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Sado-kun, also know as Chad!
Ichigo has a big ouchie on his shoulder but it doesn't seem to have slowed his determination at all!
Kurosaki Ichigo, focused and ready, even in the face of pain.
Ichigo slides forward and down.
Chad prepares to give Rukia a leg up, so to speak.
Was she happy about being tossed, or not?
Rukia, having a tough moment, looks down.
Ichigo glares up while using his sword as a prop to arise.
Pan layout of Ichigo grabbing his sword.
Abarai Renji from Bleach
Hitsugaya Toushiro in Bankai mode.
Kurosaki Ichigo in his Shinigami robes, brandishing his gleaming Zanpaktou.

Pan layout of Ichigo grabbing his sword.
Sequence: A1
Layers: 1
Sketch: None
Background: None

Bleach (12)
Layouts are a fascination to me. They're really roughs of a different sort, but they tend to have emotion, movement and edginess that finished sketches don't have. They give me the flavor that came through in the actual animation. Some day maybe I'll understand how that works! At any rate, this pan layout of Ichigo was an absolute must-have from the instant I saw it. It's just terrific.


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