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aDam said:
Didn't notice until today but this monster looks like the youma "Jiji" that Rei's grandfather turns into:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODz7ankd ... be&t=1m16s

Would not have thought of it but now that we see that other monsters from the show inspired these enemies, that makes sense. This episode played right before the episode with Rhett Butler, where the other villain we saw came from.
There's also Gesen in the video too.
 
aDam said:
Got my first bunch of cels. I was hoping to have better pictures for you but all of them are stuck to either their respective sketch or some other piece of paper. It's very difficult to unstick these without damaging them so be patient while I do this.
There are a few ways you can unstick the paper. One of them is the freezer method. You put the cel inside a ziploc and place that, flat, in the freezer for about an hour or so. This will make the paper easier to take off since you're freezing the bond inbetween the two items. You may have to do this several times, though. Some people also subscribe to the windowsill method whereby you put your cel near an open window overnight, and the moisture in the air combined with the cool air is supposed to help you remove the paper from the cel. I've never tried this method but I live in a warm environment, so this really doesn't help me out too much.

You definitely want to remove the paper as it is acidic and will eventually deteriorate the paint. One of the two cels I purchased had a piece of paper stuck, and I'm happy to report that I was able to remove it without much trouble.

After you complete the removal, you should bag your cel in either a polypropylene or polyethylene bag. Mylar doesn't work with cels and can ruin them (the paint will stick to the mylar).
 

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I've been able to remove rice paper whenever I needed to but normal paper is a whole other issue. I'll try some of the things you mentioned. I guess I'll need a large ziplock to do the freezer method. Window is easy since it's cool and moist right now, assuming that storm doesn't hit while I leave this thing near the window...

For the thin rice paper stuff I have had luck using a damp cloth against it and being very careful. I'm hesitant to do this with a sketch since I also want to preserve the sketch.
 

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Fokkusu said:
Did anyone else notice the sketch that came with this cel still on eBay?

Yeah, Darien TOTALLY is Prince Naveen's long-lost space-brother. :lol:

Why couldn't he put it properly around her neck? :confused:
 
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Rika-Chicchi said:
Why couldn't he put it properly around her neck? :confused:
I get the feeling that the cels we've seeing of her wearing it wrong so far have been from the intermediate animation between his putting it on her and it reaching it's proper wearing position around her neck past her hair, and that we just haven't seen the final cel of this piece of animation yet.
 

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Sabrblade said:
Rika-Chicchi said:
Why couldn't he put it properly around her neck? :confused:
I get the feeling that the cels we've seeing of her wearing it wrong so far have been from the intermediate animation between his putting it on her and it reaching it's proper wearing position around her neck past her hair, and that we just haven't seen the final cel of this piece of animation yet.
That's possible - so the seller is deliberately auctioning those not-so-good-looking intermediate animation cels before the final ones, so that s/he can also make some bucks outta the former? :P
 
Sabrblade said:
I get the feeling that the cels we've seeing of her wearing it wrong so far have been from the intermediate animation between his putting it on her and it reaching it's proper wearing position around her neck past her hair, and that we just haven't seen the final cel of this piece of animation yet.
I really don't get this studio and how they number things. Their sequence numbering is confusing. Usually, a top layer cel is lettered as 'A', and then there's a number next to it which corresponds to where it is in the sequence. So, the first cel would be A-1. Other layers have different lettering; The second layer, almost always placed on top of the first layer, is lettered as being 'B', a third layer as 'C' and so on. However, with cel based animation, because the cels aren't completely transparent, usually the most layers you'll ever see are about 5-6. That's because it creates a shadow effect, and the image that appears under the camera will look darker than the rest of the non-multiple layer images.

In Japanese animation, the end cel is always labeled as being the end, with the term 'END' added to each cel. So, if there were only one cel in a sequence, it would be listed as A-1END. But this studio has labeled things as being multiple layers when it doesn't look like there are multiple layers. The Prince Naveen/Darian cel is lettered D, yet, unless the complete set up includes three additional top layers, I can't see how that makes sense.


Rika-Chicchi said:
That's possible - so the seller is deliberately auctioning those not-so-good-looking intermediate animation cels before the final ones, so that s/he can also make some bucks outta the former? :P
Fancy that :o