Yasushi Akimoto, idol groups, metaverse, crypto assets… Will a project with all the hot keywords accelerate the spread of Web3 in Japan?
On March 29th, Obers announced that it would start a new idol group creation project “IDOL3.0 PROJECT” with Yasushi Akimoto as general producer. We aim to be an idol group that is “updated” according to the changing times and needs, without being bound by conventional idol images, activity areas, and group management.
According to the release, not only activities in “real” places such as concerts and handshake events, but also “virtual” activities such as Metaverse space and online. Beyond the concept of real space and virtual space, domestic and overseas, they will expand their activity area than conventional idols, and realize information transmission and mutual communication with fans.
In addition, as the operation fund for the project, the so-called IEO will be carried out by raising funds using the crypto asset “Nippon Idol Token (NIDT)” issued by Obers. NIDT is a utility token issued on the Ethereum blockchain. From the 29th, purchase applications began on the crypto asset exchange DMM Bitcoin and coinbook.
In addition to being able to support idol activities through token ownership, holders are scheduled to receive benefits such as participation in some productions, invitations to limited events, and NFT grants.
｜Text and editing: Takayuki Masuda
｜ Top image: From the release