I finally found a Key cel (both literally and
technically) after over a year of searching the domestic dealers' cel
books. The cel appears at approx. 4:56 into version (episode) #8, where
Key and Sakura are in a coin-op photo booth. The cel is actually two
layers, one for Key and one for Sakura. Both of the layers do not appear
together at exactly the same time, but are within 1/2 second of each
other. (The Sakura cel actually shot with the Key cel for the show is not
as nice as this one, which appears after Key moves slightly [Key points at
the camera] at time-mark 4:57.) This cel is not the exact one that was
also used as the illustration on the Key BGM CD liner booklet, but it is
from the same sequence of cels.
Key the Metal Idol Production Cel
Here is the animation pencil drawing of Tokiko used to make the cel. (The
Sakura pencil drawing was not included.)
Key the Metal Idol Animation Pencil Art
Orikasa Ai was kind enough to sign my cel of Ryouko, which was previously
signed by the director.
Signed Ryouko Cel
Kenichi Sonoda drew me a nice sketch of Vision from Bubblegum Crisis OAV #7.
Kenichi Sonoda sketch of BGC7's Vision
Memorial postcard set (on David van Cleef's TokiMemo Website)
A nice Kiyone (Tenchi Muyo) cel
Neon Genesis Evangelion LD box #1, signed by writer/director Anno
Top o Nerae! Gunbuster LD box, also signed by writer/director Anno
AX stunt of the weekend: I called up Books Nippan the day before the con
started and bought every Escaflowne v1 CD they had. Kept one, sold the rest
to friends who wanted one. Much less hectic than plowing through the rabble
in the dealers' room.
AX96 Loot Page / Christopher S. Rider / email@example.com