Cosplay Contest Featuring Kodansha’s VR Idol “Hop Step Sing!” To Be Held Soon 〜Winners will become Hop Step Sing!’s official cosplayers and get cryptocurrency equivalent to 100,000 JPY as prizes〜
Cure Inc., the operator of “Curecos”, an online service enabling tipping supports towards cosplayers and purchase of NFTs from every corner of the world, is collaborating with Kodansha VR Lab, Ltd. (HQs: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Mr. Kenji Ishimaru) to organise a cosplay photo sharing contest with a theme featuring the VR idol group “Hop Step Sing!”.
About the contest
This is a photo sharing contest requiring participants to dress up as characters from the VR idol group “Hop Step Sing!” produced by Kodansha and to post their cosplay photos for entries.
Winners are determined based on Likes, comments and votes by judges towards the cosplay photos posted to cosplay photo sharing SNS “Curecos”
13:00 2nd Feb 2023 〜 23:59 15th Feb 2023
※ Time is based on Japan Standard Time (JST).
■Who can participate?
Cosplayers around the world.
There are no restrictions on countries/ regions of residence or gender.
※Prior consent from guardians is required for non-adult participants.
Participants are asked to put on cosplays based on the images of characters from the VR idol group “Hop Step Sing!” produced by Kodansha. After taking cosplay photos, participants are asked to post their cosplay photos as well.
The three characters are as follows:
■How to join
①Create an account in “Curecos”.
Website of Curecos: https://curecos.net/home
※Member registration is free of charge.
※Existing registered users are not required to make a new account registration.
②Choose “Hop Step Sing! Photo Contest” from the “Event” field on Curecos.
③Tap the event tag #HopStepSingPhotoContest（Can be selected from 2nd Feb onwards）
④Put “#HopStepSing” and the character name your cosplay is based on in the Comment field. (Any one of the following tags:「#虹川仁衣菜」「#NiinaNijikawa」「#椎柴識理」「#ShikiriShishiba」「#箕輪みかさ」「#MikasaMinowa」)
⑤Attach your cosplay photos to “Photo・Video” and press the “Post” button to finish submission.
※For photos posted with the event hashtag during the contest period, Cure Inc. reserves the right to, as part of Curecos’s marketing, use the photos for advertisements, posters, banners, NFTs, etc.
※For points acquired by contest participants as a result of receiving paid comments posted on Curecos, under no circumstances whatsoever can they be converted into cash or other monetary means for rebates back to the participants.
■Release of results
27th Feb, 2023 (Monday)
Results are to be announced on the metaverse platform “cluster”.
The prize-presentation ceremony will be broadcast live via the official YouTube account of Hop Step Sing!
In addition, all submitted entries will be put on display at the VRNFT gallery.
Number of winners: 3 winners
・Hop Step Sing! Official Cosplayers
・Issuing of Cosplay NFTs with the logo mark of Hop Step Sing!
Number of winners: 1 winner
Prize: Cosplay Token (COT) with a total equivalent to 100,000 JPY
All participants will be presented with 100 COTs.
※Wallet setting is required on Curecos.
※Please refer to the following URL for details on how to create a wallet.
■About Hop Step Sing!
A young success story of three girls aiming to become top idols with the help of VR space and technology. They have been active since 2017 on various media including VR Music videos, Nico Live Broadcast Programme “Hopu Nama” and comic series column on Kodansha Manga App “Comic DAYS”.
◆Official Website ◆
■About Kodansha VR Lab, Ltd.
Jointly established in October 2017 by Kodansha, an integrated publisher, and Polygon Pictures, Japan’s largest digital animation studio, Kodansha VR Lab, Ltd. is a company researching and creating new entertainment based on virtual reality (VR). With the word “Lab” being included in its name, experts filled with ideas, technologies and planning expertise come together and pursue content (story telling) by maximising newest technologies to the fullest extent so as to realise and broadcast it to the world.
CEO: Mr. Kenji Ishimaru
Address: SA TEN HAUS, 2-4-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045 Japan
Date of Establishment: October, 2017
“Curecos” is a platform allowing cosplayers to receive appreciation on their creative works and fans to support their cosplayers via tipping. Cosplayers can use their accounts as activity portfolios and upload their cosplay photos, and cosplayers can make use of the platform to discover new cosplayers and support cosplayers’ activities by Likes! and paid comments.
About Cosplay Token Project
By utilising blockchain technology, Cosplay Token Project aims at expanding cosplay token service with a mission to create new values for global cosplay communities.
COTs can hitherto be earned by uploading photos to the website of “Curecos”. It is expected that the demand for COTs would be huge for cosplayers with significant numbers of fans and countries where the penetration rates of credit cards remain low.
The project aims for not just in-site COT circulation but also its circulation at thousands of events organised around the world.
About Cure Inc.
“Bringing What You Like Closer to You”
An enterprise aiming at creating new values and enjoyment to the world.
This is a company aiming at establishing communities enabling all people in the world to achieve what they want while enjoying the process by the use of blockchain technology.
Cure Inc. has signed a consignment contract with Cure Holdings for Cosplay Tokens’ promotion activities in Japan.
Official site: https://corp.curecos.jp/