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Tenshi ni Narumon 07: Eros and Muse

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Sleeping Eros: A1 layout and rough
Source: TV
Layers: 1
Sketches: 2
Cel Number: A1
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Added 9/25/2005
Updated 5/14/2024
Episode 24 (That Which Is Waiting at the Other Side of the Door), cut 87. At the end of the previous episode, Eros opens Silky's underwear drawer and learns her guilty secret (see "The Temptation of Eros" for the lead-up to this great moment). Now, knowing his act has doomed him, he falls into despair. In one of the tenderest moments in this series, Muse gently rocks him to rest.

"Just feeling your warm body against mine is enough," she impulsively comments, then stops, afraid she's said too much. But Eros has fallen into the last bit of sleep he will ever get ...

This remarkably tender rough sketch catches all the pathos of this great scene. It is interesting to compare this to the much less effective layout image (fingernail), which gives more attention to Eros's elaborate costume than to his expression.


This episode is distinguished by unusually evocative artwork. This is due to fine work by episode animation director Yuuji Yanase [柳瀬 敬之] who probably executed the sketch featured above. A veteran of Akira (dougas), Yanese has proved a much-in-demand gengaman in Inuyasha and many other series. He also took on the episode animation director role in Hyper Police (Eps. 3, 8, and 19, the last an episode with strikingly beautiful art) and in an interesting variety of series, including the visually attractive Aquarian Age plus Chobits, Excel Saga, Gravitation, Hellsing, and the yoshitosi ABe project Texhnolyze. Also credited for mecha designs in Eureka 7 and Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Yanese has of late done mechanical design for a wide range of anime series and video games, plus character design for Fireball Humorous (2017) and Fireball Gebaude Baude (2020).

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