Sotheby’s To Hold A Manga Auction


The most prominent auction house in the world is offering the finest pieces of contemporary manga to collectors. 

On May 5th Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present a series of fast “pop-up” online auctions featuring 60 unique drawings and animation cels (or cel-ga) of universally adored manga characters from Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Astro Boy, Gundam, and more. The works were created by legendary mangakas were produced by some of the most prestigious animation houses, such as Studio Ghibli and Toei Animation.

Apart from that, Sotheby’s will launch a selling exhibition of manga works, which will run from April 29th to May 8th and include 95 pieces.

“A multi-million business that embraces multiple genres spanning comic books, anime, and gaming, Manga is a worldwide cultural phenomenon that has forged a new international visual language. With its influence seen in different fields ranging from fashion, film, to contemporary art, Manga is not only deeply embedded in everyday life but celebrated by many as a new arena of collectible art,” the official statement reads.

Any details on starting prices are yet to be revealed.

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