The Anime News Service has an interesting article up about the wrap-party for the first episode of the Death Note anime series, which debuts on Japanese TV at 12:56 am on October 3rd. ANS refers to Death Note as 'more than likely the biggest anime TV series to debut this fall,' and we at ICv2 are predicting big things for this series when it hits the American market.
Just as it wasn't hard to predict that the Naruto and Bleach anime series would do well here, singling out the Madhouse-produced Death Note from among the 156 anime series debuting in
Meanwhile Viz Media, which publishes the English language version of the Death Note manga, has inked deals with Ediciones Glenat Espana in
Warner Bros. is financing a live action movie based on the property (see 'Warners Financing Live Action Death Note Movie').