Naomi Osaka will be dropping heat in the form of a new NFT, but this time she will be accompanied by her sister Mari Osaka, who is the mastermind behind the digital artwork.
The tennis champion has returned yet again with another NFT collection titled “Resolve: The Naomi Osaka Manga Collection” in partnership with Autograph.
According to the collection’s digital gallery, the narrative art transports Naomi Osaka into an Alice-In-Wonderland-themed world. Here Naomi will face various challenges and encounter five characters who “represent parts of Naomi’s strengths and resolve to excel in the sport of tennis.”
In a recent Instagram post, Naomi highlights the importance of Yōsei, a fairy character who is an ode to a reassuring moment during the 2021 Australian open.
“My upcoming digital Manga Collection, drawn by my sister @mari.osaka , comes out January 20 on @autograph.io . 🦋 This is Yōsei, the fairy. My sister calls her my guide, almost like my angel. Those were the words that came out of my mother’s mouth when the butterfly landed on me at my match in the 2021 Australian open. Her family believed butterflies to carry the souls of our ancestors, and for sure it was one of them as that monarch butterfly that day,” Naomi Osaka wrote on Instagram.
Here's What We Know So Far
For fans looking to tap into the 11,000 piece NFT collection, you will not have to wait long. The public launch is set for Jan. 20, 2022. Better yet, fans who already snagged a collectible from Naomi Osaka’s former Autograph drop back in August can enjoy advanced access beginning Jan. 18, 2022.
According to information provided to AfroTech, buyers will be in for a surprise as the NFT will only be unlocked from their digital containers after Jan. 25, 2022. In addition, the NFTs will be displayed in five potential styles in either “Fantasy” or “Gallery” tiers of rarity.
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