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.
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!
©2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP630141
Cinnamoroll Meets TeNQ
Running: July 7 – October 17, 2022
Venue: TeNQ Space Museum
VTuber Group Hololive Reveals New Unit ‘ORIO,’ Group Releases First Single
The Hololive VTuber collective has revealed a new unit! Kanata Amane and Toyokami Towahave formed the unit ORIO, releasing their first single Over Time on May 2, 2022.
Some of Hololive’s female VTubers are a part of the Hololive IDOL PROJECT, singing and posting videos on YouTube and even holding live concerts. On February 17, 2021, Hololive IDOL PROJECT held its first concert ‘Bloom’ in which the talents performed only original songs. On April 21, 2021, the talents released their first full-length album Bouquet.
Over Time, the first single by ORIO, is now available on streaming services. The pair’s unit name was announced during the recorded session of Hololive Idol Road Radio earlier this month.
The new song was written by Kana Yaginuma and composed and arranged by Kazuki Satou.
Over Time will be used as the ending theme to the May episode of ‘Hololive IDOL PROJECT presents Hololive Idol Project Radio ~Listen to Our Songs!’
An angel from the Celestial Academy. She is now studying how to heal people.
To hide her shyness, she pretends to be cool.
Character Design: Oshioshio (@oshioshio_info)
A young devil who is visiting human society to gain experience and develop her skills. But instead of studying, she became addicted to video games!
After learning about a tool for communicating with humans called “streaming,” she’s trying it out to help with her studies.
Character Design: rurudo (@rurudo_)
Over Time – ORIO
Streaming Links: https://cover.lnk.to/OverTime
Shueisha’s Haruman!! 2022 Festival Celebrates Manga this Spring
29.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Shueisha is currently offering a ton of manga for free as part of Haruman!! 2022. The campaign is running until May 15 at participating locations and tons of digital manga series are available for download.
During Haruman!! 2022, users can read over 305 digital titles for free. This year’s theme is ‘Manga Festival,’ and manga fans can find both recent and classic titles. Why not catch up on some manga history while you can?
A collaboration with the popular VTuber agency Hololive is also underway. One of the group’s manga-loving members will be chosen each day to serve as Editor-in-Chief of an original manga magazine.
Popular authors are also commemorating the occasion with new illustrations. Eleven artists from Shueisha’s manga department have drawn popular VTubers, and these awesome images are available exclusively on the Haruman!! website.
Stream Date: April 23, 2022
Participants: Shueisha x Hololive Traveling Editorial Department
Streaming Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFZiqLMntJufDCHc6bQixg
In collaboration with puzzle game creators RIDDLER, ‘The Search for the Great Manga King’s Treasure’ will be held. Pulling inspiration from One Piece, which is currently celebrating 25 years of serialization, fans will have to find clues to solve a massive mystery.
Find your new favorite manga series during Haruman!! 2022.
Running: April 11 – May 15, 2022
Official Site: https://haruman.jp
VTubers Takanashi Kiara and IRyS to Perform at Germany’s DoKomi Anime Convention
Hololive English VTubers Takanashi Kiara and IRyS have announced that they will appear at Germany’s largest anime and manga convention DoKomi on June 4 and 5, 2022.
The two will also hold a mini-concert at the event, and selected fans will be able to participate in a chat session with each VTuber. Limited edition merchandise featuring both Kiara and IRyS will be available on-site.
Don’t miss your chance to meet Kiara and IRyS from Hololive English!
An idol whose dream is to become the owner of a fast-food chain. Kiara is a phoenix, not a chicken or turkey. (Very important)
She burns brightly, working herself to the bone since she’ll just be reborn from her ashes anyway.
Character Design: huke (@hukeweb）
IRyS, a half-demon, half-angel also known as a Nephilim, once brought hope to “The Paradise” during the ancient age. Her full name is — Irys. This current era, riddled with despair and desperation, has brought upon her second awakening. She has arrived to deliver hope, with her feelings put into her lyrics and songs, and determination in her voice.
Though she tends to retain her Nephilim form, she is still quite young within her race. With emotion and “other factors,” it is possible that her form may lean to either side. When that occurs, she bears a brief change in her appearance. She does not speak of the events that preceded her second awakening. She faces ever forward, perhaps because she is Hope Incarnate, though no one knows for sure. Or could it be…
“The future is not what helps people; the future is made with our own hands. Salvation is hypocrisy. If people know they are to be saved, they simply will not try. From the depths of despair: a glimmer of light, the warmth of recovery. As long as we are with hope, we live. We stand tall.”
