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.
Hololive’s Secret Society holoX Celebrates First Anniversary with Streaming Event
23.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The female VTuber group holoX, part of Hololive, is celebrating its first anniversary with a special stream relay!
A new key visual celebrating the group’s huge milestone has also been released, created by Rei Hiroe, the artist of Black Lagoon. The members will also take part in a stream relay over the course of five days, and fans can look forward to information about new merchandise!
Each stream will highlight the individual member’s personality and talents and the girls will be showing off their idol costumes for the first time.
1st Anniversary Streaming Relay
Date: November 26, 2022
Streaming Channel: Laplus ch. -holoX-
Date: November 27, 2022
Streaming Channel: Lui ch. -holoX-
Date: November 28, 2022
Streaming Channel: Koyori ch. -holoX-
Date: November 29, 2022
Streaming Channel: Chloe ch. -holoX-
Date: November 30, 2022
Streaming Channel: Iroha ch. -holoX-
On December 4, a stream featuring all five members will be streamed on the official Hololive YouTube channel. The holoX girls will perform a mini-concert dressed in their new idol costumes and more merch info will be announced, so be sure not to miss it!
Secret Society holoX Group Stream
Date: December 4, 2022
Where to Watch: Hololive on YouTube
Official Site: https://hololive.hololivepro.com/
Hololive VTuber Shirakami Fubuki Appointed “Lifesaving Supporter” by the Japan AED Foundation
12.October.2022 | BUSINESS
Shirakami Fubuki, a popular member of the VTuber group Hololive, has been appointed as a Lifesaving Supporter in the Japan AED Foundation’s team ASUKA.
The collaboration aims to stress the importance of AEDs, which can be used to stop sudden cardiac arrest. A newly-drawn illustration of Fubuki is being used to promote this important crossover, which will be found in leaflets, gacha machines, and online training course certificates, as well as on the official website and social media. More details about the collab will be announced in a video scheduled to be released on October 14.
Shirakami Fubuki’s Lifesaving Supporter Tenure
Term Period: October 14, 2022 – March 31, 2023
Japan AED Foundation Website: https://aed-zaidan.jp/project/index.html
Hololive VTubers to Collaborate with RED° TOKYO TOWER for Collaboration Event
From November 3 until November 27, fans of Hololive will want to visit Tokyo Tower! The iconic location will host a collaboration with several popular VTubers at RED° TOKYO TOWER, the largest esports park in Japan. Usada Pekora, Shirogane Noel, Shishiro Botan, and Sakamata Chloe will take part in the collab, and during the event, a special video will be shown on a giant 15-meter LED monitor inside the complex. A special food and drink menu will also offer up goodies based on the girls themselves, and fans will find original merchandise showing the talents in casino costumes and bathrobes.
Visitors can play poker with special collaboration chips, and visitors to the RED° E-SAUNA UENO, which will be running concurrently, can snag original sauna hats and towels before relaxing in a private sauna room with life-size panels of the Hololive members. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so don’t miss out!
Hololive x RED° TOKYO TOWER Collaboration
Venue: RED° TOKYO TOWER
Running: November 3 – November 27, 2022
Address: Tokyo Tower FOOT TOWN, 3F-5F (4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Official Website: https://tokyotower.red-brand.jp/
VTuber Collective Hololive Collaborates with Popular Game Among Us for a Limited Time
27.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Popular VTubers from Hololive Productions are collaborating with the multiplayer online game Among Us for a limited time! The collab began on September 21, 2022.
30 special collaboration skins featuring Hololive personalities are now available in the game. Along with these, players can snag hats and visors! These can be purchased in-game and unlocked through gameplay. The Collaboration Cosmicubes will be available for purchase for three months, so get yours while you can!
The company is also planning on selling real-life collaborative goods to commemorate the event, so keep an eye out for more details coming soon!
Hololive Production x Among Us Limited Time Collaboration
Start Date: September 21, 2022
Hololive Production Official Site: https://www.hololive.tv/
Craft Brewery Releases Beer in Collaboration with Hololive Vtuber Aki Rosenthal
Aki Rosenthal, a popular member of the Hololive VTuber collective, has teamed up with Hansharo Beer in Izu to create a tasty new brew. Called ‘Good Job Again Today,’ this is the perfect beverage to enjoy after a long day. Sales will begin on August 25, 2022.
