Death Note creators offer Donald Trump the notebook in new manga - Dexerto

Death Note creators offer Donald Trump the notebook in new manga

Published: 3/Feb/2020 23:43

by Brent Koepp


Death Note author Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata joined forces to give readers a new one-off manga of the popular series. However, the latest story went viral on Twitter when it was discovered United States President Donald Trump has a cameo in it.

Death Note is one of the most popular mangas in Japan, running from 2003 to 2006. The series centers around the dark story about a high school boy who’s given the power to decide life and death through the power of a notebook.

Despite ending over 14 years ago, the groundbreaking property made its return on February 3rd when its creators surprised fans with a special one-shot. However the release quickly went viral when it was discovered Donald Trump has a bizarre cameo in it.

The 2006 anime is one of the most popular series in Japan.

Donald Trump in Death Note manga

The groundbreaking story is about high schooler Light Yagami who stumbles upon a supernatural notebook. The item gives him the power to kill anyone by writing their name down inside.

While the manga ended in 2006, fans were treated to a new one-shot story by series creators, but were stunned when it featured US President Donald Trump. The special release depicts a scene of Ryuk – the Death God responsible for the notebook – offering the US leader the chance to be its new owner.

After its February 3 release, the story quickly went viral on social media platforms such as Twitter. Even trending in the ‘Politics’ section given its unexpected inclusion of the American politician.

The Japanese Manga was trending on Twitter in the Politics section.

Fans of the series were surprised by the cameo, such as user ATTACKTlTAN who exclaimed, “DEATH NOTE COMING BACK JUST FOR TRUMP TO BE THE NEW OWNER IS NOT SOMETHING I EXPECTED THIS YEAR”

The manga’s inclusion of the world leader exploded on Twitter with thousands of people finding the strange scene to be amusing. C_Dobbins commented, “This is an actual panel from the new Death Note one-shot and I am absolutely losing it.”

While the revival of the groundbreaking property was only a one-shot, the creators sent shockwaves with its latest release. Perhaps there is a room for more stories in the series universe in the future?

Death Note originally released as a manga in the iconic Japanese magazine the Weekly Shonen Jump. However it found worldwide success when it was adapted into an anime by studio Madhouse in 2006.

Fans that have never seen the show before can catch the whole series on streaming services Netflix and Hulu.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.