Movie: Unsolicited Advice

 
Movie: Unsolicited Advice
Source: Movie Layers: 3 Sketches: None Cel Number: A1/B1E/C7 Oversize

Saitou's been spying and gives Kenshin unsolicited advice. This beautiful pan cel is from the movie "Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Shishi e no Chinkonka" or Requiem for the Ishin Patriots. Kenshin gets involved with former Samurai who unbeknownst to him is planning to overthrow the government. Kenshin initially unaware that the man who he's made a close acquaintance is a former Bakufu Aizu retainer whose best friend he has killed in the days of the Bakumatsu. Saitou of course who's been investigating is trying to keep Kenshin out of trouble. Few people know that Saitou's background is closely tied to Aizu but he puts aside his personal leanings and history to protect the new Meiji era. Kenshin as he finds out the new info continues his involvement to prevent a repeat of the horrors of the civil war.

This is a large pan cel from the movie. I mean large, long. It was very difficult to take a good picture of it. It would not fit any scanner so I ended up using phone to take a shot. There are reflections on the cel above kenshin's hair that is not on the cel. If you view the other image of the cel layers only you will see the difference. Really happy to get this acquisition. I've not put this up for so long because it was just too difficult and the celphone cameras back in the day could not capture good images. That's how long ago I got this cel. A treasured part of my collection as I love scenes of Saitou and Kenshin together.


 
Added: 5/2/20