The beer is fermented with champagne yeast and colored by malt to resemble rosé wine. Aki Rosenthal, a well-known beer lover herself, was involved in the creation of the beer, and the talent hopes that it will make workers’ lives a little easier and more enjoyable. Even those who don’t typically like beer might like this slightly fruity taste, so be sure to give it a try if you can!
A girl who traveled from a different universe. She has hyper curiosity and manages to reach out to all sorts of things. Her trademark pigtails float due to some sort of supernatural power.
Character Design: Azumiu Akitake @akitake_a
Good Job Again Today!
Preorders Now Available
Where to Preorder:
Kushigin Stand-up Bar (1-8-4 Kanda Sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Robatayaki Kushigin, KS Corner 1F (2-15-1 Kanda Sudacho, Chikyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Kushigin Akihabara #3, Furukawa Building 6, 1-2F (2-12-5 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyokda-ku, Tokyo)
General Online Sales begin August 25 at 21:00
Buy Online: https://hansharo-beer.stores.jp/
Price: ¥3,000 (Set of 4, Tax Included) *Shipping not included
Hololive VTubers Collaborate with Convenience Store Chain FamilyMart
From August 16 until August 29, 16,000 FamilyMart stores nationwide will hold the HoloMart campaign, offering goods featuring the popular HoloLive VTubers Usada Pekora, Tokoyami Towa, and Shishiro Botan!
During the campaign period, for every three eligible items purchased, customers will receive an exclusive A5-sized clear folder with a special AR voice clip. By holding a smartphone up to the folder, lucky fans will be able to hear the VTuber’s voices! *The voice clips will only be available during the event period.
HI-CHEW in Original Collaboration Packaging: ￥248 (Tax Included)
Each of the three talents will appear on special packages of HI-CHEW, with original flavors chosen by each VTuber! In addition to the standard packaging, lucky customers should also be on the lookout for rare and super rare packages designed by the Hololive talents themselves.
*The photos above are sample images only.
*Products available only while supplies last.
Come snag some snacks featuring your favorite Hololive talent!
Running: August 16 – August 29, 2022
Hololive Official Site: https://hololive.hololivepro.com/
Hololive VTubers Announce Hololive Summer Event and Comiket Appearance
21.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The Hololive Summer event, first held in the summer of 2019, will return this year!
A ton of new content and special panels will be shown at the 2022 event, so check the official Hololive Production Twitter account often for more information!
Hololive will also have a booth at this year’s Comiket on August 13 and 14! A number of exclusive commemorative Hololive Summer 2022 goods will be on sale.
The back cover of the Comiket 100 catalog, on sale July 16, shows the official Hololive Summer 2022 key visual. Be sure to keep an eye out for more details!
Hololive Meet to Bring Popular VTubers to Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles
Massively popular VTubers from Hololive Productions will appear at Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles from July 1 until July 4, 2022. The contention is one of the largest anime events in North America.
Fans will be able to purchase exclusive merchandise featuring the Hololive Meet ambassadors: Gawr Gura, Tokino Sora, and Ayunda Risu. The three represent Hololive English, Hololive, and Hololive Indonesia, respectively. Everything from shirts to wall scrolls will be on sale, so if you’re in the LA area, be sure to come out and support your favorite streamer!
Anime Expo 2022
Booth Number: Exhibit Hall #4606
Dates: July 1 – July 4, 2022
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Closing at 15:00 on July 4)
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
Official Site: https://www.anime-expo.org/
From Harajuku to the world! Chasing the bright future of a rising star, FRUITS ZIPPER
FRUITS ZIPPER is a group quickly rising to stardom, debuted from “KAWAII LAB.” KAWAII LAB is a new project to introduce Japanese idol culture from “Harajuku”, a fashion town where various cultures and personalities gather, to the world. Members of the group include Amane Tsukihashi, Suzuka Chinzei, Yui Sakurai, Runa Nakagawa, Manaka Mana, Karen Matsumoto, and Noel Hayase.
