Created by artist Micah Johnson, Aku was inspired by one boy's question: Can astronauts be black?
Aku has four competitive advantages: community, vision, creativity, and relationships.
With a mainstream footprint and future, Aku made appearances at Disney and Google and forged partnerships with TIME and VISA.
Aku's journey began with 10 Chapters, a collection of NFT video storyboards offering a glimpse into his world. Aku hit Christie’s and NYC Times Square during this series, and it concluded with a Bonhams x Nifty Gateway event.
Micah Johnson envisions the future of Aku as “Building Worlds Around Dreams” with the Web3 community.
The Akuverse is an expanding multiverse of stories and characters, some owned by the community with commercial rights. Akutars, unique Aku PFP identities built in 3D, serve as tickets to Akuverse exposure.
The future is symbiotic: Grow the character of Aku. Build and Mobilize the Akuverse together. Empower, Encourage, and Educate each other.
Create and unlock the full potential of community-owned characters: development, related assets, and mechanics.
Distribute timely, high-fidelity animated content in partnership with PHNTM and their new state-of-the-art volumetric stage.
Build a program to distribute thousands of Aku backpacks filled with school supplies to kids across the country in August.
Empower comprehension and community collaboration with tools, iteratively clearer and more robust information, shareable, user-generated content integrations, and community spotlights.
Research and develop oncyber Aku Worlds, Aku Cribs, avatars, and other immersion opportunities.
Apparel and products that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids.
Engage in Discord Q&A submission to iterate information clarity and robustness.
Follow your inspiration across content platforms. Examples: To The Moon God Pod - produced by JWow and Love0x - and Twitter recap threads - by Akutar358.
Incubate ideas for the expression of MegaOG and future Akuverse character commercial rights. Example: MegaOG Pit Twitter Spaces - hosted by Roger Dickerman.
Display Aku 2D & 3D assets across mobile, web, and VR within oncyber Aku Worlds. An early alpha testing group is engaged in the longer-term development of Aku Cribs.