LUPIN THE IIIRD, MetaSamurai collaborates in NFT project

An NFT collection featuring a collaboration between “MetaSamurai” and “LUPIN THE IIIRD,” a spin-off of the popular animation “Lupin the Third,” will be open for sale on August 12.

The “LUPIN THE IIIRD x MetaSamurai” NFTs are 1/1-scale 3D avatars based on Lupin III, Daimon Daisuke and Ishikawa Gemon from the LUPIN THE IIIRD series.

MetaSamurai is a popular NFT collection that includes 3,333 pieces of 1/1-scale 3D avatars. It has been ranked the 7th most popular collection in the Ethereum category globally and 1st in Japan on the leading NFT marketplace OpenSea. In June, it collaborated with US luxury brand COACH as part of its LGBTQIA+ community support campaign.

LUPIN THE IIIRD is an animation series depicting the adventures of protagonist Lupin III from his early days. Three films have been released by animation director Ken Koike: “Tombstone of Daisuke Dimeji,” “Blood Smoke of Ishikawa Gomon” and “Mine Fujiko’s Lie.”

In a previous collaboration in June, MetaSamurai produced virtual sneaker NFTs based on Lupin III and his friends from the three films.