Even before their debut, the group garnered attention for their breathtaking visuals. Their performances are so powerful, you would never expect such refined skill from such an adorable aesthetic, which is known to captivate the hearts of their fans. The group is produced by Misa Kimura, a model and TV personality who is also the general producer of “KAWAII LAB. She will utilize her experience and creativity as the leader of the idol group “Musubizm” to introduce idol culture to the world.
Expressing FRUITS ZIPPER’s world through collaborations with creators
Furthermore, even before their debut, the group drew a lot of attention because of their collaborations with many different renowned creators. Among the collaborations includes the artist photos created by video director/art director/3DCG artist YUKARI. She uses a cutting-edge trend of CG-moving techniques, in addition to still-images. The mysterious colors of bright light that embraces the girls are definitely eye-catching.
Catchy and cute choreography of FRUITS ZIPPER
Followed by the debut song “Kimino Akaruimiraiwo Oikakete,” a song with a positive message for the future, “Watashino Ichiban Kawaiitokoro,” with its cute choreography and lyrics, won the hearts of people and was selected as one of the “TikTok Hot Songs in Japan” and charted on the Billboard. More than 13,000 videos using ”Watashino Ichiban Kawaiitokoro” have been posted on TikTok with the hashtag “#わたしの一番かわいいところ (Watashino Ichiban Kawaiitokoro).” The long-awaited third single “Kanpeki Syugide☆”, which was released on May 20, is an energetic tune created by music producer Manaka Suzuki.
Performances that reach into people’s hearts and minds
A pop-culture event presented by Asobisystem “ASOBE!!,” was held at Spotify O-EAST on May 26th. In addition to FRUITS ZIPPER, fellow Asobisystem members Atarashii Gakko! and IDOLATER, who is also a member of “KAWAII LAB.”, performed at the event. Many other remarkable idol groups also took part in the event, enlivening the venue.
Alongside their regular performances, they are scheduled to participate in a number of events, including the “LEADING PALETTE! and “HYPE IDOL! vol. 20” at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall both June 12th. Make sure to come and see their live performance, it’s sure to steal your heart!
Additionally, KAWAII LAB. will be serialized on “Moshi Moshi Nippon,” a website that provides the latest news of Japan to the world. The articles will be published in hopes of sharing the charm of IDOLATER and FRUITS ZIPPER with people not only in Japan, but also around the world. Details will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more from KAWAII LAB.!
Rina Sawayama’s Releases Live Footage of New Song ‘This Hell’ Performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022
02.June.2022 | MUSIC
Niigata-born singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama recently announced that she would be releasing her long-awaited new album Hold The Girl in September 2022. The artist, based in London, recently performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022, a popular U.K. music festival. Her new track, This Hell, was met with massive fanfare, and those who missed her performance in person can now watch it on YouTube!
This Hell – Rina Sawayama (Big Weekend 2022): https://youtu.be/42iGscAMjTo
Along with the live performance footage, Sawayama has also revealed a lyric video for This Hell. The video is what fans would expect, harnessing the artist’s incredible creativity.
This Hell – Rina Sawayama (Official Lyric Video): https://youtu.be/yZKThkBA42M
Rina is scheduled to perform at SUMMER SONIC 2022, which will be held in Tokyo on August 20 and Osaka on August 21.
The song This Hell is the first to be released under a new partnership between Rina Sawayama’s Dirty Hit label and Universal Music Japan.
[LIVE REPORT] Atarashii Gakko! Performs at Zepp DiverCity
24.May.2022 | MUSIC
On May 20, the indescribably unique four-member dance and vocal group Atarashii Gakko! performed Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo! Given their performance at such a well-known venue, the name of their solo concert was fittingly ‘Wha–?! Graduating from Obscurity ~AG! FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL~.’
The group signed with American multi-media company 88rising in January 2021. The label is attempting to introduce more unique Asian music to the US, and it doesn’t get much more unique than Atarashii Gakko! The girls have over 3.8 million TikTok followers, and their April single WOO! GO! was released as a tie-in with NIKE Juku, amassing praise from audiences worldwide.
