Death Note

Death Note II – "The Last Word" Special Bank Holiday
Preview @ The ICA!

Date: 26th May 2008
Time: 3.30pm
Location: ICA :

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The Beat reports that winners of the 2007 Eagle Awards has been announced. The winner in the Manga Category is Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note.

Special Two-Night Event Will be Shown in Select Theatres Nationwide

San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2008 - VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced that it will team with NCM FATHOM, the entertainment division of National CineMedia, to present a special two-night multi-city debut at over 300 theatres across the United States for the live-action special event DEATH NOTE on May 20 and 21, at 7:30 pm. local time.

This special two-night event includes a specially produced 20-minute feature on how the manga translates to live action as well as the first-ever interview with Director Shusuke Kaneko.

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South Carolina Now is reporting that a student was removed from his school due to possession of a "Death Note":

A Hartsville Middle School student has been removed from school, pending a discipline hearing, after a school administrator confiscated a notebook titled "Death Note" earlier this week.

Via: Journalista

A special chapter of Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata, will appear in issue 11 of Weekly Shonen Jump, on sale February 9th.

Source: Weekly Jump Readers' Journal

ANN is reporting that the Belgian police has reached an dead end in the investigation of the recent "Death Note" murder:

The Belgian press have nicknamed the case "Mangamoord" ("Manga Murder" in Dutch), although the police officials emphasize that they cannot rule conclusively that the case was indeed murder. They also note that they have found no further connection between the manga and the case, despite the two notes. The circumstances of the real-life case were not similar to those of any fictional portrayal of death in the manga series.

ANN reports that the Franklin Military Academy in Virginia has suspended a senior for keeping a list of names in a book called "Death Note":

NBC12, the NBC affiliate in central Virginia, quotes a student at the public high school who said that she is friends with the suspended senior and that she was not on the list. The suspended student's friend said that neither she, nor her friends who were actually on the list, fear the suspended student.

Taipei Times is reporting that Taiwanese officials are asking elementary school teachers to watch out for students who are reading Death Note, while the students think the manga is just fine:

Pingtung County Government officials recently issued instructions to elementary school teachers, asking them to heed any negative influence on students who immerse themselves in reading Death Note, a Japanese manga series that has recently grown in popularity on campus.

Source: MangaBlog

According to ANN, the Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WSYARG) has nominated volume one of Death Note for the 2008 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award.