After 15 years, ‘Death Note’ remains one of the most popular and lucrative anime series ever created. ‘Death Note’ is based on Tsugumi Ohba’s manga series of the same name, which was illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
The 37-episode anime television series adaptation premiered in October 2006 in Japan and lasted until June 2007. The anime received an astonishing 8.63/10 on MyAnimeList, garnering 2,191,877 votes.
For an extended period of time, fans have been anticipating a second season of the anime series. However, Madhouse, the studio behind the hit anime, has been mum about the renewal. Is it finally going to happen? Let us investigate.
Death Note Season 2 Anime Is It Officially Renewed?
Anime Death Note Season 2 It has not yet been renewed.
We’ve been anticipating the sequel to the original ‘Death Note’ anime for a long time. There are numerous rumors that a sequel to ‘Death Note’ is already in the works. Unfortunately, there has been no official confirmation of a sequel to the original anime.
You may be wondering why, despite the popularity of the first anime, Madhouse took so long to create a sequel for the series. One of the primary reasons is the scarcity of source material. The series is based on a manga that has 108 chapters collected in 12 tankobon volumes. The source material has already been exhausted in the anime adaptation.
In February 2020, a one-shot comic book titled ‘Death Note: Special One Shot’ was released, written by Ohba and illustrated by Obata. The standalone novel takes place ten years after the events of Kira and introduces an entirely new story to the Death Note franchise. It could be a viable source of material for a sequel to an anime.
Death Note Season 2 Anime Expected Release Date
Because a second season of the ‘Death Note’ anime has yet to be confirmed, there is no set release date. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this article as new information becomes available. Season 2 of ‘Death Note’ is expected to be released in 2023.
Death Note Season 2 Anime Expected Cast
Due to the fact that any potential “Death Note” prequel or sequel would have to function without Light (Mamoru Miyano/Brad Swaile) and L (Kappei Yamaguchi/Alessandro Juliani) as main characters (see below), it’s likely that only a small number of characters and their original voice actors would be recast.
Among those likely to return is the immortal Ryuk, who was voiced by Shidô Nakamura in the anime’s original Japanese language version and Brian Drummond in the English translation (per IMDb). Near also lives, voiced by Noriko Hidaka in the original version and Cathy Weseluck in the dubbed version, as does Mello, who is portrayed in the original version by Nozomu Sasaki and David Robert Moore in the English dub.
A follow-up anime might have a whole new cast of characters or could focus on any of the remaining characters from the first season. At least one prequel manga and one sequel manga have already done so — “Death Note: Another Note – The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases” is told by Mello, while “Death Note: The a-Kira Story” involves Ryuk and Near prominently.
Death Note Season 2 Anime Expected Plot
Season two of ‘Death Note’ has not yet been confirmed. Unless and until we receive an official announcement, the plot details will stay unknown. However, our best prediction is that the second season will almost certainly acquire the title ‘Death Note: Special One-Shot.’ If that occurs, season 2 will have a time jump with a totally new plot and antagonist.
The first adaption centers on Light Yagami, who is handed a notebook dubbed the ‘Death Note’ by Shinigami Ryuk after becoming bored in the Shinigami world. The names that Light writes in the ‘Death Note’ will perish, and Light resolves to use it to purge the world of evil, eliminating criminals one by one.
‘Death Note: Special One-Shot,’ the new likely source material for season 2, depicts Ryuk’s return to the human world. Minoru Tanaka, a middle-school boy as bright as Light, approaches him and hands him the ‘Death Note.’
This time around, the world has already implemented additional preventative measures in the aftermath of the Kira incident ten years ago. The following is a synopsis:
It has been more than ten years since the Shinigami Ryuk has visited Earth, and in hopes of following in the footsteps of Light Yagami, he presents the Death Note to the highest-scoring student in Japan. He is taken aback when Minoru Tanaka returns the notepad and invites him back in two years. Minoru, now a high school student, receives Ryuk’s notebook but has no intention of using it himself.
He auctions it off anonymously with the assistance of the Shinigami and his own resourcefulness, all the while being observed and foreseen by Near. The United States of America purchases it for an amount that ensures the survival of every Japanese citizen under the age of 60, but the King of Death invents a new Death Note rule that foils Minoru and the US President’s plans.
Where To Watch Death Note
Death Note is available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Death Note Season 2 Anime Trailer Updates
The makers have not yet made an official declaration. As a result, the trailer is not yet available on Youtube. Thus, you may view various fan-made trailers and teasers, as well as video, on