Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Pheasants and Warrior, 1860
Intriguing kabuki scene featuring the warrior Koreto Samagoro facing two pheasants in a dramatic night scene. He plants his feet firmly at right, gripping an enormous axe in his hand. The bird in the center looks at him reproachfully as she flutters up into the sky, hovering in mid-air, while the other pheasant kneels on the ground, cowering behind her sleeve. The pheasants wear beautiful kimono patterned with colorful feathers and wing-like sleeves. Samagoro stares at them with a frown, wearing a heavy black print kimono over a suit of armor. A large hollow ginkgo tree fills the background against a dark night sky. From left, the actors are Iwai Kumesaburo II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, and Nakamura Shikan IV.
So for fellow Naruto fans who didn’t know about this (as I didn’t until this past weekend), Kishimoto finally released a manga side chapter where he revealed Kakashi’s face. It was a sketch chapter in a guest book released at the Naruto exhibit in Japan. Here’s the scanslation of the chapter: http://mangadoom.co/Naruto/700.2/1/
I don’t know if it will ever be available in the States, so scanslation is what we get. Oh, also, according to Anime News Network, the photographer’s name is Sukea, not “Shikaner” like that translation has. No idea why or how they got that wrong.
As a bonus, it’s set at the beginning of the series so you can read the chapter and not get lost even if you dropped out of the Naruto fandom years ago. =D
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