SOZO Comics (SOZO IP, LLC), primarily based in Los Angeles, California, introduced the manufacturing of an anime sequence primarily based on ZAN, a sequence of unique artwork from world-renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano, as a part of the ZAN Challenge, which additionally features a P2E blockchain sport and NFT artwork.
ZAN, initially introduced in 2010 below the identify DEVA ZAN, is an unique artwork assortment consisting over 300 items of art work from Amano that mix to construct an action-fantasy world. The sequence, which works on an epic, time-traveling scale, was first revealed in artbook kind by Darkish Horse Comics (Milwaukee, WI) in 2013, turning into a worldwide hit. Sozo Comics has been publishing a web-based comedian adaptation by Yuzuki Momoi worldwide since 2019 in English, Japanese, and Chinese language.
The anime venture shall be spearheaded by producer JAYMEN TOKYO (Minato-ku, Tokyo) and GOOD WIN (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo). Trophee, a Singaporean blockchain system growth agency, will contribute to the venture’s blockchain sport and NFTs.
Extra bulletins and releases shall be unveiled at Anime Expo, America’s largest anime occasion (run by SPJA), in July 2023. A tie-in with Anime Expo can be being deliberate.
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ZAN story define:
It’s close to the top of Japan’s Edo period, a time when the samurai system is quickly fading away. Zan is a kind of samurai, spending his days in infinite warfare. Someday, Zan hears the voice of a wierd woman who guides him to a different world past area and time. So begins his cross-dimensional battle in opposition to an assortment of recent enemies-and alongside the way in which, he learns that he was as soon as a part of the “Twelve Generals.” However who’s he, actually? Who’re the enemies he’s preventing, and the comrades he fights with? In an alternate world of sunshine and darkish, struggle threatens to engulf the complete land in darkness. What does destiny maintain for Zan on this realm…?
Yoshitaka Amano profile:
Yoshitaka Amano joined anime manufacturing firm Tatsunoko Productions in 1967, offering character designs for Casshern, Time Bokan, and plenty of different sequence. He grew to become an impartial artist and illustrator in 1982, happening to win a Nebula Award 4 years in a row (1983-86). From there, he served as character and visible idea designer for the Closing Fantasy sequence, in addition to engaged on Vampire Hunter D, N.Y. Salad, Sweet Lady, and extra. After launching his first solo exhibition in France in 1995, he opened a New York studio in 1997, holding an exhibition there from 1997 to 1999 whereas additionally exhibiting a lot of his work on the Ueno Royal Museum and different places in Japan. In 2000, he collaborated with famed artist Neil Gaiman on The Sandman, which received the Eisner Award and was nominated for a Hugo Award that very same yr. In 2019, he produced a poster for a marketing campaign held by Japan’s Liberal Democratic Get together, and in 2022 he devoted a lotus sutra portray to the Omotoyama Kominato Delivery Temple, the pinnacle temple of Nichiren Buddhism in Kamogawa, Japan. Golden View of the World, his newest exhibition, additionally debuted this yr.
Artbooks / Comics
■ SOZO Comics: www.sozoip.com (administrators: Hiroaki Ikegami, Jon Levin)
A worldwide digital distributor of Japanese comics in English, Chinese language, and Japanese.
■ JAYMEN TOKYO: www.jaymentokyo.com (director: Kazuhiko Yusa)
A producer of Japanese – Chinese language anime tasks primarily based on Japanese and Chinese language properties.
■ GOOD WIN: https://g-win.jp/ (director: Shigeru Igari)
A Japanese producer of movies, TV sequence, and ads.
■ Trophee: https://www.trophee.xyz (CEO: Elvin Li)
A Singaporean developer of blockchain, NFT, and crypto-asset tasks.
■ Anime Expo (SPJA): https://www.anime-expo.org (director: Ray Chiang)
The producer of Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime conference, held each July.
For extra info:
SOZO COMICS: SHIHO KANEKO [email protected]
SOURCE: SOZO IP, LLC