Region Free Hosting Online Shikishi Auction

Autograph boards from Japanese anime/manga/illustration artists offered in silent auction

SACRAMENTO, CA – July 14, 2007 – REGION FREE is pleased to announce that has a number of original shikishi (autographed art boards) up for public auction on its website, The works include works by Makiko Kanada (Birth OVA), Masahiro Kimura (Gungrave, Chobits), Idumi Kimuraya (ANGE L), Akemi Kobayashi (Pretear, Air), Yutaka Minowa (Animatrix, Ninja Scroll), Kazuhiro Soeta (Record of Lodoss War TV), Osamu Sugimoto (Blue Submarine No. 6), Koichi Usami (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) and Masayoshi Yamakawa ("Ocha Inu" Sanrio TV).

In the past, REGION FREE has held the auction at the San Diego Comic-Con, but since we are unable to attend this year, the silent auction is being held online instead. Please visit the site to view the works and for bidding instructions. The auction will close on Tuesday, July 31.

Location: Online only at (direct link:
Start Date: 7/14/2007
End Date: 7/31/2007 at 11:59pm

Region Free is a Japanese artist referral and translation company. We connect Western companies looking for authentic anime/manga-style artwork with working professionals in Japan and handle any communications between them and the client. We represent such well-known artists as Yutaka Minowa (Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll). We were also involved in the English adaptations of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the Train_Man (Densha Otoko) and Hayate the Combat Butler manga, as well as the Rurouni Kenshin and Shakugan no Shana novels.

For more information, contact: Cindy H. Yamauchi, Region Free Japan Artist Network, [email protected] or visit

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