Neotokio3's Death Note is a Song Dedicated to and inspired by Death Note (デスノート Desu Nōto) the Japanese manga series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and manga artist Takeshi Obata that was first serialized in 108 chapters by Shueisha in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to May 2006 as well as The anime series by Madhouse (directed by Tetsuro Araki) which aired in Japan from October 3, 2006, to June 26, 2007. .
The Death Note Franchise is probably one of the biggest hits in Manga and Anime History ever. estimated over 30 million copies of the Death Note Manga have been sold worldwide. The franchise won numerous awards, spawned 3 live action films and various video games. We are not sure what's worse. The fact that some idiots out there went all crazy thinking they where Kira doing copycat crimes or the fact that Hollywood is like right now at the moment working on a Death Note Live Action Movie. Jokes aside, of course it's the idiots. The Hollywood reboot could turn out to actually be a good thing. Obviously all they need to do to make it a true Oscar contender and a hit at the box office is to use our Song as the Official theme Song xD Anyway, The Death Note Franchise is just Huge. And it's really no wonder why. .
What would YOU do if you had a Death Note? is probably the one question everyone that ever read the manga, watched the anime or saw the movies asked themselves. We all know that this question is "serious shit" and that the answers you come or not come up with can be shocking. it can and will make you think, about yourself, the person next to you, mankind, morality, money, power, justice, injustice, a better world, your vision of it, potato chips, Misa-Misa and so much more. So to us that felt just perfect to make it the thematically centerpiece of the song. .
Atmosphere and mood wise we tried to keep the song as close to Death Note's Darker side as possible so we called Ryuk and the Shinigami king on the phone and told them to come down to visit us. We gave Ryuk a bunch of apples and a guitar and sat the king at the drum machine and told them to show us what kind of sound Shinigami's grove too. Sadly they weren't necessarily talented so uhm, we had to find the perfect tune ourselves but they really liked what we came up with. lmao, wait what? you don't believe this story? why wouldn't you? Yeah, we know, Shinigami's Look like Rockstar's but that doesn't mean they can play instruments -_- .
Anyway they really inspired us. the whole concept of a Death Note did. You know having the power to decide over someone life's, being something like a god of death etc. it's scary and we tried to materialize that into the song the best we could. The Character of Light Yagami / Kira was also a major inspiration. We have been fan's of Death Note since forever and with the Manga series celebrating its 10th Anniversary last year it was not only the right moment but it also felt just natural to us to produce this song to pay tribute and celebrate with Desu Nōto. Fan of DN or not, we hope you can enjoy this song. They may be some people who will find this song and the questions asked offensive but keep in mind it's never the question that is evil, it is your answer! .