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Itoya Binders vs Itoya Folios

Itoya Multi-Ring Binders Itoya Multi-Ring Binder 11x14 in Inside detail Set of 10 Refill Pages...

How to Spot a Fake

[This page is a work in progress] To help demonstrate how to check if a cel or sketch is fake we...

TimelessCelGallery - https://timelesscelgallery.com/

1) Angel's Egg Cel with Background $16,000 usd. Recently sold on YJ for 160,000 yen (roughly $1,4...

Yahoo Japan Auctions - kvcdn16615

Seller of fake cels and douga   screencap for comparison    

Yahoo Japan Auctions - yymm119

1) Vampire Hunter D Test Cel listed for 89,800 yen (roughly $898usd) on Jan 2022. Originally sold...

Yahoo Japan Auctions - ewjgogtji

1) Item sold on Mandarake for 1,600 yen 2) Item listed and sold at a starting bid price of 1...

Yahoo Japan Auctions - mononokeiwasi

1) Item sold for 3,300 yen on Mandarake 2) Item listed on YJ Auctions for 9,800 yen starting...

Yahoo Japan Auctions - m3756tikiri

Seller of fake cels and douga

Timing Sheet (タイムシート)

  Timing sheets contain instructions on how each part of a sequence/cut are to be animated for a...

Framing, the right and wrong way to do it.

[This resource is in progress . Consider visiting this link for general guidance: https://www.fra...

Cel Pricing

How much should I pay?  And why? This topic is very personal and there is no "right" answer.  Th...

How to Read a Timing Sheet

Timing sheets can be difficult to read and might look like a different language at face value. In...

Quick Guide to Types of Non-Production Animation Art / Cels

A question that comes up often is, " is this cel/sketch real ?" Most animation art collectors wan...

SFX Cel (Special Effects Cel)

Special Effects cels refers any cels made to create special effects. This includes airbrushing an...

END cels / "A1 END" cels / Tome (止) Cels

An END cel (marked with either END/ E/ or the kanji 止) is the last cel in an animation sequence. ...

Opening (OP) Cel, Ending Cel (ED)

These are the cels that make up the opening of the show. Most shows have 1 opening that is animat...

Hanken Cel (版権セル) / Hanken sketch (版権原動画)

Hanken cels are super rare one of kind cels made for use in for in promotional items like magazin...

Pan / Oversized Cel (大判 セル画)

Pan or oversized cels are larger-than-normal cels which are used for a panning effect. "Pan" is s...

Layout (レイアウト)

Layout  drawings (レイアウト) are sketches of a scene. They will be more detailed than a storyboard, b...

Color Test/Model Cels

Like settei/character models, model cels are references that help a film/series remain consistent...