Animator Haruna Gohzu, renowned for working in popular anime like Pokémon and the Demon Slayer movie, will be the leader in the animations in the crypto films. Noma, the Japanese film studio, has said that it is producing three feature films that are based wholly on the world of cryptos. The first film, titled The Rhetoric Star, is currently in production and will be released in 2024.
In their official announcement, the founder of Noma and a producer of the series, Taichi Ito, stated that the trilogy strives to impart knowledge about the crypto space via creative storytelling. Moreover, Ito proudly confirmed that their team is currently working with Bitcoin experts together with Sefi Carmel, the award-winning sound designer.
He also expressed a lot of confidence that The Rhetoric Star will “change the way” people throughout the world learn about crypto. This film series is also produced by the CEO of Tokyo-based blockchain firm Gracone, Mai Fujimoto, and an executive at Japanese publisher CoinPost, Ryo Nakatsuji.
In the meantime, Japanese animator Haruna Gohzu, who has worked in popular anime Pokémon, Fairy Tail and Demon Slayer is set to take the lead in the films’ animations. Sefi Carmel is designing the sounds of the films. He said that the team wants to develop a series that relays insights from the world’s crypto experts to the masses in a majorly “creative and accessible” way.
He mentioned that he is honored to join the team and excited as the world moves towards “a virtual future dependent on the blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the like.”
In February, blockchain gaming company Animoca Brands unleashed a subsidiary based in Japan to turn a lot of Japanese content into nonfungible tokens (NFTs). They include content from anime like My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball. Besides anime, the company will also explore content from art, games, and sports.
In April 2022, Japan’s biggest social messaging application, Line, unleashed an NFT marketplace in conjunction with Japanese entertainment firm Yoshimoto Kogyo. The social platform noted that it will offer around 40,000 NFTs to its userbase.