VTuber Group NIJISANJI Announces New Unit ROF-MAO, New Regular Program
Popular VTuber group NIJISANJI has announced a new unit ROF-MAO, featuring four extremely popular male talents! These include Kagami Hayato, Kenmochi Toya, Fuwa Minato, and Kaida Haru. The boys will also star in a new regular series titled ‘Thursday at 10! ROF-MAO Cram School.’ The four VTubers combined have over 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
The new unit was created with the goal of being popular with both men and women alike. To celebrate its formation, merchandise featuring the four characters will go on sale starting November 27 at the NIJISANJI Official Store and animate stores nationwide. Preorders begin November 1. Details will be announced on social media in the coming weeks.
New Program ‘Thursday at 10! ROF-MAO Cram School’ Begins October 21, 2021
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ROF-MAO
Merch Preorders Begin: November 1, 2021
NIJISANJI Official Store: https://shop.nijisanji.jp/s/niji/
Official Site: http://www.rof-mao.com
VTuber Project #VERSEⁿ to Hold First Collaboration Stream on December 3
01.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME
VERSEⁿ, the new VTuber project from Sony Music Entertainment, is picking up steam on YouTube. Each of the five new streamers recently debuted, and on December 3, the first collaborative stream between them will be held at 20:00 JST. Choose your favorite and watch on their YouTube channel!
The project’s story was also revealed by Sony recently. The mystery surrounding the reasons behind why these five girls became VTubers in the real world and their stories will be revealed and explained in various types of media in the future.
There will also be an announcement during the stream, so don’t miss it!
A Free-Spirited Girl who Loves her Friends
While shy around strangers, she loves her close friends and likes to do things at her own pace. With a unique worldview, her friends sometimes can’t keep up. Despite her laid-back persona, she’s very intelligent in many different areas, especially in languages.
Character Design: Aka Akasaka (https://twitter.com/akasaka_aka)
A Reliable and Caring Girl
Serious and hardworking, she’s the caretaker of the group. Growing up in a strict household made her a little stubborn, but she’s also curious about everything and has the guts to take on any challenge.
Character Design: raemz (https://twitter.com/weee_desu)
The Moodmaker of the Group
Happy, innocent, and open-minded, she has a tendency to get involved in other people’s problems. Thankfully, she’s always sensitive and enjoys helping anyone she can. She plays by her own rules.
Character Design: Shugao (https://twitter.com/haru_sugar02)
A Girl That Sings Passionately Even in Tough Times
One of the group’s singers, she sings even in lonely and sad times, using her music to channel her deep emotions. Strict with herself and bad at socializing, she also has a sweet and caring side that loves others.
Character Design: Kane (https://twitter.com/Kaneblob)
A Girl Putting Everyone’s Unspoken Feelings into Song
The other singer on the project, she gives off the air of being carefree and uninvolved, but she’s actually extremely thoughtful. She grew up rather spoiled, but she questions the world around her and her own knowledge.
Character Design: popman3580 (https://twitter.com/popman3580)
VERSEⁿ First Collaboration Stream
Date: December 3, 2021 20:00 JST
Maru Nanamona: https://youtu.be/eRWOffeIAXk
Hitoshiro Itsuki: https://youtu.be/lQlbhOpXS2w
Kagase Uno: https://youtu.be/L1NIx-WOr7w
Alba Sera: https://youtu.be/GkrSepCRSO4
Kashi Otoha: https://youtu.be/X4LXy9cy-tI
Official Site: https://verse-n.com/
All-Male NIJISANJI Unit ROF-MAO Releases First Original Song
ROF-MAO, a new unit featuring male members of the VTuber group NIJISANJI, has released their first original track titled New street, New world. The group is made up of Kagami Hayato, Kenmochi Toya, Fuwa Minato, and Kaida Haru. Despite debuting earlier this month, the boys are already hard at work making music and running their own variety show each Thursday.
New street, New world – ROF-MAO (YouTube Edit)
The new song also serves as the ending theme of the group’s variety show, ‘Thursday at 10! ROF-MAO Cram School.’ The show airs each week on the group’s YouTube channel, so be sure to check it out!
