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Will 'Death Note' even be worth watching?

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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