Death Note Musical Casts Former K-pop Idol As Misa

Death threat has kept a low profile for the past few years, but the franchise still has things to do behind the scenes. As its creators pivoted to a new series, Death threat still has a grip on fans with his musical. In fact, the stage production plans to make a big comeback in 2022, and the reprisal will feature a familiar K-pop idol.

The announcement came recently when OD Company announced their latest casting call for Death Note: The Musical. Retaliation is expected to take over South Korea in just a few months. This is where fans can see Kei, formerly of idol group Lovelyz, take the stage as Misa Amane.

Now, if you’re not familiar with the idol, Kei was born Kim Ji-yeon in March 1995. The singer debuted with girl group Lovelyz in November 2014 and even pursued solo work before the dissolution of the group. Kei then left his talent agency Woollim Entertainment last fall. She is now represented by Palm Tree Island and works as a full-time musical actress in South Korea.

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His portrayal of Misa has fans intrigued, to say the least, but it’s far from the first time Light’s obsessor has taken the stage. Death Note: The Musical started in April 2015 and became a huge success. In fact, its first Korean production went live in the summer of 2015 and 2017. Now, a new version of the hit show is heading to Korea, and it will bring Kei back to fans after a long hiatus.

What do you think of this special Death threat announcement? Do you think Kei has what it takes to handle Misa? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.

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