A Death Note one-shot chapter was released on February 4, 2020, in the March edition of Jump Square magazine. Original manga author Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata again teamed up to create the new chapter.
It is a continuation of the original Death Note manga series, which ended in 2006 and last had a one-shot chapter in 2008. The story explores the events that occur when a Shinigami comes down to Earth.
Some of the completed manuscripts for this chapter were released at Obata's Never Complete Exhibition in 2019. The exhibition, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Obata's career, ran in Tokyo from July 13 to August 12, 2019, before traveling to other cities in Japan.
- Rough translation
Is what was brought about by the Shinigami that came down to Earth what it seemed?
When the Shinigami Ryuk returns to Earth more than ten years after his last visit, he gives the Death Note to the top-scoring student in Japan, hoping that he will follow in Light Yagami's footsteps. He is surprised when Minoru Tanaka returns the notebook and asks him to return in two years' time.
Now a high school student, Minoru accepts the notebook from Ryuk, but he has no plans to use it himself. With the Shinigami's help, and his own ingenuity, he auctions it off anonymously as his actions are followed and predicted by Near. The United States of America buys it for a sum that leaves every Japanese citizen under the age of 60 set for life, but the King of Death creates a new rule of the Death Note that thwarts Minoru and the U.S. President's plans.
New rules of the Death NoteEdit
Three new rules were introduced in the one-shot chapter.
How to Use It: LXVIIEdit
- Regarding the memories mentioned in Rule XLVII, the owner can have their memories of the Death Note erased if they so desire.
- A god of death should stay near the owner of the Death Note, but they may go as far away as 14 km.
- A human who sells or buys the Death Note will die. The seller will die when the money is received, and the buyer will die when the Death Note is in their possession.
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