Settei FAQ


Please e-mail me to inquire about your purchase before sending payment (include settei in the subject)

  If any studio asks for their stuff to be taken down, I will comply.  The list of studios that cannot be sponsored may grow due to this.


Physical Purchases:

Currently closed.  When open, allows for the purchase of physical copies made in the same size paper, or the closest standardized size for those with unusual size and for cel sized.

Q: What's is sponsored set?

A: A sponsored set is any set that someone wanted to sponsor that is not made by Disney, Don Bluth Studio, nor received from a trade.  This is a 300DPI version of the scans that are made available to download thanks to the sponsorship. 

Q: How to get sheets that are not sponsored, donated or hosted?

A: There are 2 ways to get a digital copy of a set, and currently one way to get the physical set. 

To get the physical set, it must be one that I am willing to sell and have scanned in in the new method.  If you are interested in a set that is not listed as available for sale, then you can make an offer to buy that set.  

To get a digital copy, you can either sponsor a set, or purchase the digital scans with rescan rights.  If it is a set that is from trades, then it is not available for purchase.  If it is a set that is from Disney or Don Bluth Studios, then they cannot be sponsored and can only be acquired through scans with resale rights.

Q: How to sponsored a set?

A: First it must be a set that has not been sponsored before.  If you with to get the 600DPI version of a set that is sponsored, then you can either trade for it, or you can email me and we can work something out.
First e-mail me the list of the sets you want to sponsor.  This can be done by set or the whole series.

The cost is $10 for all sets 100 sheets or less, and increments by $5/every 50 sheets.  This also adds a 300DPI version of that set to be made available for public download.  This way does not grant rescan rights, though you can still inform me of sheets you think need an updated scan (if its a huge difference in quality, I will give you the rescan but this would be a rare occurrence).

Those who sponsored sets do not get rescans unless there is an issue with the original scan sent.  If you want to get rescans, then you must do the digital option to get scans with resale rights.

!!Trades (sets in green) or anything by Disney or Don Bluth are not sponsorable.  If any studio asks for their stuff to be taken down, I will comply.  The list of studios that cannot be sponsored may grow due to this.

Q: How to get digital scans with rescan rights?

A: This option lets you get a 600DPI copy of any set or a selection of sheets that is not from a trade.  There is no limit by studio, and it is possible to get only a few sheets.  There is one caveat that the cost has to be at least $5 to offset paypal fees.

You must email me first and let me know what you wish to purchase.  If the request is for a set and if that set is not from a studio that I will not host, then you can ask for that set to be sponsored as well.  This cannot be done for individual sheets, only for whole sets.

For orders that want only a few sheets, the minimum price is $5, and those sheets are $0.50/sheet.  This is due to me having to find each sheet for you and to cover transaction fees.

For whole set orders (you will get the rescans in the new method once I get to them), the cost is $0.25/sheet in the set for sets that are 100 sheets or less.  The cost drops to $0.20/sheet for all sets that are more than 100 sheets.  For the few sets that are 500+ sheets, the cost per sheet drops to $0.15/sheet.

Rescanning rights means that for any sheets that I have scanned (and still retain the physical set for) that you feel needs an updated scan, you have the right to request this and for me to give you any rescanned images for the set(s) you have purchased.  Any color sheet with a white background is fully eligible for  a rescan request with the new scanning method (will not have a white background anymore, but the colors will be more accurate).  This may take me awhile to get to, but all rescan requests are moved to the front of the queue (placed before any sponsored notices) and will be done in the order I receive them.

Q: What's are settei?

A: Settei (short for setting material) are the reference images that animators or mangaka use when they create Animation Cels  (Animation Cels are also called Production Cells), manga and comics.  Manga and Comic artists (Mangaka) also can use Settei for drawing (I've also seen artists use them as references for fanart and cosplay costumes).  This includes all references used for creating animation or drown storytelling, including but not limited to model sheets, model cels, shading sheets, background references,  props, photos of locations and props, copies of manga pages and the like.  sometimes even copies of cel drawings, sketches and timing sheets are included.

Q: What's the difference between settei, model sheets, model cels, and the like?

A:  Most settei used are model sheets (sheets showing different angles of the character's) to help draw them the same each time) and are what most people think of when they hear the word settei. 

Shading sheets are model sheets used to get the shading and highlighting of the character correct, where as Color sheets/color charts or actual Model cels (model cels are only when the color 'sheets' are on acetate instead of paper) are used for the exact colors of paints (or digital palate) that are used to color the character.  These are a rare form of settei and can be pricey (the Shugo chara ones I tried to get went for over $100).  Most people use model cel and model sheet interchangeably, which can lead to a lot of confusion. 

 The rarest form of settei are the studio originals (not to be confused with studio copies, which some people miss-call originals), which would be the original sketches used to produce all the studio copies (these are all hand drawn and are extremely expensive). 

Studio sets or studio copies are what are more commonly found, and these are copies made for each animator so that they can correctly draw the characters to be animated.  These are usually A4 in size (though western ones tend to be on ledger size paper) and may or may not have any colored markings from the studio on them (some may have markings from the animator drawn in, or corrections made and some have a stamp on them). 

