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The Metaverse is a popular topic of conversation

The Metaverse is a popular topic of conversation. And for good reason. It’s expected to balloon into an $800B market by 2024. And with companies the likes of Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Google investing beaucoup bucks, you can bet this virtual destination isn’t going away any time soon.

This astounding growth isn’t the only thing that makes the Metaverse so intriguing — it’s how it’s shaping our online lives — how we connect with others, buy and sell and most importantly, how it empowers us all:


We thought this an opportune time to get into what the Metaverse is (and isn’t) and also, what makes Anime Village’s foray into this virtual world different than the likes of Decentraland, the Sandbox and others.

Q: Alright already…what is the Metaverse?

A: Essentially, the Metaverse is a three-dimensional version of the Internet. In fact, many view it as a mirror of the physical world as you, in the form of an Avatar, engage in many of the same activities you do in your flesh and blood form.

Q: Alright already…what is the Anime Village Metaverse?

A: Let’s assume you accept the notion that the Metaverse is a three-dimensional version of the Internet that runs in parallel to the physical world. Now, imagine if that 3-D world was a reflection of the awe-inspiring aesthetics of #anime and #manga.

The other major distinction between our Metaverse and others is that ours is story-driven. These narratives are based on the plots that will be introduced in our Manga series and will be tied to a multitude of quests, achievements, goals and their respective rewards.

And that’s just for starters. Because we’re introducing a myriad of ‘villages’ that are based on your most beloved genre — Action (Fury Falls), Adventure (Legends Gate), Supernatural (Mystic Valley) and Slice of Life (Harmony Hills). Each virtual village will tout its own unique characters, shops, landscapes, architecture, journeys and events. It’s like you’ve been dropped into an Anime!

We’ll be launching with Fury Falls and plans for other villages will be announced as our design and dev team put the finishing touches on them.

Q: So, the Metaverse isn’t just a video game?

There’s a lot more to the Metaverse than gaming, though many game companies have adopted the technology. Fortnite is a good example as you can now use your Avatar to engage with other players' Avatars on your quest to earn virtual currency.

Second Life, meanwhile, creates virtual experiences for players to explore including music clubs, communities and virtual cinemas.


There are many other examples, but the gist of it is these popular games are adopting aspects of the Metaverse and incorporating them into their systems, allowing players to use their products in a new way.

Q: So, the Anime Village Metaverse isn’t just a video game?

We’re planning on introducing RPGs into our product mix a little down the line. Cooler still, the games will be based on storylines introduced in our #manga series, Adamanto. But like the Metaverse itself, our virtual worlds will include all manner of activities, pastimes and products that you can custom tailor to your exact wants and needs.

Do you want to create your own Avatar and engage with friends via your go-to social channel? Go for it. Maybe you think Shin’ichi, the protagonist from Adamanto, is a better fit for your virtual self (and chances for survival in our genre action-themed Fury Falls). Or, maybe you want it all — buying parcels of land and building your virtual home, digital Manga stories that are intertwined with Metaverse quests and milestones, NFTs based on these amazing characters and a safe, secure environment to engage with your pals.

Whatever the case, our story-driven Metaverse is there to cater to your virtual desires. And by allowing users to pick and choose how they want to experience it is a key distinction and one we’re proud to offer.

The future has arrived.

The Metaverse is in its infancy, but that hasn’t stopped some from forecasting where its headed in the near future. Some believe most of us will be using the Metaverse in some way, shape or form by 2030. Perhaps. But we think one of the biggest hurdles this new technology will face is the type of hardware people will need to properly access it. Then there’s the issue of allowing users to take their virtual purchases from one platform to the other. This will be crucial because it’s emblematic of what the Metaverse is supposed to be — a decentralized, open world that puts you in the driver’s seat.

Come what may, it’s going to be a very interesting ride. Anime Village is definitely looking forward to it and more than that, creating a platform that Anime, Manga and gaming fans can finally sink their teeth into.

We’ll be back next week as we give you our take on how #web3 is impacting the Internet and how we’re using it.

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