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

Who's That?! - Sakura - Episode 40 
Cel and Screenshot
Sakura and the Sakura from the Dream
Sakura to Yume no Naka no Sakura 
さくらと夢の中のさくら
 
Air Date:  May 11, 1999
 
Animation Director:  Hasebe Atsushi

The Scene: Sakura has finally made it to the top of Tokyo Tower, it gets dark, and she sees herself in full hero mode staring out seriously at what looks like an opponent, she watches as Mizuki-sensei is revealed in a moody pan. The camera goes back to Sakura in several weirdly angled dream shots. The cel happens at the last positon in the moody shots and is when she turns her head to take in the full picture through the window.

Why:? I have been quietly acquiring Sakura cels, if they are decently priced. Especially ones from episodes I like and Episode 40 is one of those. So when I saw this come up at a pretty decent price I was super happy to acquire. The angle is also so super interesting and the expression on her face is between, perplexed, and sad. Ah CCS... you tug my heartstrings so!

About the Cel: The cel is excellent condition there seems to be very little line fading. Unfortunately it did not come with the matching sketch, so all I have of this set is this piece. It was scanned on my typical black background it makes the details in her eyes pop, and makes you focus on her expression instead of any peripheral background noise. 
  1. Cel
  2. Screenshot