The characters below are the main story characters separate from the special companions that can be bought and owned as NFTs.
Lady Shizuka (静御前)
Personality: Although a princess to a high-ranking Shogunate, Shizuka-Gozen has none of the prideful traits typically found among corrupt officials. Instead, she is pure, kind, and fascinated with things anew. She is friendly and rarely holds any bad blood towards anyone. However, while high spirited, she can be rather stubborn, rarely changing her mind.
Weapon: Royal Bow (王家ノ弓, ouke no yumi)
Personality: Yoshitsune is a natural-born leader with a strong moral compass. But at times she sticks to her virtues a bit too much, being hard on not only herself but also on others. This, however, does not stop her from spoiling Lady Shizuka, who she is determined to protect with her life.
Being a proper woman in the military, Yoshitsune has had little time to mess about and just have fun. She, therefore, prefers the practical much more than the abstract.
Personality: Miroku gives off a free-spirited aura while loving a bit of mischief and shyness. He loves to play tricks, make jokes and be the life of the party. When he can, Miroku is also keen to make a deal and sell what he has on hand or trade for rare items. He is very social and is able to integrate himself into any group, which is all a plus to his business.
Personality: Happy, curious and loves to do foolish things with her friends. Likes drinking alcohol a little bit too much!
Ibaraki is a half-Oni, similar to that of the player's character and thus feels a certain bond with the main character. She has the unique career of running a traveling bar, similar to Miroku's traveling merchant. She is often mistaken for being a cat that is capable of transformation.
Personality: Momotaro is typically rude and rough with his words and rarely hesitates to do or say what he believes. If the issue at hand includes exterminating the Oni, he is more than willing to participate. High with pride, he dares not to make a single smile in front of most people to uphold his tough exterior.
Weapon: Twin Demon Blades (鬼の二刀 oni no nitou) View
Personality: Kaguya is a very mysterious lady, she is often slow-speaking and almost airheaded at times, spacing out often. This aloofness makes it hard to read what she is thinking. Yet, she has a defined culture that could very well break the "fourth wall" in terms of how genre-savvy she is with otaku culture.
Personality: A man of few words, Susanoo maintains a cold side, distancing himself from most others and rarely asking for a hand. Large parts of his backstory are shrouded in mystery, even though he doesn't know certain mysteries about himself. Despite these characteristics, even against the odds, he will never give up and will never lose to fear.
Weapon: Great Sword of Gathering Clouds (叢雲の大刀 murakumo no daitou) View
Personality: While it's unknown how she acted prior to being shrunken into her child-like form, she currently acts sort of like a young child and refers to everyone in the party as if they were her older brothers or sisters. She is very cheerful and makes the best out of her child-like state, despite her weakness. Even so, she sometimes sulks that her body has become so childish, a far cry from the well-endowed body should have as an adult.
Weapon: Hot Spring Fan (温泉団扇 onsen uchiwa) View
Exclusive NFT Companions
The Onigiri Collection is a group of NFTs based off of 4 specially designed characters with a wide range of attributes.
Holders will enjoy in-game utility through exclusive companions that grow in strength and affection as they fight alongside the NFT holders in-game!
The knight of the Round Table who serves his majesty King Arthur has come from a prosperous land across the oceans.
The reason for her being swept away into Japan is a mystery, even she does not know why she is here. She is in a frenzy searching high and low for King Arthur, who may have also been swept into Japan.
In King Arthur's Realm of Logres she is praised as an exceptional knight thanks to her unique battle prowess and loyalty to her king, which actually goes into rather abnormal levels. It is said that this loyalty is due to an act of betrayal committed in the past.
She is not one wear her emotions on her sleeve, and her indifferent tone often gives the impression that she is hiding her true feelings, but deep inside her heart is a passion so hot it can melt away the frigid ice.
She seems to have looked up to Takeda Shingen, who made attempts to gain supremacy over the nation, when she was a child. Inspired by him, she polished her martial arts techniques and threw herself into her studies. Thanks to that she became a full-fledged leader of the Uesugi Clan, and by then Shingen had already given up on his plans.
She likes to read the Tale of the Genji and play the lute. She also loves to drink.
She has undertaken gruelling training to take her fencing techniques to the next level and kill Miyamoto Musashi. She certainly spilled some blood to get her new power, but fueled by her fixation on putting an end to Musashi's life, Kojirou didn't think much of the arduous training regime.
Nagamitsu is capable of speaking and can be heard nagging at Kojiro. In turn Kojiro just continues on with what looks like mindless soliloquy. Kojiro pays no mind to what others think of her.
Sasuke is a proud member of Sanada Yukimura's 10 Braves. Even though it may look like she's a fresh faced kid without a worry in the world, her ninja skills are first class and her loyalty to her master Yukimura is absolute. Her friend and rival, Kirigakure Saizou is always on her case about her attitude, but she's serious when it counts.
In her free time she likes to set up blackboard duster traps, pitfalls, and draw on Yukimura's face when he's sleeping – even if it means a punch when she's caught.
What is "minting" and is it a limited event
Minting is blockchain lingo for creating an NFT or rather, validating information, creating a new block and recording that information into the blockchain. In Layman’s terms, a mint is when NFTs of a certain collection are bought by their first buyers and thus live on the blockchain.
How do I participate in the mint?
