Cel Number: A1
Original Unmatching Background
Mission Four: Verrat
裏切りの処刑 (uragiri no shokei)
"Execution of the Betrayed"
Original Air Date: April 29, 1998
ger. Verrat = Betrayal
Ken meets with Kase Koichiro in an arcade after being attacked by the men who set him up to take the fall in an illegal gambling ring during a crucial J-league match. Fearing for Kase, Ken tells his friend that the culprit is his boss, Genji Koga (who has gone into hiding), and to leave the organization. Kase tells him he knows but wants to take Koga down himself. After pleading with him to let him handle the matter, Kase hands Ken a slip of paper with the location of Koga's beach retreat. Begin Mission...
I actually owned this cel back in my collecting heyday. It was one of three cels I regretted selling, simply because Ken looks so gorgeous here! Many, many thanks to the collector for selling it back to me! You have no idea how happy you made me! And hopeful that someday I might return the others to my possession!
Stunning close up with full matching sketch! Missing his hand/paper layer.
I love Ken's eyes, because (as this cel shows) all his emotions come through his big teal eyes! Unlike the other team members...Aya is dark and brooding, Yoji hides behind his shades and Omi's emotions are vocal.
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