With the recent controversy surrounding Netflix's casting for its remake of "Death Note," fans of the franchise have been weighing in on the perceived lack of Asian American representation in the Netflix production. But more than the controversies, fans have been wondering whether Koreans have plans to develop their own version of the franchise as well.
It is not uncommon for Korean productions to purchase the rights of Japanese hit franchises and has done excellently with its adaptations of "Itazura Na Kiss" (It Started with a Kiss), "Hana Yori Dango" (Boys Over Flowers), "Nodame Cantabile" (Naeil's Cantabile) and "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e" (To The Beautiful You). "Death Note", as one of the most popular animes in Japan, could be the perfect concept to showcase the skills of cool K-pop superstars who have started transitioning to acting. Kpopstarz has gathered a list of possible K-pop stars who could do justice to the characters on "Death Note."