Legendary Artist Yoshitaka Amano To Launch His New NFT Collection On The Astar Network

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Legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano has partnered with the Astar Network and will launch his new NFT collection on the blockchain.

Astar Network, a smart contracts platform for multichain, announced a few hours ago that it has partnered with the legendary Japanese Yoshitaka Amano to create and release an exclusive NFT collection on the Astar blockchain.

According to the press release shared with Cryptowisser, this is the first time Mr. Amano’s fantasy worlds and characters will come to life on a blockchain, where his art can interact with the projects and communities of Astar.

Yoshitaka Amano is a renowned Japanese artist known for creating iconic artwork, including Speedracer, Sandman: The Dream Hunters cover art, and, most notably, Final Fantasy. A pioneer in creating impossible worlds that pull from his interests in Western culture, Yoshitaka’s unique style of Japanese art is admired across the globe. 

In his comment on this latest development, Sota Watanabe, founder and CEO of Astar Network said;

“Without a doubt, Yoshitaka Amano is a legendary artist in the 21st century. I am very honored to be able to work with him and host his first NFT on Astar Network.” 

By onboarding Amano, the Astar Network said it has also partnered with Twin Planet, the talent management firm that represents Yoshitaka Amano and other popular artists. The partnership is designed to help fine arts professionals mint their digital assets on a trusted and secure network to bring their art to the public. 

The artist Yoshitaka Amano commented that;

“For people to see and appreciate my work is a bonus. It makes me want to draw even more. That was already the case when I was a child, and it hasn't changed ever since.”

Astar Network said it is tasked with managing Yoshitaka Amano’s Candy Girl artwork, a sensational collection that features 108 angels. The art is young and glamorous, yet sophisticated and appealing to media applications – already inspiring clothing design at “Tokyo Girls Collection 2017” and high fashion at the Mitsukoshi Ginza’s “Discover Tokyo” event. 

Astar Network added that it would build a Web3 entertainment site for the Candy Girl collection to take root in its ecosystem and branch to new galleries, entertainment, or design. 

Furthermore, Candy Girl will lead the way for Japanese content creators to own their art, music, and stories, but engage with a global audience and business.

Over the past few years, Amano has collaborated with over 20 authors, successfully creating illustrated books that have sold millions of copies. Amano and the Twin Planet have now chosen Astar Network as the blockchain to create, auction, and exhibit their valuable artwork. 

Astar Network said creating this limited edition NFT collection on Astar is not only important to Japan, but also to Astar’s vision to bring the East to the West, fine art to blockchain technology, and introduce international leaders to the Web3 world.

Astar Network is The Future of Smart Contracts for Multichain. Astar Network supports the building of dApps with EVM and WASM smart contracts and offers developers true interoperability, with cross-consensus messaging (XCM). 


Nikolas Sargeant

Nik is a content and public relations specialist with an ever-growing interest in Crypto. He has been published on several leading Crypto and blockchain based news sites. He is currently based in Spain, but hails from the Pacific Northwest in the US.

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