Virtual Talent Kizuna Ai to Hold Global Online Fireworks Event

15.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

From her debut in 2016 until 2021, Kizuna Ai was the most subscribed VTuber on YouTube, and the one responsible for the term ‘Virtual YouTuber.’ Now, this legendary star will be holding a concert available to fans of Japanese culture around the world, while also showing off the beauty of a Japanese fireworks festival. The event will take place on Facebook’s Oculus, on the Venues app, on September 25, 2021 in Japan. Anyone who has an Oculus Quest can view the concert for free.

 

Oculus Venues is a VR video platform, allowing users to enjoy a variety of concerts, sporting events, and comedy shows from the front row. There’s no need to worry about grabbing expensive tickets or dealing with crowds when you can enjoy your favorite events from the comfort of your own home!

 

In January 2021, Kizuna Ai announced a contract with UTA (United Talent Agency), one of the four major agencies in the United States. In April and May, she went on her first virtual US tour. Under the theme of connecting with everyone in the world, Kizuna Ai is attempting this new challenge using Oculus to get closer to fans than ever before. As a guest artist, world-renowned performers HANABI will perform, blending traditional Japanese culture with cutting-edge technological art in this one-of-a-kind DJ-directed space.

 

Will you be tuning in to Kizuna Ai’s fireworks concert?

 

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  • 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.

  • VTuber Agency Hololive Releasing Third Round of Merchandise on Gashapon Online

    31.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Hololive Productions, now a household name worldwide, has just released a new collection of rubber mascots based on some of its most popular VTuber talents. These are available on Bandai’s Gashapon Online, with sales beginning on August 24.

    This third collection of adorable rubber mascot keyrings features Nekomata Okayu, Hoshimachi Suisei, Akai Haato, Nakiri Ayame, Shiranui Flare, Tsunomaki Watame, and Shishiro Botan.

     

    Each mascot measures 7cm, one of the larger capsule products, and features an original illustration created exclusively for this release.

     

    Prior to the release of these items in retail Gashapon machines scheduled for December, these Vtuber items are currently being sold at Gashapon Online. Items will be shipped in December.

     

    Which member are you trying to get?

  • 5 New Members Debut Under EN VTuber Group Hololive English

    22.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Hololive Production has announced five new members to debut under the new English-speaking VTuber group Hololive English -Council- on August 17 2021.

     

     

    Announcement PV #1

     


    Announcement PV #2

     

     

    Special Video

     

     

    The five new members are Tsukumo Sana, Ceres Fauna, Ouro Kronii, Nanashi Mumei, and Hakos Baelz. This special video was released to promote Hololive English -Council- on August 1.

     

    The members’ Twitter accounts  and YouTube channels have been opened, with activities starting soon. The first YouTube stream is scheduled to start on August 22 JST in a relay format.

    A special preview video has been released to coincide with the announcement, shown in a story-based narrative for viewers to enjoy while they wait for the members’ debut streams. 

    The five members will be collaborating after their debut, so don’t miss it! 

     

     

    Members

     

    Tsukumo Sana (九十九佐命)

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

    After materializing on earth, Sana began searching for answers within astrology only to discover the Forbidden Truth, becoming an apostle of the Ancient Ones.

    “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

    YouTube Debut Schedule:

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

     

     

    Ceres Fauna (セレス・ファウナ)

    A member of the Council and the Keeper of “Nature,” the second concept as created by the Gods.

    She has manifested on earth as a Druid in order to save nature. 

    Fauna has Kirin blood flowing through her veins and horns. However, those horns are not those of a deer, instead made from the branches of a certain tree.

    “Nature” refers to all organic matter on the planet excluding mankind.

    It is told that her whispers, as Mother Nature, are filled with healing properties. Whether or not that is true is something only those who have heard them can tell. 

    While she is usually friendly, calm, and a little mischievous, those who oppose her will feel the wrath of nature.


    Character Design: Tōsaka Asagi (@asagi_0398)

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

    YouTube Debut Schedule: 

    August 22 2021, 03:30 ~ 04:30 JST

     

     

    Ouro Kronii (オーロ・クロニー)

    A member of the Council and the Warden of “Time,” the concept as created by the Gods.

    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

  • VTuber Group kawaii Holding Audition for Second-Generation Members

    22.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / BUSINESS

    kawaii Productions, which premiered its first-generation of VTubers this April, is looking for new talent to join for the groups second-generation. Auditions are open until August 31, and the company is looking to hire five successful candidates. 

     

    According to the official audition page, kawaii is looking for those who want to be a VTuber, have English language skills, and who love singing, games, and chatting. They also mention that it’s a great way to gain popularity. 

     

    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? 

     

  • New Characters Debuting In VTuber Group Aogiri High School

    18.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Aogiri High School started in October 2018 when Minazuki Natauki and Otodama Tamako began their VTuber activities on Youtube, gaining over 150,000 subscribers. The members challenge a variety of genres, including singing, ASMR, drawing, and more.

    New members have joined since the formation of Aogiri Gigh School, with Ishikari Akari joining in April 2019, Oshiro Mashiro in May 2020 and Yamaguro Nekuro in April 2021. 

    Now, Chiyoura Chiyomi and Kurikoma Komaru are the latest to make their debut at Aogiri High School.

