Experience the “end of the century” in ultra-high-definition, with 180 of VR backgrounds and BGMs.
MEIDADO Inc, announced the release of “XR Manga Fist of the North Star”, an application compatible with Meta (Oculus) Quest / Quest2 that can read all 18 volumes of the comic “Fist of the North Star Ultimate Edition” (Core Mix, original work: Buronson, manga: Tetsuo Hara) in VR space.
The main feature of the app is that you can enjoy the world of the “end of the century” with an immersive VR experience, as the space changes as the story goes, along with visual effects and background music.
Furthermore, since the original data of “Fist of the North Star Ultimate Edition” is used before printing, you can read it in the highest quality data. This is a world-first for an e-book.
Highest quality image in the history of e-books
By using the original drawing data before printing, the manga displayed in the app is about three times the resolution of a typical EPUB format file. No matter how far you zoom in, you
will be able to see every detail of Tetsuo Hara’s brushwork and enjoy the charm of the original art to the fullest.
The great scenes with an overwhelming immersive experience
There are a total of 180 different backgrounds in the VR space prepared to match the entire story. The backgrounds change every 30 pages on average. Visual effects such as fire, fog, and light, as well as sound effects, further enhance the immersive experience of the VR Manga. The vast end-of-the-century world of “Fist of the North Star” unfolds before your eyes, including submerged cities and arenas that change their expressions every moment according to the story, creating an immersive and uplifting experience that draws you into the story.
VR figure and mini-games “I am Kenshiro”
Digital VR figures of Kenshiro and Yuria, the main characters of “Fist of the North Star”, are included in the app. You can switch backgrounds, freely adjust poses and sizes, and add dialogue with speech balloons. You can also take pictures using the camera mode and share them on Twitter from within the app. You can recreate your favorite scenes or create your own original 4-panel comics, the possibilities are endless.
The app also features a hand tracking function that supports gesture operation for comfortable book reading, and the adrenaline-pumping mini-game “I am Kenshiro”. Try out the exhilarating experience of unleashing the “Hokuto Hyakuretsui Ken” like Kenshiro.
Sample Movie(VR figure) : https://rd.xr-manga.com/hokuto-no-ken/?pr=2
Sample Movie(I am Kenshiro) : https://rd.xr-manga.com/hokuto-no-ken/?pr=3
Limited to the first 3,600 people in order of purchase, includes an NFT fan item card!
The first 3,600 purchasers of “XR Manga Hokuto no Ken” will receive one NFT fan item card to be enjoyed on the NFT marketplace “FanTop” provided by MEDIADO Inc,.
There are 6 types of cards in total (Ken, Rei, Sauza, Shin, Jagi, and Shuu), one of which will be randomly distributed.
Comment from Hajime Nishida, General Manager, Rights Division, Coamix Corporation
By using VR technology, we recreated the world of “Fist of the North Star,” the virtual space changes as you read the story, as if you were entering into the scene. This is a completely new way to enjoy manga. Also, taking advantage of the characteristics of VR, a huge book that seems to cover the entire screen in front of you is a brand new experience.
The “XR Manga: Fist of the North Star” has been made possible through the advanced efforts of MEDIADO Inc,. We hope you will be one of the first to enjoy this interactive reading experience.
About the future of XR Manga
XR Manga “Fist of the North Star” reproduces the high-definition data of the comic book directly in the VR space, making it ideal for entering the powerful world of the original work and enjoying every detail.
*VR Collection room that is under development (The image is under development)
The “XR Manga” series will continue to take on the challenge of providing new experiences in the expanding metaverse market, such as collection rooms where digital figures can be displayed and viewed, social functions, and new titles.