VTuber Hanabasami Kyo Models For 42’s Autumn 2021 Collection
In promotion of the 2021 Autumn collection by unisex apparel brand 42, Virtual YouTuber Hanabasami Kyo has been chosen to model for the line-up.
Drop Shoulder Chester Coat
Triple Layered Foodie
RIB HALF ZIP SWEATSHIRT
Inline Wide Pants
The virtual and real worlds combine in Hanabasami Kyo’s lookbook for the collection which she looks super stylish in. All the items she is wearing are available to purchase, but some of the most popular ones have already sold out, so be sure to check the collection out ASAP.
As part of her collaboration with 42, a music video for the song paradøx (Kameria’s “fallaciøus” remix) was also released featuring Hanabasami Kyo on vocal. The track is remixed by Camellia and captures the aesthetic of the clothing collection.
paradøx (Camellia’s “fallaciøus” remix) – Hanabasami Kyo
42 (FORTYTWO) x Hanabasami Kyo
Official Website: https://42fortytwo.shop/
VTuber Group NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Get Second Wave of Goods
ANYCOLOR, the management company behind the popular–and hectic– Vtuber group NIJISANJI, has begun sales of the second round of NIJISANJI x Sanrio Characters goods! Check out this adorable collection–which pieces are you hoping to get your hands on?
Rubber Straps, 5 Designs (Tsukino Mito/Shizuka Rin/Higuchi Kaede Set, Kanae/Kuzuha/Honma Himawari Set, Kenmochi Toya/Saegusa Akina/Fushimi Gaku Set, Sister Cleaire/Joe Rikiichi/Debidebi Debiru Set, Izumo Kasumi/Uzuki Kou/Suzuki Masaru Set): ¥2,000 each (Tax Included)
Slide-out Pill Case, 5 Designs (Tsukino Mito/Shizuka Rin/Higuchi Kaede Set, Kanae/Kuzuha/Honma Himawari Set, Kenmochi Toya/Saegusa Akina/Fushimi Gaku Set, Sister Cleaire/Joe Rikiichi/Debidebi Debiru Set, Izumo Kasumi/Uzuki Kou/Suzuki Masaru Set): ¥1,200 each (Tax Included)
Lunch Tote, 5 Designs (Tsukino Mito/Shizuka Rin/Higuchi Kaede Set, Kanae/Kuzuha/Honma Himawari Set, Kenmochi Toya/Saegusa Akina/Fushimi Gaku Set, Sister Cleaire/Joe Rikiichi/Debidebi Debiru Set, Izumo Kasumi/Uzuki Kou/Suzuki Masaru Set): ¥1,500 each (Tax Included)
Die Cut Cushion, 15 Designs (Tsukino Mito, Shizuka Rin, Higuchi Kaede, Kanae, Kuzuha, Honma Himawari, Kenmochi Toya, Saegusa Akina, Fushimi Gaku, Sister Cleaire, Joe Rikiichi, Debidebi Debiru, Izumo Kasumi, Uzuki Kou, Suzuki Masaru): ¥3,200 each (Tax Included)
Random Can Badge, 15 Designs (Tsukino Mito, Shizuka Rin, Higuchi Kaede, Kanae, Kuzuha, Honma Himawari, Kenmochi Toya, Saegusa Akina, Fushimi Gaku, Sister Cleaire, Joe Rikiichi, Debidebi Debiru, Izumo Kasumi, Uzuki Kou, Suzuki Masaru): ¥1,00 each (Tax Included)
These five pieces of merch make up the new collection, and cover a wide range of the many members of the NIJISANJI family! From Cinnamoroll to Keroppi, these must-have goods are going fast. Who would have thought that blending our favorite Sanrio characters with Vtubers would be such a perfect match?
NIJISANJI x Sanrio Characters Second Collab
Date Available: July 30, 2021
Ship Date: Late August 2021
NIJISANJI EN Debuts New Virtual YouTuber Group OBSYDIA
NIJISANJI EN announced the debut of the new three-member VTuber group OBSYDIA on their YouTube channel last week along with the group’s concept, profiles, and more.
