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Bankrupt!
Source: TV
Layers: 1
Sketches: 1
Cel Number: A1 END
Oversize, 16.5W x 10.75H

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Added 2/7/2016
Episode 7 (Sorry!). This funny pan genga shows the central cast of the series to the right, while a mob of other Police Company employees, human and inhuman, gathers on the left side. They have just been informed that their employer has just been declared bankrupt and all of their assets, including the bankroll and personal effects stored at the office, have been seized by the state.

You can see at far left the swirly-eyed female oni Samantha Grey, the shrewd secretary/accountant of the firm. Naoko Kondo, a human bounty hunter who plays a major part in the first and next-to-last episodes, stands above her and to the right, with her back to the audience. The giant head with two horns is the oni Chief Tendo, another regular employee of the firm despite his formal-sounding name.



As the 550 px. limits on RS don’t serve this funny sketch well, I’ve added larger scans of the left and right sides in the two thumbs.

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This action-oriented episode was directed by Koichi Chigira, who later did storyboarding for Episode 12. He likewise did storyboards for Arjuna and Magic Knight Rayearth, for which he also directed four episodes. He began as something of a CLAMP expert, doing key animation for the X movie and directing the two prequels for this story, the Tokyo Babylon OVAs. He has since continued to work up the ladder, doing a lot of work, including scripts and direction, for Full Metal Panic (2002). This breakthrough helped him emerge as an important series director in the industry. Notable projects of his include Last Exile (2003) and The Tower of Druaga (2008-09)

The animation director was Hiroyuki Kanbe, a well-traveled animation veteran, with credentials from Miyazaki’s movie Kiki’s Delivery Service (in-betweeners), Neon Genesis Evangelion, the Cowboy Bebop movie, and Rurouni Kenshin (key animation for all 3). This HP episode was one of his first assignments as episode director, a role he later took on for many popular shows, including Chevalier d’Eon, Chrono Crusade, Flame of Recca, Full Metal Panic, Hellsing, and Wolf’s Rain. Recently he too has been promoted to series director for a number of shows, including Viper’s Creed (2009) and Oreima (2010).


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