Bonham Auctions Classic Anime Sales
Date: 2022 Jan 30 20:48
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Good people from international auctioneers and appraisers bonhamso sent us the details of their latest online sales anime world Ready to run from 24 January to 2 February 2022. The auction features various anime classics including Sailor Moon, Urusi Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, Cardcaptor Sakura, Cardcaptor Sakura, One Piece, Evangelion and many more. The sales are headlined by Studio Ghibli cels, which include Kiki’s delivery service and some key scenes from Totoro.
Anime sale auctions are unusual with traditional auctions, but unlike other online methods you know they have taken the time to verify the items on sale that they are authentic.
is to highlight the auction a Kiki’s Delivery Service Production Cell In which Kiki is flying with Jiji. Bonhams estimates this sale will sell for anything between $15,000 – $25,000 (USD). In the same denomination they have a cel of . Is totoro sleep,
We’ll be very interested to see what happens to all the chambers up for auction. Some have already placed some bids between the asked prices, while others have not paid any heed yet. Like any auction it is always the last 60 seconds where things get really interesting!
The press release is as follows:
Bonhams inaugural anime sale offers rare original works from beloved classics
24 January – 2 February 2022
online, new york
Kiki’s Delivery Service, Kiki and Jiji, Studio Ghibli, 1989
New York – Spread anime classics with the likes of Astro Boy, Sailor Moon, and Pokémon, Bonhams anime world Online sales ready to go live January 24 – February 2 And it will include over 150 rare anime production sales and drawings. A relic of the pre-digital animation era, anime was originally produced by hand-painting sheets of celluloid (production cells) one frame at a time and then layered to create the effect of constant motion. These production sales allow fans to own a solid portion of the most recognizable anime in the world.
Leading the opening sale is a production sale featuring the eponymous character of Kiki’s delivery service with her partner Jiji, who is supposedly $15,000 – 25,000. This standout take on celluloid work is from Gouache’s studio Hayao Miyazaki, A leading animation filmmaker. Produced and originally released by Studio Ghibli in 1989, Kiki’s Delivery Service was the first film to be released with an English dub less than a decade later as part of the studio’s partnership with Disney.
Included in the auction are Studio Ghibli, Toei Animation, Shin-E Animation, Tokyo Movie, OLM Inc. My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Doraemon, Astro Boy, and many more
Bonhams Director of Popular Culture, Helen Hall, commented: “The Bonhams Popular Culture Department is thrilled to begin a new adventure into the world of anime. With the recent Hayao Miyazaki Historical Exhibit at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, we think it is the right time to offer up some unique treasures. The most prominent manga and anime producers, directors and studios.”
In addition to the online sale, there will be virtual panel discussion, ‘Inside the world of anime’ Feather Tuesday, January 25 at 8 a.m. EST. Our panelists, leading experts and academics from around the world, will delve into the fascinating and expansive world of anime; The history of the studio, changes in international markets, collector trends, and conservation tips for this highly unique and valuable category.
Additional production cell highlights include:
• A green scene from My Neighbor Totoro featuring the characters Satsuki Kusakabe, Mei Kusakabe and Nani. with art Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli, 1988), includes a hand-painted background exclusively by nizo yamamoto One of Japan’s leading art directors and scenic artists. it is Estimated $10,000 – 15,000.
• Son Goku as Super Saiyan 3 from Dragon Ball Z with art akira toriyama (Toei Animations, 1989-1996). Estimated at $5,000 – 7,000.
• Pikachu in motion from Pokémon with Art satoshi tajiri (OLM Inc., 1997-2002). Estimated at $2,500 – 3,500.