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Death Note first trailer doesn’t really look like the manga series

The trailer for Death Note is here and it’s got loads of white people in it

So, the first trailer for Netflix’s take on Death Note, the Japanese manga series about a Japanese death spirit known as a Shinigami, is here, and it– well… it’s set in Seattle and has loads of white people in it.

Check it out:

Yeah. That’s all we have to say about that.

You can read the official synopsis for the Death Note film here:

What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?

We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realising it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man).

Death Note will premiere exclusively on Netflix on 25 August. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.