The Samurai Cats Project, the much-awaited NFT from Crazy NOOdles Studio is finally live. With that, Hiro Ando’s dream of bridging the gap between the real and virtual world of Japanese artwork has come true. The decision to digitize contemporary art was a huge risk, especially since no one has done anything like this before. But Hiro Ando felt confident that the plan would work, owing to the fact that countless fans across the globe want to partake in the new wave of Japanese pop art.
Plan to launch Samurai Cats
Hiro Ando and the Crazy NOOdle Studio came up with the idea to introduce Samurai Cats into the digital realm. They believed that bringing contemporary artwork into the NFT space would prompt an artistic revolution. In fact, Artprice’s annual report shows a $2.7 billion growth in the online sale of artwork in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The star proves that people still appreciate artwork even if they can’t visit exhibitions or auctions to physically see the pieces they want to buy.
Crazy NOOdles Studio founders decided that this was the best time to tap into the crypto market and blur the gap between the real and virtual world of art. With the introduction of Samurai Cats, anyone who owns a Hiro Ando original will get a free NFT and become a member with various benefits. Steve Aoki, for instance, is a long-time fan of Hiro’s creations. He owns a resin sculpture of the Samurai Cat, and now, he’s a proud owner of a Samurai Cat NFT as well.
Hiro Ando’s vision for the future of Japanese pop art
Hiro Ando always dreamed of taking Japanese artwork to the next level. He wanted people to explore different types of artwork and understand what they meant. But the pandemic brought everything to a standstill. However, Hiro Ando wasn’t one to back off. He worked on a plan with the creative minds from the Crazy NOOdle Gang to digitize his iconic character, the Samurai Cat.
A virtual world of digital artwork is now possible, thanks to the crypto market and NFTs. The veteran artist believes that launching Samurai Cats was the right decision since the technophile youths are comfortable with the cryptocurrency metaverse.
Hiro Ando’s latest digital collection embraces the true spirit of NFTs: to make digital art accessible to art enthusiasts and provide them with real value at the same time. While many people invest in NFTs purely as an investment vehicle, Hiro aims to reach those who want to experience Japan’s neo-pop culture at its best.
The benefits of owning Samurai Cats NFTs
Samurai Cats NFTs are gathering momentum among interested buyers. Aside from the prospect of owning unique digital art from Hiro Ando himself, there are plenty of benefits that come from buying a member of the Samurai Cat Nation.
- You can receive special benefits if you own Hiro Ando’s physical artworks.
- You have the voting rights to decide which artist can join the Crazy Noodles Gang if you become a member.
- You will get invitations to special events and exclusive auctions.
- You can win more NFTs if you hold the ones you currently have.
- You will get special access once the Galerie Club goes live.
- You will have ownership and commercial rights to your Samurai Cats NFTs.
It was a risky decision from Hiro Ando to digitalize artwork, but there’s no question that NTFs will continue to permeate the art market. Hiro and the Crazy NOOdle Gang are ready to ride the wave of NFTs and look forward to releasing more digital collections in the future.
The Samurai Cats NFTs can now be seen on OpenSea. You can also follow the project on Twitter and join the active community on Discord to learn more about what’s going on behind the scenes.
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