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Japanese Manga Game Captain Tsubasa Launches on Oasys Blockchain

Tanzeel Akhtar
Last updated: | 1 min read
Japanese Manga Game Captain Tsubasa Launches on Oasys Blockchain

Japanese Manga-inspired game Captain Tsubasahas launched on the gaming blockchain Oasys offering 5,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to players.

In a blog post, Oasys Blockchain said the Captain Tsubasahas game is developed by Mint Town, Co., Ltd. and BLOCKSMITH&Co., a subsidiary of mobile gaming giant KLab Inc., in Japan, which develops and distributes products such as blockchain technology and crypto assets utilising NFTs.

Oasys is a decentralized blockchain gaming protocol and is among the few Layer 1 blockchains with a dual-layer approach.

Gamers can collect Captain Tsubasa NFTs by participating. The game offers an immersive experience where players can nurture and collect character NFTs from the original series. The iconic game revolves around Tsubasa Ozora a young Japanese Elementary school student who is deeply in love with football and dreams of one day winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan.

In 2023, Japan’s SoftBank became an official network validator on Oasys, as reported by TechCrunch. A validator is a node or computer that helps to verify transactions being added to a blockchain, keeping the decentralized network stable and secure.

Captain Tsubasa is the latest major gaming publisher to join Oasys’ blockchain, which has strong institutional backing from other initial validators including the likes of Bandai Namco Research, SEGA, Ubisoft, Netmarble, Wemade, Com2uS and Yield Guild Games.

Japan’s Crypto Market and Gaming Growth


Japan’s cryptocurrency market is a significant contributor to gaming growth, accounting for a good share of users in play-to-earn games such as Stepn. Its interest in blockchain gaming, and especially those that have ecosystem rewards, is partly because of the country’s familiarity with an almost similar ingrained practice dubbed poikatsu, a loyalty points culture.

Additionally, Japan-based Web3 gaming protocols such as Oasys are making it seamless for developers to create reward-based Web3 games. Web3 developers can deploy customized gaming ecosystems on Oasys, featuring multiple genres of play-to-earn games and metaverses, from light casual games to heavy FPS and MMORPGs.

Web3 Gaming Growth 2024


In 2024, web3 gaming is growing rapidly with the space attracting more VC investment. In 2023, it is estimated that the blockchain gaming-related rounds reached $1.7 billion — a significant part of which has flowed to the 270 blockchain games in development on Immutable, Layer 2 for NFTs and blockchain gaming.