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Japanese film studio announces the production of a series based on crypto


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

In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on Tuesday, Taichi Ito, the founder of Noma and a producer of the series, said that the trilogy aims to impart knowledge about the crypto industry through creative storytelling. Additionally, Ito proudly shared that their team is working with Bitcoin (BTC) experts and the award-winning sound designer Sefi Carmel. He also expressed confidence that The Rhetoric Star will “change the way” audiences learn about crypto.

The film series is also produced by Mai Fujimoto, the CEO of Tokyo-based blockchain firm 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 be taking the lead in the films’ animations.

Sefi Carmel, who is designing the sounds for the films, mentioned that the team wants to create a series that relays insights from the world’s crypto experts to the masses in a “creative and accessible” way. He said that he’s honored to join the team and excited as the world steers towards “a virtual future dependent on blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs and the like.”

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Back in February, blockchain gaming firm Animoca brands launched a subsidiary based in Japan to turn Japanese content into nonfungible tokens (NFTs). These include content from anime like Dragon Ball and My Hero Academia. Apart from anime, the firm will also explore content from games, art and sports.

In April, Japan’s largest social messaging application, Line, launched an NFT marketplace in partnership with Japanese entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo. The social platform noted that it will offer up to 40,000 NFTs to its userbase.