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17 October 2012 @ 11:38 am
SPEC: Heaven  

Okay, I have to get this out of my system. I saw the movie on Friday night, which was a bad idea because it took me a while to sleep so I felt restless the next day. I thought it was really cool. It's still as eccentric as ever. I guess it was more eccentric this time because people with weirder SPECs are showing up. Also, since it's raw, I barely understood anything only around 10% or even less. XD

This post was already EDITED since, I finally saw the movie with subs.

This just an accumulation of what I think I have *understood* in the film and my over all reactions about it.

If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to be spoiled do not proceed.

1) Uhh… I guess everyone died at the beginning/end… except for Miyabi-chan? 
EDIT: They really are all dead in the future with Miyabi.  I'll get to this later. Also, I think she really has a spec.
(^ Yup. It's not a gif. XD)

2) Sebumi being more comical is hilarious!!! Kase Ryo is just awesome and very entertaining in this! It's like this Sebumi has finally opened up. I have so many moments and expressions that I want to gif.

3) Touma being her usual self but at the same time being more serious. This is really Toda Erika's best role, for me. The way she stretched herself for this role is amazing. I think she needs more challenging role after this. Tbh, I didn't like her role on Kagi Heya. I felt disappointed (but, it's just me). I haven't seen her episode in Higashino Keigo Mysteries yet, I have it here but I'm just picking up the courage to watch it because people said it was scary. Touma Saaya will be my favorite role of her and I believe it is really her strongest role, atm.

4) Queen Chiaki! She's a gorgeous HBIC, as usual. I enjoyed her scenes with Kase Ryo a lot. Their chemistry is amazing, imho, they made it believable that their characters have previously dated. What bothered me a little bit was the English lines and her Japanese lines, Satoko was supposed to have stayed in the US for a long time, but she still sounds more fluent in Japanese than in English. It's still really funny, though. Btw, Kase Ryo's English was flawfree~ even though he only said "I'm sorry" XD Kill Bill references were always appreciated. XD

5) NINOMAE WENT BATSH*T CRAY CRAY!!! It's 10x more than the craziness that we got in the drama and this delighted me in so many ways. I enjoyed the fact that Kamiki-bb acted the heck out of Ninomae. He totally transformed to Ninomae…again. This makes him receiving an award recently even more worth it. The way he switched innocent and naive ninomae to dangerous and confident 'in a snap' (pun intented) was amazing. He was asking his oneechan to join the organization of SPEC holders (I hope I got it right). I found it creepy when he said "korosu" seriously and then flashing that fake smile. XD
His crazy evil laugh and glare was more than what we saw in the series (imo, it gave a creepier psycho effect) and he also went hysterical at some point towards the end. I really enjoyed the performance that he gave in the movie. *He makes me feel a proud neechan/stan* *haters to the left*. The scene with the kitty broke my heart, tbh. :(( but it gave a way to the fact that he was just a Youta/Ninomae clone. Imo, the real Youta is really dead and was the one that Saaya summoned in the SP. 
EDIT: Youta was cloned since birth… Well, actually, his case confuses me the most. I initially thought when I saw the movie, that he really was dead in the series and that he got cloned when his body was taken away and sped up the clones' growth while he was in those cocoons. I also thought that what he said about running away was just a bluff or something to make Saaya-neechan believe that he is the real deal. His parents probably have something to do or somewhat related with the cloning… therefore, they were killed by the state. But, whose DNA is he actually from? He seemed to be someone who has waited for the right vessel, Youta's body, for centuries. Ugh. I don't want to think deeper anymore. XD

6) Nonomura-kakarichou and Tsuda's characters were definitely drawn out from the beginning (Keizoku) and I haven't finished Keizoku yet since I can't get the subs working. I tried watching it raw but it was just hard for me to comprehend. I might just look for a streamed video. Nonomura-kakarichou's scenes with Touma and Sebumi at the roof top were really touching as well as his letter to Miyabi at the end. *cries* It was also touching how Tsuda paid respects to the previous Tsuda(s).

7) The recurring characters from the drama were still funny and I enjoyed watching their hilariously stupid antics (I'm referring to the scene with the toxic gas where they turned the switch on but have forgotten to wear their masks XD). I'm sad with what happened to Mirei-chan but I think she had it coming from the beginning especially when you are allies with Sebumi and Touma but at the same time coming to side with Ninomae. She had it coming. :(

8) The new characters were weird lol (as usual) but I didn't get the reason why they were doing what they were doing. At first, of course Ninomae was working under/with Madame Yang (Asano Yuko) in an organization of the SPEC Holders but once they died and Ninomae took over it was pretty scary. Ito Atsushi (he is playing himself thus, Densha Otoko & Team Batista references XD) and his spec was really weird (I think Ninomae's eyes turning white made it freakier, if you know what I mean *winks*). The Fuji TV drama references were really funny.

