‘Death-A-Sketch’ – The Best ‘Death Note’ Parody You’ve Never Seen (Until Now)

Death a Sketch

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!

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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  • LaDracul

    Actually, I liked “Speed Racer”, and as for “Dragonball”, Yamcha openly flirting with Bulma REALLY took me out of the film.

    Just a heads up, WB has expressed an interest in REALLY making “Death Note” (Although if they were to center the action in Washington DC instead of NY, it would make way more sense…) but now they’re focusing on “Bleach”…a better decision?

    But getting back to this, there was a “Simpsons Comics” parody where Bart gets a hold of the Death Note…and Marge accidentally uses it to write the grocery list on. Not to mention Homer’s deathfiction involving Ned Flanders…

    • Rondal

      I remember hearing about a possible live action Death Note, but can’t remember much after it’s announcement. I like Bleach just as well, provided that Hollywood doesn’t mess it up with unnecessary “Americanizations.” …that Simpsons parody sounds hilarious BTW. XD