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Manga Auction Details

posted on 2004-09-03 18:43 EDT
Current Bid: 3 Million Yen

Regarding the auction to become a manga character we reported on yesterday, the actual auction is here.

The auction winner wins the right to have his likeness inserted as a character in Shinji Mizushima's long-running baseball manga Abusan.

So far, as of 7:30 am September 4th Japan time, there have been 621 bids, with the current high bid at 2,965,000 (US$29,855). The auction started on August 30th and ends on September 6th at 10:43pm (JST).

There is also a Jacket with a sketch, signed and autographed by Shinji Mizushima. Current bidding on this item is at 37,500 yen (US$340), both auctions started and end at the same time.

Other Abusan items, including an autographed baseball mit and Mizushima's baseball jersey will be auctioned off later this month.

A page for the special auctions, being held to raise awareness for the Manga Japan association, is online here (Japanese).

This article has a follow-up: Abusan Auction Canceled (2004-09-06 15:34)
follow-up of Become a Manga Character
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