9) The background story/legend/propehcy about an angel named Fatima and how it was clearly to Touma Saaya. I'd would've love to understand more on what that was about. (Thank you for watashiwachiaki for shedding light! Read her translations HERE.) Also, Touma, imho, used her SPEC to revive Sebumi at the end. He was clearly dead and she was holding her right hand this time using her left and I think there was a little smirk at the end too! But what do I know? *shrugs* XD
EDIT:Toma wasn't really the Angel in the prophecy but instead she was Mother Mary? or she can be both... because of her right hand. I think that her left hand helps her call back people who has been long dead and that her right hand can give life back to a person who has just died (aka Sebumi). Ugh. Another confusing character. These Toma siblings, what are they exactly?! XD

10) WHO WAS THE MYSTERY MAN?! He was clearly someone with God-like powers, perhaps he is a God or he is supposed to be "God"? And why do I feel like I know the actor?!?! I think it's Mukai Osamu (I could be wrong XD I haven't seen any of his dramas/movies recently) but, if it isn't Mukai, I'm sure that I have seen him in dramas/movies before. He really looks familiar.
This mystery guy at the end is definitely Mukai Osamu and his character is a Godly figure since he referred to himself as "The World".

If SPEC gets another movie, It would explain what has happened from September 11, 2012 - future with Miyabi in a post-apocalyptic setting. Perhaps, the "God/whoever Mukai is playing" wiped out everything just like how he wiped out/erased (literally) the Ninomaes at the end. I also think that he was connected to Satoko and her daughter, Jun-chan, having come from an 'immaculate conception' (that's what she told Sebumi when he asked her if Jun-chan was his) and it was shown that the little girl was with the mystery man at the end.
EDIT: THIS IS NOT THE END. :)) The next one will be about Solomon's Key that holds the power to reverse time. So the next one will definitely take place in between September 11 - future with post apocalyptic setting (I just repeated what I said above but w/e XD) and move backwards from there? So maybe someone in the future gets a hold of it and uses the key to go back? Would that be Miyabi-chan? 

In conclusion, I felt that the 'ends' were loosely tied and more questions were raised. I guess there won't be a definite ending for SPEC as a whole since it keeps on evolving. It will just keep us thinking and make our minds keep on working. It was very enjoyable and of course I'd be more than happy to watch it again as soon as the subs come out. Tsutsumi Yukihiko really just made this world very complicated. Also, the new arrangement for NAMIno YUKUSAKI is super cool! I'm gonna get obsessed with that song again.


What are these ramblings? lol. I don't think I even sounded coherent but, yeah, whatever. I lack sleep nowadays. My apologies for those who have read. XD
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tego♥massu=LOVEkatrinasacay on October 17th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
aw. i haven't seen this drama yet. but.... ryuuuu. ♥
LOL i believe too that THAT is mukai. xDDDD
Kat: Ryuu-bb♥kat_desu on October 17th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Watch it!!!! :3
I really think it's him! haha!
.....: 【Blue Exorcist】• ⌈cheeky⌋bokunostation on October 17th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
LOL omg kase ryo~ that gif hahahaha omg sebumi-san what kind of crack have you been smoking why are you turning crazy like saaya :P
gah, yeah. toda's best role is in SPEC, obviously. she wasn't very whoah in higashino too... well, i haven't watched her episode completely but she started / appeared as...normal dull plain meh so idk :P but higashino's good if you wanna waste boring time hahaha
toda was ughhhhh in kagiheya =___= why did she have to make her character so blah and "lifeless" sigh.
ohohohoooo chiaki-samaaa ♥ i haven't even watched kill bill.. shame on me D: so many things to watch, so little time :\
oh my god. it's like..in the drama, it's pure ninomae. but in this movie, it's like HORNET'S FINALLY ARRIVE AND THEN DOUBLES UP THE NINOMAE'S EVIL PERSONALITY i cannot-- whoahhhhh djekhflwk and i love psycho kamiki ok i like creepy characters</i> ninomae's getting on par with hornet and i have weird feels for hornet huhuhu
...that mystery man's smirk is sooo like mukai osamu's! o__o whoah~ they didn't reveal who he is at the end of the movie? ;;;
ugh this movie is seriously complicated. not to mention, super cliffhanging. i dun think it will have a fixed, vivid ending since well.... it doesn't look like the kind of story with ONLY ONE ending. /shrug/
Kat: Ryuu-bb♥kat_desu on October 17th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
OMG! Their characters were like reversed. lmao! XD
Sebumi had more comical parts than Touma in my opinion... or maybe because I'm used to seeing Touma's eccentricity that I found the eccentricities in Sebumi's personality more funny. lol. XD
Watch it!

Yup I agree. Toda's characters after SPEC were so plain and dull.

Chiaki was awesome in Kill Bill. :3

NINOMAE'S CRAY CRAY-NESS EXCEEDED HORNET'S IN MY OPINION. IT WAS AWESOME!♥ He was screaming and laughing at the top of his lungs.

