Lucky Star sketch sold for US$14,000

A sketch of a Lucky Star character by popular game illustrator Naru Nanao has sold for 1,311,000 yen (about US$14,000) in an online auction.

Lucky Star Kagami Hiiragi sketch

Naru Nanao is the artist’s pseudonym. She’s famous in Japan as a character designer for video games and also light visual novels.

She originally drawn the sketch of the Kagami Hiiragi character to mark the end of the Lucky Star anime series.

She’s not part of the team in the anime nor manga though. The artwork was a special gift in a lucky draw by a magazine in 2007.

Which means the money will go to the lucky reader who won it. Not sure if there’s copyright issue though, Japanese are usually strict about this.

Credit: Anime News Network