The video reveals Rosemi Lovelock, SelenTatsuki, and Petra Gurin as the members of OBSYDIA. But what is each member about?
Category: Rose Maiden
Profile: A rose maiden raised in a beautiful garden. Pretty as a rose in a vase, but a little sharp to the touch.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rosemi_Lovelock
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4WvIIAo89_AzGUh1AZ6Dkg
Category: Lunar Sky Dragon
Profile: A sky dragon descended from the moon. She has a gentle heart hidden underneath her mischievous nature, like the glow of the moon on a cloudy night.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Selen_Tatsuki
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1xUwfM2v2oBtT3JNvic3w
Category: Frost Penguin
Profile: A penguin who spent much time alone in the frosty sea. Like the waves during a storm, she is the bearer of both complexity and charm.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Petra_Gurin
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgA2jKRkqpY_8eysPUs8sjw
A special program streamed via NIJISANJI EN’s official YouTube channel on Sunday to promote the debut of OBSYDIA. The group also released a music video for their debut track Black Out. Check both videos out below.
Breaking News! NIJISANJI EN「OBSYDIA」VTuber Debut Special Program | Hosted by LazuLight
OBSYDIA – Black Out (Official Music Video)
Official Website: https://www.nijisanji.jp/en
Hololive x Atre Akihabara Merchandise Collection Revealed
Virtual YouTuber talent agency Hololive Production is set to release a new exclusive collection at Atre Akihabara in Tokyo on August 1.
Acrylic Panel / B2 Tapestries / Acrylic Chibi Figures
Big Silhouette T-Shirts / Holostars T-Shirt / Key Visual Graphic T-Shirt
Key Visual Acrylic Panel
Chibi Character Illustration Acrylic Figures
hololy Photo Contest
Hololive fans can get their hands on merchandise of all their favourite VTubers with this collection that will be sold exclusively at Atre Akihabara. To promote the collection, giant poster will be plastered up outside and around Atre Akihabara, with a giant one at the north entrance 3D illustrations at the south entrance. And for every ¥500 spent in a single transaction on the items, fans will receive a free character card.
Hololive Summer Festival x Atre Akihabara
Running: August 1, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Locations: Atre Akihabara 1 (1-17-6 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) / Atre Akihabara 2 (1-9 Kanda Hanaokucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Book Slot: http://hololive-summerfes.com/
Hololive’s Virtual YouTubers Minato Aqua and Shishiro Botan to Participate in Red Bull 5G
20.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME
For this year’s Red Bull 5G, Hololive Vtubers Minato Aqua and Shishiro Botan will participate as official Red Bull Virtual Ambassadors, a position they received last month. To promote the event, Lawson are running a campaign from July 20 to August 9 where you can get your hands on exclusive items, win an invitation to Red Bull 5G, and more.
The Prize List
Prize: Red Bull 5G Content Experience & Special Invitation to Attend | Conditions: Buy 6 Cans | Amount: 20 People
Prize: Red Bull 5G Original Hyper X Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset | Conditions: Buy 4 Cans | Amount: 100 People
Prizes: In-Game Items (See List Below) | Conditions: Buy 2 Cans | Amount: 2,150 People
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 SEASON UPDATE eFootball Original Tote Bag (Amount: 50 People)
Gran Turismo SPORT PlayStation®4 Red Bull X2019 Competition In-Game Download Voucher Code (Amount: 1,000 People)
Tekken 7 Original Arcade Controller Leather Balls & Buttons (Amount: 50 People)
Puyo Puyo™ Tetris® 2 Original Bead Cushion (Amount: 50 People)
Mahjong Soul Web & Android Original In-Game Item (Amount: 1,000 People)
While the prizes listed so far are limited to a certain amount of people, those who buy two cans in Japan after signing up are guaranteed to win exclusive wallpapers (pictured above) and voice notifications of inato Aqua and Shishiro Botan.
