The front cover of the first edition. Source: Hakusensha.
The cryptocurrency-manga bond is growing more powerful. While manga-flavored token monacoin (MONA) was probably the first significant crypto-manga crossover, a brand-new series of bitcoin (BTC)- themed comics is now the talk of the town in Japan.
The brand-new title is called Genesis Code, and is being serialized in manga publication Young Animal, released by the Tokyo-based manga powerhouse Hakusensha
The front cover of the first edition, released on April 28, features the series’ hero holding a token emblazoned with the bitcoin logo design, and the publisher has actually launched a marketing video.
Per a devoted page on the publisher’s website, Genesis Code is set in 2009, simply after the birth ofbitcoin Rather than focusing on real-life occasions, it informs the story of Phantom Wolf, a radical hacker– haunted by the death of his daddy– who takes part in a tense contest to discover a captive.
The contest has a high-stakes benefit: a BTC 1 million reward pot waits for the victor.
Phantom Wolf is required to utilize his hacking capability and powers of thinking to break a secret case connected to the “genesis” of bitcoin– however if he stops working, the publisher describes, there will be “deadly” repercussions.
Likewise included in the story are a charming female web live banner, a mystical smart device app and 2 colleagues who accept assist Phantom Wolf on his hacking- and BTC-related experiences.
As formerly reported, manga and anime developers have actually been searching for blockchain- and crypto-powered cooperation opportunities for numerous years.
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