Now, Takeshi Obata's brain only contains so many character designs. This is a widely believed fact. (E.g., Light = Matt.) It's not a problem, really, given how pretty
said designs are, but it does make for the double takes when one sees his new work.
And oh, capslock_dn
. I couldn't stop trying to make sense of this picture.( Purty arts behind the cut )
The cover is so lovely, but the story is so WTF-inducing, I just made up my own little story in which Matt somehow got out of that wall of police, felt bad for Misa and took her away, and later Near raided Mello's closet and decided to join them. Now they travel the world in their magic car, chasing down rumors that Mello is still out there somewhere. Also, they fight crime!
They had to alter their appearances slightly
to keep from attracting the attention of Kira's remaining supporters, but you can still tell it's them.
In Episode 1, I think Matt secretly arranges for their hotel room to have only one bed.
Matt: Oh well, what can ya do? We'll just have to share.
Near: It does seem logical...
Misa: Matt, you are such a pervert!
Matt (aside to Misa): I meant all of us
Misa: Oh. Shutting right up.
ETA: Cripes, I think this thing is gaining a cracky life of its own.( more musings )