Death Note Drama Casts Misa, Light’s Father and More

Death Note drama previously announced its main cast for the roles of Yagami Light, L and N (Near). The drama version will adopt changes in the characters and story. Light will be an ordinary university student, different from the genius character in the manga and movie. He has no special talents or ambitions and will become a dark hero after getting the Death Note. L’s eccentricities, such as his eating habits will be removed. He becomes a character who is hard to approach, a rationalist whote hates doing any unnecessary things.

More cast has also been announced for the drama adaptation. Character visuals are also out. The first episode will air on July 5.

Sano Hinako (Jigoku Sensei Nube) will play the idol Amane Misa, while Matsushige Yutaka (Sukiyaki Western Django, Miss Hokusai) will play Yagami Soichiro. Misa is an idol, popularly known as “Misa-Misa,” who literally dedicates her life to the main character Light. Yagami Soichiro is Light’s father.

Other newly announced cast members include Fujiwara Reiko (Kyo, Koi o Hajimemasu) as Light’s little sister Yagami Sayu, Seki Megumi (Honey and Clover) as Himura Akiko, Maeda Goki (Gokusen, Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e ~Ikemen Paradise 2011, When They Cry – Higurashi) as the detective Matsuda Toda, Yuge Tomohisa (Kamen Rider Ryuki, Paradise Kiss, Higanjima) as the detective Aizawa Shuichi, Hankai Kazuaki (MW, Kaibutsu-kun) as L’s righthand man Watari, and Sato Jiro (Gokusen, Judge) as the detective Mogi Kanzo. The show will premiere on July 5.

Yamazaki Kento as L, Kubota Masataka as Yagami Light, Yuki Mio as Near

(via ANN, Oricon)