Red Bull 5G Lawson Campaign
Running: July 20, 2021 – August 9, 2021
Participating Stores: Lawson (exclusive Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100)
Applicable Products: Red Bull Energy Drink (250ml / 355ml), Red Bull Sugar Free (20ml), Red Bull Energy Drink White Edition (250ml), Red Bull Energy Drink Purple Edition (250ml), Red Bull Energy Drink Aluminium Bottle (330ml)
*Website available July 20 – November 30
Hololive VTuber Sakura Miko Gets Themed Cafe in Akihabara to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary
In celebration of her 3rd anniversary, Hololive virtual YouTuber Sakura Miko is set to collaborate with STELLAMAP Cafe (located on floor 7F of Sofmap Tokyo AKIBA ④ Store) from July 29.
Drinks Menu / Latte Art
Sakura Miko to serve as the cafe manager
Sakura Miko will attend virtually as the cafe manager via a monitor. See her work hours below:
1. August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00
2. August 8, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30
3. August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00
4. August 15, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30
Table bookings run through a lottery system
Book for a day when Sakura Miko is attending
Booking Window: July 5, 2021 – July 9, 2021
Winner Announcements: July 12, 2021
Book for a day when Sakura Miko isn’t attending
Booking Window: July 13, 2021 – July 16, 2021
Winner Announcements: July 20, 2021
Sakura Miko fans can enjoy a range of dishes, drinks, and desserts based on the VTuber, receive a free coaster and lunch mat when ordering from the menu, and get their hands on official and exclusive merchandise.
ⓒ2016 COVER Corp.
ⓒCopyright 2019 STELLAMAP CAFE
SAKURAMIKO 3rd Anniversary Cafe
Running: July 29, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Address: 1-10-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Location: STELLAMAP Cafe (Sofmap Tokyo AKIBA ④ Store Floor 7F)
Slots: (1) 11:00-12:15 / (2) 12:30-13:45 / (3) 14:00-15:15 / (4) 15:30-16:45 / (5) 17:00-18:15 / (6) 18:30～19:45
Official Website: https://www.hololive.tv/
Hololive x Capcom Net Catcher Release Second Merch Collection
Capcom’s online crane game Capcom Net Catcher released its second merch collection in collaboration with Hololive on Saturday. This time, they have a line-up of items featuring the VTuber Tokoyami Towa including acrylic smartphone stands, mouse pads, and tapestries.
Acrylic Smartphone Stand (2 Designs)
Mouse Pad (2 Designs)
Tapestry (2 Designs)
The artwork for the merch was designed by Mitsuki Yano and LAM who are known as the character designers for the Hololive VTubers Airani Iofifteen and Kureiji Ollie.
Featured Hololive Character
In order to become an archdemon, she joined the human society for further studies. She should be studying but is now addicted to gaming. She realized that the method commonly known as “streaming” is also a way to communicate with humans. She is now in the “trial and error” process.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokoyamitowa (@tokoyamitowa)
A Hokkaido-based illustrator who designed the Indonesian VTuber Airani Iofifteen. Illustratrates for games, light novels, TCG, and other media.
An up-and-coming illustrator working in character design, visual work, book illustrations, and more. Designed the Indonesian VTuber Kureiji Ollie. Held their first exhibition, ‘Eyes and Thunder,’ in 2020.
Kizuna AI x Alaina Castillo Perform ‘down 4 u’ Song Collaboration
American singer Alaina Castillo released her debut album parallel universe pt. 1 on May 29. The Japanese release of the album includes the song down 4 u performed in collaboration with the world famous virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI.
After amassing hundreds of thousands of subscribers on YouTube, Alaina Castillo was noticed by RØMANS, the Grammy-nominated producer known for working with such artists as Alicia Keys, John Legend, Demi Levato, Lewis Capaldi, and others. Since 2019, Alaina has released a string of singles and as well as an EP. She also made it onto Spotify RADAR, an emerging artist program which helps up-and-coming artists with exposure. Her hit single just a boy was also picked up by V of BTS.
Alaina is a fan of Japanese anime and anime characters. In the music video for her single wishlist which dropped last year, Kizuna AI made an appearance. Alaina herself repaid the favour by performing as a guest at the final show of Kizuna AI’s ‘Virtual US Tour’ in New York on May 30. The two artists came together once more by performing down 4 u feat. Kizuna AI, a track sung in English and Japanese. Comments from excited fans around the world flooded into the live stream.
