What is an anime cel ?
A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet with three holes on the upper part, on which characters are painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. They are filmed and then put behind one another to give the illusion of a continuous motion.
Each anime cel is unique, hand made and coming from animation studios.
Anime cels have been used until 2000/2001.
Regular anime cel's size for TV is 10inch/9inch (26,5cm x 23cm).
Regular anime cel's size for movie animation is 14inch/9inch (35cm /23cm).
Harmony Cel (ハーモニーセル画)
It’s an anime cel representing a special or important moment in the story of an anime.
The anime cel has just the black lines on it.
The character is painted on the background.
Hanken cel (版権セル画)
It’s an anime cel realized for the cover of the dvd, posters, trading cards…