Character Design: redjuice (@shiru)
Dates: June 4 – June 5, 2022
Venue: D-Messe Süd/Congr. Center
Official Site: https://www.dokomi.de/ja
VTuber Group Hololive Unveils New Male Unit UPROAR!!
VTuber agency Hololive has announced that its male VTuber unit, Holostars, will be getting a new unit called UPROAR!!
The four new members are Yatogami Fuma, Minase Rio, Hizaki Gamma, and Utsugi Uyu. The members will hold their first collab stream on March 29 at 19:00!
I love sweet treats! I love games! I love to chat!
A fixer who loves human pastimes.
Is also a bit of a clean freak. Started UPROAR!! upon receiving an odd-job request.
Character Designer: Sakusya 2 (@sakusya2honda)
Debut Stream: March 29 at 19:00
The phantom thief infatuated with beauty.
Rumor has it “there are treasures only an idol can obtain”. He is becoming an idol to get his hands on these treasures.
Character Design: Yonemura (@yosk6000)
Debut Stream: March 29 at 20:00
The party animal manga artist who also runs an underground business. He used to think manga was the most awesome, but he has since realized that singing and dancing idols are also awesome.
He is aiming to be the most awesome.
Character Design: Takida (@tkyk01c)
Debut Stream: March 30 at 19:00
A ghost who passed away while still determined to become an idol.
He spent his early ghost days lazing around until, upon Fuma’s invitation, he decided to aim to be an idol once again.
He can’t deal with ghosts and scary things, himself excluded.
Character Design: KEKI (@rudecopper)
Debut Stream: March 30 at 20:00
After the four members hold their debut streams, they’ll come together for a collaboration stream on March 31. Don’t miss it!
First Collab Stream: March 31 at 21:00
Official Site: https://www.hololive.tv/
VTuber Group Hololive Gets Front Page Newspaper Ads in All 47 Prefectures for ‘Hololive SUPER EXPO 2022’
To promote the VTuber group Hololive’s first major event as a full unit, the front page of newspapers across Japan are covered with popular members! Promotion for Hololive SUPER EXPO 2022 and Hololive 3rd fes. Link Your Wish began on March 1, and fans across the country are invited to attend the major events at Makuhari Messe later this month.
On March 1, a full-page ad for Hololive SUPER EXPO 2022 appeared in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun, with a total of 47 unique front-page ads, one for each prefecture. Newspapers featuring these ads are also available on the official Asahi Shimbun website in limited quantities while supplies last!
Hololive VTuber Members Collaborate with Raku Spa in ‘Furolife’ Campaign
Hololive has announced a special collaboration between HoloFantasy and Raku Spa, with special merchandise and VTuber-scented baths at participating locations around Japan!
Collaboration Menu (Coasters Available!)
Guests can grab original merchandise with newly-drawn illustrations during the event period, and original food and beverages based on the five members will be on sale. Five unique baths have been prepared by the Hololive members, as each girl chose her favorite scent. The announcements in each location will also be broadcast by the popular VTubers.
Starting February 6, called Bath Day in Japan, specially-drawn yukata and chibi versions of the characters will be available on limited-edition postcards and new merchandise. To get one of these postcards, visitors will need to follow the official Raku Spa Twitter, retweet the campaign Tweet, and present it at the reception desk at their Raku Spa of choice. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to grab them before they’re all gone!
Hololive x Gokurakuyu/Raku Spa Collaboration Campaign
Running: January 27 – February 28, 2022
Locations: 25 participating Gokurakuyu/Raku Spa locations nationwide *Not available at some locations.
Online Shop: https://eshop.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/
Postcard Schedule ※Available while supplies last.