As fans of the band have come to expect, the concert began with the sound of chimes, leading into the first song, Toumei Boy. Followed by an intense dance performance, fans were captivated by the show, which was performed overseas last month to an audience of 25,000 fans. Following the song Final Humanity, a bizarre video began playing, leading into the fan-favorite CANDY from the group’s EP SNACKTIME. For the first time in the group’s solo performance history, backup dancers joined them during the track Night Before the Exam.
Starting with Otona Blue, the members appeared clad in colorful decorations, making it seem as if they were singing on TV. The girls have an unprecedented stage presence that has helped them catapult their career forward, from obscurity to performing one of the most well-known venues in Tokyo. Happy Hormones shoed a cuter side to the girls, offering fans a glimpse beyond their usual hardcore dance moves. The audience joined in, waving their hands from side to side and flashing peace signs.
The Italian disco tune Fantastico began with slow-motion movements and added limbo dancing into the choreography, giving the members a chance to show off their comedic skills. Anyone who follows them on social media is well aware of how hilarious they can be!
Suddenly, a man dressed as a construction site security guard emerged on stage, performing an impressive rendition of the robot. This man turned out to be DJ Morley Robertson, who joined the girls in Intergalactic, starting with the members calling out “We are Bestie Girls!” As Atarashii Gakko! danced to this classic Beastie Boys tune, Robertson addressed the audience, shouting “The night is just getting started!”
Pineapple Kryptonite shows off the girl’s dancing skills, but the Pineapple Kryptonite REMIX treated fans to an acrobatic performance that brought the energy in the venue to the max.
Member MIZYU spoke to the audience about the choreography in WOO! GO!, the girl’s newest track, calling on them to join in. The members also performed the Spanish version of Free Your Mind, cementing their place as one of Japan’s most global acts. Towards the end of the live show, the members hugged and showed the audience how close they are as friends, bringing everyone to tears.
The Zepp DiverCity concert was a whirlwind of excitement and energy. Those in the audience could see how Atarashii Gakko! has improved since their debut, and everyone is excited to see how much higher they can soar going forward.
The archived video of the performance is officially available until May 29 at 23:59. Check out a comment from the group immediately after the concert below!
Comment from Atarashii Gakko!
“This was the best live performance we’ve ever done! With our past shows, the four of us have designed everything ourselves. This time we had a lot of other people involved, and we could really feel the love from both the staff and the audience. During the show, I felt like I was having a conversation with the audience without words. I could see everyone’s faces from the beginning to the end, and it made me so happy. Each day, we interact with so many fans through social media, but being on stage in front of them is so different. We can feel how much they love us and we can really be ourselves. Just before the show started, we reminded ourselves to just have FUN! That’s why this became our best concert ever. I hope we can share all of this love and happiness on an even bigger stage next time!”
Tokyo’s TeNQ Space Museum to Host Cinnamoroll 20th Anniversary Exhibition
20.May.2022 | SPOT
Tokyo’s TeNQ Space Museum, located in Tokyo Dome City, will hold a special Cinnamoroll exhibition to celebrate the Sanrio character’s 20th anniversary! The adorable white puppy won first place at the Sanrio Character Awards for two consecutive years and has been a beloved part of Sanrio’s lineup for two decades. From July 7 until October 17, guests can visit this unique walk through Cinnamoroll’s history. The exhibition’s key visual has been unveiled ahead of the event.
Postcard (2 varieties)
Visitors will learn tons of Cinnamoroll trivia at the exhibition and can also participate in Cinnamoroll Roulette, a fun fortune-telling event!
In addition, the first-ever Cinnamoroll Strawberry News Poster Gallery will be available to peruse. An academic exhibit unique to TeNQ where visitors can learn about the many kinds of clouds will also be opened in honor of Cinnamoroll, who was born on a fluffy cloud in the sky. Original merchandise will also make an appearance. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family!
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Cinnamoroll Meets TeNQ
Running: July 7 – October 17, 2022
Venue: TeNQ Space Museum