Did you know that shinigamis love apples? The Death God Ryuk will once again see humanity try to control death in the new Death Note movie. However, Ryuk seems to be bored and wants the world to know it.
In a video from the official Death Note movie YouTube channel, the shinigami is seen entertaining viewers with his own rendition of Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen.
Death Note Movie Ryuk Doing a PPAP Dance
The video is shot on a still white background, a trend seen in various media from the film. Ryuk, in his improved CGI glory, performs the hilarious pop song with his own special pen.
This is in stark contrast with his role in the film. Ryuk, a shinigami or a God of Death, is tasked with safeguarding the Death Notes in the world. However, it is up to their discretion if they will grant humans access to the deathly notebook.
Any human whose name is written on the notebook will die approximately 30 seconds after its entry. Humans can manipulate the Death Note to their wishes, as long as they prescribe to certain rules.
Fans will remember that PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) was a popular single by Pikotaro. It was released just last month and was considered the new Gangnam Style (by PSY), much to the irritation and dismay of some listeners.
Death Note Movie: A Legacy to Protect or to Destroy?
The newest Death Note movie is a sequel to Death Note 2: The Last Name. The movie, Death Note: Light Up the New World, is a direct sequel to the entire Death Note franchise.
In a world afflicted with cyber-terrorism, like-minded individuals believe it is time for a new god of justice to surface. Their worlds are changed when six different Notes fell into the world at once. When murders related to the Death Notes start to resurface, two individuals with the DNA of Light Yagami and L will once again play the game of cat and mouse.
When a virus called Kira tells everyone that the person who possesses all the Death Notes will rule the world, how will Tsukuru, Ryuzaki and Yuki interact?
The Death Note movies were based on the hit manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The films loosely follow the plot of the manga, generating a worldwide following because of its usage of gore and moral conflicts.
The series follows Light Yagami, a law student, who discovers the Death Note. Being raised in an environment of law enforcement, Yagami believed justice can be achieved by following the rules. However, he slowly sees that the world is corrupted and have to be purged of criminals. Yagami then begins a crusade of killing all the criminals in the world, with his new persona – Kira – being the new “god.”
On the other hand, L – considered the world’s greatest detective – will try to catch Kira with his detective skills. He encounters Yagami who, interestingly, is an odd character for him. The two engage in a battle of wits that places the world in a standstill.
The film was released in Japan last October 29, with an international release still being organized.