2024.01.23News Release

"Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-" Web3 Game's Governance Token Launches on Global Crypto Exchange Bitget

Today marks a significant milestone in the world of Web3 gaming with the listing of the TSUBASA Governance Token ($TSUGT) on the globally recognized cryptocurrency exchange, Bitget. Additionally, with this listing, following the initiation of transactions on cryptocurrency exchanges such as 'Kucoin', '', and 'MEXC', this becomes the fourth instance of service commencement.

This token is an integral part of the "Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-" game, a Web3 project inspired by the internationally celebrated soccer manga "Captain Tsubasa." The game is a collaborative effort developed by Mint Town, Co., Ltd. and BLOCKSMITH&Co., a subsidiary of KLab Inc.


The original "Captain Tsubasa" manga has been a major influence on young soccer fans in Japan and has surpassed 90 million copies in circulation worldwide. The series has been translated into 20 languages, making it a global phenomenon.


"Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-" offers a groundbreaking Web3 gaming experience where players can cultivate characters from the original "Captain Tsubasa" manga as NFTs and engage in competitive play with others. The game is set to expand its offerings with the launch of a mobile app version in January 2024, along with the introduction of credit card payments and a free-to-play mode. Adding to the excitement, professional soccer players Yuto Nagatomo and Andrés Iniesta have been appointed as the official ambassadors for "Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-," drawing considerable attention and adding prestige to the game. Many renowned investors in the Web3 space, including the globally recognized Web3 investor Animoca and the Web3 guild YGG, are involved in this project.


The team behind "Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-" at KLab Inc. is also renowned for their successful smartphone app "Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team," which has achieved over 45 million downloads.


The $TSUGT, now listed on Bitget, has already seen successful listings on other major exchanges such as Kucoin,, and Japan's largest exchange, Bitpoint, where it reached a peak value of over $200M.


With its debut on Bitget, we are thrilled to extend the reach of "Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-" to an even wider audience, further enhancing the game's accessibility and appeal worldwide.

▼ About "Captain Tsubasa"

“Captain Tsubasa” is a soccer manga by Yoichi Takahashi that began serialization in Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump” in 1981 and has had a tremendous impact mainly on Japanese soccer fans.

Subsequently, a sequel series depicting the growth of the main character, Tsubasa Ozora, and his friends was published.
Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun” had been serialized in Shueisha’s “Grand Jump” until 2019, and from 2020, it  has been published in “Captain Tsubasa Magazine,” an extra edition of “Grand Jump.The total number of copies of the book and paperback in Japan has exceeded 70 million.It is a very popular work that has been translated into 20 languages and published in many foreign countries as well as in Japan.


Company Name: BLOCKSMITH&Co.
CEO: Tetsuya Sanada
Founded: April 1, 2022
Capital: 14,999,950 JPY
Location: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
Business: Development and distribution of products utilizing blockchain technology or cryptocurrency, NFTs.

About Mint Town Co., Ltd.

Company Name: Mint Town Co., Ltd.
Representative: CEO Hironao Kunimitsu
Established: April 30, 2013
Headquarters: 2-2-1 Kanda Kinkyo-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, KANDA SQUARE 11F WeWork
Business: Planning, development, sales, and operation of Web3 games and game platforms.