The official website online for Zombie Zoo, Toei Animation‘s anime based on the NFT paintings assortment by nine-year-old boy artist Zombie Zoo Keeper, revealed the anime’s staff and May premiere date on Thursday. The website online moreover unveiled the character designs and two stills from the live-action portion of the anime.

YP (YURUPPE) is directing the anime. YP has directed music motion pictures for such groups as ZUTOMAYO, GReeeeN, Gorilla Attack, and Buyer Client. Jirō Sameyama (Digimon/Hatsune Miku collaboration) is designing the characters.

Zombie Zoo Keeper created the paintings assortment Zombie Zoo as his evaluation enterprise all through his summer season journey ultimate yr. With the help of his mother, artist Emi Kusano, he started selling the pixel paintings as NFTs (Non-Fungible Token), and celebrities similar to Steve Aoki bought the NFT work. As of January 24, Zombie Zoo Keeper has created 209 pixel paintings objects, and made them obtainable on the NFT market OpenSea. He was later chosen on the “2021 Forbes JAPAN 100” guidelines, and Toei Animation stated he shortly “became the face of the ‘NFT Art Scene’ in Japan.”

Toei Animation said that whereas it has “brought many kids’ animations into the world through the hands of adult creators,” this time “the main creator of this project is the children themselves.” The agency added it “started this project because we wanted to support and create animations that reflect children’s creativity as it is.”

Toei Animation stated that’s the main enterprise in a plan to broaden its NFT initiatives that may “[partner] with creators to develop animation franchises based off of NFT artwork.”

Sources: Toei Animation, Comic Natalie