#AppearanceYokohama Concert to Feature Real Artists Beside VTubers
Net label Appearance will hold a special live event on November 28, 2021, featuring popular VTubers and music artists at Yokohama Bronth at the Miratomirai waterfront area in Yokohama.
The #AppearanceYokohama event will feature Mashiro Ayano, a singer popular for performing tracks for popular anime series such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Darwin’s Game. VTuber sifar is popular throughout Japan for her rock tracks, while cosplay girls band mimiQ_Lyric aims to deliver Japanese pop culture to the world.
Those interested will be able to purchase streaming tickets through Z-aN, and anyone in Japan can also buy tickets at the venue. The live stream will feature HD multi-angle footage so viewers can enjoy the full range of the show. Performing VTubers will utilize Monolis, a system allowing them to go anywhere and interact with people in their life-sized forms. This is in cooperation with the Wasabi Music School.
Who are you excited to see perform?
Date: November 28, 2021
Doors Open at 15:30
Address: Yokohama Bronth 2F (5-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Official Event Site: https://appearance.site
Streaming Tickets: https://www.zan-live.com/live/detail/10123
Venue Tickets: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/7hjlj
Hololive VTuber Tokino Sora’s Solo Concert to be Streamed in Theaters and Online
Tokino Sora, known as the first member of the popular VTuber collective Hololive, will hold her first live show for the first time in three years! RolePlay will be available to watch online, and will also be streaming at two movie theaters in Tokyo and Osaka.
On-Site Ticket Bonus: Role:Play Original Mask Set
The singer remains one of the most popular VTuber idols, having now appeared on television shows and in magazines. She will celebrate her fifth anniversary in September 2022. The RolePlay concert will have both a daytime and night showing and the singer’s third album will be released on November 24, so be sure to support her activities in the coming months!
Tokino Sora Theatrical Cover Live ‘Role:Play’
Date: January 22, 2022
Daytime Show: Open at 13:30 / Show Starts 14:00
Night Show: Open at 17:30 / Show Starts 18:00
Location: Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas / 109 Cinemas Osaka Expocity
Event Details: https://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/tokinosora/5th/
On-site Ticket Sales: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/22012201-rlroleplay
General Admission Presale Tickets
Available until November 19, 2021 at 23:59
Tickets with Bonuses: ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Ticket Bonuses: Role:Play Original Mask Set, Ticket for Aftershow Talk Event (at Theater)
On-site Ticket: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Available until January 22, 2021 at 23:59
Online Ticket Shop: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/22012202-lvroleplay
Tickets with Bonuses: ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Ticket Bonuses: Role:Play Original Mask Set, Ticket for Aftershow Talk Event (Online)
Tokino Sora 3rd Album ‘Re:Play’
Release Date: November 24, 2021
VTuber Group NIJISANJI to Celebrate Four Years with 2-Day FANTASIA Event
The massive VTuber collective NIJISANJI will be holding a special 2-day event to celebrate four successful years! The NIJISANJI FANTASIA Event will be held at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama on January 22 and January 23, 2022. Female streamers will perform on Day 1, and male streamers will take the stage on Day 2. Presale tickets are now available by lottery for certain Fanclub members.
As of October 2021, there are 107 Japanese NIJISANJI members, and a total of 156 members including the company’s English, Indonesian, Korean and Chinese members. The group has over 30 million subscribers on YouTube across all members. The group has held a live event each year to celebrate these massive milestones. This year’s event will be held in full-scale 3D collaborative costumes for the first time, and sixteen talents will be taking the stage total.
Who is your favorite member of NIJISANJI?
