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Next 23 - Amelia at Breakfast: A1
Source: TV
Layers: 0
Sketches: 3
Cel Number: A1
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Added 8/6/2004
Updated 6/2/2017
Slayers Next, Ep. 23 [The Menacing Swordsman! A Journey of Reunion!], cut 37. This scene shows Amelia sitting at breakfast between Martina and Zelgadis.

This set shows how one of Amelia’s most distinctive poses is carefully worked up from the layout stage. It contains a copy art board, two layouts, a rough sketch, six gengas, five shuuseis, a mouth layer, and a douga (C4: Amelia’s cloak).

Imaged here is the colorful A1 genga. Notice how it began as a rough rendering done lightly in a blunt gray pencil, then was refined in a sharper black pencil line, with the colored shadings added later. The thumbnails give you the copy layout, which shows how the figures fit into the background, and a rough sketch that, like other Slayers sketches, carefully defines the relative chest sizes of the female protagonists.


Animation director for Ep. 23 was Atsuo Tobe [戸部 敦夫], who probably did the rough in the second thumbnail. Tobe was animation director for two episodes of Slayers and for four of Slayers Next, plus doing storyboarding and gengas for others. You can see another example of his work for Next here.

Tobe later supervised another Ep. 23, this time for Hyper Police, and you can see an example of his sketchwork on this series here. Tobe also worked on Inuyasha, and you can see another example of his sketching for that project here. (Note the distinctive way in which the artist identifies the cut on each rough sketch.)

Later he served as character designer for Yakitake Japan! and as Animation Supervisor for the 2008 supernatural action series Kekkaishi.

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