Neon Genesis Evangelion Official Reproduction Cels
wonder why you never or VERY rarely see Evangelion cels for sale? It's
an interesting story. When Gainax released the Evangelion series in October
1995, they decided not to release the cels from the series to the general
public. This caused alot of uproar among Evangelion fans, and Gainax has
really never offered an acceptable explanation as to why these cels have
never been made public. A few of the original production cels were released
to Gainax employee's and production staff members (or 'removed' by them),
and a very few of these cels have found their way onto the open market,
but have questionable origins, and usually sell for extremely high prices.
I've seen them as high as Y450,000 (about $3,800.00).
try to help satisfy Evangelion fan's desire to own cels from the series,
Gainax released an official Evangelion Cellu-Club reproduction cel series,
consisting of a total of 18 cels that are exact reproductions of authentic
Evangelion production cels. The machine made cels were originally produced
to be given away as prizes at video game stores. This series consists of
a total of 6 limited edition hand painted character cels of Misato, Rei,
Asuka, Ritsuko, Shinji, and Kaworu, and 12 other machine produced scene
cels with backgrounds. These are the only cels that have even been 'officially'
released by Gainax, and are becoming very highly prized among collectors.