Misa Amane takes on a new look in a piece of gorgeous Death Note fan art.
Artist Sozomaika has released their take on the Second Kira. The art features a more mature-looking Misa, clad in a new outfit and a determined expression, as she holds the titular Death Note, a book with the power to determine how a person dies, in hand. In the original manga, Misa was a young up-and-coming model who becomes the second human to be given access to one of the Shinigami's Death Note books. After Light Yagami executes the man who killed her family, Misa dedicates herself to supporting Light's attempts to change the world using the power of their death-dealing books.
弥 海砂#DEATHNOTE pic.twitter.com/ggNG187NpS— ????????? (@SOZOMAIKA) January 20, 2022
Sozomaika is a 2D/3D artist and designer based in Los Angeles. They frequently post their art to Twitter, where they have portrayed a variety of characters from various anime, video game and movie franchises, including Genshin Impact, The Legend of Zelda, and Batman.
Death Note was created in 2003 by writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata. The series tells the story of Light Yagami, an idealistic young man who comes across the Death Note, a supernatural book that allows the user to determine the time and method of a person's death by writing their name down within its pages. Taking on the alias of "Kira," Light begins murdering known criminals with the book, seeking to create a world without crime. While his vigilante executions attract supporters from around the world, it also puts Kira in the sights of the authorities, who assign a genius detective known only as "L" to put a stop to the mysterious killings.
The supernatural thriller received widespread critical acclaim upon its release and was one of the most popular manga of the early 2000s, achieving a global circulation of more than 30 million copies. An anime adaptation was produced by One-Punch Man studio Madhouse in 2006 and was similarly well-received. The anime was broadcast in the United States on the Adult Swim network. The series was adapted into a live-action film by Netflix in 2017, which starred Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Lakeith Stanfield (Knives Out) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man: No Way Home). Despite receiving an overwhelmingly negative response from critics and fans of the series alike, a sequel to the movie is reportedly in the works.
Ohba and Obata's original manga is available in English from VIZ Media. An anime adaptation of the duo's latest collaboration, Platinum End, is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.