・Usada Pekora: January 27 – February 3
・Uruha Rushia: February 4 – February 10
・Shiranui Flare: February 11 – February 17
・Shirogane Noel: February 18 – February 24
・Houshou Marine: February 25 – February 28
Collaboration Bath Schedule
・Usada Pekora Bath / Japanese Cypress Scent
January 27 – January 30
・Uruha Rushi Bath / Peppermint Scent
February 4 – February 6
・Shiranui Flare Bath / Grapefruit & Lemongrass Scent
February 11 – February 13, 2022
・ Shirogane Noel Bath / Milk Scent
February 18 – February 20
・Houshou Marine Bath / Flower Cologne Scent
February 25 – February 27
Gokurakuyu/Raku Spa Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/gokurakuyu_spa
VTuber Group Hololive to Hold Second Collaboration with Joypolis for Lovely Party Event
VTuber group Hololive is holding a limited-time collaboration event with Tokyo Joypolis, an indoor theme park in Daiba, from January 7 until February 27, 2022. The Lovely Party event is the second collaboration between the two.
Collaboration Ticket with Bonus
※The acrylic stands and tapestries will go on sale on different dates.
The first collaboration between Hololive and Joypolis took place in January 2021 and was met with huge success. For 2022, Roboco-san and the group’s second generation will take part in the festivities!
Collaboration merchandise will also be available to order at the Marui Anime Online Shop after the event concludes.
In addition to attraction collaborations and event-only goods with newly-drawn designs, the Frame Cafe will offer a special menu inspired by these select Hololive members. Those ordering drinks will receive clear coasters featuring their favorite VTubers! A birthday project will be held for Yuzuki Choco, who is celebrating her special day on February 14.
Tickets bought during the event period will include a bonus case. These are available in eight different designs.
Hololive x Joypolis ‘Lovely Party’
Running: January 7 – February 27, 2022
Location: Tokyo Joypolis
Participants: Roboco-san, Akua Minato, Murasaki Shion, Nakiri Ayame, Yuzuki Choco, Oozora Subaru
Official Site: https://hololive.hololivepro.com/
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind to Stream Worldwide for Free
Crypton Future Media Inc. will be taking a look back at Hatsune Miku’s world tour series ‘HATSUNE MIKU EXPO’ in a new streaming event on June 5, 2022. Fans from around the world will be able to tune in to ‘HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind,’ featuring tons of past content from the virtual idol’s trips overseas. This will include foreign language songs unique to the world tour.
To date, Hatsune Miku has performed a total of 68 concerts in 30 cities around the world, attracting over 190,000 fans. Immediately after the January 2020 Europe tour, the pandemic began, and the subsequent North American tour was canceled. A crowdfunding campaign was launched in Autumn 2020 to bring the singer back, and, as expected, shattered its goal. Now, fans will be able to see the singer virtually yet again after the ‘HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online’ event was also broadcast globally.
Don’t miss the event on June 5!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind
Streaming Date: June 5, 2022 (3 performances planned)
*Each of the 3 performances will feature the same content.
*The event will not be archived.
Streaming Platforms: Twitch、YouTube Live
Crypton Official Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/cfm_official
Crypton on YouTube Live：https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwGWV914kBlV4dKRn7AEFA
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind Official Site: https://mikuexpo.com/rewind2022/
BAND-MAID Announces Online Christmas Show to be Broadcast Worldwide
24.December.2021 | MUSIC
Rock band BAND-MAID will hold a special acoustic concert on Christmas Day. The event will be streamed worldwide, and a commentary track will be subtitled in English to make the performance more accessible to a global audience!
Instead of performing at a traditional concert hall, the performance will take place in a different setting. The band’s costumes were made just for the event, and merch will be available online. Consider this the best Christmas gift ever from BAND-MAID!
Comment from BAND-MAID Member Miku Kobato
We’re ready to serve up something special for Christmas this year!
Instead of wearing my normal maid uniform, I’ll be wearing something special just for the holiday.
We’ll be commenting live during the performance too!
Of course, I was really particular about the setlist this time around, so I’m excited to show the fans something really unique this time around.
Let’s spend a wonderful Christmas together!
The event will be streamed at 11:00 JST on December 25 and will be archived. Tickets are on sale now, so check out the official website for more information.
BAND-MAID’s ‘Official Score for Unseen World’ will go on sale on January 31, 2022. To commemorate this release, a new campaign has been announced, with 30 winners winning A1-sized posters of the album’s cover art.
An A4-sized clear folder will be awarded to those buying the album as a purchase bonus. See the website for more details and other bonuses.
