Featured Cel:

Cardcaptor Sakura (Ep. 5) Sakura nabs The Jump (Uploaded 11/12/05).

Featured Sketch:

Hyper Police (Ep. 18): Sakura saying "Seeya!" to the others (Uploaded 11/12/05).

Welcome to my collection of animation art! As you'll see, I take a "museum" approach, annotating the items I collect, putting them in context whenever possible, and providing background information on the series and the creators.

This site is an opportunity to learn more about the artistic process behind animation. So in addition to beautiful cels, you'll see some of the production materials--sketches, backgrounds, settei, storyboards, "test" cels--that let us look behind the scenes at how animation studios produced these series.

If you're not sure where to start, begin with one of the "Quick Gallery Tours." Now divided into three categories -- Golden Age, Classic Cel-Based, and Contemporary CGI-Based -- they give a picture of the whole collection at a glance, and then review each series I collect, one page per series, with a lot of links to the individual galleries as you go.

Another good place to start is the "Quirky Gallery Tour," which calls out items in my collection for special attention according to a frequently changing theme. The current tour is a survey of a recent "messy midden" purchase of production sketches from Tenshi ni Narumon that provides many seldom-scene glimpses of what went on behind the scenes of cel-based animation.

And if you're a real lover of animation art, then go to "Private Area" and type in the super-secret password "seemorestuff" to gain access to lots of extras that I've hidden to keep the gallery easy to explore.

The current banner features Kero-Chan from a serious scene in Cardcaptor Sakura (involving food, always a serious topic for Kero). The background is a detail from a snapshot of Momiji, our Japanese maple, showing off its bright autumn display.

New Arrivals:

CCS Movie 1: Madoushi ensnares Sakura

Syrius no Densetsu/The Sea Prince and the Fire Child: Syrius and Malta embrace

Tenshi ni Narumon (Ep. 3): Miruru taking orders from Dispel

Wolf's Rain: Kiba in Wolf Form

Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen (Ep. 12, Studio Deen, 2013): Shinku is revived

News & Updates

11/19/2015Sensei's Upgrade 2015.04 (Harvest Home) includes new items in:
One or two of a Kind (Wolf's Rain [BONES, 2003])
Maeterlinck's Blue Bird (Office Academy, 1980)
Syrius no Densetsu/The Sea Prince and the Fire Child (Sanrio, 1981)
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Pierrot, 1980-81)
NEW! Yosei Florence (Sanrio, 1985)
Cardcaptor Sakura 12: The Movies (Madhouse, 1999)
Hyper Police Sketches: Natsuki (Pierrot, 1997)
Tenshi ni Narumon 05: Miruru (Pierrot, 1999)
NEW! Fruits Basket (Studio Deen, 2001)
Rozen Maiden (Nomad, 2004)
NEW! Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen (Studio Deen, 2013)
Yamibou (Studio Deen, 2003)
7/26/2015Sensei's Upgrade 2015.03 (Dog Days) includes new items in:
One or two of a Kind (Koala Boy Kokki/Adventures of the Little Koala [Topcraft, 1984-85])
Magic Knight Rayearth: OVA (Tokyo Movie Shinsha, 1997)
Vampire Princess Miyu (AIG, 1997-98)
Asatte no Houkou (J.C.Staff, 2006)
Rozen Maiden (Nomad, 2004)
5/31/2015Sensei's Upgrade 2015.02 (May Madness!) includes new items in:
One or two of a Kind (Full Moon o Sagashite)
Cardcaptor Sakura (Madhouse, 1999-2000) 12: The Movies
Hyper Police (Pierrot, 1997) Cels 2: All the Rest (Sakura and Kazumi)
Tenshi ni Narumon (Pierrot, 1999) 02: Noelle and Yuusuke
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 19 (The Bu Bu Bloomers Episode)
NEW! Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 21 (There are Untrue Truths)
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 25: (Because I Want Everything...)
Asatte no Houkou (J.C.Staff, 2006) 1: Episodes 1-5
Asatte no Houkou 3: Episode 10
Rozen Maiden (Nomad, 2004)
Yamibou (Studio Deen, 2003)
Plus an ALL NEW QUIRKY TOUR, "Tennimon behind the scenes"!
2/21/2015Sensei's Upgrade 2015.01 (Think Spring!) includes new items in:
One or two of a Kind (Giant Robo OVA)
Andersen Monogatari (Mushi, 1971)
Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Pierrot, 1980-81)
Magic Knight Rayearth: 2 Umi
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 25: (Because I Want Everything...)
Asatte no Houkou (J.C.Staff, 2006) 1: Episodes 1-5

