What You Need to Know:
- Anique Inc. has announced that the digital ownerships for artworks from serial experiments lain, a classic cyberpunk anime series released in 1998, will be available on its service https://anique.jp/en/, a platform where users can become the sole proprietors of digital artworks from Japanese contents like anime, manga, and games that are certified to be the only one in the world through blockchain technology.
- For those unfamiliar, Anique is a platform that utilizes NFT (Non-Fungible Token) in blockchain technology to provide users unique ownerships that are certified to be the only ones in the world. Artworks on Anique are centered in Japanese anime, manga, and games. However, they will not only be the hottest contents, but also the contents that had finished airing or have been taken off the market, which are considered to be “sleeping treasures”.
- In May 2019, Anique had announced its first project featuring Attack on Titan, which its manga has over 80 million sales. The digital ownership of 26 pieces of artwork from Attack on Titan was available for lottery sales, while a great number of entries had been made. The digital ownership of Attack on Titan’s artwork is approved by the Attack on Titan Preparation Committee and Kodansha Ltd. (Attack on Titan Campaign Page URL: https://anique.jp/en/cp/shingeki01.html )
- Be sure to also follow and retweet the official account for a chance at winning something special!
Source: Official Press Release
The digital ownership of 20 pieces of artwork from serial experiments lain is now available on Anique.
ー serial experiments lain Campaign Page URL：https://anique.jp/en/cp/lain01/
ー Entry Period: September 30 ～ 12:00 PM JST on October 10, 2019
ー Result: Winners will be notified via email after October 21, 2019.
serial experiments lain Privileges for the Owners of the Artworks
Digital Certificate of Ownership
Owner names and ownership history will be recorded on blockchain. Even after the artwork is traded, the previous owner’s name will remain recorded. Currently, the copyright of the artwork belongs to the creators or copyright holders.
Access to the Artwork’s Special Contents
Owners may view the draft or other special contents related to the purchased artwork.
yoshitoshi ABe’s Unreleased Artwork
Furthermore... an unreleased artwork drawn by yoshitoshi ABe will be added to all the owner's gallery!
yoshitoshi ABe’s ultra-high-definition printed limited edition, which will be 400 mm wide, 310 mm tall, and 25 mm deep, will come with an original frame, an edition number. Only the owner will be able to purchase a single piece for 70,000 yen (excl. tax).
※Ultra-High Definition Printing：Primo Art
Primo art is an innovative printing technology that uses 10 colors to recreate the color of the original artwork in ultra-high definition.
A monumental piece of art that introduced lain’s existence. This piece of artwork will be sold at auction. This is a bundle of the one and only digital ownership and its limited edition. Bidders may bid from 30,000 yen or above. The highest price offered within the auction period will win the bid.
The owner of one of the cuts from the original anime may obtain the cinemagraph of the cut that loops forever. The forever looping cinemagraph depicts the eternal omnipresence of lain in wired. Owners may share their cinemagraph on social media.
Profit that Returns to the Creator
Whenever a digital ownership is sold, part of the profit will be returned to the creator of the artwork, and become the resource for the next piece of artwork. Anique aims to increase the circulation of Japanese content around the world and create a new revenue stream for creators through a business model for the new era.
*1 Blockchain Technology
Blockchain is a technology that holds transactional information including the history from various sources, and observes those transactions to prevent data forging.
Various companies are promoting blockchain technological research so it can be used not just
in cryptocurrency, but also projects for the exchanges and sales of artwork, real estate, luxury
items, and other valuable goods because blockchain allows liquidity.