Japanese Film Studio Announces Production of Crypto-Based Series

Noma, a Japanese film studio, has announced that it is producing three feature films based on the world of cryptocurrencies. The first film, titled The star of rhetoricis already in production and will be released in 2024.

In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on Tuesday, Taichi Ito, the founder of Noma and producer of the series, said the trilogy aims to impart knowledge about the crypto industry through creative storytelling. Additionally, Ito proudly shared that his team works with Bitcoin (BTC) experts and award-winning sound designer Sefi Carmel. He also said he was convinced that The star of rhetoric will “change the way” the public learns about crypto.

The film series is also produced by Mai Fujimoto, CEO of Tokyo-based blockchain company Gracone, and Ryo Nakatsuji, an executive at Japanese publisher CoinPost. Meanwhile, Japanese animator Haruna Gohzu, who has worked in popular anime like Pokémon, Fairy Tail and demon slayer will lead the animations of the films.

Sefi Carmel, who designs the sounds for the films, mentioned that the team wanted to create a series that conveys the ideas of the world’s crypto experts to the masses in a “creative and accessible” way. He said he was honored to join the team and excited as the world moves towards “a virtual future dependent on blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs and more.”

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In February, blockchain game company Animoca brands launched a Japan-based subsidiary to turn Japanese content into non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These include anime content like Dragon Ball and My Hero Academia. Apart from anime, the company will also explore gaming, art, and sports content.

In April, Japan’s largest social messaging app, Line, launched an NFT Marketplace in partnership with Japanese entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo. The social platform has indicated that it will offer up to 40,000 NFTs to its user base.

Marie A. Evans