Tokyo-based web creative studio 1BLOCK is pleased to announce that they had recently collaborated with TMS Entertainment Co. Ltd. to build a project featuring LUPIN THE IIIRD along with the 3D avatar project MetaSamurai to make NFT virtual sneakers.
Lupin III is a fictional character who is considered the planet’s greatest thief. He is famous for announcing his plans to steal precious objects by sending off a calling card to their owners. The newest 3D avatar project MetaSamurai designed by 1BLOCK in partnership with the LUPIN THE IIIRD series directed by Takeshi Koike portrays the young Lupin and the gang. It will be issued as a first-of-its-kind NFT virtual sneaker collectible.
The virtual sneakers from MetaSamurai are 1/1 3DCG collectibles based on designs inspired by the movies and characters of Lupin the IIIrd series.
1BLOCK’s avatar project is filled with infinite opportunities. MetaSamurai is a collection of 3,398 collective1/1 3D avatars produced by 1BLOCK, which is creative agency with headquarters in Tokyo and Los Angeles. The studio empowers all creators and develops and operates numerous web3 projects.
MetaSamurai was founded on the concept of “I have your back.” The phase best signifies the desire of MetaSamurai to support their master. Originally, the phrase was derived from the story of two individuals who will protect one another’s back by standing back to back during a battle.
SAMURAI followed the warrior code of BUSHIDO. He protected their lord at the cost of their own life. In addition, the use of a dog as a motif was inspired by the popular loyal dog, Hachiko, who always greeted his owner in the train station and stayed by his owner’s side for ten years even after his owner’s death.
The LUPIN THE IIIRD series is a more adult worldwide take on the original Lupin the Third anime series. It was directed by Takeshi Koike, whose aggressive direction and stunning drawings captivated audiences in Japan and worldwide. Three works have been released so far, including Fujiko’s Lie, Goemon’s Blood Spray, and Jigen’s Grave Marker.
The LUPIN THE IIIRD X MetaSamurai NFT project will be available on OpenSea. The number of items to be issued will be forty items each, with a total of 120 items. It will be available in three different designs, including the Lupin design, the Jigen design, and the Goemon design. All designs will be sold as 1/1 designs.
Priority purchase rights will be given to all MetaSamurai NFT owners, and further details will be announced on 1BLOCK’s official Discord server.
On the other hand, the LUPIN THE IIIRD X Air Smoke Zero, which is a virtual sneaker, will also be available in OpenSea. There will be a total of 20 items available in three different designs, including LUPIN THE IIIRD: Jigen’s Grave Marker, LUPIN THE IIIRD: Goemon’s Blood Spray, and LUPIN THE IIIRD: Fujiko’s Lie. Likewise, all designs will be sold as 1/1 designs, and priority purchase rights will be given to all MetaSamura NFT owners.
All MetaSamura holders will receive exclusive membership access to exclusive collaborations, drops, and unique experiences. Also, the community is at the vanguard of their foundation, and every MetaSamura NFT unlocks entry to the 1BLOCK ecosystem as well as future projects.
Interested NFT owners should join 1BLOCK’s official discord server because details about the sales link and purchase method will be provided there. What’s more, a campaign exclusively for MetaSamurai NFT owners is also organized. The tentative period of sale for these NFTs will be in the summer of 2022.
Further details on MetaSamurai can be accessed here: metasamurai.world.