And each line fits perfectly with the character.
Toma: 未来を掴め。(Seize the future)
Sebumi: 真実を疑え。(Suspect the truth)
Now that my new wallpaper has been chosen, let’s talk about serious stuff. I’ve seen the SPEC ~翔~ SP episode (THANK YOU D-Addicts) and since that I suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms.
First, I NEED these two to be together. Never thought I’d go there, but I’ve made up my mind. I don’t mind how, one can’t go without the other, period. Meanwhile, I’ll feast my eyes on some pretty pictures.
With craving being the most evident symptom, I’ve quickly scoured the net in search of some informations or pictures related to my drug.
To all of my SPEC fellows out there, I present here what I’ve found. I’m sure you’re lurking around, so don’t be shy and indulge yourself.
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a manga adaptation, though it looks more like it was made to accompany the release of both the SP and the movie. Ninomae looks more devilish than ever in the Baddies cover, while Sebumi and Toma look….nothing near the awesome duo we know. The tagline says: “Which side will win?” Sorry, but I’ll pass on this one.
A 「 モバゲー」 – Mobage (Cell phone gaming) has also been developed, and from what I’ve understood, you have to collect cards while fighting SPEC holders. Apparently, there are rare cards, like this Miyabi-chan card below (in order: Mirei – Sebumi – Miyabi-chan). Hmmm. Once again, I don’t really dig Toma’s portrayal, nor Sebumi’s. Maybe because the drawings actually fail to properly convey their badassery, and make them too “kawaii”.
And now, the gift I’ve always wanted even though I never thought it existed. Oh, Japan. Your goodies never fail to amaze me. That is the most perfect snow globe interpretation ever. If I ever own one, I’ll make sure to have my own “Itadakimashita” moment. I bet I’ll look pretty stupid, but that won’t differ much from my usual self. You know you want one too!This (oh-so-perfect-i-want-it-so-much-i’m-drooling) snow globe also represents Toma in a cool way: kawaii but not so sugary it’ll kill Chief Nonomura on the spot. Here’s an other picture with our kick-ass duo:I confess, this post was written only to help me fill the void left by the SP, followed by the resulting need to spaz. I’ve found some kind of spoilers about the movie, that I decided not to share here but rather in the SP recap. Which may take a while before seeing the light of day, I’m afraid.
On a rather different note, you may have heard of the possible US remake of SPEC. I’m totally on the “NOOOOOOOOOOOO” bandwagon. I think America is at its best when it creates original stories, and SPEC is a rather difficult material to transfer into an other completely different culture. SPEC without gyoza? SPEC without its Japanese quirkiness? Above all, SPEC without TOMA and SEBUMI? Someone kills this freak before it rears its ugly head outta the script. Please.
For its first week, SPEC ～天～ rocketed right at the top of the box-office. And when your heart wells up with pride because of a movie you’ve yet to see, it speaks volumes about how the story has resonated within you.