Professional Football Player Yuto Nagatomo Named Ambassador for Blockchain Game "Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-"

Thirdverse, Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu) and BLOCKSMITH&Co. Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO Tetsuya Sanada, hereinafter "BLOCKSMITH"), a subsidiary that controls the Web3 related business of KLab Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Hidekatsu Morita, hereinafter "KLab"), announces that professional football player Yuto Nagatomo has been appointed as an ambassador for "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-", a blockchain game of the leading Japanese football manga "Captain Tsubasa". RIVALS". As an ambassador, Mr. Nagatomo will conduct interviews and distribute videos related to "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-".

Comment from Yuto Nagatomo (professional football player), ambassador of "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-”:
I am honored to be involved in a work that has continued to convey the joy and wonder of soccer to young soccer players around the world. “CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-" is a blockchain game, which is a game genre that might still be a little unfamiliar, but it is a game that brings a new experience that football fans and Captain Tsubasa fans can enjoy. I hope many people will try the game out.


Born on September 12, 1986. A graduate of Meiji University where he gathered attention at the All-Japan University Selection in 2006. In his first year as a professional player, he won both the J-League Outstanding Player Award and the Outstanding Newcomer Award with FC Tokyo in 2008. After 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, he moved to A.C. Cesena in Serie A. Then, in January 2011 joined Inter Milan, giving an impact on fans not only in Japan but also around the world. In the 2018 World Cup Russia, he was selected for the Japanese national team for the third consecutive tournament, playing a full part in all four matches and helping the team reach the final of the tournament. After playing for globally prestigious teams including Galatasaray and Olympique Marseille, he returned to FC Tokyo last year and will play in his fourth World Cup in Qatar.

About "Captain Tsubasa - RIVALS

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“CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-" is a blockchain game where players can train players from the original "Captain Tsubasa" manga and compete against other players. The game offers two game modes: "RIVAL Mode" which fully recreates the original story, and "PvP Mode" where players and supporting characters can compete against each other online.

The characters come in generative NFTs, together with special-shot 3D movies as well as generative BGMs that are played inside the game. Enhance your one-of-a-kind NFT, form your unique team, and play against your rivals.

A limited campaign offering NFT giveaways is happening before the game's release!
For details, please check the latest news from the official Twitter account.

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Representative: Tetsuya Sanada, President and CEO
Establishment: April 1, 2022
Capital: 10 million JPY
Head office: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6122
Business: Development and distribution of Game&SocialFi services such as blockchain technology, crypto assets utilizing NFTs


About KLab Inc.

Name: KLab Inc.
Representative: Hidekatsu Morita, Representative Director, President and CEO
Establishment: August 1, 2000
Capital: 5,363.64 million JPY (as of October 30, 2022)
Stock listing: Tokyo Stock Exchange, Prime (3656)
Head office: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6122
Business: Planning, developing, and operating online mobile games

About Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.

Company name: Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.
Representative: Hirohisa Kunimitsu, CEO
Established: April 30, 2013
Head office: 11F KANDA SQUARE, WeWork, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business: Virtual reality and web3 game development and distribution
Corporate website:


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