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NFT marketplace "animap" using public chain launched on June 17, 2022 (Friday). Various NFTs including anime production "Tatsunoko Productions" are sold sequentially!

(Head office: Taito-ku, Tokyo; President: Sei Kobayashi; hereafter referred to as "the Company") will launch the "animap" service on June 17, 2022 (Friday).

The official URL of "animap" is: https://animap.io/

animap" is a public chain-based NFT marketplace conducted by our company, which is well versed in blockchain development, in partnership with Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures Inc. The service will support the promotion of NFT business as a partner for companies wishing to engage in NFT business, with a focus on animation as its main business, and will handle a variety of Japan content NFTs.

At the launch of this service, NFTs of Tatsunoko Productions, an animation production company that will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2022, will be sold on "animap". The service offers a wide range of luxury items, including a 60th anniversary visual featuring characters created by Tatsunoko Productions, as well as NFTs featuring the 55th anniversary logo and newly drawn illustrations of "Mach GOGOGO," one of Tatsunoko Productions' most famous works. In the future, "animap" plans to handle a variety of Japan content NFTs, including anime, movies, manga, games, music, and art.

The mission of "animap" is to support the entry of Japanese content into the NFT business and to explore and provide new forms of entertainment that expand through NFT x experience. We will collaborate with various holders, companies, creators, and media to develop and integrate digital content and deliver Japanese content NFT to fans globally.

Service name: "animap

Release date: June 17, 2022 (Friday), 11:00 a.m.

URL: https://animap.io/

Functionality of the base

Built on an Ethereum-based infrastructure

We have adopted Ethereum, a public chain, to build the NFT marketplace.

We plan to increase the number of adopted chains in the future.

Available for various types of payments, including credit card payments

Along with cryptocurrency payments in Ethereum, we also support payments by credit card.

When purchasing NFTs at auctions, only Ethereum payments are accepted.

Connectivity with external marketplaces

Secondary distribution on OpenSea and Rarible is also possible.

Future Plans for Adding Features

Add Polygon(MATIC) Chain

Add Polygon (Polygon(MATIC)) chain along with Ethereum (Ethereum). We will continue to add more supported chains and offer a wider range of selling/purchasing options.

*Polygon(Polygon(MATIC)) implementation is expected in the fall of 2022.

Launch of "animap" secondary market

We plan to launch "animap" secondary market in the fall of 2022.

*A secondary market is a place where users can buy and sell NFTs to each other.

Implementation of airdrop/distribution functionality will bring NFTs to more customers.

We plan to implement the airdrop/distribution function in the fall of 2022.

By implementing solutions other than sales, we will be able to deliver a variety of content to users and fans.

NFT's "experiential content" will be offered in conjunction with the XR platform service, etc. ** *Virtual Reality (VR)

We plan to sequentially link "animap" with XR platform services including augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and various other services, including the virtual space experience technology known as virtual reality (VR), to provide experience-based content that utilizes NFT.

In addition to the functional additions described above, we plan to implement various updates in the future.

As part of the "animap" launch project, we will be selling NFTs of Tatsunoko Productions, an animation production company that will celebrate its 60th anniversary in October 2022.

■About Tatsunoko Productions' NFT.

The 60th anniversary visuals of the "animap" limited edition, featuring a collection of characters created by Tatsunoko Productions, as well as the 55th anniversary logo of "Mach GOGOGO," a masterpiece that marks the 55th anniversary of its airing this year, and illustrations drawn especially for this occasion, along with original effects, are now available for enjoyment. The NFT art will be available to enjoy with original effects.

The one-of-a-kind diorama card to be sold at the auction is an original illustration by Suzuka Yoshida, the eldest daughter of the founder of Tatsunoko Productions and an active character designer.

■ Tatsunoko Production 60th Anniversary Visual (animap NFT ver.) **

Scheduled date of sale: June 17, 2022 (Fri.) 11:00 a.m.

Sales site : animap (URL: https://animap.io/)

Price : 3,000 yen (tax included)

Number of items sold : 500

■Mach GoGoGo 55th Anniversary Logo

Scheduled date of sale: June 17, 2022 (Fri.) 11:00 a.m.

Sales site: animap (URL: https://animap.io/)

Price: 3,000 yen (tax included)

Number of items sold: 500

■Mach GoGoGo diorama card, illustrated by Suzuka Yoshida

Scheduled date of sale: June 17, 2022 (Fri.) 17:55 - June XX, 2022 (Sat.) 23:50

Sales site: animap (URL: https://animap.io/)

Sale price: Auction (starting at 55,555 yen (tax included))

Number of items sold: 1

■"animap" original Mach GoGoGo diorama card.

Scheduled date of sale: June 17, 2022 (Fri.) 11:00 a.m.

Sales site : animap (URL: https://animap.io/)

Price : 5,555 yen (tax included)

Number of cards sold: 4 types x 100 each

What is NFT.

Abbreviation for Non-Fungible Token, which is primarily "digital data with an uncounterfeitable certificate of authenticity and proof of ownership". Like crypto assets (virtual currencies), they are issued and traded on the blockchain.

NFT is a blockchain technology that can prove "ownership" of digital works and is being used widely in the entertainment content field, such as art, sports, and music. Digital data can be easily duplicated.

Digital data can be easily duplicated, and there is a possibility that countless digital works will be sold in a state where it is impossible to determine whether they are genuine or not. However, with NFT technology, even digital data can be treated as a "unique product ". With the ability to digitally "prove" value, a new culture of collecting digital goods** is being born.

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain" is a technology that encrypts and records the process of transactions in a single chain. This technology allows us to "visualize "** where an item came from and how it was acquired.

In the process of recording the transaction process, it is also possible to assign a unique serial number or certificate to a digital object**.

In other words, it is possible to identify whether the digital data is genuine or a duplicate of a fake.

What is a Public Chain?

The term "public chain" refers to a blockchain that is completely open, allowing anyone to freely join the network.

With "animap" at the core, we have built a system that can provide one-stop support from digital content development to sales, enabling us to support NFT business promotion as a partner for companies/creators who want to engage in NFT business.

In addition, within Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, the "PlayAsset" project was launched as a dedicated team to create new services and products in the NFT business, including strategic planning, platform development, external marketplace collaboration, marketing and creative, regulatory compliance, and future metaverse development, with the animap team also collaborating.

Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures Inc.

Company name: Hakuhodo DY music & pictures Inc.

Establishment: October 1, 2003

Location: Akasaka Biz Tower, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Business activities:

Planning, production, and production of motion pictures, distribution and advertising, sales of broadcasting and distribution rights, and sales of overseas rights

Planning, production, production, distribution, event screening, sales of broadcasting and distribution rights, and sales of overseas rights for animated films

Copyright management and commercialization production of various properties, etc.