Hololive VTuber Tokino Sora to Release Cover Album in November

15.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Tokino Sora, the founding member of popular VTuber collective Hololive, will release her third album, ‘Re:Play,’ in November! Celebrating her 4th anniversary on September 7, the virtual idol announced that the album would be filled with unique cover tracks to commemorate her streaming milestone.

 

Karaoke covers are incredibly popular on YouTube in Japan, and Tokino Sora commented that this upcoming album was partly inspired by her desire to take on a similar challenge. Though the idol has released a number of original tracks in the past, this album is said to contain a number of different genres unfamiliar to the singer. ‘Re:Play‘ is set to release in November, though an exact date has not been announced. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

 


Starting on September 8, five unreleased songs are now available to stream as a 4th anniversary gift to fans. Four tracks are acoustic versions: Kotobakaze, Wonderland, Suki, Naichaisouda and Step and Go!! Originally the secret track in the first edition of Tokino Sora’s album Dreaming!, Seesaw Game is also available.

 

Which of these tracks is your favorite?

 

Ⓒ 2016 COVER Corp.

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/houshoumarine



     

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninomaeinanis




     

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    A member of the Council and the Speaker of “Space,” the first concept as created by the Gods.

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    “Space” doesn’t just refer to the universe, but all dimensions and matter to exist. It is an endless concept, one that continues to expand eternally. Because of this, many of her actions cannot be explained by humans. However, to this she replies “Humanity just isn’t ready to understand,” contrasting her childli…. youthful appearance. 



    Character Design: pako (@pakosun)

    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsUj0dszADCGbF3gNrQEuSQ
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/tsukumosana

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    August 22 2021, 02:00 ~ 03:00 JST

     

     

    Ceres Fauna (セレス・ファウナ)

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    Character Design: Tōsaka Asagi (@asagi_0398)

    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_aKKYxn4tvrqPjcTzZ6EQ
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/ceresfauna

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    Ouro Kronii (オーロ・クロニー)

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    To humans, this is the most distorted concept. It was by chance that she picked up the blade, but she found herself enjoying it. Humans cannot escape “Time” and very few humans even wish to be released from her prison. 

    Originally, the role of “Time” was to act as a cog between the other concepts. However, eventually, humans gave “Time” its own meanings with the sunrise and sunset, becoming trapped and empowering her.

    While her quiet and cool personality is unchanged, she has since become prideful and sadistic over her prisoners. 

     

     

    Character Design: Wasa Aruk (@tsubuanfes)

    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbs8T6MWqUHP1tIQvSgKrg
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/ourokronii

    YouTube Debut Schedule:

    August 22 2021, 05:00 ~ 06:00 JST

     

     

    Nanashi Mumei (七詩ムメイ)

    A member of the Council and the Guardian of “Civilization,” a concept created by humanity.

    She is a wise and skilled traveller who has seen, heard, and experienced so much that she wound up forgetting even her own name. 

    She was born from human will, separating her from the council members and other life forms.

    “Civilization” is a man-made lifeform that demands wisdom. As Mumei was not created by the Gods, she was free to choose her own form, basing her appearance on the owl, an animal humans feel represents knowledge.

    She is kind, wise, and hardworking, although her aura is said to be mysterious and somewhat pitiful. She claims to have felt lonely throughout her many years of travelling, making herself a friend out of the material that drove the development of civilization and mankind – paper.

    “It may fade and tear, but a friend is always a friend…”   



    Character Design: Azure (@azure_0608_sub)

    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3n5uGu18FoCy23ggWWp8tA
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/nanashimumei_en

    YouTube Debut Schedule:  

    August 22 2021, 06:30 ~ 07:30 (JST)

     

     

     

     

    Hakos Baelz(ハコス・ベールズ)

    A member of the Council and the Guardian of “Chaos,” a concept created by the world.

    She is the chairperson of the Council as commanded by the Gods, based on liberalism. However, both Baelz and the other members are truly convinced of her position, only obeying the Gods’ will. You mustn’t underestimate her mouse-like appearance, as mice are in fact known as harbingers of “Chaos.” 

    “Chaos” can be wild, fortunus, or even represent freedom.

    With her dazzling grin, Baelz is never one to sit still, instead running around freely. She disagrees that rules are everything, descending upon the world with the intention of breaking them all.

    She takes greatest pleasure in watching the aftermath of her destruction, often choosing to observe from the outside.

     

    Character Design: Mika Pikazo (@MikaPikaZo)


    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgmPnx-EEeOrZSg5Tiw7ZRQ
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/hakosbaelz

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    Production kawaii is a newly launched VTuber production company aiming to spread the idea of ‘kawaii’ around the globe. 

     

    Comment from kawaii management staff: 

    “Production kawaii is now recruiting aspiring Vtubers who will work with both the management team and first-generation members to spread ‘kawaii’ around the world. Currently, we use YouTube as a platform to share Japanese ‘kawaii’ culture with English-speaking countries. If you want to use your talents and chase your dreams, now’s your chance! Don’t miss this chance to challenge yourself!’

     

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a kawaii VTuber? 

     

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