Will 'Death Note' even be worth watching? | The Tylt

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The teaser to the Netflix reboot of "Death Note" is out, and critics are pissed the show is yet another example of Hollywood whitewashing. "Death Note" was originally a manga series in 2003, and then, a Japanese film in 2006. In the "Americanized" version, now set in Seattle, mainly white actors are used. Detractors say Japanese-American actors should play the main roles. Some supporters are willing to give the re-telling a chance, it's the story that matters most. What do you think? 📺

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According to IMDB, the synopsis of the American version is based on the original.

A student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone begins a crusade against evil in order to rule the world as a benevolent human god. Then a deadly game of cat and mouse begins when a reclusive detective begins to track down the young man, attempting to end his reign of terror once and for all.

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Fans of manga and anime are so tired of seeing these narratives whitewashed.

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Defenders argue the show is meant to be Americanized because it's set in America, and is a remake. 

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Detractors question why whiteness is always the default for what's "American." Japanese-American actors exists! The show is still based on a Japanese piece of work and Japanese culture.

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Still—some skeptics are willing to give "Death Note" a chance. 

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Critics argue whitewashing and cultural appropriation automatically ruins narratives that are based on Asian cultures.

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