The Sandbox, one of the leading decentralized virtual gaming worlds and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced that it has partnered with Minto Inc. and TSUBASA co. Ltd has teamed up. Co-produced by Minto, Captain Tsubasa LAND is the first Japanese manga in The Sandbox and Captain Tsubasa's first appearance in the Metaverse.
The collaboration brings Captain Tsubasa, the popular soccer manga that has sold over 80 million copies worldwide, into the new Captain Tsubasa LAND in The Sandbox. The experiences in this LAND co-produced by Minto will be the first Japanese manga to enter The Sandbox and Captain Tsubasa's first appearance in the Metaverse.
Manga in the Metaverse
Captain Tsubasa is a manga about Tsubasa Ozora, an 11-year-old boy who loves soccer and wants to be the best player in the world. Tsubasa's motto is "The ball is my friend" because a soccer ball once saved him from a bus accident. Fueled by his lifelong passion, Tsubasa becomes a soccer star in Japan, Brazil and Europe. The success of the Captain Tsubasa manga and anime series has helped bring football to new fans around the world. The franchise has influenced numerous international soccer players. This new partnership aims to foster a variety of Captain Tsubasa collaborations and projects centered around The Sandbox.
Part amusement park, part virtual lot, The Sandbox embodies the idea of the metaverse as a continuous, shared digital space where different worlds and heroes collide to create a magical experience. Captain Tsubasa joins over 300 existing partnerships including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, The Smurfs, The Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO and CryptoKitties . They all follow The Sandbox team's vision to improve and expand the Metaverse.
"The Japanese comic and animated series Captain Tsubasa helped spread manga culture worldwide in the 80's and directly influenced the youth of millions of fans around the world - including myself as a teenager. Bringing this iconic series to The Sandbox is like a teenage dream come true,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox. “By giving fans full ownership of Captain Tsubasa items, we are enabling players to create their own user-generated soccer experiences featuring their childhood favorite players, further expanding the impact of Tsubasa Ozora on new generations of soccer fans.
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