NIJISANJI 4th Anniversary LIVE ‘FANTASIA’
DAY 1: Mito Tsukino, Kaede Higuchi, Saku Sasaki, Yukia Shiina, Uiha Aiba, Rena Yorumi, Inui Toko, Tomoe Shirayuki
DAY 2: Touya Kenmochi, Kanae, Hayato Kagami, Kakeru Yumeoi, Akina Saegusa, Kou Uzuki, Shellin Burgundy, Kizuki Yashiro
DAY 1: January 22, 2022 / Doors Open at 16:00, Show Starts at 17:00
DAY 2: January 23, 2022 / Doors Open at 16:00, Show Starts at 17:00
Location: Pia Arena MM (https://pia-arena-mm.jp/)
Official Site: https://event.nijisanji.app/4thanniv_fantasia
Individual Member Fan Club Presale Tickets (Lottery)
NIJISANJI Fan Club (Kaede Higuchi, Saku Sasaki, Yukia Shiina, Kakeru Yumeoi) Presale Lottery Registration
Open: October 31, 2021 20:00 – November 7, 2021 23:59
Fan Club Site: https://fanclub.nijisanji.jp/
NIJISANJI Fan Club Presale Tickets (Lottery)
Presale Lottery Registration
Open: October 31, 2021 20:00 – November 14, 2021 23:59
‘Reflexion’ Serial Presale Tickets (Lottery)
Open: November 24, 2021 12:00 – December 5, 2021 23:59
*Must purchase NIJISANJI Cover Song Album ‘Reflexion’
Male VTuber Group Holostars to Hold First Live Event
The talented members of Holostars will hold their first live event on December 26, 2021 at J:COM Hall Hachioji in Tokyo! The Vtubers taking part are Hanasaki Miyabi, Kanade Izuru, Arurandeisu, Rikka, Astel Leda, Kishida Temma, Yukoku Roberu, Kageyama Shien, and Aragami Oga.
Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale on SPWN. Those wanting to attend the physical event can also enter the lottery for on-site tickets. Exclusive merchandise will also be available to celebrate the group’s first-ever live show!
HOLOSTARS 1st ACT 「JOURNEY to FIND STARS!!」Supported By Bushiroad
Date: December 26, 2021
Broadcast begins at 17:30, show begins at 18:00
Address: J:COM Hall Hachioji (Southern Sky Tower Hachioji 4F, 4-7-1 Koyasumachi, Hachioji, Tokyo)
Directly connected to the south exit of JR Hachioji Station
7-minute walk from Keio-Hachioji Station
On-site Ticket: ¥8,000 (Tax Included, all seats reserved)
Official Site: https://1stact.hololivepro.com/
1st Advance Tickets (Lawson Ticket) / Lottery
Available to Enter until October 31 at 23:59 (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
*Limited to 2 tickets per person.
Announcement of Winners/Payment Period: November 4 – November 7, 2021, at 23:00
2nd Advance Tickets / Lottery
Available from November 13 at 12:00 until November 21 at 23:59 (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
*These pre-order tickets are by lottery only.
Confirmation/Payment Period: November 25 at 15:00 – November 28 at 23:00
Reservation Period: December 4 at 12:00 – Day of Performance (https://l-tike.com/st1/holostars)
Streaming Tickets are available until December 31, 2021
Streaming Tickets + Special Bonus Coupon available until December 31, 2021
*The archived stream will be available immediately after the live performance and can be viewed as many times as you like until January 26, 2022, at 23:59.
Purchase Streaming Tickets: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21122601-jpholostarslive
Available until November 7 at 23:59
Merchandise Details: https://1stact.hololivepro.com/goods
Purchase Goods (from Japan): https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21122601-jpholostarslive/goods
Purchase Goods (from Overseas): https://shop.geekjack.net/collections/holostars-1st-act
Concert Hashtag: #ホロスタ1stACT (#Holostars1stACT)
Holostars VTuber Kanade Izuru to Unveil 3D Model in Upcoming Stream
VTuber Kanade Izuru, a member of Hololive Production’s all-male VTuber group Holostars, will unveil his new 3D model during a special stream on October 30, 2021. The stream will begin at 20:00 JST.
Kanade Izuru notoriously loves to sing and will perform live during the 3D stream, so fans will definitely want to tune in to show their support!
Just a dude trying to live his life with very little money. Since he has nothing to do, he treats housework as a hobby. Despite being cynical, he has a good heart, and even though he has a cool demeanor, he never forgets to show gratitude. He loves to sing and takes good care of his guitar.
Character Design: TCB (@tcb0)
3D Model Reveal Stream: October 30, 2021, 20:00
Official Site: https://www.holostars.tv/
VTuber Group Hololive Announces Don Quijote Limited Illustrated Goods and In-Store Broadcast
Hololive Production’s female VTuber unit Hololive has announced a new project with discount store Don Quijote, starting on October 23 until November 21.
