An erotic sketch of the immortal witch C.C. from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion has just been auctioned off for 830,000¥ (approx. $7,670 USD).
The sketch, made by the series’ original character designer Takahiro Kimura, features a pen-drawn and lovingly-colored C.C. getting rather busy with herself, something that, of course, we never saw in the original series, but that every red-blooded fan wishes we had. Oh well, we got the table humping scene, at least.
Sadly, the picture is censored in the auction house’s website, though rest assured the actual original has no pixelation.
The sketch was originally put up for auction at auction site Mandarake last month, with a lofty starting price of 60,000¥ ($554 USD). However, after sixty bids worth of haggling, the price ballooned to the 830,000¥ ($7,670 USD) we see now. Perhaps it helps that the sketch was signed by Kimura with a January 2009 date, right when the show was still in production?
While the eye-popping price is indeed very unique, this situation isn’t as rare as it seems. Takahiro Kimura has never particularly shied away from the fact that he enjoys drawing the occasional erotic work of his characters, and it’s a tradition that has roots in CLAMP (which famously helped with Code Geass‘s designs and aesthetic), although it can be safely said that most of that studio is more interested in drawing guys than shapely ladies.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen anime/manga-related paraphernalia achieve truly eye-popping prices. For example, original film strips of Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion have fetched as “low” as $1,000 USD and gone as incredibly high as $41,000 for a strip depicting the title screen.
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