Toei Animation introduced on Tuesday that it’s going to produce an anime primarily based on the NFT artwork assortment of nine-year-old boy artist “Zombie Zoo Keeper.” Toei Animation plans to “unveil” the venture this spring.
Zombie Zoo Keeper created the artwork assortment Zombie Zoo as his analysis venture throughout his summer time trip final 12 months. With the assistance of his mom, artist Emi Kusano, he began promoting the pixel artwork as NFTs (Non-Fungible Token), and celebrities akin to Steve Aoki purchased the NFT paintings. As of January 24 Zombie Zoo Keeper has created 209 pixel artwork items, and made them out there on the NFT market OpenSea. He was later chosen on the “2021 Forbes JAPAN 100” listing, and Toei Animation acknowledged he rapidly “grew to become the face of the ‘NFT Artwork Scene’ in Japan.”
Toei Animation acknowledged that whereas it has “introduced many children’ animations into the world by means of the fingers of grownup creators,” this time “the primary creator of this venture is the youngsters themselves.” The corporate added it “began this venture as a result of we wished to assist and create animations that mirror kids’s creativity as it’s.”
Toei Animation acknowledged that is the primary venture in a plan to develop its NFT initiatives that may “[partner] with creators to develop animation franchises primarily based off of NFT paintings.”
Sources: Toei Animation (hyperlink 2), Comedian Natalie