed in the US and Europe and program-related goods remain in high demand. That this program will be broadcast and/or streamed in such a large number of countries and regions soon after airing in Japan is testament to the immense popularity and universally-appealing world view of "Death Note."

Due in part to the success of the animation and movie abroad, numerous offers from all over the world came immediately after the announcement of the "Death Note" drama series. One Italian buyer eagerly expressed an interest, saying, "As you know in Europe live-action TV series are very difficult but we think there is a public interested and so we would like to give it a try." In the US, where "Death Note" has become a formidable brand that is well-known among anime fans, multiple anime streaming companies indicated their strong interest in acquiring the series. Throughout the world, expectations are high for this new live-action drama installation.

Write anybody's name on the death god notebook known as "Death Note" and they will die. Light Yagami (Masataka Kubota) uses this notebook to kill off all the criminals to create a world without bad people. Join him and L (Kento Yamazaki), a world-renowned detective who is shrouded in mystery, as they use their brilliant minds to engage in a cat-and-mouse game. The story revolves around Light and L, who will be joined for the first time by N (Nia) (Mio Yuki). Follow the three geniuses as they partake in a battle-of-the-brains that takes the story towards a new direction that can only be depicted through this drama.

Lead actor Masataka Kubota, who plays Light Yagami, says, "I am super excited to be a part of the Japanese-born and still very loved-by-many world of 'Death Note'. This time it will be the making of the TV drama series that will be broadcast and streamed worldwide soon after our broadcast in Japan! Our staff and I are doing our best so that everyone around the world will enjoy this drama. I'll be very happy if the viewers enjoy it. I am going to do my best to bring you a drama that will remain deep in your memories."

Playing the role of L, actor Kento Yamazaki shares his excitement for the production by saying, "I'm very happy to be part of a show that will be seen all over the world! I'll do my best to make sure that viewers outside of Japan truly enjoy the new 'Death Note'."

Ms. Akino Suzuki, producer, shares, "I am very excited to produce the first-ever drama of the internationally popular 'Death Note'! The cast and staff are doing our best to bring a 'Death Note' that has never been seen. I hope to make it a drama that will be enjoyed by everyone in the world!"

Fans in Japan can enjoy the premiere of "Death Note" on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 10 pm on Nippon TV.Find out more about "Death Note" by clicking the following link:

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