My Sailor Moon Cels

25th September 2009 at 8:29 pm

Dear Chibi,

About a week ago I purchased my first 2 Sailor Moon animation cels from luna-art.com :) The whole purchase process was not without dilemmas (they’re very expensive!), but in the end I knew it was something I’ve always wanted to have~ an actual piece used in the production of Sailor Moon :}

Kaz helped me pick them up from the Post Office yesterday, and I was so excited (and nervous) at the same time. I opened the box and was pleasantly surprised ^____^!

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Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus…appearing cool as usual.

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Oh soooo cute!! <3 I love this pairing so much, and Helios doesn’t make many appearances >w<

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There’s some line fading throughout these cels (black lines turning orange) due to its age~ which is a bit of a shame. I hope they’ll last for many many years to come :}

Originally I wanted to get them framed, but after lots of research, I realised it’s best to keep them stored and protected safely away instead. At the end of the day, when it fades away, there’ll be nothing left :'{ Now I’ll just have to buy a good portfolio folder to store them in.

Ahh I love these! I hope nothing ever happens to them.

39 Responses to “My Sailor Moon Cels”

  1. Brad says:

    Wow! Those are some really nice cells!!!

    Have you thought of getting frames with UV protection glass?

    • Chibi says:

      Thanks :D

      Yup, I did! I contemplated on that for sooo long, I even had a dream about it! xD Oh the dilemma..

      I was told that though UV protection glass can protect the cel from the sunlight, it still deteriorates much quicker than if stored away from any light.

      The thought of these disappearing worried me.. especially when someone sent me a link to this–> http://tinyurl.com/yalxn8y It’s terrible ;_; (even though this seller sounds clueless, and didn’t use UV glass at all!)

  2. sammywhatammy says:

    JHSLDKFGHLSKJDFHGLSKDJHFGLSJ D8

    you got a ChibiusaxHelios cel from her HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT jklhsdkfjgsd

    but it’s so pretty ;o; I’m glad you added it to your collection \o/

  3. thecombatbutler says:

    Ahh that is awesome!I saw some cels at a convention I went to in August, there was a beautiful Usagi one for $120 but I obviously didn’t have the money with me. I really want to own some cels one day..!

    • Chibi says:

      I actually got sucked into the whole US dollar thing..forgot the actual amount counts in AUD for me (which is more) ^^; The price really added up, but I didn’t wanna give it up. >w< Hope you'll get to own some Sailor Moon cels one day :D

      • thecombatbutler says:

        Ahh yeah AUD is horrible (aussie here too!!!). It’s what discourages me from most online shopping since shipping and stuff to here always costs so much.

        I do too *A* I really love your choices!

  4. kotohime says:

    Beautiful! I’m soo glad you’re happy with your cels! ^_^
    They’re really unique and a wonderful thing to collect! You own a piece of SM history! lol…
    I was wondering who bought the Uranus/Neptune one! I was shocked when I saw it at Luna-Art and no one bought it at first, seems to me those disappear super fast lol…
    I don’t think I even saw the CHibiusa one though O.o it’s super cute!!!! I love Chibiusa’s blush ^_^ and the Helios sketch is pretty!

    • Chibi says:

      Thanks! I’m pretty happy with them!

      Yeah, I was really excited when I saw them up for sale :D :D :D I knew these were in high demand so I had to think about it pretty quickly ^^;;

      Chibiuuusaaaa x Heliosssss ♥

  5. Katherine says:

    OMIGAWD. HELIOS..HELIOS…

    I love that cell :3 you are a lucky lady.

  6. iwontsayplease says:

    OH MAN you’re the one who bought that Helios cel! I cursed my luck someone snatched it before me! And I think I might have been one of the people to point you there! Drats!

    • Chibi says:

      I think I stumbled onto luna-art a few months ago and then saw the sale page. There’s been some really good ones up for sale before, so I added myself to the mailing list. I didn’t know I would actually buy them! xD

      But yeah, when I got an update I was so excited I knew I had to get it.