Gallery Contents
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Sensei's Den of Senility

Title Last Updated
A Quirky Gallery Tour: Tennimon behind the scenes

24 Cardcaptor Sakura Gems

24 Random Gems

A Really Really Quick Gallery Tour: The Golden Age

A Really Really Quick Gallery Tour: Classic Cels

A Really Really Quick Gallery Tour: Contemporary CGI

One or two of a Kind/Fanart

Golden Age Series

Andersen Monogatari (Mushi, 1971)

Fushigi na Koala Blinky / Noozles (Nippon 1984)

Gegege no Kitarō 3 (Toei, 1985-88)

Grimm Masterpiece Theatre (Nippon, 1987)

Maeterlinck's Blue Bird (Office Academy, 1980)

Microid S (Toei, 1973) 9/11/2013
Microid S: Kamishibai (Epoch, 1973)

Pippi Longstocking (Miyazaki/Takahata, 1971): Color Tests

Syrius no Densetsu/The Sea Prince and the Fire Child (Sanrio, 1981)

Unico (Sanrio, 1979-83)

Wata no Kuni Hoshi (Mushi, 1984)

Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Pierrot, 1980-81)

Yōsei Florence (Sanrio, 1985)

Classic Cel-Based Series

A Tree of Palme: Palme and Popo
A Tree of Palme: Shatta and Koram 4/13/2013
A Tree of Palme: Sketches and Backgrounds 8/27/2014
A Tree of Palme: Supporting Cast

Ah My Goddess!

Cardcaptor Sakura 01: Episode 01 11/26/2013
Cardcaptor Sakura 02: The Fly Capture 5/2/2012
Cardcaptor Sakura 03: Sakura In Action 10/10/2008
Cardcaptor Sakura 04: Sakura's Costumes 12/4/2013
Cardcaptor Sakura 05: Sakura's Many Faces 7/30/2012
Cardcaptor Sakura 06: The Clow Cards 8/15/2009
Cardcaptor Sakura 07: Li Syaoran 5/1/2012
Cardcaptor Sakura 08: Li Meilin 11/9/2012
Cardcaptor Sakura 09: Touya, Yukito, and Yue 5/21/2011
Cardcaptor Sakura 10: Kerberos a.k.a. Kero-chan 2/5/2009
Cardcaptor Sakura 11: The Rest of the Cast 4/15/2013
Cardcaptor Sakura 12: The Movies 11/19/2015
Cardcaptor Sakura 13: The Movies - Gengas 3/8/2010
Cardcaptor Sakura 14: Episode 40 (Sakura and the Sakura in the Dream) 3/20/2013
Cardcaptor Sakura 15: Episode 42 (Sakura and the Cultural Festival Blackout) 9/1/2014
Cardcaptor Sakura 16: Episode 46 - Yue Captured by Sakura’s Magic 3/4/2007
Cardcaptor Sakura 17: Episode 69 (Sakura and the Revealed Clow Reed) 2/18/2013
Cardcaptor Sakura 18: Original Backgrounds

Condition Green OVA 1: Episode 3 5/17/2006
Condition Green OVA 2: Episode 6 1/5/2011
Condition Green OVA 3: Cels: Bad Girl and Other Baddies 12/4/2013
Condition Green OVA 4: Cels: The Rest of the Cast

Gegege no Kitarō 4 (Toei, 1996-98)

Hyper Police - An Episode-by-Episode Tour 11/17/2010
Hyper Police Cels 1: Natsuki 9/11/2013
Hyper Police Cels 2: All the Rest 5/4/2015
Hyper Police Sketches: Natsuki (and Sakura) 11/12/2015
Hyper Police Sketches: The Other Sakura 12/30/2008
Hyper Police Sketches: The Rest

Inuyasha: Episodes 1-99

Magic Knight Rayearth: 1 Hikaru 5/11/2007
Magic Knight Rayearth: 2 Umi 2/21/2015
Magic Knight Rayearth: 3 Fuu 9/30/2011
Magic Knight Rayearth: 4 Others 7/12/2015
Magic Knight Rayearth: 5 Episode 49 3/25/2010
Magic Knight Rayearth: OVA cels

