Rakuten Introduces Rakuten NFT as Sales Platform for NFTs

Rakuten NFT is a leading online service allowing a marketplace for users to buy and sell NFTs in a variety of areas such as sports, including music and anime. It also includes a one-of-a-kind platform that allows IP holders to create their own website for issuing and selling NFTs. During purchases, users can use their Rakuten ID to earn and spend Rakuten Points. Any NFTs purchased can be added to a collection on the buyer’s personal webpage, or they can be listed for sale in the marketplace for selling purposes.

A service for the peer-to-peer transactions of NFT content is scheduled to launch in 2023, assisting IP holders located in Japan and around the world in issuing NFTs and spurring further development of NFT’s global market. Plans also call for the addition of a variety of new payment methods.

An NFT based on Ultraman anime CG assets, as well as an NFT based on the horse racing-themed comic Kurogane Hiroshi G1 Gekitoshi (2010 Series), with illustrations by famed manga artist Hiroshi Kurogane, will go on sale tonight at 9 p.m. JST.

There are certain plans for NFTs having footage, which also includes scenes from TV Asahi Corporation shows, as well as Daiki Sound Co., Ltd.’s NFT trading cards* of rock idol group Under Beasty. NFT artwork by contemporary artists from the Art Powers Japan Association, as well as NFTs featuring characters from Bandai Namco Pictures Inc.’s popular anime Tiger & Bunny 2, is also planned.

Plans include the release of cultural NFTs, including Japanese clothing brand Beams Co., Ltd., music-related NFTs from Up-Front Group Co., Ltd., and NFTs featuring Estab Life visuals, Goro Taniguchi’s original anime project funded by Rakuten.

Rakuten NFT also intends to produce and sell out the J.League NFT Collection Players Anthem, the official NFT collection of the J.League, as well as to develop the Rakuten NFT Art Gallery, a collection of original NFT artwork chosen by Rakuten NFT. The Rakuten NFT Art Gallery is planning to host some digital artwork, including works done by Orihara, to commemorate its opening. Rakuten NFT Art Gallery sales are expected to begin in May 2022.

Rakuten is working towards sending exciting entertainment experiences via Rakuten NFT, that would offer convenience to different users located in different areas.

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