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NFTs turn Japan's manga and anime into genuine art

Original illustrations from 'One Piece' reborn as high-end collectors' items

"One Piece" publisher Shueisha is selling prints from the manga series for around 500,000 yen. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi) ONE PIECE (c) 2021, Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha Inc. All rights reserved.

TOKYO -- Blockchain technology is lending new commercial value to Japanese manga and anime culture, turning illustrations into genuine artworks, raising money for artists and fostering the growth of the market and related businesses.

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