Rakuten And BANDAI NAMCO Pictures To Release NFT For TIGER & BUNNY 2

Rakuten will create "Hero Card NFT" out of the characters that appear in Tiger & Bunny 2.

Tiger and Bunny 2 NFT

Rakuten Group’s blockchain business “Rakuten NFT” announced recently that they will release NFT content using the characters of Bandai Namco PicturesTiger & Bunny 2 anime series. The project will be in production from Feb 25, 2022.

Rakuten will create “Hero Card NFT” out of the characters that appear in Tiger & Bunny 2 and will be sold on My Page of “Rakuten NFT” or at the NFT marketplace.

tiger and Bunny 2

Initially, the NFTs will be distributed free of charge at the “Tiger & Bunny 2 Precious Eve” event among participants from Mar 12, 2022. Later on, they will be released as a product from April 2022.

Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character design by Masakazu Katsura. The series began its broadcast run in Japan on April 3, 2011, on Tokyo MX, followed by rebroadcasts on BS11 and MBS, and ended on September 17, 2011.

A one-shot manga drawn by Masakazu Katsura was published in Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump magazine on August 4, 2011, and the production of two films based on the series were announced during a special event in November 2011. The first film, entitled Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning was released on September 22, 2012. The second film, Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, was released on February 8, 2014.

A second season by Bandai Namco Pictures is scheduled to be released on Netflix on April 8, 2022, as an original net animation.

Bandai Namco Pictures Inc., Also known as BN Pictures, is a Japanese animation studio and production company. It is a spinoff of Sunrise, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings.

In addition to Tiger & Bunny, the company also produced Aikatsu!, Battle Spirits, Gintama, Keroro Gunso and many other popular works.

Rakuten NFT, which is set to begin in Spring 2022, will provide users with a platform to buy and sell NFTs, as well as allow IP holders to issue NFTs and create sales websites.

Source: Animation Business Journal

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