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The Connection Between Food and Love - Makoto - Episode 55
Cel and Screenshot
  1. Cel
  2. Screenshot
Is Seijuro the Moonlight Knight? Mako-chan Falls in Love
Tsukikage wa Seijūrō? Moeru Mako-chan
月影は星十郎?もえるまこちゃん

Air Date: 
May 22, 1993

Animation Director: Itou Ikuko

Scene Summary: Mako was trying to give some of her bento to Seijuurou. Seijuurou was staring at the sausage, which was cut up to look like an octopus. He had no idea about earth food. Mako asked if Seijuurou liked white roses or dressing up in Arabian costumes. But Seijuurou wasn't listening. Then Seijuurou ate the sausage, and Mako wondered if Seijuurou liked it. After a moment, Seijuurou asked for more. 

After this I believe that this cel was supposed to be her reaction to his clueless question about the connection between food and love, it should have happened right after the giggling. You can see the similarities when you look at the cutaway shot.

Why?: Twas a lovely Birthday/Xmas gift, ^-^ my Sister basically knows she can buy me anything from episode 55 and I will squee excessively... I did! I really would like to amass more cels from this episode there are a ton that were not used in the production of this episode. It seems like they changed a lot of the storyboarding of this particular scene I have one other that was not used in the episode but I recognize the stance from a further away shot right after she giggles.

About the Cel: The cel itself has the typical first season line-fading present in any cel of this age. The cel is also damaged on a corner not where the image is it looks like it was bent and then tore. It does not affect the image and was probably torn when they decided not to use it in production. Was a lovely gem of a find!