Kizuna Ai Opens Applications for Final Concert Performers Prior to Hiatus
On December 4, 2021, Kizuna Ai announced that she would be going on indefinite hiatus. Prior to her ‘sleep,’ the VTuber will hold her final online live event, ‘Kizuna AI The Last Live “hello, world 2022” on February 26, 2022. For those wanting to participate in the show, applications are now open!
Ai would like the performance to be held with as many people as possible–not only those who are active as VTubers, but also those who are interested in being active in the virtual space. And, of course, those who have supported her over the past five years!
Be sure to tune in to this final performance filled with virtual talent!
Kizuna AI The Last Live “hello, world 2022”
Date: February 26, 2022
NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe to Open for a Limited Time
The NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe will open in Harajuku and Yokohama on August 18 and in Osaka on September 2!
Three units from the popular NIJISANJI VTuber collective will be featured at the cafe, with each talent teaming up with a particular Sanrio character, from Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, and Kuromi to Tuxedo Sam and Hangyodon.
Food Menu Purchase Bonus: Original A3-size Lunch Mat
Drink Menu Purchase Bonus: Original Postcard (3 varieties)
Drink Menu Purchase Bonus: Original Straw Tag (13 varieties)
[Kojirase Harassment] Zenryoku Boomerang Sandwich
[Sereine Girl’s School] Lunch Plate
[Eden-gumi] Curry from Eden
[Kojirase Harassment] The Cutest Idol Parfait
[Sereine Girl’s School] Drama Club Fruit Pancakes
[Eden-gumi] Eden Sweets Plate
[Sereine Girl’s School]
[Eden-gumi] Member Drink
The food, dessert, and drink menus were each inspired by these three unique units. Fans of Kojirase Harassment won’t want to miss the tasty Zenryoku Boomerang Sandwich based on the hit song, and anyone who loves the adorable members of Serine Girl’s School can grab some tasty fruit pancakes. The Eden-gumi menu consists of delectable curry and a sweets plate sure to fill you up. 13 unique drinks will also be available, each inspired by the member colors of the participating V-Tubers.
Come spend a relaxing time with your favorite characters this summer!
©ANYCOLOR, Inc. © ’22 SANRIO Ⓛ
NIJISANJI x Sanrio Character Collaboration Cafe
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August 18 – September 24, 2022
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August 18 – September 24, 2022
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September 2 – September 24, 2022
Reservations / Cafe Details: https://nijisanjisanrio3-cafe.jp
NIJISANJI Fes 2022 Reveals 118 Participating VTubers, New Illustrations
10.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME
NIJISANJI Fes 2022, the largest NIJISANJI event to date, will be held on October 1 and October 2 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Ahead of the festival, ANYCOLOR has announced the 118 VTubers that will be participating, along with new illustrations showing some popular personalities wearing class T-shirts which will be available at the venue.
NIJISANJI Fes 2022 Special Announcement Video
The image song for NIJISANJI Fes 2022, Hurrah!!, is now available to stream. The music video for the track will feature fan art which will also be displayed at the venue, so get your entries in by August 28!
Illustrations Highlighting Class T-Shirts
NIJISANJI Fes 2022 Image Song, Hurrah!!
Music: Mito Tsukino, Sasaki Saku, Kuzuha, Lize Helesta, Sara Hoshikawa, Minato Fuwa, Axia Krone
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: Jin
On the special website, newly-drawn illustrations of the 118 participating VTubers are featured. Each member is a part of a different class, and these class T-shirts will be handed out at random to those with tickets to the event as a bonus. They will also be available for purchase, so don’t worry if you don’t get the one you want!
