AKIBA, Animoca Brands Japan, and MADworld Collaborate to Bring Astro Boy to Web3
AKIBA, Animoca Brands Japan, and MADworld have partnered to launch an NFT collection based on Astro Boy, a popular manga series. The ATOM Genesis NFT collection comprises 150 distinct NFTs created by 40 talented Japanese artists with the official support of AKIBA. These artworks are officially licensed by Tezuka as derivatives of the beloved and popular Astro Boy brand.
The NFT collection will be launched for pre-mint on April 7, 2023, Astro Boy’s birthday, at https://premint.madworld.io/akibaeden. The project aims to bring Astro Boy to the world of Web3 through generative art and immersive experiences. Further details and utilities of Project ATOM Genesis will be unveiled in phases over the next three months.
The ATOM Genesis project has received a certification from OPEN POST, officially recognizing derivative artworks of Astro Boy and distinguishing them from pirated editions and unlicensed fan artworks. OPEN POST has developed an official marketplace for the Association of Japanese Animations called “OPEN POST” which will issue on-chain certifications for official derivative artworks based on Astro Boy. The certification from OPEN POST adds value to the NFT collection as it distinguishes it as authentic and licensed.
AKIBA is a tourism organization dedicated to promoting the enhancement and revitalization of Akihabara as a region. In July 2016, the Akihabara area in Chiyoda Ward was selected by the Japan Tourism Agency as a support area for the “Project to Create Attractive Tourist Areas Utilizing Regional Resources” to improve tourist management, revitalize Akihabara, and enhance visitor satisfaction. AKIBA EDEN is the creator community of AKIBA that created derivative artworks of Astro Boy for the ATOM Genesis NFT collection.
Animoca Brands Japan is a strategic subsidiary of Animoca Brands, a leading global Web3 company. Animoca Brands Japan was established in 2021 to support the global Web3 strategies of Japanese intellectual property and content holders such as major publishers, brands, education, sports teams, athletes, artists, and game companies. Animoca Brands Japan provides a platform that combines IPs with blockchain technology and supports IP holders to build their own ecosystem through a full stack of Web3 services. It provides a bridge between Japanese IPs and global fans.
MADworld is an innovative Web3 and digital asset ecosystem backed by Animoca Brands that collides global culture, community, and creativity on the blockchain. As the Multiverse Artist Defender, MADworld provides value, security, and provenance to creators, artists, and fans alike across a number of niche communities like anime/manga, fashion, action sports, and music. MADworld seeks to elevate fans’ experience, support creators’ economy, and push the bounds of Web3 technology to reduce the onboarding barriers for traditional Web2 audiences into Web3.
The collaboration between AKIBA, Animoca Brands Japan, and MADworld brings together the creator community of AKIBA and the licensing of Tezuka to produce an NFT collection that celebrates the beloved and popular Astro Boy brand. The certification from OPEN POST adds value to the NFT collection, distinguishing it as authentic and licensed, and provides security and provenance to creators, artists, and fans. The NFT collection will be launched on April 7, 2023, on the occasion of Astro Boy’s birthday, and will be available for pre-mint on MADworld’s website. The project aims to bring Astro Boy to the world of Web3 through generative art and immersive experiences. Further details and utilities of Project ATOM Genesis will be unveiled in phases over the next three months.