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Rare, original, one-of-a-kind production cel used in the making of the 1988 all-time classic anime film, Akira. The memorable scene when Kai's bike is on fire, but Kanada is more worried about the laser canon battery he's clutching. Great expression on Kaneda's face. Also, Kaneda's bike is nicely drawn with Canon and other sponor logos. Four-layer (B2/D76/E146/F5) cel. This anime cel comes with unstuck non-matching color copy Akira background. Cel is in very good condition with some minor to moderate traceline fade and some cloudiness as typical in cels of this vintage. There is some extra paint on the cel as well as a few specks of paint missing from the orange frame as shown. Cel layers are stuck together with the registration holes slightly off-set. Theatrical size cel measuring 13.75 inches x 9 inches. Overall size is 17 inches by 11 inches.  From Sequence 19, Cut 13. It comes protected in a fresh polypropylene cel bag for safe shipping. Please see the photos.


Includes a Certificate of Authenticity stating that this art was used in the production of the Akira movie. Created by legendary director, Katsuhiro Otomo, over twenty years later this film remains the greatest technical achievement in the history of cel animation. It's still one of the top-grossing animated films of all time. The June 2002 issue of Wired Magazine ranks Akira among the top 20 greatest SF films of all time and is the only animated feature listed among such films as Blade Runner and Star Wars. Warner Bros. recently announced that the long-delayed live-action movie adaptation will open May 21, 2021, directed by Taika Waititi (Dr. Strange & Thor: Ragnarok).

Akira Cel - Kaneda Bike

SKU: 20ST-039
$7,000.00 Regular Price
$6,499.99Sale Price
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