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The giveaway of an original digital badge designed by Yusuke Kozaki, a

Japan

leading character designer, has just begun.



SINGAPORE


,


July 31, 2023


/PRNewswire/ — AnotherBall (CEO: Captain), providing virtual entertainment experiences for a new era, today launched their new project “SAI by IZUMO” in collaboration with some of the top artists in the Japanese anime and game industries. This project has begun with the first giveaway of non-transferable digital badges, illustrated by

Yusuke Kozaki

.

IZUMO, launched in

February 2023

, is a VTuber project in the age of AI and Web3 with the mission to build a sustainable place where everyone can live as they want to be. IZUMO offers the avatar assets of its symbolic character, “Ailis,” to the public free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use. With this, IZUMO continues to support all creators to maximize their potential creativities with emerging technologies.

The project “SAI by IZUMO,” is a challenge to expand the possibilities of expression through emerging technologies with leading Japanese artists in the entertainment industry. The artists illustrated “Ailis” using their own unique style and expression, and IZUMO offers it as an original digital badge.

This collaboration project features six incredible artists:

Yusuke Kozaki

, a prolific illustrator, manga creator, and character designer who has worked on the character design for the AR game

Pokémon GO

;

Aoi Yuki

, a Japanese voice actress who won the Best Voice Actress Award at the 6th Seiyu Awards in 2012; KEI, a character designer known for a virtual character


Hatsune Miku


series;

Ryu Nakayama

, an animation director of

Chainsaw Man

;

Shingo Adachi

, an animator, character designer, and director known for numerous notable works such as the Japanese original anime TV series

Lycoris Recoil

and the

Sword

Art Online


series;

Naoki Saito

, an illustrator, and YouTuber, known for his work in

Pokémon Card Game

and

Duel Masters

.

The exclusive illustrations drawn by each artist will be issued as digital badges using “Soul Bound Token (SBT)” technology, which makes it a non-transferable digital asset. The badges will be permanently owned and serve as proof of support for each artist.



Overview of  “SAI by IZUMO”

Official website:


https://sai.izumo.com



Twitter:




Discord:


https://discord.gg/izumo

◼️ Introduction of the great artists:


Yusuke Kozaki


Character designer, illustrator, and manga artist.

Yusuke Kozaki

has designed and illustrated characters for a number of popular gaming titles, including

Fire Emblem

,

Pokémon GO

, and

Pokémon: Sword & Shield

.


Aoi Yuki


Voice actress.

Aoi Yuki

voiced the roles of

Madoka Kaname

in

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

, Iris in

Pokémon: Best Wishes!

,

Hibiki Tachibana

in

Senki Zesshō Symphogear,

and Maomao in

Yakuya no Hitorigoto

. She is also in charge of the

YUKI×AOI Chimera Project

, from planning to drafting and character design.

KEI

Illustrator. KEI has designed many characters for the Vocaloid series such as


Hatsune Miku


,

Kagamine Rin/Len

, and

Megurine Luka

. He also created the character design for the VTuber


Mirai Akari


.


Ryu Nakayama


Animator and animation director.

Ryu Nakayama

is best known for directing

Chainsaw Man

. He has worked as a director and storyboarding for

Jujutsu Kaisen

and original drawings for the movie

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

. He was also a key animator for

Yattarman Night

and a main animator for

Macross Delta.


Shingo Adachi


Animator, character designer, and animation director. The anime

Lycoris Recoil

is an original work by

Shingo Adachi

, who composed and directed the series. He has also worked on

Working!!

,

Sword

Art Online


(as a character designer and animation supervisor),

POMPO: THE CINEPHILE

(as a character designer) and so on


Naoki Saito


YouTuber and illustrator.

Naoki Saito

is in charge of illustrations for

Pokémon

and

Pokémon Trading Card Game

. He shares the illustration techniques cultivated as a professional illustrator on YouTube. He also has a deep understanding of NFTs and is involved in the creation and sale of original NFTs.

◼️The distribution order of digital badges:

Part 1 Yusuke Kozaki

July 28

(Fri) ~

August 3

(Thu)


Part

2 Aoi Yuki early August

Part 3 KEI Mid-August

Part 4 Ryu Nakayama mid-August

Part 5 Shingo Adachi late August

Part 6 Naoki Saito early September


*After the first round, new illustrations by each artist will be announced on the official website and Twitter. Please follow IZUMO’s official Twitter account listed at the end of this release.


*The distribution schedule is a schedule and is subject to change without notice.


*This project is sponsored by IZUMO and not by individual artists.


*The illustrations distributed are outside the scope of the Ailis art license. The commercial use of the Ailis is prohibited.


About AnotherBall

AnotherBall is a venture company founded in

May 2022

, led by Captain, CEO,  and Ramen, CTO. The management members are serial entrepreneurs who in the past launched “mamari,” the information-hub website for families, and the multinational VTuber agency called “PRISM Project.” The company’s current focus is on IZUMO, a VTuber project in the age of AI and Web3, with a mission “Live as you want to be.” AnotherBall raised

2.2M USD

in its angel round from renowned investors in

May 2023

.

Furthermore, Anotherball is currently hiring. If you’re interested in the new era of the virtual entertainment business, please visit the careers page listed below.

Twitter:




Official website:


https://sai.izumo.com



Discord:


https://discord.gg/izumo



Careers:


https://bit.ly/IZUMO-Recruitment

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