Manami Aizono, Uiha Aiba, Youko Akabane, Axia Krone, Akane Asahina, Hina Asuka, Momo Azuchi, Kokoro Amamiya, Sayo Amemori, Almal Ars, Katrina Ange, Mugi Ienaga, Inui Toko, Ibrahim, Ichigo Ushimi, Muyu Amagase, Vox Akuma
Kou Uzuki, Albio Ex, Emma★August, Eli Conifer, Elu, Haruka Onomachi, Oliver Evans, Haru Kaida, Hayato Kagami, Kanae, Shoichi Kanda, Hisui Kitakoji, Gilzaren III, Gwelu Os Gar, Kuzuha, Yotsuba Umise, Aza
Natsume Kurusu, Kuroi Shiba, Mirei Gundou, Tojiro Genzuki, Touya Kenmochi, Akina Saegusa, Ritsuki Sakura, Sasaki Saku, Yuika Shiina, Shellin Burgundy, Rin Shizuka, SisterClaire, Hajime Shibuya, Joe Rikiichi, Tomoe Shirayuki, Akira Shikinagi, Eine
Sango Suo, Kana Sukoya, Utako Suzuka, Masaru Suzuki, Aki Suzuya, Miyako Seto, Kirame Sorahoshi, Rion Takamiya, Mito Tsukino, Debidebi Debiru, Kohaku Todo, Dola, Kyoko Todoroki, Kei Nagao, Naraka, Kanato Fura, Elira Pendora
Naru Naruse, Chigusa Nishizono, Sociere Nui, Fuyuki Hakase, Hanabatake Chaika, Sou Hayase, Marin Hayama, Air Harusaki, Kaede Higuchi, Gaku Fushimi, Tamaki Fumino, Furen E. Lustario, Fuwa Minato, Belmond Pandelas, Nei Ponto, Pomu Rainpuff
Sara Hoshikawa, Himawari Honma, Keisuke Maimoto, Ririmu Makaino, Meme Mashiro, Chima Machita, Mao Matsukai, Moira, Alice Mononobe, Kazaki Morinaka, Rine Yaguruma, Kizuki Yashiro, Karuta Yamagami, Chihiro Yuki, Seraph Dazzlegarden, Mysta Rias
Riri Yuhi, Mahiro Yukishiro, Roa Yuzuki, Kakeru Yumeoi, Ratna Petit, Lize Helesta, Ryushen, Mikoto Rindou, Lain Paterson, Luis Cammy, Levi Elipha, Vincent Leos, Lauren Iroas, Hibari Watarai, Finana Ryugu, Hyakumantenbara Salome
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!
NIJISANJI Debuts New 4-Member VTuber Group VOLTACTION
15.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
VTuber Group NIJISANJI has debuted four members as part of the new group VOLTACTION. Twitter accounts for each new VTuber were launched on July 13, and the member’s first broadcasts will take place in a relay format on July 16, 2022 on each VTubers channel. On the official NIJISANJI YouTube channel, the members will take part in a special broadcast on July 16 at 21:00 with Green Rouge, comprised of Joe Rikiichi and Hanabatake Chaika.
VOLTACTION’s debut song, Inlaid, premiered on July 13.
To celebrate the new group, station advertisements will appear in two locations at Shibuya Station from July 11 until July 17, 2022.
Be sure to keep an eye on VOLTACTION!
The four new members–who all attended boarding school together–are Fura Kanato, Watarai Hibari, Shikinagi Akira, and Seraph Dazzlegarden. While working undercover to hone their special abilities, they spend each day trying to make people happy.
The son of a Mafia family.
He has a gentle disposition and doubts about the family business, but they say his talents as a leader is unmatched.
He currently operates as a young businessman, operating cafes and restaurants.
Birthday: March 25
First Stream: July 16, 19:00~
Last member of a family of phantom thieves.
He longs to be a Robin Hood kind of character, a thief of justice that charisma that captivates others.
Since he doesn’t actually steal for money, he works part-time at a cafe.
Birthday: September 23
First Stream: July 16, 19:30~
A young man born into a long line of intelligence officers, following in their footsteps as the latest in the generation.
He decides to leave his organization, and move into a small office taking odd jobs from exterminating beehives, to taking care of thugs.
Birthday: December 12
First Stream: July 16, 20:00~
The youngest in a long line of assassins, having been refined in the craft at a young age.
Little is known about Seraph if that’s even his real name among his many aliases.
He quit being an assassin and now takes on jobs as a freelance agent.
Birthday: May 12
First Stream: July 16, 20:30~
The First Trial of your Debut?! #VOLTACTION vs. Green Rouge
Display Period: July 11 – July 17, 2022
Shibuya Station, Dogenzaka Happy Board B
Tokyu Denentoshi Line, Shibuya Station (Near Exit A0 and A1 on Floor B1)
Official Site: https://www.anycolor.co.jp
Popular VTuber Leona Shishigami Performs Reborn Anime Opening for CrosSing Cover Project
01.July.2022 | MUSIC
In March 2022, the cover song project CrosSing was launched. Amassing instant popularity, tracks featured as part of the project have pulled in millions of views. The project has featured popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito.
