With the recent spike in popularity of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, it was only a matter of time before the allure of this technology and its potential reached influencers in the anime industry. Enter – the “Otaku Coin.”
The online anime store, Tokyo Otaku Mode, is jumping on the cryptocurrency hype train. They are developing the new currency “Otaku Coin”, which the company hopes to eventually circulate through the anime, manga, and games industries.
Tokyo Otaku Mode wants to use blockchain technology to bridge the gap between the community and the creators. In brief, their plan is to allow fans to earn Otaku Coin by watching anime, sharing content and creating reviews. By participating and contributing to the anime community, fans would earn currency which can then be used to attend events, purchase products and directly support projects and creators.
The Otaku Coin project is overseen by Tokyo Otaku Mode co-founders and advised by big names in the industry like producer Taro Maki, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, and journalist Tadashi Sudo. The official Otaku Coin Ambassador is Virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai.
The Otaku Coin cryptocurrency is planned to launch Summer 2018.