The popular Web3 Anime Brand Azuki is spreading the holiday cheer this season to its non-fungible token (NFT) holders.
Now Azuki collectors can dress their avatars in cozy holiday sweaters, Santa hats, and other Christmas and holiday-themed wearables. They can also choose among accessories and digital traits like a bell, a gift, snow, a snowman, and a candy cane.
Since the announcement, Azuki holders have been decking out their Azuki avatars for the holiday season and showing off their profile pictures (PFP) avatars on Twitter. Here’s one from user @IcedcoffeeEth.
The digital wearables were released through the platform’s Collector Profile’s tool, and it’s simple to use. Azuki holders only need to click on“Equipables,” pick their Azuki NFT, and choose from several digital wearables, accessories, and traits. The tool is free to use for Azuki NFT holders.
Azuki is a Web3 brand inspired by anime artwork. It’s first 10,000 piece NFT collection, created by Los-Angeles-based Chiru Labs, launched in January 2022 and sold out in minutes. It is currently one of the top five NFT collections of all-time on OpenSea, with a total sales volume of 271,327 ETH at the time of writing.
The studio regularly rewards its holders in its community space “The Garden,” where holders can access exclusive merchandise, Azuki drops, live events, and more.
Azuki Has Had a Big Year in 2022
Crypto and NFT markets have a had a tough year, to say the least. And for many NFT collections, the bear market has taken its toll, dropping not only their floor price, but also reducing their ability to produce for their community. But not Azuki. We’ve written several articles about the anime-themed NFT collection from Chiru Labs. Here are the top three.
First, on March 30th, 2022, Azuki #9605 sold on OpenSea for 420.7 ETH. At the time of sale, the price was roughly $1.4 million. The rare Azuki that was purchased is ranked #2 out of 10,000 NFTs in rarity. Some of its rare traits include its Golden Headphones and clothing — None.
Next, on April 23rd, the most famous character from Azuki, “Bobu,” took a ride with the SpaceX Crew-4 astronaut team to the International Space Station. How did it travel? Strapped in a Ledger hardware wallet. The NFT was brought along to explore energy outputs in a microgravity environment and do other humanitarian research.
Finally, Azuki partnered with Red Bull Racing to put Azuki #8494 on the side of two cars to be driven for the final Formula 1 race of the season in Abu Dhabi. Chiru Labs named the NFT “Lei the Lightning Azuki,” and according to a press release, he’s a “tenacious racer.”
Azuki rose quickly to become a top NFT collection and obtain blue chip status. And based on its active year in 2022, it looks like Chiru Labs and Azuki NFTs are here to stay. To Azuki collectors and holders, we hope you have a happy holiday season and enjoy the new fun digital wearables