Cure Holdings Limited “Cosplay Token (COT)” has signed a strategic partnership agreement with ONIGIRI Plus, Japan’s first company specialising in cosplays. The two companies will collaborate in organising global cosplay events and online business expansion.
Cure Inc., the company supporting Japan-based activities of Cure Holdings Limited’s “Cosplay Token (COT)”, a service aiming to create new values for global cosplay communities by utilising blockchain technology, hereby announces the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Cure Holdings Limited’s “Cosplay Token (COT)” and ONIGIRI Plus, Japan’s first company specialising in cosplays with over 1,000 registered users around the world aiming to further develop Japan’s cosplay culture via cosplayer casting and promotions targeting at all industries.
■Purposes & background leading up to this collaboration
Ms. Yui Kanan, the president of ONIGIRI Plus, has an excellent track record of taking charge of cosplay-related affairs at “Tokyo ComiCon”, the Japanese launching of “ComiCon”, a popular comic and game event in North America. Possessing an extensive overseas network, Ms. Kanan’s vision coincides with Cosplay Token’s aim to step up cosplay industry’s development, contributing directly to this collaboration between the two.
This collaboration will cover cosplay events and services, both online and via reality events amid adverse effects by COVID-19.
■About ONIGIRI Plus Inc.
・Address: 3-13-1-5018, Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0053 JAPAN
・Representative: President CEO Ms. Yui Kanan
・Business fields: Planning & productions of promotion events, casting
ONIGIRI Plus is Japan’s first company specialising in cosplays and boasts a total of over 1,000 registered users around the world. With a mission to further develop Japan’s cosplay culture, the company appeals to the glamour of cosplays and, utilising means including B2B cosplayer casting, excels at planning and accomplishing promotions and special events for better synergy with other industries and local municipalities.
Being fully committed to the ultimate mission to further develop Japan’s cosplay culture, in addition to planning and organising domestic and overseas cosplay events, ONIGIRI Plus also participates in cosplay casting, which was subjected to difficulties in business-matching due to copyright issues arising from cosplays with themes originating from certain animations and games in the past, and cosplay promotions targeting various industries.
Ms. Yui, Kanan
Ms. Kanan has been active since 2008 at various events held in Japan, America, Asia and Europe. Often appearing in the media, Ms. Kanan has been the president of her own company since its launch in March, 2012. As an entrepreneur, cosplayer, TV celebrity and DJ currently expanding her scope of activities, Ms. Kanan is committed to promoting cosplays and Japanese culture to the rest of the world.
She has also become the ambassador of brocaded carps (Nishikigoi) at Cyclo inc. as a tribute to her active role both in Japan and overseas with a passion to promote brocaded carps, national fish of Japan, to the world. She is determined to act as an intermediary between Japanese culture and the world.