After months of waiting, Ace Attorney fans finally got a chance to see the live-action movie of their favorite game. If you’re asking how I got the English subbed version, someone in tumblr posted the SRT file of the English subs. But if you want to watch it online and have no time to download, then good luck. However, it seems that there are some errors in the subs that I’ve found. Anyway, I have to bear with it.
Sorry for my rambling. Now, when there’s no other anime I can watch, I decided to watch another Jdrama. And this one got my attention.
It’s called Keizoku 2: SPEC. There’s also the original Keizoku released in 1999 but I never watched it. However, the premise is the same: 2 detectives solve cases which the other police find it very difficult. In this show, we have Saya Toma (played by Erika Toda) who is an eccentric but genius detective who really likes to eat. She sometimes disrespects authority and talks back when someone badmouths her. But since she’s a genius, she can put the pieces of evidence together to form a logical conclusion about the case. Her left arm is in a sling due to a previous case. She is partners with Takeru Sebumi (played by Ryo Kase) who is formerly the squad leader of the SIT (they’re similart to the SWAT). He was transferred to the department where Toma works (called Mishou) after an incident regarding his subordinate and friend, Yusaku Shimura. He is serious and straightforward. He’s very annoyed to Toma’s behavior but eventually, he trusts her intuition. Despite their differences, they both work together to solve the cases which involves SPEC or people with special abilities (e.g.: telekinesis, foresight, stopping time).
This show has an anime-feel. Toma is a ditzy genius who gets excited about food and other things while Sebumi is like Kyon who usually points out the obvious to Toma with regards to trivial things. The other characters were all right and funny too. Yes, there’s comedy, action and even drama. So far, there’s no romance yet most especially between Toma and Sebumi which can really weird if these two started going out with each other. Also, it’s a good thing that these two are ordinary people because it might be lame if these two have special abilities.
Though I find it funny that whenever these two go out on a case, they usually bring a luggage bag (for Toma) and paper bag (for Sebumi). I was wondering why they keep bringing those until I found out that that’s where they kept the evidence, warrents, firearms (for Sebumi) and cellphones (for Toma, yes, she has many cell phones). Also, I get hungry whenever Toma orders and eats gyoza (dumplings).
If this show is an anime, then, I would definitely enjoy it. But this J-drama is better.
I got a chance to watch 2008 Jdrama, Maou, which stars Satoshi Ohno of the Jpop boyband, Arashi and Toma Ikuta. It’s basically a remake of a Kdrama, Ma Wang.
Anyway, the story is about Ryo Naruse (Ohno) who is dubbed as the "Angelic Lawyer" because he defends the weak and poor. But behind that, he’s actually a "devil" who wants revenge on those who cause his younger brother’s death. The culprit who killed the brother is Naoto Serizawa (Toma Ikuta), who is a hotblooded detective but keeps his past hidden in the dark. When his father’s lawyer is murdered, Naoto’s life began to change as everyone close to him ends up dead and his past began to resurface.
BTW, the theme song is "Truth" by Arashi. The song is very close to the drama in which it has a dark feel. Plus, the PV of the song is great where the boys did a cool dance number. Hehe…Ohno looks so evil in this drama.
What’s interesting is that Naruse reminds me of Lelouch and Light since he manipulates people and uses a lot of tactics hide his tracks. While Serizawa just remind me of a lot of detective-like characters who are driven to find the culprit, not initially realizing that they have dark secrets in the past.
It’s not like Death Note since Naruse wants revenge on a personal gain. He’s not interested in power or career. He wants Serizawa to pay for his crimes by letting him experience the pain of losing the people closed to him.
BTW, there’s also a girl with psychometric powers named Shiori who is good friends with Naruse and Serizawa. But, so far, I wasn’t expecting any romance between her and Naruse or her and Serizawa. Reason is that Serizawa goes to Shiori to "read" on the evidence while Naruse becomes soft whenever he’s with her and only wants to be in the company of her.
I’m not yet done with the series so I don’t know what the ending will be. But I did spoil myself on what happened between Serizawa and Naruse.