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Toei to Produce Zombie Zoo Anime Based on 9-Year-Old's NFT Art Collection

Toei to Produce Zombie Zoo Anime Based on 9-Year-Old's NFT Art Collection


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Toei to Produce Zombie Zoo Anime Based mostly on 9-Yr-Outdated’s NFT Artwork Assortment

Toei Animation introduced on Tuesday that it’ll produce an anime primarily based on the NFT artwork assortment of nine-year-old boy artistZombie Zoo Keeper.” Toei Animation plans to “unveil” the mission this spring.

Zombie Zoo Keeper created the artwork assortment Zombie Zoo as his analysis mission throughout his summer time trip final yr. With the assistance of his mom, artist Emi Kusano, he began promoting the pixel artwork as NFTs (Non-Fungible Token), and celebrities similar to Steve Aoki purchased the NFT paintings. As of January 24 Zombie Zoo Keeper has created 209 pixel artwork items, and made them obtainable on the NFT market OpenSea. He was later chosen on the “2021 Forbes JAPAN 100” record, and Toei Animation said he shortly “grew to become the face of the ‘NFT Artwork Scene’ in Japan.”

Toei Animation said that whereas it has “introduced many youngsters’ animations into the world by way of the palms of grownup creators,” this time “the principle creator of this mission is the youngsters themselves.” The corporate added it “began this mission as a result of we wished to help and create animations that replicate kids’s creativity as it’s.”

Toei Animation said that is the primary mission in a plan to broaden its NFT initiatives that can “[partner] with creators to develop animation franchises primarily based off of NFT paintings.”

Sources: Toei Animation (hyperlink 2), Comedian Natalie