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Special Feeling (Japanese: 特別な気分, Tokubetsu na kibun), additionally referred to as "Special Mood", is a series of illustrations parodying a Japanese couple who were interviewed ~ above TV throughout snowstorm in Tokyo in early on January 2013. Top top its upload via Twitter in at an early stage February 2014, the couple"s interview quickly came to be a subject of online mockeries top top the Japanese web, particularly about the guy who to be quoted together saying "being in the snow with my lover like this immerses me in a special feeling. I choose it."


On February 8th, 2014, Japan to be hit by among the most difficult snowfalls in decades, v Tokyo receiving 8.7 inches and also the city the Matsumoto seeing as much as 19 inch of snow. Shortly after the arrival, Japanese TV stations repeatedly aired emergency news programs around the blizzard in the Kantou and Touhoku regions. Amidst all the disruptions and also media commotions, a Japanese TV crew interviewed a young couple in former of Tokyo"s Shibuya station. Upon gift asked just how they feel, the young guy responded v an overly saccharine statement, which deserve to be interpreted as "being in the snow through my lover favor this immerses me in a unique feeling. I prefer it" ("恋人といる時の雪って特別な気分に浸れて僕は好きです"). His response, which was viewed by some viewers together laughably mawkish or sentimental, soon triggered an outpour of reactions on Twitter, specifically after
HOMOMANKO<1> tweeted a screenshot that the interview clip (shown below).

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— そらまる兵長(´へωへ`*) (
HOMOMANKO) February 8, 2014 "Being in the snow v my lover favor this immerses me in a special feeling. I like it."SHUT UP, F**KING FOUR-EYES.

In the first couple of days, the tweet controlled to gain more than 36,000 retweets and also 15,000 favorites. In the tweet,
HOMOMANKO also included an insulting comment calling the man “(Fucking) Four-Eyes,” to express a quote attributed to the character Levi from the Japanese manga / anime series Attack on Titan. Though the screenshot of the couple"s interview was at first thought have been taken throughout the news coverage the the blizzard in 2014, it to be eventually figured out as a dated interview from one more weather news report<2> in January 2013.

HOMOMANKO"s tweet, in addition to its timely pop culture reference to Attack ~ above Titan, instantly went viral together it struck a chord with other users top top Twitter, many of whom believed his romanticizing that a natural disaster was inappropriate, an unified with a sentiment of intense jealousy often presented by net users who continue to be single. Meanwhile, some began to scrutinize regarding why the woman in the interview to be seen through a ring and had her challenge covered the totality time, resulting in the unfounded rumors that the couple"s relationship might be one extramarital affair.

But an ext significantly, the screenshot spawned hundreds of image parodies of the pair on the Japanese illustrators areas pixiv<5> and Nico Nico Seiga,<6> and also on Twitter and Tumblr<7>, under the sign "Special Feeling" (特別な気分), excerpted indigenous the caption displayed in the screenshot that the interview. The explode of parody illustrations was consequently logged through Nico Nico Seiga and also pixiv"s respective encyclopedic companions<10><11> and it was likewise reported top top by number of Japanese news portal sites, including Togetter<3> and also Naver Matome<4>, and also online gossip blogs.

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On the English-speaking web, this fad ~ above the Japanese Twitter was automatically covered by subject in 4chan"s /u/<14> (Yuri) and /a/<15> (anime & manga) boards and a news short article by Crunchyroll published on February 9th, 2014.<16>