The Sandbox partners with Captain Tsubasa to bring the popular football manga and anime to the metaverse

The Sandbox is bringing Captain Tsubasa, the popular football manga, to the new Captain Tsubasa LAND in our metaverse. The experiences on this LAND, which will be co-produced by Minto, will become the first Japanese manga property to enter The Sandbox and the first appearance ever in the metaverse by Captain Tsubasa.

Captain Tsubasa is a manga featuring the character of Tsubasa Ozora, an 11-year-old boy who loves football and aspires to be the world’s best player. Tsubasa’s motto is “the ball is my friend,” because a football once protected him from a bus crash. Driven by a life-long passion, Tsubasa becomes a football star in Japan, Brazil, and Europe. The success of the Captain Tsubasa manga and anime have contributed greatly to the development of football around the world, and the franchise has influenced numerous international football players. This new partnership aims to promote a variety of Captain Tsubasa collaborations and projects centered on The Sandbox.

“The Captain Tsubasa Japanese comics and animation series have contributed to make Japanese manga culture global in the 80s and directly influenced the youth of millions of fans around the world — including myself as a teenager. Bringing this iconic series into The Sandbox is like a ‘teenager’s dream come true’, said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “By giving fans full ownership of Captain Tsubasa items, we’re empowering players to create their own user-generated football-themed experiences featuring their childhood favorite players to further extend Tsubasa Ozora’s influence on new generations of football fans.”

Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

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