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A Hiro Joined the Cast of Netflixs Death Note

first_imgStay on target The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeJump Force is a Fighting Game With Favorite Shonen Action Heroes Every time we remember that the Death Note adaptation for Netflix is still happening, we shed a small tear. Luckily, the latest news makes us feel more optimistic.Masi Oka, best known for playing Hiro Nakamura on Heroes, announced that he has an undisclosed role in the film.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly about his departure from his current gig on Hawaii Five-0, Oka briefly discussed his involvement with the Netflix film.“Whatever is ahead, I’m very fortunate to be able to do things also behind-the-scenes, creating some TV shows and also producing a lot of movies,” he said. “I recently finished producing Death Note for Netflix, which I have a part in as well.”We already knew that Oka was going to be producing the adaptation, but the news that he’ll also have a part in it is welcome. Death Note was a Japanese manga first, and before Oka announced he was going to have a role, few Japanese actors had been announced as part of the cast.Death Note stars Nat Wolff as Light, the teenager that finds a Death Note, a notebook that can kill anybody just by writing their name in it. Willam Dafoe will be voicing the death God Ryuk, who dropped the notebook in the first place. Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, and Paul Nakauchi have also been cast.It’s unclear who Oka will be playing since most of the main cast has been announced, but we think he would be a good Touta Matsuda, an awkward police officer assigned to the Death Note case who acts as a little comic relief and the heart of the investigation.Death Note is expected to premiere sometime in 2017.last_img read more