At the end of the show, the two danced to Kizuna AI’s AIAIAI feat. Yasutaka Nakata.
This marks Alaina’s first collaboration with another artist as well as Kizuna’s first collaboration with an artist from the US.
Alaina’s new album parallel universe pt. 1 features seven tracks including pocket locket, parallel universe, make it rain, and down 4 u.
VTuber Yukihana Lamy Releases Her Own Sake Called ‘Yuki-Yo-Zuki’
Yukihana Lamy, a Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, launched her own Japanese sake project in February to bring her dream to life of making her very own sake by hand. That sake has now been released by the name of Yuki-Yo-Zuki, a premium brand daiginjo sake.
The sake was created in collaboration with Meiri Shurui, a Japanese sake brewery which has been around since the Edo Period. Every single ingredient in the drink was considered from scratch including the type of rice, the ratios, yeast, alcohol content, and so on. The sake is made by hand in a brewery located in Mito, Ibaraki.
Yuki-Yo-Zuki uses Fukushogun Daiginjo as its base, a sake that won Gold in the Sake category at IWC2020. It’s made with a combination of Yamada Nishiki and Biyama Nishiki rice as well as ginjoka, the highest quality daiginjo, known for its light spicy kick and fruity notes. The bottle features an illustration of Yukihana Lamy drawn by Abara Heiki, an artist Lamy likes, with a fusion of black and silver inspired by the meaning of drink’s name: ‘Snowy Evening Moon.’
Yuki-Yo-Zuki – Lamy’s Nihonshu Project
Buy Here: https://www.meirishurui.com/online/
VTuber Group LazuLight Debut From NIJISANJI English
Virtual YouTuber project NIJISANJI English announced the debut of the new three-member group LazuLight on May 12. The group released a music video and did a two-hour debut stream on YouTube on Sunday.
LazuLight Debut Teaser
NIJISANJI EN’s new group LazuLight begin their VTuber career
LazuLight is made up of three members: Elira Pendora, Pomu Rainpuff, and Finana Ryugu. Each has their own social media and YouTube pages.
A special livestream was held for their debut
The full two-hour livestream held on May 16, titled NIJISANJI EN 「LazuLight」 DEBUT! ~LIVE from the Moon~, can be watched on the official NIJISANJI English YouTube channel.
The stream was hosted by Hana Macchia from NIJISANJI ID who spoke with all three members. After the stream finished, they showed the music video.
The song is produced by Mafumafu
LazuLight’s debut song Diamond City Lights was released on all major music streaming and download services and can also be listened to on YouTube.
Introducing the LazuLight Members
Category: Solar Sky Dragon
A sky dragon who came from the heavens closest to the sun. She has the kindness and receptiveness that makes the light of a sunny day fall equally on all.
Category: Forest Fairy
A fairy who lived in a lush forest. Supple like a flower in the breeze, cheerful and optimistic.
Category: Tropical Mermaid
A mermaid spending time with tropical fish in the sea of coral reefs. Has a heart as clear and pure as the calm and beautiful sea.
Be sure to check out and follow the newest members of the NIJISANJI family!
Hatsune Miku Features in Pocari Sweat Promotion as Official Ambassador
Otsuka Pharmaceutical released a 30-second video titled “Netsunarero” on their official YouTube channel on May 6 announcing Hatsune Miku and members of Leo/need from the Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku mobile game as the official ambassadors for the Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat.
The importance of “Netsunare”
The video stresses the importance of netsunare – sweating in order to get used to the heat during summer. Leading the promoting of this message is Hatsune Miku who is followed by Leo/need, MEIKO, Mirai Akari, Fuji Aoi, and YuNi. The video features the original song Waiting for Clear Weather created by Orangestar for the Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku mobile game. The popular track has been streamed over 1.9 million times as of April 2021.
