No.01 directed by Hajime Hashimoto"sakasamanokuni"

Director Hashimoto Hajime, famous for "AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo" and "PI is in the Bar", is going to make a new feature film "Godless Country" as "NFT Film".

Director Hajime Hashimoto, creator of the "AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo" series and the "PI is in the Bar" series, will announce the production of his new film “Godless Country” as an "NFT film" on June 18, 2021.
Actors Vision Inc. (office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, representative Mr.Matugae) will plan and produce "Godless Country" (special website:, and the film will be auctioned as an NFT film on the platform OpenSea ( from June 18 to July 17, 2021.

What’s NFT Film?

NFT Film is a new type of film production that is funded through the use of a “Non-Fungible Token” called NFT, a hot topic these days.
In NFT film, NFT is not only a simple tool to buy and sell digital data, but also an "NFT with beneficiary rights" that allows you to receive a predetermined percentage of the profits from all transactions related to film content (distribution in theatres, digital distribution, rental, etc.). It is an asset that allows ordinary movie fans to bid on and participate in the production of a movie, while at the same time offering a new form of asset formation.

Filming will start in July, 2021 and the film will be released in theatres in 2022. 

■“Godless Country” NFT Film
Release NFT with MAX30% beneficiary interest from the film.
Opensea Website<URL>
■NFT Film "Terms of Rights“
The NFT will receive a variable Premier value (beneficiary right) from a minimum of 5% to a maximum of 30% of the profits from the release in theatres and digital distribution of the completed film "Godless Country", calculated based on the ratio of the winning bid amount in the auction to the film production funds. The NFT benefits include the film's scenario, production report, film credit (NFT number), and invitation to the first preview screening.

Story Concept of “Godless Country”

Even entertainment reflects the "times”.
This is because "audiences" are living in the times and want to know the core of the times and the solutions. And they want to enjoy it not as a speech or a thesis, but as entertainment that is intuitive and exciting, not preachy. Moreover, the "best directors and screenwriters" also desire to create entertainment that presents the core of the times and solutions, and the "best producers" know that making films that the audience wants will lead to business success. As a result, "the film becomes a prophecy reflecting the times. Like the movie "Joker" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix.
That is why those who want to make films cannot help but think about what kind of time "this time" is.
What kind of a time is the present? To put it simply, it is a time when the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. Globally. It is very similar to the period after the emergence of capitalism, when the gap between the rich and the poor widened and a depression occurred. The difference is that the method of controlling the economy has developed, and we now have a situation where there is no depression. However, "no depression" is both a good and a bad thing. On the bad side, it means that there will be no reset, which means that the gap between the rich and the poor will continue to widen forever.
As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, it is the "socially vulnerable" of the time who suffer the most. In the U.S., it is blacks, and recently it has been whites with less education, and sexual minorities.
But in today's Japan, it is women. And it is single mothers who are the most vulnerable. They cannot concentrate on their work and have to prioritize childcare. This worsens their working conditions. They are suffering from the very thing that is most precious to humanity, procreation. This is not a good thing, but it is the current situation in Japan. Our primary objective is to portray this in an entertaining way, not as a documentary.
And to see how the unreasonableness left unattended will end up (resolved) is the real pleasure and the second purpose of this film. Just as Japan during the Great Depression was a time of violence and terrorism, it is violence and terrorism that approaches us when we are growing unhappy. This film is also an experiment in imagination to see if violence-terrorism can be the end and the real solution to the greatest problem of poverty among women and children today. I am not going to suggest the right answer. However, if it can suggest some possibilities, if it can open our eyes to the current problems, to the poverty of single mothers and children, then the film has served its purpose.

Image Description

Comment from Director Hajime Hashimoto

The story depicts, with a bouncy touch, the splendor and horror that pervades the depths of modern Japan! We aim to create a woman's lively entertainment filled with family love, romance, adventure, fear, laughter, anger, tears, and sorrow! 

「さかさまのくに」イメージ画像 (c)映画「さかさまのくに」製作委員会

■Director Profile
Born in Niigata, Japan on January 17, 1968. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art and joined Toei in 1990. He was assigned to the Kyoto studio and made his directorial debut with "Oyado Kawasemi" (Yasuko Sawaguchi version). Since then, he has worked as an employee director for Toei in various genres, including period dramas, modern dramas, yakuza films, and the Super Sentai series, and left Toei in December 2013 to work as a freelance director on many films. 

“Shin Zinginaki Tatakai/Bousatsu” was his first film and Participated in the Competition of Tokyo International Film Festival.
“PI is in the Bar” got Japan Academy Prize, Best Picture Award, Yujiro Ishihara Award.
“AIBOU series X DAY”
“Zebra” was exhibited at the Austin Fantastic Film Festival, USA
“AIBOU the Movie Ⅳ”
“Signal the Movie: Police Department's Cold Case Posse”
“HOKUSAI” was selected as the closing film for Tokyo International Film Festival 2020

How to Participate in Auctions

How to participate in the NFT marketplace "OpenSea”.
The "Godless Country NFT” will be released on "OpenSea", the largest NFT marketplace that uses the virtual currency “Ethereum”.
So how do you actually participate in the auction and win the bid?
Let's start with how to register on OpenSea.

Anyone who owns Ethereum can freely register and participate in auctions on OpenSea. There is a certain fee when selling items, but registration and use are basically free.
However, in order to use OpenSea, you will need a wallet to store Ethereum. In this section, we will use the most popular wallet, Metamask, to explain.
For additional information on the functions of Metamask.

2.Send money to Metamask
Send Ethereum from your currency exchange to Metamask, which is a new function added to your browser. Be careful not to leak your Metamask password or seed phrase to others.

3.Let's access OpenSea!
If you've prepared everything up to this point, the rest is easy! Please access to Click on "My Account Settings" in the upper right corner of the top page to go to the sign-in screen for connecting to Metamask. Click on "Sign in" and you are all set.

4.Let's participate in the auction!
Now let's participate in the actual auction and try to win the Godless Country NFT! First of all, please click on the following link to go to the purchase screen:
On the screen, you can see the current price and price history along with the actual Godless Country NFT. Click on the "Bid" button to set the "Bid Amount". The winning bidder will be determined after the pre-set "auction period" has passed. You can also participate in the bidding process by using the "Offer" function below. Clicking on the "Make an Offer" button will bring up a window where you can place your bid, and enter the amount you want to bid.

For inquiries about the film, please contact

Actors Vision Inc.
1101 28th Miyaniwa Mansion, 2-4-8 Shinjuku, 160-0022, Japan

NFT Film Project
<Contact us>