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A Korean-language production of Death Note: The Musical (뮤지컬 데스노트) ran from June 20 to August 9, 2015 in South Korea at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House in Seongnam, South Korea. It was the first Korean-language production of the musical, and the second overall production of the musical after the 2015 Japanese production.

The Korean version was translated from the Japanese version rather than from the original English version, and includes the lyric changes to songs made in the Japanese translation. The Korean production was directed by Tamiya Kuriyama, who also directed the 2015 Japanese production, and produced by CJES.


Character Cast
L Kim Junsu (김준수)
Light Yagami Hong Kwang-Ho (홍광호)
Misa Amane Jeong Sun-Ah (정선아)
Ryuk Kang Hong-Seok (강홍석)
Rem Park Hye-Na (박혜나)
Sayu Yagami Lee Su-Bin (이수빈)
Soichiro Yagami Lee Jong-Moon (이종문)


Ahead of the production, a Showcase was performed. The Showcase was a concert with cast members performing songs from Death Note: The Musical before an audience.

Studio recordings and music videos[]

The 2015 Korean production had studio recordings for some of the songs, which were released as music videos. Each video featured video of the live recording, and the castmember in character in the setting used for the photoshoot. Three were released:

A fourth music video was released to the English-language version of the song Where is the Justice performed by Jeremy Jordan (Light). The music video depicted scenes from the photoshoot. The video was officially uploaded to YouTube, but later taken down.




Recording Studio[]

Promotional images of the actors Kim Junsu (L), Jeong Sun Ah (Misa), and Hong Kwang Ho (Light) doing their studio recordings of the songs used for the music videos.

Production stills[]

Promotional images released of the stage production of Death Note: The Musical.

General videos[]

Several videos were officially uploaded but taken down:

  • Performance highlights with English subtitles
  • First teaser commercial, released Mar 31, 2015
  • First commercial, first released Apr 6, 2015, then re-released May 27, 2015 with performance dates
  • The cast attending the pop-up exhibition display
  • 5 interview videos: Hong Kwang Ho (Light), Park Hye Na (Rem), Jeong Sun Ah (Misa), Kang Hong Suk (Ryuk), and Kim Junsu (L).

Music videos[]

Showcase videos[]


Death Note: The Musical won Best Musical of the year at the 2016 eDaily Culture Awards. Kim Junsu, who portrayed L, accepted the award on behalf of the team.[2][3][4]

Death Note: The Musical also won four awards at the 2015 Stagetalk Audience Choice Awards.[5]


External links[]


  1. Based on the Japanese production of the musical.
  2. Death Note News: Death Note Nets Best Musical at the Korean 2016 eDaily Culture Awards. February 25, 2016.
  3. JYJ3: 3rd eDaily Culture Awards: Musical ‘Death Note’ seized top prize in Musical category …Kim Junsu “Will repay you with a better work”. February 19, 2016.
  4. KPop Harold: Junsu awarded grand prize for ‘Death Note’ by Kim Ji-young. February 22, 2016.
  5. 뮤지컬 ‘데스노트’ 관객이 뽑은 2015 최고의 작품 선정 (Musical 'Death Note' selected as the best work of 2015 by the audience. February 12, 2016.