The Ghost in the Shell x Ukiyo-e series will be the initial to bring this animated classic to the blockchain via an NFT and physical piece of Ukiyo-e art.
LOS ANGELES , Nov. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Web3 MADworld’s innovative ecosystem is breathing new life into the 1995 classic animated cyberpunk thriller “Ghost in the Shell” with the Ghost in the Shell x Ukiyo-e NFT series. The collection consists of 500 digital drops which reflect the film’s iconic motifs and also involves a limited-edition Ukiyo-e print.
Made in the traditional Japanese woodblock style dating back to the Edo period of the 1600s, each print is an exclusive and unique work of art made beloved due to the imperfections, textures, shadows and depths which come from the manual printing process. Thanks to talented artisans, a woodblock will be hand-carved with images based on the “Ghost in the Shell” graphics.
“Reimagining ‘Ghost in the Shell’ with a Web3 twist is what MADworld is all about – evolving the way fans interact and communicate with their favorite properties,” stated MADworld CEO Robert Tran. “Ghost in the Shell” is a classic manga and anime with a global fan base, and the ability to bring it to the blockchain for a new generation of fans to enjoy as a digital collectible and museum value work of art makes this series super special.”
“Ghost in the Shell” is an animated film adaptation of the cyberpunk manga by Shirow Masamune. The film depicts the activities of the Public Security Division 9 and members of its Cyborg Task Force as they fight computer crimes and cyber- terrorism in the highly developed network society of a futuristic 2029 AD. Collectors will have an opportunity to join the task force, with the iconic icon currently grace the digitized space.
MADworld’s Ghost in the Shell x Ukiyo-e Series will be sold as a set for $1,149. Customers will initially get an NFT after purchase, and the Ukiyo-e prints are then delivered to the purchasers. Besides claiming their exclusive Ukiyo-e prints, customers can use their NFT for priority access to the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell” game & metaverse.
“MADworld is thrilled to bring together three generations of Japanese culture via this groundbreaking NFT project,” stated MADworld CEO Philip Tran. “By combining traditional Ukiyo-e art, classic anime from the 90s, and 21st century digital collectables, and integrating the Metaverse, we are entering a new era of fan engagement and community.”
MADworld is an innovative web 3 and digital asset ecosystem powered by Animoca Brands which is disrupting global culture, community and creativity on the blockchain. As the Multiverse Artist Defender, MADworld offers value, security, and provenance to creators, artists, and fans alike in a number of niche communities such as anime/manga, fashion, action sports, and music. MADworld aims to enhance fans’ experience, support creators’ economy, and push the boundaries of Web3 tech to lower the barriers to entry for traditional Web2 audiences into Web3.