      Actually, someone beat me to the Usagi and Seiya’s date one! That’s another cute one ^^;

  7. Marcus says:

    Oh, that’s really cool. Yes, indeed they are very expensive. However, having them shows you’re really devoted to the show, which is awesome. I wouldn’t mind cels from some shows, but they’re too expensive for me. Make sure you take good care of them!

    I want a cel of Melvin.

  8. ainominap says:

    They look great! I’m glad they got to you safely! I just got my package from her as well! :)

    They really are a one of a kind piece of sm history! Enjoy!

  9. ittyfox6 says:

    Those cels are awesome choices to start off your cel collection! Congrats! ^.^*

  10. yen_sama says:

    I especially love the Chibiusa x Helios one because Ikuko Itoh drew it! :3

    • Chibi says:

      Yesh :3 I’m so glad Ikuko Itoh drew it!! I love her artwork, it’s amazing! (If only she drew the battle when Super Sailor Moon and Chibimoon were fighting Nehellenia.. but anyways)

  11. ravenmichiru says:

    Great start to cel collecting. I warn you, it’s addictive. I remember when I got my first Diamond cel. . . . wow, 8 years ago now. I’ve been collecting ever since. ^_^

    • Chibi says:

      I’m warned…lol.

      If I’ll be collecting more, I’ll make sure they’re ones I can’t live without ^^

      • ravenmichiru says:

        Unfortunately, those tend to be the ones that break the bank. My dream cel cost me around $700. I ended up selling a few things to get it, but man it was worth it.

  12. Somps says:

    Awesome that you got your cells safe and sound. :) V nice choices. No luck with the whole archival framing huh? It’s a pity just storing them away and never to be seen. But I guess it’d be much worse to see them disappear.

    • Chibi says:

      Yeah, I was a bit disappointed I must admit~ but I felt less selfish for keeping them safe than framing them O_o Sounds weird but yeah xD

  13. Jacky says:

    those pics look awsome, cant wait to see the real thing!

  14. Doodlebug says:

    WOW!!! That’s AMAZING! I’m very glad that you were able to get them! Imagine… ACTUAL cels that were used in the making of Sailor Moon– TOO COOL!!!

  15. HeliosxChibi Fan says:

    Hi, I really want to buy a Helios x Chibiusa cel from that site. I noticed that there is an alternate version of the same cel, but it is not in the “for sale” section.

    Did you buy yours while it was in the “for sale” section, or did you make an offer? Basically, I would like to make an offer on a cel, and was wondering if you know if the owner of that gallery accepts them. Also, where should I start in terms of asking price? $100? $200?

    • Chibi says:

      Hi HeliosxChibi Fan!
      I bought mine from the “For Sale” section..so I’m not quite sure about making offers. Sorry, can’t really help you too much here… but I can say Lisa, the owner is a really really nice person :) If you’re curious, you should send her an email and ask. I’m sure she’ll answer your questions :) Good luck!

  16. HeliosxChibi Fan says:

    I sent her an e-mail just now. =) Thanks for replying!! I was a bit apprehensive about sending an e-mail before because I didn’t want to be rude.

  17. celia says:

    Would u be able to sell that helios and rini cel i never get one yet and sme ppl keep getting them and im an actual artist and i need stufff of my fave anime to want to animate but everybody keep taking them and i only have one nice good one that no one knows of except on ebay a couple year ago but i never post it back please please let me know if u can sell me that and if u know anyone else that has any helios cels that they wanna sell or not.. Setsuna

    • Chibi says:

      Hi celia,
      Sorry, I’m afraid these cels are not for sale. I’m not a Sailor Moon cel collector, so these are the only two gems I have and I love them very much. You would have better luck checking out other Sailor Moon cel collector sites or have a look on ebay.

      Good luck!

      • celia says:

        I could get a different cell or ur fave charater to trade for that one :( one day when i have money i can degitialy re make the cel again and paint it for u? i know how they do cels as i have done some before.

      • Chibi says:

        Sorry, I’m not interested in trading it either. I have only these two cels and I love them very much~