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March 11th, 2022
  1. First thoughts
  2. Our vision
  3. Seasonal airdrops
  4. Merchandise
  5. Physical and digital artwork
  6. Collectibles
    • Vinyl toys
    • Artbook with concept art
  7. Metaverse and beyond

The journey of a Yokai

A Yokai’ long journey begins with one step

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March 8th, 2022
アクマが上がる
アクマが上がる
  1. The origin of Akuma
  2. Exploring the foundation of Akuma
  3. Our roadmap and vision
  4. Details about our creative endeavors
  5. Future of Akuma
  6. Official links

Origin Story

In a distant universe, we witness a brave species called Yokai - folk known around the universe for their skills in battle, loyalty to the shogun and their brothers and sisters in arms. The vibrant realm attracts plenty of travellers, merchants, and fortune seekers.

One of these souls is a legendary travelling merchant crafting weapons and jewellery, wielded by the bravest Yokai. During one of the merchant's travels, he was caught in a gruelling thunderstorm. Forced to seek refuge in a nearby cave, he stumbled across a huge vein of very shiny and strong ore - something never seen before. Unbeknownst to him, the ore was an ancient prison holding an evil spirit. While hastily mining the ore, he released the ancient spirit known as Akuma.

The quality of weapons and jewellery crafted from this ore was never seen before in the Realm. These pieces were highly sought-after artefacts by the wealthiest and bravest Yokai. Unbeknownst to them the curse that every piece held. Akuma was waiting in the shadows for the perfect moment to execute the curse.

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March 20th, 2022
  1. Challenges on our journey
  2. Changes to the collection
  3. Development on the Yokai’s DNA
  4. Opening the gates to the realm
  5. A short summary of changes

Challenges on our journey

While laying the final bricks of our roadmap, we were hit by a wrecking ball - forcing us to rebuild. This week we received the first prototype proposal from the supplier we were intending to use to manufacture the exclusive Akuma products. We were disappointed, to say the least. The prototype did not live up to our high expectations and the materials were sub-par compared to what we had envisioned. The manufacturer deviated from the high quality materials we had specified due to worldwide supply shortages without notifying us.

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March 24th, 2022
  1. Akuma Origins’ backstory and lore
  2. Birth of the Yokai
  3. DNA of the Yokai
  4. Concept art and sketches

Lore

In a distant universe, we witness a brave species called Yokai - folk known around the universe for their skills in battle, loyalty to the shogun and their brothers and sisters in arms. The vibrant realm attracts plenty of travellers, merchants, and fortune seekers.

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May 13th, 2022
  1. Time to reflect
  2. The team’s determination to build the Realm
    1. Mateo’s vision and drive to create the Realm
    2. Keeper of the Realm
    3. Who is Ade and what did it take?
  3. Double down on building

Time to reflect

As the market is cooling down, we feel like it’s time to reflect. Reflect on our past; where the team came from, how our vision was born and how we can continue to bring Akuma to life as best we can. During these turbulent times, we acknowledge the need to reflect how the community has reacted to certain events, shine a light on what’s happening behind the scenes and elaborate what we’re building together. This allows creators, like ourselves, to innovate, create and test new stuff for the future. It’s times like these that shape a brand’s future.

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April 29th, 2022
  1. Who is Ade?
  2. Discovering the Yokai
    1. The Yokai’s DNA and colour palette
    2. Contamination Hell
  3. Akuma’s Smart Contract and ERC-721A
  4. Opening the Portal to the Realm
  5. Closing thoughts
  6. Appendix: Failed Yokai Experiments

Who is Ade?

A lifelong tinkerer and creator. Ade has been a developer for over a decade. His superpower? Versatility. - Gatekeeper

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May 10th, 2022

The notorious travelling merchant

In a distant universe, we witness a brave species called Yokai - folk known around the universe for their skills in battle, loyalty to the shogun and their brothers and sisters in arms. The vibrant realm attracts plenty of travellers, merchants, and fortune seekers.

One of these souls is a legendary travelling merchant crafting weapons and jewellery, wielded by the bravest Yokai. During one of the merchant's travels, he was caught in a gruelling thunderstorm. Forced to seek refuge in a nearby cave, he stumbled across a huge vein of very shiny and strong ore - something never seen before. Unbeknownst to him, the ore was an ancient prison holding an evil spirit. While hastily mining the ore, he released the ancient spirit known as Akuma.

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May 31st, 2022

A storm is coming

For the first time in centuries, I can feel like the Realm is changing

I’ve been the Gatekeeper for centuries now, protecting the Realm against intruders, invaders, lesser- and bigger evil. But never have I felt like this before. Ever since Akuma has been released, the Realm has changed - and it’s worrying me. He only appears to wreak havoc in the factions and disappears before we can dispatch our Enforcers. For thousands of years, all factions have lived in peace but I have a feeling this is changing now, and it’s all Akuma’s game plan… For the first time in ages, the Eastern Tribe performed a raid on the Mysterious Mages. The raid was led by The Ghost of The Realm, who has not been seen outside his stronghold for a long time. As you can imagine, Lady Lust was not too happy about this incident. I’ve personally tried talking to her, but you know what she is like…

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May 21st, 2022
  1. The development of Akuma
  2. Going corporate
  3. Seasonal Airdrops
  4. The Devils are coming!
    1. A Devil on your shoulder
    2. Upgrading and experimenting

The development of Akuma

In our latest article, we took some time to reflect on the development process of Akuma, how far we came, and what journey lies ahead of us. Since the launch of the project, the team has never stopped working and building on its future and the future of the space.