Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly Film Strip Sells For US$2,600 on Yahoo! Auctions
posted on by Kim Morrissy
In the fifth week (February 9 to 15) of Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly screenings in Japan, cinemas gave out film strips to viewers. The strips were chosen from random points throughout the entire film.
Naturally, some scenes in the film stood out more than others, resulting in them being highly sought after when some film goers sold their strips on Yahoo! Auctions later. Sakura appears to be a very popular character among bidders, with some scenes of her selling for the equivalent of thousands of US dollars. One strip that went on auction on February 12 eventually sold for 296,800 yen (US$2,685) on February 17, with a total of 145 bidders.
Another strip of Sakura in her underwear sold for 100,000 yen (US$905), with 69 bidders.
It's not just Sakura who is in demand. A strip of Archer that went on auction of February 18 has a "buy it now" price of 133,333 yen (US$1,2016). Even if the bidders aren't quite willing to pay that much for it, the asking price is still hundreds of dollars.
Unfortunately, Shinji doesn't appear to be too popular. Twitter users pointed out that while the popular auctions were being held, a strip of Shinji was on sale for 587 yen (US$5). It eventually sold for 2,900 yen (US$26).