Nat Wolff / Light Yagami

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by Graphic Designer David San Miguel

In the “Death Note” anime, manga and live action Japanese films, Light Yagami is a Japanese high school student who obtains the power to kill people just by writing their names on a notebook page. Despite this, in the 2017 American adaptation (released on Netflix), Light is now “Light Turner” and portrayed by Caucasian actor Nat Wolff. While director Adam Wingard said the film is a different version of the story, this has not ceased all of the controversy.