‘Death-A-Sketch’ – The Best ‘Death Note’ Parody You’ve Never Seen (Until Now)
Most of you are acquainted with the Americanized film tragedies featuring Japanese icons like Goku (Dragonball Z) and Speed Racer. We’ve laughed at them and cried over them, maybe even given up on Western civilization over them (too much?). Well, the indie comedy troupe Box Seats wants you keep you laughing a little longer, but this time its on purpose.
The troupe’s latest release, DEATH-A-SKETCH, takes a stab at Death Note, a Japanese manga (and feature film) that focuses on a supernatural notebook which endows its user with “the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know by writing the name in the notebook while picturing their face.” Replace and notebook with an Etch-A-Sketch (of death) and the fact it’s almost impossible to spell anything on it and you’ve got comedy gold!