The Sandbox Celebrates Partnership with Dragon Ball and One Piece Animators in NFT Giveaway

The Sandbox has partnered with legendary Japanese animation studio Toei Animation, and is celebrating the collaboration with a giveaway.

Goku, Luffy, and Sailor Moon in the Sandbox Metaverse
  • The Sandbox has announced partnering with Japanese animation pioneer Toei Animation to create experiences in the metaverse. 
  • The metaverse will give away exclusive NFTs to celebrate the partnership.

Leading gaming metaverse The Sandbox is celebrating its partnership with legendary Japanese Animation company Toei Animation. The Sandbox will give away limited edition NFTs to fans joining the metaverse experience with the animation company. 

The production company is one of the most highly decorated companies in Japanese animation. The Sandbox will also create new experiences based on Toei Animation’s intellectual properties in the metaverse. 


Anime is celebrated among Millennials and Generation Z, and what better way to recognize Japanese animation culture in web3 than with one of the pioneers in the industry? 

Interestingly, The Sandbox’s founder is more than excited about the partnership.

Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox, shared their views on the impact of Japanese animation on their life,

“Japanese manga and anime such as Dragon Ball, ONE PIECE, and Sailor Moon from TOEI ANIMATION's IP have always been a part of my life. I am happy to bring this content to The Sandbox for players and creators around the world to enjoy. This partnership is an exciting addition for our open metaverse platform to bring some of the best content from Japanese culture to our creator community."

In light of the new partnership, The Sandbox is giving away limited edition NFTs to the first thousand registered people. It’s important to note that the NFTs will not be based on Toei Animation IP. 


The Sandbox has yet to determine the type of NFT it will give away. However, users can apply with their email address by completing tasks on the dedicated website. Participants must complete KYC verification to participate. 

Finding Dragon Balls and the One Piece in the Metaverse

Toei Animation has had deep roots in pioneering the Japanese animation industry since 1948. The production company is renowned for producing some of the most successful anime series, such as Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Digimon, and One Piece. 

In collaboration with Minto and The Sandbox, the pioneer animation company will create experiences based on its characters. The metaverse has yet to share additional details about the partnership. 

However, it plans to strategically leverage the partnership with Toei Animation to collaborate with other IP brands based in Japan. 

Satoshi Shinohara, Managing Director of Toei Animation, shared his views on the move to the metaverse in a press release

“The Metaverse is a concept that has emerged in recent years. Toei Animation is now ready to set sail into this new ocean. We are very happy and proud to be working with The Sandbox and Minto as our partners. I am confident that the ‘Fleet’ we have assembled will be able to discover new continents and new routes that will guide the entertainment industry for years to come. I am truly looking forward to seeing the adventures and stories of the various works and characters we have created so far in this new field.”

On the Flipside

  • The Sandbox recently partnered with the iconic manga series Fist of the North Star and Captain Tsubasa to create web3 experiences. Those partnerships also catered to The Sandbox Founder’s passion for Japanese art.

Why You Should Care

Many people from different generations revere Japanese animation. An estimated 2.88 billion have watched anime in their lifetime, and over 100 million people watch it daily. One Piece and Dragon Ball Z are some of the most successful anime series in animation history. 

Seeing Luffy or Goku in the metaverse could be a big win for The Sandbox and attract anime enthusiasts to web3. The Sandbox could see the same success as Fortnite, which collaborated with Dragon Ball Z and Naruto to add their IP to the game.


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