Mukai Osamu and AKB48 member Oshima Yuko will be appearing on the final installment of the highly popular SPEC series which is due to be shown in cinemas this autumn. The movie titled “Gekijouban SPEC ~ Close” will feature the two as a mysterious man and woman always dressed in white. As the storyline is kept secret and only known to a few people including the director Tsutsumi Yukihiko and scriptwriter Nishihagi Yumie, Mukai and Oshima were practically filming their scenes without knowing the entire story.
SPEC is a series about Public Safety investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department played by Toda Erika and Kase Ryo who fight against people with special powers called SPECs. Mukai had appeared in the ending scene of the last SPEC movie without showing face so it is not known if he is going to be an ally or enemy of the lead characters. Mukai commented that all along, he had been a viewer of the series so he was sad to see it ending soon but as an actor involved in the last movie, he is eagerly awaiting how it would turn out. On the other hand, Oshima said that she was very excited to enter the SPEC world and wondered if she will have any SPEC powers.
The final movie will be split into two parts “Zen” and “Kou” which will be screened one after another. While filming for the movie took place since the end of last year, it became clear that there was too much material to be squeezed into one film so the decision was made to have two parts instead.
Other than the regular cast of Toda, Kase, Ryu Raita and Arimura Kasumi, past SPEC holders including Asano Yuuko and Kamiki Ryuunosuke will be back along with new additions to the cast including Kashii Yuu, EXILE’s KENCHI and Endo Kenichi.