Most of my settei are studio sets ( I actually have a few hand drawn originals) with a few being copied from the studio sets (with even fewer being copies of a copy with the majority of those being in the cartoon section).  Usually Color sheets/charts and shading sheets are from studio sets, for these rarely get reproduced in color (probably due to the cost of making good color copies), though more of them seem to be showing up in Japan.  Some studio sets are now being made digitally for the animators, with the physical sheets they receive showing slight signs of the digitation.  I have only seen a few series like this, though I am afraid that this will become more common as more studios turn to computers for their animation. 

I can check any series for you if you are worried about such things (I believe that most of the Shugo Chara ones are like that, but that is because the studio made a lot of that show digitally).  Character Bibles, or Series Bibles are rare, and are given to the main animators working on a show or movie.  These are a bound collection of sheets that usually include color sheets/charts, along with the regular sheets and tend to have descriptions and other information that the animators might need to create the animated work. I am working on getting my hands on some, but they are very expensive so I may not be able to get any.


Q: Why are some sets listed in burgundy?

A: Any set where I no longer have the physical set due to selling it or trading it away will be in burgundy. This way it is easy to see what sets cannot be rescanned and are only available digitally.


Q: Why are some sets listed in green?

A: Any set that I have received in trade will be listed in green. Most of these have been digital trades, though a few have been physical. If it is in green, then it will not be available to available to purchase or be sponsored. The only way to get a green set will be through trades, and the only way it can be made available to download is if the one who traded it explicitly gives permission for it to be added (same goes for purchasing, if given permission, I will offer it.  so far, not have given permission for digital purchases). Since I do not have the physical set, then these are available as is and cannot be rescanned. 

Q: Why don't you have these to download, why do I have to pay for them?
A: These cost me a lot of money to get (they are very expensive, not to mention hard to find...I have spent over $10,000 getting these) and a lot of time to put this site together.  You can download the preview pictures if you want them free.  If you would like a copy of them, then I can make you a copy [you are paying for the cost of making a copy, the time spent making the copy and the cost of hosting them or mailing them to you].  Or you can trade for them if you have settei that I do not have.   There will be downloads at 300DPI for some sets and any sponsored sets.  Donated sets will be at the resolution they are donated at and will be credited unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous.  If someone wants to donate settei for all to download, then I will have it in green to show that it was not form me, with a download link added to the gallery.


Q: Do I have to use paypal?

A: I prefer Paypal, for it gives some protection for buyers and sellers.  I can also accept money orders, but they take up to 10 business days to clear.  If you would prefer to pay through a money order, let me know and I'll send you the information you need for that.  If using a Money Order, I prefer the Postal Money Orders, for they are harder to fake.  Cash is sent at your own risk, and I will not be held responsible if it get lost in the mail.  


Q: I want to trade, but I don't have as many sheets to trade as I want to trade for.  How can I still get those other sheets?

A: Depending on how many extra sheets you want, we can work out something to cover the cost of the extra sheets.  This will be figured out on a case by case basis, so please ask me in an e-mail if this is the route you would like to take.


Q: I want to trade, but I haven't done business with you. how will this work?

A: If I initiate the trade, then I will send first. If you initiate the trade, then you send first. For large trades, I would prefer to break the trade into smaller trades, to make sure everyone involved is satisfied with the trade(s).

Also, unless agreed to otherwise, all digital trades should be scanned in at 100% size, 600DPI and saved in a lossless format (png, tiff, bmp, etc). Note that anything I have sold cannot be re-scanned, so it is stuck at it's current quality (and will be mentioned on it's page) .  The lowest resolution I will accept is 300DPI, but I would prefer 600DPI and not jpgs or other lossy formats.

I will rescan any series I still have if requested and I think the quality needs to be improved, or for one with rescan rights.


Q: I want a series that you do not have.  Can you get that series for me?

A:   I can look for it, but I may not get it if the price is too high.  If it's a series that I'm interested in acquiring, then the price limit is much higher.  If you request a series that I do not have and I am not interested in , then I may offer the studio set for sale as well if I end up acquiring it and the one who requested it does not want it.  
If you really want a series that I do not have, I am not interested in it, and the price is too high yet you still want it, then I could get it for you, but you would have to pay me in advance to get it.  These sets are bought mostly on auction, so the price can be low or really high depending on how popular it is.  If you pay for the whole price of the auction (plus the shipping from Japan), then I will mail you the studio set, not a copy of it.  If you only cover some of the cost of getting it, then you will get a copy of the set, unless you wanted to cover the whole cost after I get it, then I would send you the studio set.  I cannot guarantee that I can get any series for you (nor what characters will be in it), and if it turns out that I could not get you the series, then I would give you a full refund.  Otherwise, all sales are final. Note that it can cost a lot to mail a very large set ($50+) and I will not know the actual cost until is ships.
Currently I am not taking requests, sorry.


Q: how can I be sure you are credible?

A: I can always place it on e-bay if paypal is not safe enough for you. Just note that I have to add extra to the cost to cover e-bay's fees(~15% extra) and that someone else could out-bid you. See my E-bay auctions are here and you can see my high positive feedback rating