Hololive Third Generation Members to Hold First Live Event at Tokyo Dome City Hall
The third-generation members of the globally popular VTuber group Hololive will hold their first-ever live event on November 25, 2021, at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Members Usada Pekora, Houshou Marine, Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel, and Uruha Rushia will take to the stage at the show, titled Fan Fun Island!
Tickets for those streaming the event online can now purchase tickets on either SPWN and Nico Nico Douga, and advanced tickets for those going to the venue are also on sale now. A number of exclusive goods will also be on sale, and those living outside of Japan will also be able to buy limited-edition merch on the English event site!
Hololive Fantasy 1st Live – Fan Fun Island
Date: November 25, 2021
Venue Opens at 17:00 / Stream Starts at 17:30 / Show Begins at 18:00
Location: Tokyo Dome City Hall
Official Site: https://fanfunisland.hololivepro.com/
Available: September 20, 2021 – December 25, 2021
Purchase from SPWN: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21112501-jpfantasy
Nico Nico Douga Pay-per-View Tickets:
Available: September 20, 2021 – December 25, 2021
*An archived video of the performance will be immediately available after the show. Those purchasing a ticket can watch as many times as they wish until December 25, 2021 at 23:59.
VTuber Group Hololive Debuts New Ocean-Themed Unit #UMISEA
#UMISEA is here! Comprised of two members from Hololive and two members from Hololive English, the new group is bringing together members with ocean-themed characters, and on September 19, #UMISEA released their first original song titled Domination! All the World is an Ocean. The digital release can now be streamed on Spotify and other music platforms.
The group is comprised of Japanese members Minato Aqua and Houshou Marine, as well as Hololive English members Ninomae Ina’nis and Gawr Gura. The lyrics, composition, and arrangement for the group’s first song were provided by rising artist Camellia, and a short music video is now available to watch on Hololive’s official YouTube channel. Original UMISEA merchandise will also be available soon!
Character Design: Akasa Ai (@AkasaAi)
Character Design: Kuroboshi Kouhaku (@kuroboshi)
Character Design: Nachoneko (@amsrntk3)
We’re looking forward to seeing what UMISEA does in the future, and we can’t wait for more catchy tracks!
Hip Hop Unit DOBERMAN INFINITY Announce Nationwide Tour Concert to be Broadcast Through WOWOW
23.September.2021 | MUSIC
DOBERMAN INFINITY is a four-MC, one-vocalist group that formed in 2014. The group is always moving towards their best goal, holding their first solo performance at Japan Budokan in 2018 and celebrating their fifth anniversary with the ‘DOBERMAN INFINITY LIVE TOUR 2019 5IVE ~We Will Meet in the Promised Place~’ arena tour in 2019.
The group ventured on a national tour recently, marking their first tour in over a year and a half. WOWOW have announced that the Tokyo Garden Theatre performance, which was held on September 13, will be broadcast through their service on November 23 2021. DOBERMAN INFINITY member P-CHO spoke, saying “I want to tell everybody who listens to DOBERMAN’s music that, as the tour name states, you are ‘HERE.'”
Even though the audience was unable to shout and cheer, the venue was packed with more exciting productions than ever before. Don’t miss out on this passionate live concert, where you can see the bonds between the members, the band, and the music!
DOBERMAN INFINITY LIVE TOUR 2021 “HERE”
Broadcasting / Streaming: November 23 2021
※WOWOW On-demand viewing will be available in the archive for one month following the broadcast.
※The show cannot be viewed with the WOWOW On-demand free trial.
Official Site: https://www.wowow.co.jp/doberman/
Your Voice will Reach the Members in the Fifth UVERworld x nana Online Collaboration Event
16.September.2021 | MUSIC
UVERworld has collaborated with karaoke social media app ‘nana’ for the fifth ‘Screaming for THE LIVE’ project. You can participate in the event until September 20, 2021.
The UVERworld and nana collaboration has been held four times since December 2020, proving popular with Crew (UVERworld fans) each time. Even fans who attend the live concerts can’t convey their feelings using their voices or meet the members when they want to. In order for Crew’s voices to reach the members, nana has agreed to work together with UVERworld to create this collaboration project.
This time, the available songs are ‘Rai Chou E’ and ‘SOUL,’ which were released on September 1, 2021. You can participate by singing and cheering along to the official instrumental through the nana app and sharing the recording using the hashtag. The shared voice recordings will be used at future live events.
Don’t miss out on this unique experience where the artist and fans are able to connect with their voices!
Hololive VTuber Tokino Sora to Release Cover Album in November
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.
3rd Album ‘Re:Play’
Releasing November, 2021
*More details to be announced at a later date.
Official Site: https://hololive.hololivepro.com/
5 unreleased tracks are now available for download!
Kotobakaze – Acoustic Arrange ver.: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/Kotobakaze
Wonderland – Acoustic Arrange ver.: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/Wonderland
Step and Go!! Acoustic Arrange ver.: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/Step_and_Go
Suki, Naichaisouda Acoustic Arrange ver.: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/Suki_Naichaisoda
Seesaw Game: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/Seesaw_Game
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?
Hololive Rubber Mascot Series #3
Price: ¥500 per turn of the Gashapon
Launch Date: August 24, 2021
Gashapon Online: https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000162993/
*Items will be shipped in December 2021.
