Please Stay By My Side,
In My Dreams...

Is something wrong? - Toya, A3 Cel - Episode 70 
Cel, Douga, and Screenshot
  1. Cel
  2. Douga
  3. Screenshot
Sakura and Her True Feelings
Sakura to Hontou no Omoi
さくらと本当の想い

Air Date: 
March 21, 2000
 
Animation Director:  Fujita Mariko
 
The Scene: Toya and Yukito are busy having their wrap up scene to tie up all the loose ends, although I would argue that eppy 67 does a better job of tying up their story. I digress, anywho, Sakura comes in towards the end barely acknowledges them and goes upstairs, Yuki asks, "Is something wrong?" Toya replies with a series of expressions that have to be seen to be believed, worried, annoyed, and then sad, this cel I would say is in the annoyed spectrum as it is moving into sad.

Why?: Christmas present #2 from Lil Sis... She knows I am a sequence/scene hog, and knew I wanted more from this scene... so to keep it from me she acquired this piece from another collector. Things I love about it, he looks super preoccupied about the pending acceptance of Li's love by Sakura, Tomoyo and he have known this has been a long time coming. Toya's reaction is very different from Tomoyo's bemused encouragement, he is both melancholy, angry, and annoyed at all times about the whole situation with a vein of protectiveness always underneath. 

About the Cel: This cel is the A3 in the sequence, it came with a partial matching sketch, with some interesting notes on the sketch in the sequence number as well as some panning camera instructions which cause a very subtle effects when his expression changes and he turns his head.