TOKYO, JAPAN — [July 9th, 2021] — Gonzo (Headquarters: Suginami-ku, Tokyo, President: Shinichiro Ishikawa, hereafter Gonzo) announces that its new project “SAMURAI cryptos” has exploded onto the new world scene of the blockchain / NFT era.
“The concept of NFT opens a new era of anime,” says producer Shinichiro Ishikawa.
Shin Ishikawa offered only these three keywords, asking creators who shared his vision, to create original samurai characters from ground zero. Shin Ishikawa had only one request: let’s create a new animation for the NFT era with Japanese samurai! “The story will unfold organically” he says. “I want to reach out to the passion of people who resonate with the soul of ‘SAMURAI cryptos’, and together we ascend the concept into the next dimension.” “Just wait and see how we launch. I’m excited with this unprecedented challenge! ” says Ishikawa.
To kickstart the adventure, three creators will announce their designs. Makoto Kobayashi (LASTEXILE, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ), Michinori Chiba (Basilisk, Sk8 the Infinity), and Hiroya Iijima (Afro Samurai, Mazinger Z / INFINITY the Movie). Ishikawa applauded the designs: “The passion by Mr. Kobayashi, Mr. Chiba, and Mr. Iijima has manifested masterpieces for the project!” “My personal mission was to meet the best creators, embracing the best aspects of design for the overall project, and as destiny would have it, this is exactly what happened.”
Gonzo is looking forward to announcing the next group of character designers they have lined up.
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Animation studio in Japan. Well known for its international franchises such as Afro Samurai, Samurai7, LASTEXILE, Gantz and Basilisk. Acclaimed for its cutting edge style in creating animation contents. For more information, visit http://www.gonzo.co.jp/.