BABYMETAL to Release Live Vinyl Series on Streaming Platforms
27.August.2021 | MUSIC
To celebrate the groups 10th anniversary, BABYMETAL is releasing the 10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES on streaming services, with some of the 9 general release titles being made available for the first time.
METAL RESISTANCE Chapters 1 to 2 will be available on August 25, Chapters 3 to 7 on September 8, and Chapters 8 to 9 on September 22. These dates will coincide with the release of the vinyl series.
Although some tracks will not be available due to rights reasons, many of the most famous live BABYMETAL performances from the past decade will now be easily accessible. This includes their Tokyo Dome performance, the largest in the history of the group, as well as BABYMETAL’s solo concerts in the UK and North America.
Spotify’s official BABYMETAL account is now featuring an original Canvas that will play while listening to the new tracks.
BABYMETAL announced that they will ‘seal their LEGEND’ on October 10, and won’t be visible for a while. While it’s unclear what this might mean for the future of the group, this is the perfect time to reminisce on how much they have accomplished over the past decade.
10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES
Release Date: August 25, 2021
Yamashita Tomohisa To Hold First Online Concert Through ABEMA
25.August.2021 | MUSIC
New Future TV ABEMA’s ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE service will be airing actor and singer Yamashita Tomohisa’s first online concert, TOMOHISA YAMASHITA First Online Live “Beautiful World” at 19:00 on September 5, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
This one-night ABEMA special will be hosted by Yamashita Tomohisa, an actor and artist who is active on the global stage.
You will feel like you’re in the venue watching the screen as you immerse yourself in his powerful performance through your TV.
Customers who purchase the ticket through ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE and select the AMEBA Premium Plan will receive a free month of the Premium Plan worth ¥960 thanks to an ongoing cashback campaign.
Comment from Yamashita Tomohisa
“I will be holding my first online concert, titled ‘Beautiful World.’
I wanted to spend time with my audience as soon as possible, which is why such an opportunity has come about.
Now that it’s happening, I’m really excited to experience the music alongside the viewers.
Although it’s through a screen, I’m full of hope that I can convey the songs directly to everybody as soon as possible. I’m looking forward to meeting everybody through this concert.”
Be sure to check out international star Yamashita Tomohisa’s first online concert!
ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE「TOMOHISA YAMASHITA First Online Live “Beautiful World”」
Streaming Date: September 5, 2021 from 19:00~ (entries from 18:00 onwards)
※Airing time subject to change.
Catch Up Period: September 6, 2021 from 17:00 until September 12 at 23:59
Viewing Fee: 4,170 ABEMA COIN (¥5,000)
Ticket Sales: August 18 from 18:00 until September 12, 2021 at 21:00
Purchase Link: https://abema.tv/channels/payperview-1/slots/Ev3YLkCsACtnsH
How To Watch On Your TV: https://help.abema.tv/hc/ja/articles/360045088511
Cashback Campaign: https://contents-abema.com/ppv-202108/index.html
Official Site: https://abema.tv/
※ABEMA Coins are sold in rounded-up values.
※A fee will be charged to those purchasing through the ABEMA app. There is no fee to purchase through the web browser site.
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
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!
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 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 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 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 Debut Schedule:
August 22 2021, 06:30 ~ 07:30 (JST)
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)
Hololive English -議会-
YouTube Debut: August 22 2021, 08:00~
~ 09:00 JST
Official Site: https://www.hololive.tv/
Fukuoka-based Rock Band yonawo Wears Zoff Glasses at Album Release Event
New Generation rock band yonawo is celebrating the release of their new album with a live online event, yonawo 2nd full album ‘Haruka Ima’ Online Live Supported by Zoff. The event will take place on August 14, 2021, and will start at 20:00, so don’t be late!
The band garnered plenty of attention this April after appearing as models for the Zoff CLASSIC Summer Collection. yonawo is scheduled to appear at a number of music festivals this summer, and their unique style is turning heads in the fashion industry.
The upcoming live stream will be free to watch, so fans from around the world should be sure to tune in!
This event is being held as a part of the new Zoff Rock project, blending music and fashion with Zoff’s stylish eyewear designs. Viewers will have a chance to win a pair of glasses worn by the yonawo members by taking a screenshot of the event and posting it on Twitter with the hashtag #yonawozoff! Be sure to follow the official Zoff Twitter Account (@Zoff_INFO) and say which glasses you’d like in your entry! The glasses will also come in a case signed by the members.
With the release of their new album, yonawo will also be holding their biggest one-man live tour to date, playing shows in seven locations across Japan. Tickets for the show are on sale now!
Keep your eyes on this up-and-coming group!
yonawo 2nd full album ‘Haruka Ima’ Online Live Supported by Zoff
When: August 14, 20:00
Where to Watch: yonawo’s Official YouTube Channel
August 14, 2021 (after the stream) until August 15, 2021, 23:59
How to Enter:
- Follow Zoff’s Official Twitter Account (@Zoff_INFO)
- Take a screenshot during the livestream
- Choose which member’s glasses you’d like to wear with the hashtag #yonawozoff
- Post a tweet with the above contents, and you’ll be entered
Campaign Details: https://www.zoff.com/news/210811_yonawo
*If you do not indicate which member’s glasses you’d like, your submission will be invalid.
*Winners will receive a lens exchange coupon redeemable at any Zoff store nationwide.
*Prizes will be shipped in an autographed glasses case.
Zoff ROCK: https://zoffrock.com/
Opening August 17, 2021
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/