Episodes 39:
Mikagami (only) Vs Kai Cels

Series: Flame of Recca

This is the compilation of cels featuring Mikagami from the Mikagami Vs Kai fight, for anyone who doesn't want to look through the other characters as well.

All of these cels, along with more of other characters, can also be found in the Mikagami Vs Kai section.

All of these cels occur during the second round of the Ura Buto Satsujin, in episode 39. There is some repetition in the episode 40 recap, though.

Episode 39: Mikagami's Death Battle!! Heedless Hyomon Ken!!

Episode 40 (recap): A Wicked Woman's Trap!! Furious Fuujin!!

Episode #: 39
Stats: 2 layers, stuck, A1 KEY END (most)/B3 (eyes)
Sketches: 1 matching (A1), unstuck
Comments: Mikagami gawks and assumes a deer in the headlights look. Kai had used something he called Hyomon Ken Tsurara Gaeshi to block his Tsurara Mai and told him he's not the only one who mastered Hyomon Ken. There's only supposed to be one successor, so that moment produced a very similar gape from Mikagami. It was quickly replaced by denial (at least after Kai told him his expression was classic) when Mikagami jumped to the conclusion that Kai was merely mimicking attacks he'd previously seen. He tested it by using an attack as of yet unrevealed at the UBS: Tsunami Hebi (water snake). Kai blocked it with an equally unrevealed and stronger Koori no Hebi (ice snake). As a result (in this cel) poor Mikagami reverts back to being that soon-to-be-flat deer. While he's gaping, Kai asks what's wrong and says Meguri Kyouza did indeed have two successors so Mikagami should consider him his big brother. All my startled sweetie manages to retort with is "Nani?!".
Screen Cap
Episode #: 39
Stats: 2 layers, stuck, A1/B1 KEY
Sketches: 2 layout sketches + 1 beautiful genga
Background: Matching, unstuck
Comments: Mikagami's down. Using up a lot of his blood to remake Ensui was a bit much for him... Actually, sorry, that's the manga. Getting Kai's massive halberd (Hyouma En) run through him was a bit much for poor Mi-chan, so he went down. Kai went down at the same time but he, unlike Mikagami, got back up therefore won the fight. I badly wanted this cel because of what it is, but it surprised me by coming with an absolutely gorgeous genga that I probably like even more than the cel. Naturally, I'm including a scan.
Absolutely Gorgeous Genga
Episode #: 39 & 40 (recap)
Stats: 1 layer, B4
Sketches: 1 matching, unstuck
Comments: Ooh, I hadn't realised what this moment was within the fight. Now that I know, I'm pretty excited. As if it wasn't already bad enough that Mikagami's entire reality just shattered and he has to accept how much of a lie his life has been, now he has to watch Kai die on his account. After revealing who Mifuyu's killer was, Kai intentionally falls backward into the pit surrounding the fighting stage so he can die honourably. Mikagami screams his name and tries to lunge toward him, but let's not forget that his body has a pretty big hole in it at the moment so, no matter how strong his intentions, he can't really go anywhere. So many traumas in so little time! *must go snivel in sympathy* Speaking of which, I would love a cel from right after this when Mikagami looks like he's starting to cry.

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