Death Note isn’t just an anime that was released some years ago. It has quite literally achieved cult status and is considered a starting point for all those people who want to get into the world of anime-watching. Shusuke Kaneko’s Death Note is all about a student named Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who holds a Death Note. This is a magical notebook that kills everyone whose name is written on it.
Yagami used to Death Note to kill criminals and bad people in society, slowly; his motives are corrupted, and he tries to use the note for other purposes. Thus begins a cat and mouse chase comprising of Yagami and a detective L, who is tasked with looking into the sudden deaths of people. There is the question of vigilante spree and a detective’s duty. Soon more players enter the story, and the rest as they qualify for spoilers.
If you are looking for some news regarding the renewal of Death Note Season 2, you have certainly come to the right place. Keep reading to know more about cult anime.
Death Note Season 2: Will It Ever Return?
Over the course of years, we have been hearing the cult anime Death Note is going to be back anytime soon. That it would get renewed and what not. While it should get renewed, it’s really been a decade since we heard something about the anime. More than ten years have passed since Death Note was broadcast, and ever since this February, the news was rife that Death Note would get another season.
Death Note is based on the Tsugumi Ohba manga series. It originally aired in 2006 and 2007 and was directed by Tetsuro Araki, the same guy who helmed Attack On Titan. The fact of the matter is, for now, we have no real news on the renewal of the anime. It should be remembered that the last chapter of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga didn’t wasn’t incorporate into Death Note, the series, and he did write a one-shot special that came out in 2008. This special traced events after Light’s death.
In February 2020, one-shot, another chapter of Death Note, also came out in Japan’s Jump SQ magazine. That should make it clear that Madhouse has enough source material to adapt the anime from. It doesn’t mean it would. It definitely means there’s no dearth of adaptable material when it comes to Death Note, Season 2. Also, at the beginning of this year, Netflix announced its plans for a Death Note sequel as well. But fans weren’t happy, given how bad the Netflix movie was.
Death Note: Other Adaptations
- The first two movies which trace the events of the manga.
- A spin-off movie titled L: Change The World. After it is a second direct sequel called Death Note: Light Up The New World.
- A prequel miniseries titled Death Note: New Generation.