MyAnimeList has just lately collaborated with e-book writer Media Do to launch “Fist of the North Star Manga Fragments: Dying Like A Man”, a collection of NFT merchandise based mostly on the Fist of the North Star manga. Half One of many collection, “Nanto Rokusei Ken”, opened on the market on Media Do‘s FanTop platform final Tuesday, and bought out all 418 of its restricted packs throughout the similar day.
Introducing Manga Fragments: a brand new kind of collectible which brings iconic manga panels to life as a particular digital souvenir.
— MyAnimeList (@myanimelist) October 12, 2021
“Fist of the North Star Manga Fragments: Dying Like A Man” is a part of Media Do‘s “Manga Fragments” NFT challenge, which, in response to the product’s web site, “intention to take the distinctive benefits of the digital world and use them to create a brand new expression for particular person manga panels”.
For the primary part of “Dying Like A Man”, memorable manga scenes of six standard Nanto Rokusei Ken characters are tailored into 38 distinctive Manga Fragments. A complete of 77 copies of every Fragment are then randomly divided into and bought as packs of seven fragments every, with every pack costing 4,910 yen (round 43 USD).
The challenge’s web site additional explains that the thought behind “Manga Fragments” is to protect manga scenes as mementos: “By capturing an important story moments into Manga Fragments, the enjoyment of manga might be saved as a memento and unfold to followers throughout the globe”
The apply of promoting “fragmented” photos reduce from manga panels as NFTs appears to be gaining traction. An identical NFT challenge titled “Fragments of Tezuka Osamu” has just lately been introduced by Tezuka Productions, whereby a mosaic made up of ‘fragments’ reduce from the Astro Boy manga might be bought in an public sale.