You do this by going to the minting dashboard. It’s going to be revealed at the exact minute that the mint starts. To then participate in the mint, you simply press “connect your wallet”, then your wallet (e.g. Metamask) will open up a Signature Request in the upper right corner. This is not a transaction, and you can verify this by the fact that there’s no dollar amount to verify. If this is indeed the case, then proceed to press sign if you trust the website.
Which kind of crypto do I need to get? Ethereum Solana etc?
The mint is on Ethereum which means you need Ether aka eth which is the native token of the Ethereum network. However, since we have partnered up with “Crossmint” then users will be able to mint using eth, Solana aka sol and even using a credit card. It takes about 10 extra seconds and 2 clicks or so to mint using crossmint and there are videos of how to do this in the FAQ as well.
How do I get a wallet?
You go to https://metamask.io/, press “download” in the upper right corner and follow the instructions, simple as that.
The Pre-Sale for people with the OG/WL role lasts for 30 minutes, the public sale lasts until the collection sells out within reasonable time (hours).
Are the vanguard I'll get randomized, or can I choose them?
Which vanguard (NFT) you get is completely randomized, this is so that there is equality of opportunity for everyone involved regardless of you buying as an OG, whitelisted member, non-whitelisted member or even staff.
Onigiri’s rich 10-year journey has been bolstered by the dedicated team at CyberStep and now also by Catheon Gaming team.
A robust IP infrastructure ensures that Onigiri will be one of the first Japanese P2E MMORPGs to go to market.
Phase 1 (Q2, 2022)
Launch Website V1.0 Release Whitepaper and Pitch Deck
Phase 1 (Q2, 2022)
Phase 2 (Q3, 2022)
First wave NFT mint Guild Partnerships
Phase 2 (Q3, 2022)
Phase 3 (Q4, 2022)
IDO & Token Listing Beta release NFT scholarships
Phase 3 (Q4, 2022)
Phase 4 (Q1, 2023)
Full game release Continuous updates
Phase 4 (Q1, 2023)
ONIGIRI is being developed by a diverse and dedicated group of team members who are committed to the long term success of the project.
Rui CEO - Cyberstep
Rui is a gaming industry veteran with many years of experience in the industry after having graduated from the National Institute of Technology in Tokyo College in 1998. He became the CEO for CyberStep in 2000 and turned it into a Joint-Stock Company.
Yutaka Cofounder / Executive Director
Yutaka is a founding member of CyberStep, Inc., responsible for the development of the in-house engine that is the foundation of many in-house game titles. In addition to his technical expertise, his vast knowledge of the game industry and extensive experience
Kosuke Executive Director
Kosuke is the game producer of both the Operations Group and Project Development Group, with extensive experience at numerious positions that allow for a thorough understanding of project development from planning to release. He plays a significant role in the management of new projects, while ensuring that success is maintained for existing in-house titles through promotion and marketing campaigns. These include the establishment of positive relationships with media and influencers in the industry.
Tama Game Director
Tama is the Director of many in-house game titles, with experience in both the development and management process. With her extensive knowledge of the main player-base, in-house titles are developed under her careful guidance to achieve the desired goals, while also catering to the audience with character development and storytelling that is compelling for existing and new players alike.
Sho Art Director
Sho is the Art Director of many in-house game titles, responsible for the visual realization of concepts proposed and added during development. Working closely with the members of the development and design teams, various aspects of the game come to life under the direction of his expertise to produce a visually appealing game for all audiences.
Kame Chief 3D Designer
Kame is the Chief Designer for both 2D and 3D designs of in-house game titles. His original artwork and character designs are constantly anticipated by fans of our titles, and continue to attract new players who admire his brilliant designs.
Wakaba is the Main Illustrator responsible for the design of key visuals and promotional materials for many CyberStep game titles. The aesthetically pleasing illustrations have attracted new and existing players from all over the world to CyberStep’s many game titles. He is well renowned in the industry for his illustrations of the official Windows 7 and Windows 10 promotional characters “Madobe Nanami” and “Madobe Touka”, amongst his many other illustrations admired by both peers and fans.
Leo Project Co-Lead
Leo is an ex-investment banker who is currently based in Hong Kong. An alum of University of Tokyo, Leo is an avid investor, anime fan and crypto enthusiast. He is extremely passionate towards introducing the Japanese culture to the world.
Harrison Game Economy Lead
Harrison has supported investment funds as a blockchain consultant along with a lot of experience in operations and fundraising for startups. Most importantly, he has 12 years of experience in trading in MMOs.
Glyle Community Lead
A long time gamer of 15 years, Glyle has 7 years of IT and management experience at Windows and 3 years of experience in the blockchain gaming industry.
Austin Marketing Lead
Austin has a background in engineering, quality control and sales and has a proven track record in the Web3 blockchain gaming space. He’s also a die hard gamer with hundreds of hours put into FPS games like Call of Duty and Halo. He always seeks new achievements and has a lifelong passion for fantasy RPG.
Aditya Content Lead
Aditya comes from a VC background with experience in market research and content generation to drive community engagement. He is also a part time writer with his own blog on Philosophy and Web3
Zee Community Advisor
An IT grad with a Business Administration background, Zee is experienced in handling team and community management. He also has a polished repertoire of various community lead positions in many of Catheon’s projects.
Alessio Partnerships Lead
An experienced project manager and marketing specialist, Alessio is a former founder in the sustainable food space. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Sapienza Università di Roma