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We are pleased to announce the launch of the NFT project “BOSO TOKYO” – an identity-defining brand in the Metaverse
To commemorate its launch, BOSO TOKYO has launched a giveaway campaign for their NFT. Check out the details here for a chance to win a BOSO TOKYO NFT by completing a few simple tasks.
BOSO TOKYO is an NFT brand that aims to build avatars that can be used as a common identity in multiple metaverses. As a generative NFT, BOSO TOKYO uses algorithms to create random combinations for each avatar’s body, face, clothing, accessories, and other parts.
BOSO TOKYO is an original brand of avatars from Tokyo. Unlike the many Japan-inspired anime and video game-inspired NFTs on OpenSea, BOSO is aspiring to bring forth a completely original collection.
Hidetaka Tenjin, the illustrator of Gundam, Star Wars mecha illustrations, and Macross, has joined BOSO TOKYO as the main designer and is working on creating the avatars.
Afromance, Co-Founder of Burning Japan and foam Party is acting as creative director.
On top of that, an all-star team of crypto and NFT specialists along with top Japanese creators have gathered together to deliver a true and authentic NFT collection from the heart of Tokyo.
The word “BOSO” comes from “Bosozoku”, Japanese motorbike gangs. These gangs would cruise together in the hundreds, riding customized motorbikes designed to make loud noises. In Japanese, “BOSO” means to “not give a damn” and that was their motto while riding their bikes. Bosozoku was in a way a “symbol of freedom”.
The Bosozoku slogan, “天上天下唯我独尊(Tenjo-Tenge-Yuiga-Dokuson),” expresses their belief that your identity could only be “one and only”, a very unique being in this world – meaning you are, so very special. Inspired by the budding independence of these gangs and their search for freedom, BOSO TOKYO, has coined the term  “電上電下唯我独尊(DENJO-DENGE-YUIGA-DOKUSON)”. This means that “You are a special being, a unique identity in this digital world”.
The word “Metaverse” is said to be a term first used in the 1982 science fiction novel Snow Crash and has existed long before the birth of Bitcoin.
However, without blockchain technology, “unique identities” in the digital world would not have worked. People could just simply copy and paste. NFTs and blockchain technology solve this problem. In a digital world or metaverse, the establishment of the self is made possible only with NFTs.
BOSO believes that when the era of parallel metaverses becomes the norm, it will be important for individuals to be able to build identities or avatars that can be recognized across all digital worlds.
Moreover, once establishing such an identity, it should be a seamless effort for anyone to be able to establish an identity in every metaverse. BOSO believes that an avatar is meaningless unless it can be used across any metaverse. BOSO TOKYO will become the first brand to do so.
Currently, these upcoming points are the main focus for BOSO TOKYO:

Tenjin is a legendary creator and artist from Japan, now in charge of designing avatars for BOSO TOKYO.
“I am taking on this new challenge with very high expectations. BOSO TOKYO will be, I hope, a massive opportunity for people from around the world to once again recognize the uniqueness of Japanese culture. We hope that this project will be the catalyst for a new movement. A new movement that sweeps the world and proves that the culture we possess will have great impact on the generation to come.”
Tenjin is a master of robot mecha productions and acts as mecha designer, illustrator, and art director in countless projects. He is a seasoned professional in the field of plastic models, box art, and game animation production. Even in CG expression, Tenjin is known to draw a narrative on screen, by consciously expressing the brush feeling and touch.
Tenjin draws box art for plastic models including Hasegawa’s “Macross” series, BANDAI SPIRITS’ Gundam, and STAR WARS. He has also worked in the field of animation, including mechanical art for the animations “Macross Zero,” “Macross Frontier,” and “Genesis of Aquarion,” mechanical design for “Helsing,” “Macross Delta,” “Knights & Magic,” “Super Robot Wars T,” “BACK ARROW,” and “Yasuke”. He is also active in the field of animation, acting as the mechanical director for “Space Battleship Yamato 2205”.

Creative Director –  Afromance
Afro overviews the creative design and world view for BOSO TOKYO.
Creative Director. CEO of Creative Company “Afro&Co”.Co-Founder of Burning Japan, the regional event of Burning Man. Major achievements include hosting the first foam party in Tokyo.
The “awapa” boom in Japan was started and accelerated by Afromance through the various collaborations with companies and brands such as LEXUS, and the famed outdoor festival “awafes”.Also, Afromance produced “SAKURA CHILL BAR by Saga”, a bar smothered with 1.2 million flower petals, the “Ghoul Restaurant” that featured the smash hit “Tokyo Ghoul” series, and the “BLOCK.FES”, an online music festival that brought in 2 million people during COVID.

Ideology and Manifesto Design- Hisashi Oki
Oki is the Japan Representative for Ledger, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency wallet companies. Formerly, he was the head of brand marketing, PR and public relations at one of the world’s largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges. Previously, he was news director at TV Tokyo’s New York bureau, editor-in-chief at Cointelegraph Japan, and reporter at Cointelegraph Global. He is responsible for designing BOSO TOKYO’s manifesto and ideology.
BOSO TOKYO is inspired by the Japanese biker gangs’ longing for freedom. The slogan “DENJO-DENGE-YUIGA-DOKUSON”, means that all individuals unique in the metaverse
BOSO TOKYO is a brand for those who believe in the possibilities of the Metaverse and seek even more freedom. We want to share Japanese creators and culture with people from around the world. With our special team, we will create a brand, a community, an opportunity, and a future that has yet to be seen.
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