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    Akira Production Cel Setup with Key Master Background and Animation Drawing (Tokyo Movie Shinsha, 1988). The remains of the eponymous boy known as Akira, the one whose power caused the catastrophic apocalypse before the events of the film, are gathered in a row in this incredibly detailed and layered hand-painted original production cel setup. Seen at the 1:49:27 mark of the celebrated anime masterpiece Akira, just before the canisters burst when the psychic children call upon Akira for help, this 5-cel setup is presented on its original Key Master background rendered in gouache. The background is numbered 2053 in the upper right corner, and the cels also bear the number near the top edges. Additionally, this rare Key Master setup showcasing the object for which the film is titled is accompanied by an original effects animation drawing of Tetsuo's mutating form and clouds of dust and debris, created for the moment seen at the 1:47:18 mark of the film. The drawing is rendered in graphite and color pencil on 13.75" x 9.25" animation paper. The Key Master setup measures 14" x 10", and each piece shows minor handling and edge wear from normal studio use. The drawing shows slight folding near the upper right corner, and it is numbered A29. This setup can be seen on page 123 of the German Film Institute's gallery exhibition book Ga-Netchu! The Manga Anime Syndrome. The overall condition of each piece is Very Good.
    From the Glad Museum Collection.


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