Hand-drawn NFTs showcase the unique art and story behind the cult Japanese band to celebrate the tenth anniversary with exclusive musical stems
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARU NFT COLLECTION HERE
LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the innovative music and technology company, KLKTN and cult Japanese indie band Gesu no Kiwami Otome, have announced their first-ever OpenSea NFT collaborative collection, Maru. Celebrating the band’s 10th anniversary, Maru is a generative art project comprised of 1,203 NFTs of varying rarity, including unique music tracks.
Created for superfans of the group, Gesu no Kiwami Otome, ownership of this collection will grant exclusive access to giveaways and a live music session, among other benefits, NFT holders will be able to participate in the creation of a music video . This will be the company’s first Ethereum (ETH) based project and the first project featured by KLKTN Studio, which is a branch of KLKTN focusing on bespoke Web3 projects with artists and their fans. KLKTN is originally a music technology company focused on cultivating unique artistic experiences between fans and their favorite artists.
Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女。 “Lowest Girl”) formed in Tokyo in 2012, and paved the way for progressive indie music in Japan, going beyond the limits of J-pop to bring together musical influences ranging from hip hop to jazz to classic rock. In doing so, they’ve created a sound all their own, garnering acclaim from critics and millions of dedicated fans who love them as much for their musicianship as they are for their charisma.
Maru, a versatile generative art project, captures the personalities of the four members of Gesu No Kiwami Otome and is inspired by the art of the group. Each of Project Maru’s 1,203 NFTs is designed to be bright, quirky and simply round. The multicolored pop sensation exudes an energy aligned with the band’s colorful nature and will inspire fans to imagine Maru’s story going through a decade of band greatness. As an additional utility, token holders will be able to participate in the creative process as a co-creator of the new music video, which will be announced later on the project’s website.
Fans can attend the presale on June 28 and join the allowlist for social media giveaways until June 27, 2022. All eligible winners will have a 24-hour window to strike from 6pm PT (10am JST) on June 28. There will be a rollover of all NFTs that are not issued from the sale of the authorized list to the public sale that will go live June 30th. Maru will be distributed in presale to allowlist winners who will have 740 NFTs available and public sale which will have 360 NFTs.
The reveal will be hosted on Discord on July 7 by connecting user wallets to access secure NFT channels inside the Maru Discord. All users must hold a Maru to enter. These channels will include details about upcoming community events, upcoming KLTKN releases, and more. Fans will be able to participate in exciting giveaways in early August, as merchandise raffles and whitelisting of KLKTN NFT projects will be among the prizes. In mid-August, a live holder session will be live for NFT holders.
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KLKTN is a digital experience label for media, music and brands looking for innovative ways to collaborate within their industries and inspire their community in the Web3 space. Their NFTs enable new avenues of creative expression and interaction, strengthening the bonds between creators and their audiences. The co-founders of KLKTN are Jeff Miyahara, creative director and acclaimed record producer and songwriter who has produced over 260 international artists; Fabiano Soriani, CTO and former lead blockchain engineer for Dapper Labs; and Daisuke IwaseChief executive officer, Harvard Business School graduate, former World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and digital pioneer known for co-founding lifenet, a disruptive fintech company, which he led to the IPO.
ABOUT Gesu no Kiwami Otome
Gesu no Kiwami Otome is made up of four members; leader and songwriter Enon Kawatani, a prolific songwriter known for his genius freestyle ability; bassist Kacho Kyujitsu, known for his stint looking for a girlfriend on the hit reality TV show Terrace House (it didn’t pan out), Hona Ikoka, a beast of a drummer and potentially the subject of Kacho Kyujitsu’s affection, and keyboardist Chan-Mari, the only one in the group with common sense. She also happens to have the perfect height. Together, this eclectic group has released 8 albums.
Connect with Gesu no Kiwami Otome: Youtube | Twitter | Spotify
ABOUT Central Park
20 years in a successful career in the fashion and design industry in New York and Milano, Central Park has moved on. Literally. He moved. He painted airplanes in the American Midwest. He worked with a Buddhist foundation in Tibet. He stood out among London best creations. But if you hate playing by the rules, where else to go from there if not to a whole new world? Now, under the pseudonym of Central Park, the artist explores the newfound freedom of a nascent ecosystem, creating a culture for web3 spaces and communities.
ABOUT MMBP & Associates
MMBP & Associates is a creative consultancy that infuses brands with cultural capital. They believe that having an awareness and sensitivity to societal changes is crucial if innovation is to happen. They reshape worldviews by connecting local culture to a global audience. Situated at LondonMMBP & Associates works with an international network of partners who value immersive real-world analysis as the basis for creative projects.
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