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    Akira Kaneda Production Cel Setup with Master Background (Tokyo Movie Shinsha, 1988). "We should call the gang together." implores Kai, to which Kaneda coolly responds, "I wouldn't want to keep him waiting." Kaneda hits the gas in this stellar hand-painted original production cel setup from the pivotal animated hit Akira. Seen at the 1:23:55 mark, the cels are presented on a jaw-dropping and detailed Master background showcasing an elaborate and futuristic cyberpunk urban sprawl prevalent throughout the film. The background is rendered in gouache on two layers, and the vivid and atmospheric settings and backgrounds of the film are attributed to Toshiharu Mizutani. In addition, this is a spectacular shot of the main hero and his iconic motorcycle with amazing dust effects, a must-have for fans of the classic anime masterpiece. If all this isn't enough, the piece is accompanied by its matching original animation drawing rendered in graphite and color pencil on 13.75" x 9.25" animation paper. The setup measures 14.25" x 10", and both Kaneda's cel and drawing are numbered A11 in the upper right corner. Each piece shows minor handling and edge wear, and the Master setup shows light taping on edges. This piece is showcased on page 123 of the German Film Institute's gallery exhibition book Ga-Netchu! The Manga Anime Syndrome. The condition is Very Good.
    From the Glad Museum Collection.


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