Slayers: Lina and Amelia 4/29/2012
Slayers: The Rest of the Cast

Tenshi ni Narumon 01: OP sequence 9/11/2013
Tenshi ni Narumon 02: Noelle and Yuusuke 5/27/2015
Tenshi ni Narumon 03: Natsumi 11/9/2012
Tenshi ni Narumon 04: Mikael and Raphael 9/12/2011
Tenshi ni Narumon 05: Miruru and Gabriel 11/19/2015
Tenshi ni Narumon 06: Family and Friends 2/2/2007
Tenshi ni Narumon 07: Dispell and Other Villains 12/8/2006
Tenshi ni Narumon 08: Eros and Muse 9/11/2013
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 19 (The Bu Bu Bloomers Episode) 5/7/2015
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 21 (There are Untrue Truths) 5/9/2015
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 22 (The Temptation of Eros) 2/26/2006
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 25: (Because I Want Everything...) 5/7/2015
Tenshi ni Narumon: Step 26 (What is Truly Important)

Tonde Buurin: Eyecatch, OP, ED, Henshin 7/14/2011
Tonde Buurin: Karin, Buurin, and Ton-chan 5/9/2008
Tonde Buurin: Karin's Expressions 1/15/2008
Tonde Buurin: Keiko the Pain 5/9/2008
Tonde Buurin: Supporting Cast 5/9/2008
Tonde Buurin: The Archaeology Episode 3/11/2010
Tonde Buurin: The Piggy Suits Episode 12/10/2007
Tonde Buurin: WTF Moments

Usagi-chan de Cue!!

Vampire Princess Miyu

Contemporary CGI-Based Series

Angelic Layer

Asatte no Houkou: A Quirky Tour 2/9/2014
Asatte no Hōkō 1: Episodes 1-5 7/24/2015
Asatte no Hōkō 2: Episode 07 9/1/2014
Asatte no Hōkō 3: Episode 10 5/30/2015
Asatte no Hōkō 4: Episodes 8, 11, 12

Fruits Basket

Gegege no Kitarō 5 (2007-09)


Inuyasha Ep. 100-167 1: Inuyasha 8/30/2013
Inuyasha Ep. 100-167 2: Others 8/27/2014
Inuyasha Ep. 163: The Secret Flower Garden

Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne 1: A Series Tour 3/2/2011
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne 1: Maron, Jeanne, & Fish Fin 7/28/2012
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne 2: Rivals and Demons 6/28/2007
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Ep 16: A First Kiss Illuminated by Moonlight 1/18/2008
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Ep 34: Confession of Separation! 1/12/2013
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Ep 37: A Boy with a Demon's Heart

Mushishi: Facsimile Sketches 8/30/2006
Mushishi: Episode 14 Art Boards 11/8/2012
Mushishi: Episode 16 Art Boards 11/8/2012
Mushishi: Episode 26 Art Boards


Ouran High School Host Club

Powerpuff Girls Z 01: Here they are! 5/11/2007
Powerpuff Girls Z 07A: The Miracle Fighting Ace Caper 3/28/2008
Powerpuff Girls Z 15A.1: The Targeted Fashion Show 4/30/2008
Powerpuff Girls Z 15A.2: The Targeted Fashion Show: Settei 5/8/2007
Powerpuff Girls Z 23 B: The Kabutomushi Tournament 3/19/2007
Powerpuff Girls Z 29 B: Saturday Powerpuff Fever 6/1/2007
Powerpuff Girls Z 35 A: We're Not Weeds! 6/12/2007
Powerpuff Girls Z 44: Kaoru Loves Biceps 3/19/2008
Powerpuff Girls Z 49A: The Love Love Beam

Princess Tutu

Rozen Maiden 1: Shinku and Jun 11/19/2015
Rozen Maiden 2: Everyone Else 7/21/2015
Rozen Maiden 3: Episode 12 7/22/2015
Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen (Studio Deen, 2013)

Saiyuki: Good Guyz 11/19/2009
Saiyuki: Son Goku 7/15/2009
Saiyuki: The Bad Guyz

Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club 5/14/2009
Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club: Episode 25 5/14/2009
Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club: Rough Settei


Yamibou 11/11/2015

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