Lake Forest, CA – August 14, 2018 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, VIZ Media, and Quidd, Inc. have announced an extensive partnership to create digital collectibles based on major anime properties. Naruto Shippuden is the first title from VIZ Media’s catalog that Cryptozoic has brought to Quidd, the leading platform for digital goods, available on iOS and Android. Fans will soon also be able to buy and sell digital stickers, trading cards, and figures based on Bleach, Death Note, and other classic series.
“The growth of licensed digital merchandise has been tremendous over the past year, and Cryptozoic and Quidd are leaders in the space,” says Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer of VIZ Media. “Our partnership will give anime fans a new way to share their love of popular properties like Naruto through the Quidd app’s fun and innovative offering of virtual products.”
“VIZ Media is home to some of the most iconic anime properties in the world, so we’re excited to partner with them and Quidd to create amazing digital collectibles,” said John Sepenuk, CEO of Cryptozoic. “The Cryptozoic team is passionate about anime, and Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, and Death Note are among our favorites. We capture what makes them so special to fans everywhere and apply our passion and insight to the digital trading cards, stickers, and figures we’re creating for the Quidd app.”
“We’re thrilled to be establishing a new home for anime fans on Quidd. Fans of Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, and Death Note are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans in the world,” said Michael Bramlage, CEO of Quidd. “Cryptozoic has done a phenomenal job of building compelling and captivating content for anime fans around the globe. We cannot wait for our current and new customers to explore, buy, and engage with VIZ Media’s properties on Quidd.”
Founded in 2015, Quidd’s innovative platform for collecting rare digital goods blends the notions of emotional and functional ownership while leveraging scarcity in the digital retail experience. With over 1.9 billion individually serialized items sold since its launch in 2016, Quidd’s digital goods ledger is the largest.