A new one-shot manga for Tsugumi Ohba (大場 つぐみ) and Takeshi Obata’s (小畑 健) world hit series Death Note is confirmed to published in Jump SQ. on 4th February. A new visual has also been revealed on the official website of Jump SQ.
It has been 14 years after the end of the original series in 2006 and the 87-page one-shot manga will take place a few years after the death of Light Yagami (夜神月), while the reappearance of Ryuk and the death note brings turmoil back to the earth.
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▍About Death Note
Death Note is written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was first serialized in Shueisha’s manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to May 2006. The 108 chapters were collected and published into 12 tankōbon volumes and was estimated to have over 30 million copies in circulation.
An anime television adaptation animated by Madhouse aired in Japan from 3rd October 2006 to 26th June 2007. A light novel based on the series, written by Nisio Isin (西尾 維新), was also released in 2006. The series was adapted into live-action films and a television drama in Japan. An American film adaptation was also released on Netflix in 2017.
The series originally follows the story of Light Yagami, a teen genius who stumbles across a mysterious otherworldly notebook: the “Death Note”, which belonged to the Shinigami Ryuk, and grants him the supernatural ability to kill anyone whose name is written in its pages.