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    Only Yesterday Shuuji Hirota Production Cel (Studio Ghibli, 1991). From the heartwarmingly relatable scene of adolescence in which Shuuji Hirota's classmates tease him that his crush knows about his feelings, this is a wonderful hand-painted original production cel from Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday. A soft-spoken masterpiece directed by Isao Takahata, Only Yesterday tells the story of Taeko Okajima as she looks to her past while seeking purpose and identity in her future. Seen at the 21:11 mark of the widely celebrated film, this hand-painted original production cel features young Shuuji Hirota at 6.75" tall on the 13.75" x 9" cel. The piece is numbered D36 in the upper right corner, and it shows minor handling and edge wear from normal studio use. The condition is Very Good.

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