Mochidol (31 Types): ¥2,980 Each (Tax Incl.)
Acrylic Stand (4 Types): ¥1,480 Each (Tax Incl.)
Can Badge 4-piece Set: ¥1,480 (Tax Incl.)
A special photo spot with life-sized panels has also been set up at Don Quijote Akihabara, where Hololive’s Yozora Mel and Shirogane Noel have been appointed as Donki Girls’.
The pair will be joined by Murasaki Shion and Houshou Marine in stores nationwide, which will each be stocking the Big Acrylic Stand (4 Types), Can Badge 4-piece Set, along with the Mochidol plushie series which has over 31 variations to choose from. .
It has also been announced that between October 23 and November 21, members Yozora Mel, Shirogane Noel, Murasaki Shion, and Houshou Marine will be featured in an original in-store broadcast.
If you’re a Hololive fan then don’t miss out on this special collaboration!
Four New Members of NIJISANJI EN Debut, Group Called ‘Ethyria’
VTuber project NIJISANJI EN announced four new personalities joining the group on October 6, 2021. Called ‘Ethyria,’ the new members include Enna Alouette, Nina Kosaka, Reimu Endou, and Millie Parfait. A new song featuring the new personalities has also been released, along with member details.
Ethyria Debut Teaser
Ethyria Debut Special
Ethyria Debut MV
To celebrate the debut of the four new members, a special program titled TRANSFER STUDENTS?! NIJISANJI EN Ethyria VTuber Debut Program hosted by OBSYDIA was broadcast on the official NIJISANJI EN YouTube channel on October 9. During the show, the three members of OBSYDIA acted as MCs, and the Ethyria members had the chance to see their debut music video for the first time. Be sure to check out the song God Sees All, streaming now!
Category: Bird of Heaven
Description: A blue bird fluttering in the heavens. She sings a love song for all souls of the living.
Category: Fox of Heaven
Description: A nine-tailed fox that presides over the heavens. She wishes for all souls to be joyous on their long journey.
Category: Ghost of Darkness
Description: A ghost wandering in hell. The more she thinks of her beloved, the more sad and haunted she becomes.
Category: Cat of Darkness
Description: A monster cat creeping through hell. She’s a little aggressive, but she really just needs some attention.
NIJISANJI EN ‘Ethyria’
Debut Date: October 6, 2021
Official Site: https://nijisanji.ichikara.co.jp/
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!
VTuber Group Hololive English Celebrates First Anniversary with Art Battle
26.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The popular VTuber group Hololive English is celebrating their first year of activities with a new contest! The hololive English Art Battle is now open on the art-sharing site pixiv, and entries from around the world are welcome. There will be five different stages in the illustration battle, one for each member of the first generation of hololiveEN talents. Those wanting to enter should submit their artwork using the appropriate contest tag, #hololiveENArt.
1st Stage: Mori Calliope
2ndStage: Takanashi Kiara
3rd Stage: Ninomae Ina’nis
4th Stage: Gawr Gura
5th Stage: Watson Amelia
Each day, the total number of artwork views will be tallied, and that number will ‘deal damage’ to each of the five bosses. When the HP of each stage hits zero, that stage will be counted as clear, and the next stage will begin! The reward for clearing all stages will be the release of the ‘hololive English x pixiv FAN ARTBOOK,’ a digital release that will be available to everyone. The ten best pieces submitted to each round will be posted on the official pixiv Twitter (@pixiv), so check them out!
In addition to the ten MVP awards per round, a special acrylic block featuring each member’s signature is also up for grabs! The members of hololiveEN will be choosing the winner, so give it your all.
Even if you aren’t an artist, be sure to check out the submitted illustrations to help whittle down the boss’s HP!
Virtual Talent Kizuna Ai to Hold Global Online Fireworks Event
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?
Kizuna Ai Virtual Fireworks Concert
Date: September 25, 2021, 12:00 (September 24, 20:00 PDT)
Where: Oculus Venues
Restream: To be streamed on YouTube (Date to be announced.)
Official Site: https://www.oculus.com/