What will BAND-MAID accomplish in 2022? Keep an eye on this incredible band and their quest to go global!
BAND-MAID ONLINE ACOUSTIC
Tickets on sale now
Date: December 25, 2021 at 11:00 JST *VOD will be available
BAND-MAID Official Score for Unseen World
Release Date: January 31, 2022
Price: ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
JO1 EXHIBITION in Gallery AaMo at Tokyo Dome City Offering New Menu, Merchandise
Gallery AaMo, located inside Tokyo Dome City, will hold a JO1 Exhibition from December 25, 2021, until January 25, 2022. The event will look back on the history of the globally-popular boy band from its formation to the present day, with a number of photos and costumes on display. Some new menu items have been added to four restaurants within Tokyo Dome City to celebrate!
Shion Tsurubo’s Salad-filled Cheese Dog
Issei Mamehara’s Salsa Dog
Sho Yonashiro’s Avocado Dog
Shosei Ohira’s Omurice Plate / Pineapple Orange Soda
Takumi Kawanishi’s Hamburger Plate / Strawberry Milk
Junki Kono’s Carbonara Plate / Blue Lemon Soda
Syoya Kimata’s Tantanmen
Sukai Kinjo’s Black Gyoza
Ruki Shiroiwa’s White Gyoza
Official Exhibition Pamphlet: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Pin (11 varieties, random): ¥500 (Tax Included)
Candy: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stand (11 varieties, random): ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Jigsaw Puzzle: ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Admission Bonus: 1 Mini-Poster (A3-size, 2 types)
*Only available between January 1, 2022 – January 7, 2022
Along with the exhibition, menu items, and merchandise, a collaboration between JO1 and the Tokyo Dome City Winter Illuminations is now underway. The music for the main tree will be changed to Bokura no Kisetsu from JO1’s latest single ‘WANDERING,’ which was just released.
Those ordering JO1-inspired menu items from participating stores will receive a random coaster for each dish!
Guests visiting the exhibition from January 1 to January 7 will receive one of two mini-posters of their choice.
JO1 x Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination
Location: Tokyo Dome City Crystal Avenue ‘Main Tree’
December 15, 23, 25, 26 / Every 20 minutes from 17:00-23:59
December 27, 2021 – January 25, 2022 / Every hour from 17:00-23:29
※No performances on December 24, 2021.
Available: December 25, 2021 – January 25, 2022
Participating Stores: HOT DOG STAND, MLB café TOKYO, Red Tiger Dumpling House, Marion Crepes
HOT DOG STAND
Shion Tsurubo’s Salad-filled Cheese Dog
Issei Mamehara’s Salsa Dog
Sho Yonashiro’s Avocado Dog
Ren Kawashiri’s Blue Lemon Soda
Keigo Sato’s Caramel Latte
Red Tiger Dumpling House
Syoya Kimata’s Tantanmen
Sukai Kinjo’s Black Belt Gyoza
Ruki Shiroiwa’s White Gyoza
MLB café TOKYO
Shosei Ohira’s Omurice Plate
Shosei Ohira’s Pineapple Orange Soda
Takumi Kawanishi’s Hamburger Plate
Takumi Kawanishi’s Strawberry Milk
Junki Kono’s Carbonara Plate
Junki Kono’s Blue Lemon Soda
JO1 EXHIBITION in Gallery AaMo
Running: December 25, 2021 – January 25, 2022
Location: Gallery AaMo
Available at 7Ticket
Sales Period: Until January 25, 2022 at 19:00
※Same-day tickets can be purchased up to one hour before the end of each admission period.
Event Details: https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/aamo/event/jo1_exhibition.html
Eve to Hold Christmas Eve Live Stream on YouTube
23.December.2021 | MUSIC
Eve will hold a special live streaming event on YouTube on–you guessed it–Christmas Eve! The stream will run from 19:00 until 20:00 on December 24, 2021.
The stream is being held to celebrate over 3 million subscribers to Eve’s YouTube channel. During the event, he’ll go behind the scenes of the Yadorigi music video, as well as show the Live Film version of Inochi no Tabekata. There may also be a big announcement during the stream, so don’t miss it!
There will be no VOD for this event, so remember the date and time.
Eve on Christmas Eve – Live on YouTube
Date: December 24, 19:00-20:00
Streaming URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfQIqplyT7U