kagero cel

Ninja Scroll
Matching production background

small kagero screencap

I have always wanted a nice cel of Kagero. The hard part was that so many of them showed her naked or nearly so. If she had on clothes it seemed like she had a sour expression on her face. In this cel she seems a bit melancholy, but that is still an improvement. This cel comes towards the end of the movie. Jubei has just told Kagero that he considers her a dear friend. She thinks for a bit and then decides to let him know the antidote to the poison.

I find the background rather interesting. It is kind of the reverse of what I would have expected it to look like. The solid blue water is painted black while the portion where the special effects portion is painted blue.