Original Sketches

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Souma Yuki from Fruits Basket by animation director Hiroshi Nagahama.

When Mr. Nagahama mentioned during one of his panels at Sakura Con 2004 that he has drawn several FB color sketches for the charity auction, I knew I was doomed. ^^; Sure enough, it took a courageous fight but I was finally successful in bringing this beauty home. Yeah!!

Black Hatsuharu from Fruits Basket again by Mr. Nagahama, who has to be one of the nicest guests of honor in any anime convensions ever. This one was obtained from Sakura Con 2004.

Director Akitaro Daichi, whose work includes Fruits Basket, Kodomo no Omocha, Akazukin Cha Cha, Animation Runner Kurumi, and Jubei-Chan . He is just as funny in person as his characters are in the above series. ^^

Yoshitoshi Abe, creator of Haibane Renmei, a hauntingly beautiful anime series that's been highly under rated, IMHO.

This is Guts from Berserk. Thanks to main character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi for this great sketch! You might have to see to believe it but he sketched this thing out in less than a minute using nothing but a black marker. Wish I have that kind of talent. ^^

Autograph by Yasuyuki Ueda. Mr. Ueda is known for his work in Serial Experiments Lain but didn't really work on Haibane Renmei. But I ran out of shikishi so I had no choice but to grab one of the signing boards supplied at the autograph session. He didn't seem to mind. ^^;

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