An Azuki NFT recently sold for 420.7 ETH (roughly $1.4 million), the highest price paid for an item in the anime-themed collection. The NFT in question is Azuki #9605, which is regarded the collection’s second rarest asset due to the fact that 6 of its 9 qualities are found in fewer than 1% of all other NFTs in the collection.
On March 30th, OpenSea user ‘jdizzles’ purchased a significant amount of Azuki NFT from RedBean DAO member and infamous Azuki NFT holder, ‘trevault.’ It was the buyer’s second record-breaking NFT transaction; last month, they paid a stunning 200 ETH for Invisible Friends #1125, a sum previously glimpsed in the collection.
The deal also breaks the previous Azuki NFT sales record of $560,000.
The project’s founders, LA startup Chiru Labs, debuted the 10,000 asset collection in January, but in its first two months of operation, it has already become the most sought-after anime-themed project in the market, as seen by over $500 million in OpenSea sales. According to the founders, the project’s appeal may arise from its ability to provide access to a corner of the internet where art, community, and culture merge to create enchantment.
As expected, interest in Azuki #9605 has persisted following its high-profile sale, with a bid of slightly more than 60 ETH (which is 242 percent above the collection’s 17.65 ETH floor price) currently being made, but as economics would suggest, a reinstated record-breaking bid will most likely be required to take the asset from jdizzles’ grasp.