The Character Line-Up
Since December 2019, Otsuka Pharmaceutical has appointed Hatsune Miku, MEIKO, Leo/need, MEIKO, Mirai Akari, Fuji Aoi, YuNi, and other familiar faces as official ambassadors for Pocari Sweat to spread information on how to overcome Japan’s hot summer weather to the world. It is part of the beyond2020 project which Otsuka describes: “With an eye to 2020 and beyond, this cultural program will contribute to the creation of a legacy befitting a maturing society that will make the next generation proud, through Japan’s strength which consists of its local and diverse culture.”
Leo/need from Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku
Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku is a mobile game for iOS/Android. The members of Leo/need include guitarist and vocalist Ichika Hoshino, keyboardist Saki Tenma, drummer Honami Mochizuki, and bassist Shino Hinomori. They will release their first single on June 9, 2021.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical is also holding a Twitter campaign in Japan as part of the promotion where 200 random people can win a box of seven 500ml Pocari Sweat bottles for cooling down in the summer heat.
How to Sign Up
Step 1: Follow Pocari Sweat on Twitter @pocarisweat_jp
Step 2: Retweet or quote any of Pocari Sweat’s posts featuring the hashtag #ネツナレろ (“Netsunarero”)
Running: May 6, 2021 – May 19, 2021 (Japan Only)
Campaign Site: https://pocarisweat.jp/action/pocarimiku/netsunarero/
© SEGA / © CP / © CPM / © Mirai Akari Project / © YuNi / © Fuji Aoi
Released: May 6, 2021
Official Website: https://pocarisweat.jp/action/pocarimiku/
VTuber Group Holostars Launch First Official Show On YouTube
04.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
VTuber group Holostars’ first official program on YouTube will launch on March 4 at 7pm (JST).
The program will treat fans to a whole new side of the members, the likes of which they’ve never seen. The official name and further details of the program will be announced on the first broadcast on March 4 on Holostars’ YouTube channel.
Holostarts Official Youtube Program
First broadcast date: March 4, 2021 at 7pm (JST)
Cast: Miyabi Hanasaki, Izuru Kanade, Rikka, Arurandeisu
Hololive Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFZiqLMntJufDCHc6bQixg/
Holostars Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWsfcksUUpoEvhia0_ut0bA
Official Website: https://www.hololive.tv/holostars
VTuber Group Nijisanji Release Two Songs Simultaneously to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary
The VTuber group Nijisanji are celebrating three years since their debut with the release of two new ones: PALETTE 001 – Wonder NeverLand and PALETTE 002 – Nijiiro no Puddle, both of which hit music streaming and download services on February 25, 2021.
PALETTE 001 – Wonder NeverLand
PALETTE 002 – Nijiiro no Puddle
The first new song, PALETTE 001 – Wonder NeverLand, was produced by kz (livetune) who also wrote the song Virtual to LIVE for Nijisanji’s 1st anniversary. It was recorded live in a studio with wind and string instruments and features singing from 12 streamers.
The second new song, PALETTE 002 – Nijiiro no Puddle, is performed by the internationally-beloved Japanese rock band FLOW. It’s a song about enjoying the here and now to the fullest, and also includes the voices of 12 streamers. This also marks the group’s first collaboration with FLOW, a band who is set to perform at Nijisanji Anniversary Festival 2021 on February 26, 2021.
Nijisanji Anniversary Festival 2021 Zenyasai feat. FLOW
You can follow Nijisanji’s 3rd anniversary celebrations on social media with the hashtag #nijisanji_palette.
VTuber Nijisanji 3rd Anniversary Project “PALETTE”
Simultaneous Song Release: February 25, 2021
PALETTE 001 – Wonder NeverLand: https://nex-tone.link/96905
PALETTE 002 – Nijiiro no Puddle: https://nex-tone.link/96907
Project PALETTE Details: https://music.nijisanji.jp/palette
Nijisanji Anniversary Festival 2021 Zenyasai feat.FLOW
Stream Date: February 26, 2021
Stream Time: 17:30-19:30 (JST)
Event Details: https://anniversaryfes.nijisanji.jp/eve-festival/
Buy Tickets: https://secure.live.nicovideo.jp/product/5952
Ticket Window: Available now until March 31, 2021 @ 23:59 (JST