He wasn't revealed at the end of the movie. But I really think it's Mukai. haha! It's very complicated but still I like it a lot!

Edited at 2012-10-17 11:46 pm (UTC)
Apple: Madhatter is MADfelixkeep on October 17th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
nice post of it!!

have u watched ooku?? sakai is good in there too! miss him in legal high XD
Kat: satoshi-chan♥kat_desu on October 17th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nope. I haven't started with Ooku yet~ Though I was enjoying Kekkon Shinai♥
Apple: Nakame: I SEEfelixkeep on October 21st, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)

i haven started yet XDXD
Kat: satoshi-chan♥kat_desu on October 21st, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm dl-ing it right now. :))
yuui1010yuui1010 on October 17th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Been meaning to watch it, but no can do, coz no sub yet T T
I watched Keizoku, and love that drama, though the moive is kinda confusingly screwed up XDD.
Reading from your review there, I'm praying I can stand all the ilogical reason of this-is-movie-anything-can-work.
And I forgot Kuriyama Chiaki was here^^

ps. I watched that Higashino Keigo Mysteries, and totally disappointed. The only worth mystery-watchable is episode 3 n 5.
Kat: yuriisakat_desu on October 17th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'll be watching the movie again when the subs come out. XD I want to understand more. It's frustrating to watch this and just take in so little. T_T

I heard about the movie, Beautiful Dreamer and I wanna watch it but I can't find working links now. I have Keizoku in my hard drive but I don't know why the softsubs aren't working despite having checked all possible settings on the subtitles. :(

lol. Logic is weird in this movie XD but it was still very entertaining.

Aww. That's sad. It's not surprising that the ratings are low. :(
cie_chancie_chan on October 18th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
yup. definitely mukai osamu O.O

Kat: Ryuu-bb♥kat_desu on October 18th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
I totally think so. :3

amidstthedarknishoken on October 20th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
KAT......all my feels is written here very well~ i wanted to read your this post before but i didn't want to be spoiled so i just read this today >.<
and GODDDDDDDDDD...the movie is even more awesome than the SP and drama..
i really feel that there'd be a next one..and Yes Mukai will be in it ..just with his lips..i knew it was him sounds so.....it does really look like him lol
amidstthedarknishoken on October 20th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
ALSO ThANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE GIFS LKDASDJLKAJAL sebumiiii i mean Kase Ryo he is sooo hillarious in this movie *A* hoho~ if there'd be a next movie i wonder what'll Kasumi's role be~?
Katkat_desu on October 21st, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
No problem! hahaha! Kase Ryo's faces here are pure gold! XD
Kasumi will still be probably Miyabi-chan. XD
amidstthedarknishoken on October 21st, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)
TRUE!! XDD he's so funnyy lol and Toda too~ (the black eye thing is creepy tho just like Ninomae's eyes whenever it becomes white lol)
lol xD i mean..since she's the only one left maybe~~ her role will be bigger?
Katkat_desu on October 21st, 2012 08:11 am (UTC)
I think Saaya's eyes turning black are creepier. XD
I think Kasumi's role will be the same... especially if the next one will take place in between September 11, 2012 - post-apocalyptic future.
Kat: Ryuu-bb♥kat_desu on October 21st, 2012 07:04 am (UTC)
Aww! I'm glad I was able to sum up all of your feels. XD
It really was!!!
Now, I can honestly say that it was definitely Mukai. XD
amidstthedarknishoken on October 21st, 2012 07:50 am (UTC)
hahaha!!! XD so if eveer there'd be a next one..i wonder what'd be the story hahaha and then Mukai will be one of the main??
Kat: Ryuu-bb♥kat_desu on October 21st, 2012 08:10 am (UTC)
... yes. lol.
sakibashi on January 21st, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Do you know where I could download the movie with eng sub ?
Thanks ^^
Katkat_desu on February 18th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
Hi! Sorry for the late reply. I sent you a message please check your inbox. :)
SKaiskai_la on November 25th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
please send me the link too~
I've search it everywhere but all the links are broken :(
I want to watch this movie so much >.
Katkat_desu on November 26th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)
I'll try to look for a working link. :))
SKaiskai_la on November 26th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
SKaiskai_la on December 4th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
it's ok now, I found working link three day ago ^_^

Edited at 2014-12-04 07:49 pm (UTC)
Katkat_desu on December 13th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for my very late response! m(_ _)m
But I'm very happy that you finally found a working link. Did you like the movie?
SKaiskai_la on December 13th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
don't mention it ;)
yes, I like movie with genre detective, this movie very awesome! and from this movie too I starting fall in love with Kamiki Ryunosuke, he's looks kakkoii~ >.<
hope I can find video making of this movie and dorama too :)
Katkat_desu on December 14th, 2014 10:46 am (UTC)
I don't know if the making is uploaded somewhere but when I find it, I'll share it with you. :))