On June 29, the second song of the second season was released. Popular VTuber Leona Shishigami took to the booth to sing last cross, the opening theme from the anime series Reborn! Shishigami has over 280,000 YouTube subscribers and has earned high praise for her excellent singing skills. The VTuber chose the song as one of her most memorable, noting that Reborn was one of the first anime series she ever watched in the human world. Her powerful voice and impressive singing ability are on full display, and a lyric video has also been released!
last cross – Leona Shishigami Cover
The illustrations used for the jacket and in the lyric video were drawn exclusively for this release. On mora, viewers can enjoy interviews as well.
A special chat with Leona Shishigami will be released on July 1 at 20:00.
CrosSing has also announced two new campaigns. The first is a follow and retweet campaign, and two lucky winners will receive autographs by performers on CrosSing. To enter, just follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok and retweet the selected tweets.
A LINE MUSIC Playback campaign is also underway, and those playing the song over 300 times in the first two weeks will receive a special autographed image. More details will be posted to Twitter, so keep an eye out!
CrosSing – Leona Shishigami / Reborn!
Streaming Date: June 29, 2022
last cross – Leona Shishigami Streaming Links: https://crossing.lnk.to/ShishigamiLeona_lastcross
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrosSing_info
Three Popular NIJISANJI VTubers Inspire New Apparel Collection
Fashion brand RAGEBLUE has opened orders for a new collaboration collection with three popular VTubers from NIJISANJI! These items will be available at the .st web store and ZOZOTOWN until July 15, 2022.
The lineup includes 11 items inspired by three NIJISANJI talents: Kaede Higuchi, Gaku Fushimi, and Akina Saegusa. Customers will receive an original sticker as a gift for buying something from the collection!
Which of these talents is your favorite?
RAGEBLUE × NIJISANJI
Order Period: June 28 – July 15 at 11:59
*Products will be delivered in late October.
Where to Buy:
*These items cannot be purchased in stores.
VTuber Group NIJISANJI Releases 10th Round of Themed T-Shirts
Popular VTuber group NIJISANJI has started selling some new T-shirts as part of the NIJI-Tee project. These shirts were designed by three of the members and are available to order from the NIJISANJI official store.
Three members–Kokoro Amamiya, SisterClaire, and Kizuku Yashiro–designed these shirts themselves. Which one will you be ordering?
NIJI-Tee (10th Round)
Sales begin June 24, 18:00~
Where to Buy: NIJISANJI Official Store
*These products will also be available at Kotobukiya.
Expected Delivery: Late July 2022
NIJISANJI Fes 2022 Full Stage Schedule Revealed, Participating VTubers Announced
VTuber group NIJISANJI has revealed complete information on each stage event to take place at NIJISANJI Fes 2022, the largest festival for the collective to date. More information about participating talents and presale merchandise has also been released. The event is scheduled to take place on September 30, October 1, and October 2, 2022.
Most talents from the popular VTuber collective will appear on stage. A total of six stage performances will take place over the course of the event, ranging from concerts and chats to gaming and skits.
This year’s event theme is “Cultural Festival,” and fans won’t want to miss out on the talent’s live performances and talks. Most of these events can only be experienced at the venue, including a mystery-solving event involving guests, a haunted house, a planetarium, and plenty more!
*The number of performers for each project will vary from day to day. Advanced lottery entry is required for some events. Details about the lottery will be revealed at a later date.
The Open Stage will continuously stream a variety of content to those watching from home.
The first NIJISANJI Fes 2022 goods are now on sale at the official NIJISANJI store! Be sure to get your hands on some before they’re gone.
NIJISANJI Fes 2022
Dates: September 30, October 1, October 2 / 9:00-18:00
Venue: Makuhari Messe 1-6 Halls
Access: 5-minute walk from Kaihimmakuhari Station on JR Keiyo Line
Official Site: https://fes.nijisanji.jp/
VTuber Group NIJISANJI Announces Tower Records Collaboration, Special Visuals Inspired by Music Genres
From June 9 until July 18, fans of the VTuber group NIJISANJI will want to head to Tower Records locations or the online store! A number of one-of-a-kind collaboration goods will be on sale, and Tower Records Cafe will also be holding a special cafe with dishes inspired by the NIJISANJI members.
