Ryuk’s original concept art. Takeshi Obata wanted to design Ryuk as an “attractive rock star”, but scrapped the idea at the thought that Ryuk shouldn’t be more attractive than the main character, Light. In How to Read 13, Obata states that Ryuk’s current grotesque face could be a mask to hide his “real” face, and therefore Ryuk may still technically look like this in canon.
holy shit im gonna cry
iTS BACK TO MY DASH AGAIN ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME
My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.