Anime is a massively popular form of media that has drawn several loyal fans from all over the world. These fans are dubbed as Otakus, loyal fans of anime as an art form who each have their own unique tastes when it comes to anime. With the recent rise in NFTs, one project aims to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and the popular anime titles that pervade the scene today.
Otaku Origins is an NFT project made by Otakus for Otakus. The collection consists of 5,000 unique anime-inspired digital art pieces for investors and collectors to sink their teeth into. Each token is aesthetically designed to pay homage to popular anime titles with themes and designs relating to specific characters.
These designs and attributes range from popular anime titles such as One Piece, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Black Clover, and Dragon Ball, to name a few. The NFTs will be developed and stored on the Solana blockchain.
“We are not looking to imitate what already exists but improve on the best concepts within the NFT ecosystem,” explained the project developers. “Innovation is our number one goal, and we have pushed ourselves to embed functional as well as creative uniqueness into Otaku Origins. Not only will each Otaku have individual traits and yield different weapons, but they will also have unique stances and poses. This will elevate the artwork as well as the value of our NFTs,” they added.
Each unique attribute is tied to a certain rarity which significantly affects the value of each NFT. The developers are planning to introduce new significant variations between each token, allowing them to create a new rarity metric that remains unexplored among procedurally generated NFT projects. Otaku Origins is positioned to change the game within the NFT market with its authentic anime illustrations, well-designed backgrounds, and high-quality production.
Otaku Origins aims to be a community-oriented project by establishing its own Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). “Moving forward, we want to become the first indie manga publishing DAO, which will focus on finding and sponsoring indie authors and artists to help jump-start their own creative goals and stories,” explained the founders. On their mission to create the first independent publishing within the NFT space, the founders are already looking for talented storytellers and artists who want to showcase their talent in the digital landscape.
Furthermore, holders will be able to vote on the story elements of the Otaku Origins’ upcoming manga. This includes the fight outcomes, plot points, character details, and the overall decision-making of the venture. The manga engages its holders in a unique story revolving around the otakus and their fight to escape the Otakuverse. The first chapter of the comic is already in production at the moment, and it is poised to dominate the world of manga through the efforts of the community.
On top of the manga, Otaku Origins is also poised to launch its own P2E game, partnering with a Canadian game development company to produce the beta phase. The game features full 3D fighting mechanics and an immersive story. It will also give holders an additional source of income in the metaverse as well.
It’s clear to see that all holders will have a say in how the project will turn out in the future. The project developers fully encourage all Otakus within their community to participate in the project’s decision-making process for the various goals and milestones laid out on their roadmap.
“Our target audience is a community of Otakus that wants to be directly involved in influencing the story of our comic book series, funding emerging indie artists, and benefit from our P2E gaming mechanics,” shared the developers.
The much-awaited Otaku Origins NFT will be available for minting on the Solana network from February 2 to 8. The founders are currently drawing a whitelist for the project’s pre-sale, where selected individuals will be able to acquire the NFTs at reduced prices and receive additional airdrops for future collections.