NIJISANJI is one of the most prolific Vtuber projects to date, with over 150 members pulling in millions of views on YouTube. The company has held a number of large-scale events and sells unique merchandise for every talent on the roster. Many of these talents also have music careers.
For this musical collaboration, six of the most popular NIJISANJI talents are representing six popular genres of music. Participating VTubers include ROF-MAO’s Kagami Hayato, Touya Kenmochi, Minato Fuwa, Haru Kaida, Kanae, and Kuzuha.
The visuals made for the collaboration include those inspired by K-Pop, hardcore, rock, enka, hip-hop, and Visual kei. Fans can grab tons of new merchandise including pins and acrylic stands at 69 Tower Records and Towermini stores. The items will also be available at all Tower Records Cafe locations and Tower Records online.
Part 1 Food / Part 1 Sweets
Kanae Birthday Dessert
A collaboration cafe will also take place during the event period, serving up dishes inspired by the six NIJISANJI ambassadors. Fans shouldn’t miss Kanae’s birthday dessert, only available for a limited time! (His birthday is July 7, if you were wondering.)
Certain stores will also have life-size panels and other displays, so come take a snapshot with your favorite character!
NIJISANJI EN VTuber Unit LazuLight Celebrates 1st Anniversary with New Merchandise, Available Worldwide
The popular three-member unit LazuLight from NIJISANJI EN celebrated its first anniversary on May 12, 2022, and both fans in Japan and abroad can order some new celebratory merchandise through May 31, 2022!
The adorable items feature newly-drawn illustrations of Elira Pendora, Pomu Rainpuff, and Finana Ryugu. They are now available at the NIJISANJI Official Store in Japan and the NIJISANJI EN Official Store for international customers.
Clear Folders (Set of 3)
Streamer Design T-shirt
Snapshot Card (Random)
Goods available include acrylic stands, clear folders, pins, T-shirts, snapshot cards, and finger puppets.
Be sure to celebrate the girls’ first anniversary with an adorable addition to your shelf!
NIJISANJI EN – LazuLight 1st Anniversary Goods
Order Period: May 17, 11:00 – May 31, 2022
Where to Buy (Japan):
Official Site: https://www.anycolor.co.jp
NIJISANJI Fes 2022 Reveals Main Stage Schedule, More Details
NIJISANJI Fes 2022, the largest NIJISANJI event to date, will be held on October 1 and October 2 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba! More details about the event have emerged, including information about the rescheduled 4th Anniversary concerts, ‘FANTASIA.’ These will now be held on September 30 and October 1.
Lize Helesta / Angie Katrina / Inui Toko
Alice in Wonderland featuring Monobeno Alice and more… (To be announced!)
NIJISANJI B Grade Variety Stage
Hayase Sou, Debidebi Debiru, Mysterious Lady (voiced by Suo Sango), Ibrahim
Tsukino Mito, Hoshikawa Sara, Fuwa Minato & ChroNoir Stage
Tsukino Mito, Hoshikawa Sara, Fuwa Minato, ChroNoir (Kanae, Kuzuha)
More than 100 NIJISANJI VTubers will participate in the festival, including both domestic and overseas members. This year’s event theme is “Cultural Festival,” and fans won’t want to miss out on the live performances and talks, themed food and drinks, and exclusive merchandise!
NIJISANJI Fes 2022
Dates: October 1 – October 2, 2022
*Night Stage on September 30 and October 1, 2022
Venue: Makuhari Messe 1-5 Hall (2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba)
Tickets: General & Fan Club Lottery: July 1 – July 13, 2022
General Ticket Sales / 1st Lottery: July 26 – August 1, 2022
Official Site: https://fes.nijisanji.jp/
4th Anniversary LIVE ‘FANTASIA – NIJISANJI Fes 2022 Night Stage’ (Rescheduled Date)
Day 1: September 30
Inui Toko, Yorumi Rena, Higuchi Kaede, Yukia Shiina, Tsukino Mito, Aiba Uiha, Sasaki Saku, Shirayuki Tomoe
Day 2: October 1
Kenmochi Touya, Kanae, Kagami Hayato, Yumeoi Kakeru, Saegusa Akina, Uzuki Kou, Shellin Burgundy, Yashiro
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