20 Year Member
- Sep 18, 2003
$10k for an anime cel?!! Did they paint it with real gold and silver or something?!! I have no clue what certain cels run but even for a hardcore fan, there's better ways to spend that kind of money. I'd bought a number of Cardcaptor Sakura cels many years back, all legit but I wasn't paying more than $100 for them.
Sakura is a TV show. A decent looking one, but a TV show with 70 episodes. That’s like 55 hours compared to Akira’s two hours. It also has two movies and (should have) no fans over 14 years of age and are already starting to forget it…
Now compare that to Akira, what many (not me) consider to be THE anime…who’s fans are now 40-60 years old and starting to earn money.
It’s not made of gold because making it out of gold wouldn’t be any use to anyone. Any Akira production cel however has a historical artistic value way beyond gold and way beyond TV stuff.