‘Princess Mononoke’ Ashitaka and Yakul Production Cel with Production Background Animation Drawing (Studio Ghibli, 1997) and ‘Akira’ Kaneda and Kei Production Cel Setup with Key Master Background (Tokyo, japan Movie Shinsha, 1988) Source: Heritage Auctions
This season, the Heritage Auctions house in Dallas, Texas, is having to pay special homage to anime having a three-day headlining event: The skill of Anime and Everything Awesome Auction.
Using more than 900 lots and 300 bits of anime art displayed, the purchase comes complete with animation pieces from critically and culturally acclaimed films and series. The auction will spotlight top selections in the Glad Anime Museum Collection, including production cels, vintage anime cels, master and key master setups, model sheets, and much more.
The best popular features of this auction be a consequence of the stunning animation movie Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo. A production cel setup and sequence in the film display key motorcycle scenes: The previous showcases Akira‘s figures sticking up security pads within an armed hovercraft inside a hands-colored piece calculating 16 inches by 14 inches, as the latter depicts a hands-colored rendering of Kaneda within an action-packed motorcycle moment in the final scenes from the film, calculating an astonishing 52 inches by one foot.
Joining the ranks of Otomo’s work are pieces from Osamu Tezuka — creator of Astro Boy — and, obviously, Hayao Miyazaki. Fans may feel the special moment of Miyazaki with a number of production cels and key master backgrounds from legendary films for example My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and much more. One piece features the scene of Yakul getting out of bed Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke, supported by its matching original animation drawing of Ashitaka, made in graphite and blue pencil. Its dimensions are 11 inches by 8 inches on the 14-by-ten inch setup.
Additional highlights include animation cels from Sailor man Moon, Ghost within the Covering, Dragon Ball, and Robot Circus. Fans can feel the finest works within their precise production stages, hands-crafted and primed for display in almost any personal anime art collection.
The skill of Anime and Everything Awesome Auction will occur from June 25-27. Lot viewing is as simple as appointment only, and fans will find more auction info here. Worldwide putting in a bid will launch soon at comics.ha.com.