On Thursday, Tezuka Productions, NOBORDER.z, and J&J announced that Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy franchise will get non-fungible token (NFT) cards for the Metaverse-based NFT Duel trading card game.
The Astro Boy NFTs are being sponsored by local officials in Tottori, and the parts for a trading card game based on NFTs are being manufactured. The cards will focus on regional regeneration. As the first regional partnership, the firms are collaborating with Tottori Prefecture. Tottori’s picturesque places, culture, gastronomy, and more will be included on the first set of cards.
The project’s goal is to help the economic growth and tourism industry recover from the new coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the region. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to local businesses.
The cards can be traded to the Xanalia marketplace. NFTs are a trendy issue these days, which goes without saying. While the value of NFTs continues to grow, the whole sector has come under fire time and time again.
You can expect there will be a reaction whenever a new property enters the fray, and Astro Boy is ready to put that notion to the test, according to the Anime Network website.
The virtual game will be played in the Metaverse, and all of the digital cards are based on rebirth. The game’s first wave of cards will focus on attractions, food, sports, and more, in order to increase the profile of Tottori’s region. Astro Boy and other properties will be the focus of the next wave.
There is no set pricing for these cards at the moment, so fans will have to keep an eye out for that. Although Astro Boy is the most current anime to use NFT, according to the written report on the Comic Book website.