New “Death Note” film announced for 2016

Otaku USA Magazine (by Matt Schley):

Anime/manga/tv series Death Note will be back with another live-action film in 2016.

The film, which will serve as a sequel to the two 2006 Death Note films, will star characters who “inherited the DNA of Light and L” who are set to battle over the six Death Notes in the world. The plot will also involve cyber-terrorism.

Death Note 2016 will be directed by Shinsuke Sato, who previously directed the live-action Gantz and Library Wars films.

The teaser was first revealed after the final episode of the Death Note TV series Sunday. It’s unclear if any of the cast or crew from that series will be involved in the new film.

Japan Film Festival of San Francisco: Library Wars

This weekend marks the closing of the Japan Film Festival in San Francisco, culminating with the screening of Library Wars, directed by award winning director, Shinsuke Sato. Sato will appear for the screening 8/3 (Sat) @ 1:10pm to introduce this new film, and engage in a Q&A session with audiences immediately afterwards.

Library Wars is based on the bestselling novel “Toshokan Senso” by Hiro Arikawa. Set in the year 2019 in Japan, a new law is passed in order to crack down on free expression , which allows for the government to create an armed force to find and destroy objectionable printed material. Meanwhile, to oppose this oppressive crackdown, the Library Force is created. The Library force, including instructor Atsushi Dojo (Junichi Okada) and Iku Kasahara (Nana Eikura), work to protect the libraries. A fierce battle then ensues between these two groups.

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 Library WarsJapan Film Festival of San Francisco: Library Wars