Rare, original, one-of-a-kind pencil drawing (douga) for a cel used in the making of the 1988 all-time classic anime, Akira. The unforgettable scene at the Olympic Stadium when Tetsuo's hand starts to mutate uncontrollably, foreshadowing what comes next. Partial image of Tetsuo only. This cut was done by amazing animator Tatsuyuki Tanaka who made his reputation with his masterful animation of Tetsuo's mutating arm. There is some minor paint transfer as shown. There are also some thinning and wrinkles as well. Overall, the pencil is in very good condition. Hand-drawn in pencil with red, orange, green, yellow, and blue highlights. Theatrical size douga measuring 13.75 inches x 9.25 inches. From Sequence 19, Cut 61. It comes protected in an archival bag. This cut was featured in the AKIRA ANIMATION ARCHIVES book (pages 122 and 123) published by Kodansha in 2002. 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).
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