     

     

    New Characters

     

    Chiyoura Chiyomi (千代浦蝶美)

    A first year student at Aogiri High School

    She claims to have plenty of life experience, having been an announcer in her previous life.

    She absolutely loves entertaining people and is known for her high energy. 

    Chiyoura dreams of performing on a big stage in front of a packed audience.

    She joined Aogiri High School to achieve her dreams of becoming the greatest idol and sharing her funniness with the world. 

     

    Her first livestream will be held on her YouTube channel at 20:30 on August 12th at 21:00, with regular uploads due to start in mid-August.



    YouTube: ちよみch. 千代浦蝶美 /あおぎり高校https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyY6YeINiwQoA-FnmdQCkug
    ・Twitter
    https://twitter.com/tiyoura_tiyomi

     

     



    Kurikoma Komaru (栗駒こまる)

    A first year student at Aogiri High School.

    She is devoted to bringing smiles and healing to her viewers through her creative daily activities.

    She puts all of her energy into even the most last-minute of plans, with the motto “nothing beats hard work!” 

    Kurikoma joined Aogiri High School to follow her dream of animating her own original work.

     

    Her first livestream will be held on her YouTube channel at 20:30 on August 14th at 20:30, with regular uploads due to start in mid-August. 



    ・YouTube: こまるCh. – Komaru Kurikoma -/あおぎり高校
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXXnWssOLdB2jg-4CznteAA
    ・Twitter
    https://twitter.com/kurikoma_komaru

     

    The group has also announced a new VTuber audition. As Aogiri High School’s motto says, “if it’s interesting then anything goes,” meaning all kinds of people can apply.

    Make sure to keep an eye on Aogiri High School as the member list and momentum continues to grow!

     

  • VTuber Group NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Get Second Wave of Goods

    03.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    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? 

  • BEAMS Announces Virtual Sento Bath Experience at Virtual Market 6

    02.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    BEAMS is set to have its own booth at Virtual Market 6 (Vket6) which will be hosted by HIKKY from August 14-28. At the BEAMS booth, they will be showcasing must-visit sento bathhouses. Vket is one of the biggest virtual events in the world, and uses Web to VR technology so you don’t need a VR headset, meaning people can access it simply by connecting via mobile, PC, or other smart device. This will be BEAMS’ second attendance at the event, and shop staff will appear inside as avatars.

    Inside BEAMS ‘Recommended Sento 2021’ Booth at Vket 6

    Inside BEAMS ‘Recommended Sento 2021’ Booth at Vket 6

    Vket-chan wearing the free towel you get at the BEAMS booth

    BEAMS is taking their ongoing ‘Recommended Sento 2021’ project, which is running at Kotobukiyu in Ueno, Tokyo, until September, to the virtual realm in a collaboration with COW BRAND SOAP. As well as collaboration merch, players can use Vket-chan’s 3D avatar and combine it with the free towel to bathe in the bath as her.

     

    The virtual space is decorated with sento pictures illustrated by manga artist and calligrapher Mari Yamazaki. Users can also launch fireworks, and there are various Japanese summer-themed attractions.

     

    The official Vket merchandise will be available on the Merch by Amazon service and can be shipped to Japan, the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

  • NIJISANJI EN Debuts New Virtual YouTuber Group OBSYDIA

    22.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    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?

     

    OBSYDIA

    Rosemi Lovelock

    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

     

     

     

    SelenTatsuki

    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

     

     

    Petra Gurin

    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)

  • Hololive x Atre Akihabara Merchandise Collection Revealed

    21.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Virtual YouTuber talent agency Hololive Production is set to release a new exclusive collection at Atre Akihabara in Tokyo on August 1.

     

    The Line-Up

    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

    B2 Tapestries

    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’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

     

    A-Tier Prize

    Prize: Red Bull 5G Content Experience & Special Invitation to Attend | Conditions: Buy 6 Cans | Amount: 20 People

     

    B-Tier Prize

    Prize: Red Bull 5G Original Hyper X Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset | Conditions: Buy 4 Cans | Amount: 100 People

     

    C-Tier Prizes

    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.

     


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  • MIDTOWN ART PALETTE Brings Dreamy Digital Artwork to Tokyo Midtown For Summer

    17.July.2021 | SPOT

    Tokyo Midtown’s annual MIDTOWN ART PALETTE has returned again for the summer, opening on July 16 and running until September 5. This year, the event delivers a Digital Art Garden with gorgeous dream-like digital artwork.

     

    Digital Art Garden

    Last year’s event

    Experience a distinctively Japanese way to stay cool and refreshed on a wooden veranda with light and mist dancing through the outdoor space inspired by traditional Japanese rock gardens. Find yourself bewitched by an enchanting summer evening as the digital art transforms throughout the day.

     

    This year’s event is being held with all proper social distancing measures in place.

     

     

    Take digital art home with you with AR fireworks

    Locate five QR codes dotted around Tokyo Midtown which when accessed via your smartphone will award you with artistic AR fireworks, allowing you to enjoy fireworks with you wherever you point the camera on your screen, including at home.

  • Hololive VTuber Sakura Miko Gets Themed Cafe in Akihabara to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary

    11.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    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.

     

    Food Menu

     

    Drinks Menu / Latte Art

     

    Merchandise

     

    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.

     

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    ⓒCopyright 2019 STELLAMAP CAFE

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