The Azuki NFT collection is printing serious numbers. It is a big influence on other anime-
There are over 5,500 holders and its top ten highest sales range between $350k and $1.4m.
Azuki #9605 sold for a whooping $1.4 million sometime in March 2022.
Until recently, the Bored Ape Yacht Club was one of the most coveted NFT collections. However, there’s a new collection threatening to claim the throne: The Azukis. On the 12th of January 2022, LA-based company Chiru Labs launched this collection of 10k unique anime-styled avatars. Since then, they have steadily risen to popularity.
Each avatar has 12 different customizable features. These include hair, unique facials, different
clothing as well as different backgrounds.
Azuki NFT huge numbers
There are over 5,500 holders of the anime NFT. Currently, its top ten of the highest sales the collection has seen range from $350k and $1.4m. The record for the highest Azuki sale goes to Azuki #9605. It sold for a whopping $1.4 million sometime in March 2022!
On OpenSea, the NFTs have also passed the $500 million trading volume mark, a clear indication of the huge sales that are ongoing. Does Azuki have utility? Yes. Ownership of an Azuki NFT gives you access to “The Garden.” The Garden is a corner of the internet where art, community and culture fuse to create magic.
Azuki NFT collection drives up interest in Anime NFTs
The Azuki NFT collection’s Anime style has influenced several other NFTs. A few of these projects are; Akuma Origins, Kiwami Genesis and the Shinsekai Portal NFTs. They already have large trading volumes on OpenSea.
Akuma Origins is an army of 5555 unique pieces also called Yokais. Owning a Yokai gives you
access to an exclusive digital realm. The collection is already listed on OpenSea and is #5 in rankings, with a floor price of 0.87eth.
Kiwami Genesis is a collection of 10,000 avatars for “next-generation rule-breakers.” Holders have access to exclusive Kiwami offerings and the opportunity to shape a collective future. It’s #7 on OpenSea with a floor price of 0.48eth.
Shinsekai Portals, from the Shinsekai Corporation, is not a PFP, but a kind of ‘portal’ a
mangaverse. The corporation plans to launch a manga book, and a clothing brand and give holders the power to use their unique metaverse characters. The Shinsekai Portal NFTs on OpenSea are #9 in rankings with a floor price of 0.51eth.
Upcoming Anime NFT Drops
The Otaku Klub NFT, the world’s first-ever Japanese anime NFT project featuring a crypto-game and “mangaverse”. This mangaverse will be accessible to holders after launch in Q2.
The United Gamers Club is a PFP collection of fashionable gamer girls who are also drawn in the same anime style as the Azukis, although with less graphic quality.
Have the Azuki NFTs cleared the path for Anime NFTs to become a major trend in the future?
Although animes are already internationally recognized, NFTs can make the genre more
accessible to a newer audience.