We decided to switch our application to UCG after discussions in our application to dApp Staking.
Dear Astar community, it is a pleasure to be here. I’m Hiroyasu Wakatsuki (AKA pnizo), project manager at Lead Edge Consulting co., ltd.
We have been working in the NFT field since 2021 and have done multiple NFT business include, NFT SaaS focused on mass adoption and our own marketplace.
Lead Edge is leading “I am xAlice (not Alice)”, a community co-creation project to launch a new animated IP.
“I am xAlice" is a project to create a new animated IP based on the theme of “virtual worlds” and “AI”. As a first step, we are selling the NFT collection. We have formed a partnership with Yomiuri TV Enterprises, a Web2 prestigious anime production company, and MEGAMI, one of the top anime NFT projects, and will continue to collaborate with various companies/projects to release content loved around the world.
What we want to bring to Astar Network:
- Prove that the Astar Network has sufficient capabilities and market size to serve as a platform to support the NFT project
- Show that a business model for producing and distributing content within the Astar Network ecosystem can be established by leveraging the low gas fees and Build 2 Earn mechanism.
- Demonstrate the benefits of joining Astar Network for Japanese content production projects and companies.
Artist: Chon* (She has 166,000 followers on X (formerly Twitter), has created illustrations for the “絵師100人展” and “HoloLive”, and her first original art book “Polaris*” was released in July)
BizDev: Masahiro Nakayashiki (Lead Edge, Director of “TOMIE by Junji Ito NFT collection”)
BizDev: Ken-ichi Niimi as miin(Lead Edge, Evangelist for NFT Information)
Project Manager: Hiroyasu Wakatsuki a.k.a. pnizo (Lead Edge, NFT Development, Community Manager)
Advisor: Taizo Hashizume a.k.a. Fao (Ariwori Inc. / MEGAMI project, Advisor)
Past Performance & Milestones:
Our goal is to have 20,000 Twitter followers and 15,000 Discord members prior to our NFT collection launch.
To achieve that goal we ran a NFT free mint campaign and over 30,000 NFTs were issued.
We are also planning to release 8 teaser videos to achieve the milestone.
We’re also getting full support from the famous “MEGAMI” team, the experts in ETH anime NFTs. In addition, we’re working with “Yomiuri TV Enterprise” who have the experience and the knowledge of video making and merchandise business. Our final goal is to create an anime and broadcast on the televisions.
- Second NFT free mint campaign (12th Oct.)
- Auction of the special collection "xAlice Origins” (Late Oct.)
- Create the proto-type of visual novels
We’re launching the NFT collection in October 2023. Followed by some events, AMAs, and some exposure on media platforms and projects. We’ll encourage and collect fan-made stories, comics, and art from our community. Our goal is to make an animation using the revenue of the NFT collections and merchandise, and dApps Staking rewards, and air it on TV.
dApp Staking Reward Usage Breakdown:
Animation production cost pool (50%)
- Managing Assets with dApp Staking
Contents creation (30%)
- Prize money for secondary creative contests
- Illustration contest
- Manga contest
- Lore contest
- Voice drama creation
Personnel costs for community management staff (20%)
- Community Manager
- Collaboration Manager
Here are the basic links to our product and communities:
Docs: I am xAlice｜note
Deck/slides: NFT「xAlice」presentation - Google スライド
Discord: I am xAlice