VTuber Hoshimachi Suisei Releases Long-Awaited 2nd Album ‘Specter’
01.February.2023 | MUSIC
Hoshimachi Suisei, a popular member of the Hololive VTuber group, released her long-awaited second album Specter on January 25, 2023. The album is available for purchase on CD and digitally.
On January 20, Suisei performed her song Stellar Stellar on the YouTube channel THE FIRST TAKE, making her the first VTuber to do so. The video trended worldwide, pulling in over 160,000 views during its premiere and over 5 million views within three days.
Suisei’s first album, Still Still Stellar, was released in September 2021. It reached the top spot on numerous charts including the Oricon Weekly Digital Album Ranking and the Billboard JAPAN Downloaded Albums Ranking.
This second album contains 11 songs written by several incredible creators including Ayase, Jin, Tomoya Tabuchi, Nanahoshi Orchestra, and more!
A forever 18 VTuber who deeply loves singing and idols. Her dream is to one day hold a live concert at Nippon Budokan.
With 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.1 million followers on Twitter, she’s a true star on the rise.
VTuber Group ester eight Debuts 5th Pre-Debut Single ‘BUZZ,’ Member Comments Released
26.February.2023 | Uncategorized
The rookie vocal VTuber group ester eight released their fifth pre-release single BUZZ on all major streaming services on February 22.
Written, composed, and arranged by Hi-ra, the track is a highly danceable song blending J-pop and EDM, revealing a new side of the up-and-coming group.
ester eight will soon make its major label debut. The song is a means to increase their buzz before moving on to the next stage of their careers.
Original goods will be released to commemorate the new track, and a YouTube Live will be held on February 25.
Check out new comments from the members below!
“I’m just so incredibly happy. At the same time, I know that our responsibilities and expectations will only continue to increase day by day. BUZZ has a bit of a hip-hop feel, which is super refreshing. Each member really shows off their personality and role, so we hope you can feel ester eight’s potential. Listen to it a ton, please!”
“ester eight’s fifth single is called BUZZ!! It’s a low-pitched, groovy song that really shows off how sexy the members can be. Listen to it as much as you can and make sure you generate some BUZZ for us!”
“Our fifth original song is finally here! Another complete change from the previous songs– just how much potential does ester eight have?! Please listen and have a ton of fun with it! Buzz it buzz it…buzz it buzz it…!!!”
“BUZZ is ester eight’s fifth original song. It’s a sexy song with a little bit of a dark vibe, so please be sure to check it out!”
“Our fifth original song is BUZZ. It has a totally different atmosphere from the previous four songs we’ve released and it really highlights the cool and dark side of our group. Be sure to listen!”
“BUZZ, our fifth original song, has been released! This is your chance to see an entirely different side of us, so be sure to listen to this super cool track!”
Our fifth pre-debut song, BUZZ, is here!! It’s a drastic change from our past songs, and I think you’ll finally see how cool we can really be! This track really pushes the limit, so I hope everyone will give it a listen!”
“Our fifth single BUZZ is a fast and furious gung-ho, boom-boom, flashy track that you won’t want to stop listening to! By the way, I performed the sexy, cute, and cool role again this time. Huh? You don’t know what I mean? Listen and you’ll find out!”
Kashi Otoha from VTuber Project VERSEⁿ to Release New Single ‘Signal’
13.February.2023 | MUSIC
VERSEⁿ is a VTuber project that travels through various stories. Through cross-media content such as live streaming, anime, music, illustrations, novels, and manga, the project aims to weave a story of the past, present, and future of the VERSEⁿ world together for fans.
Late last year, VTuber Kashi Otoha announced during a live broadcast that a new song was in production to commemorate her 100,000th subscriber.
Otoha’s new single Signal will be released digitally on February 15. The track was composed and written by Uztama, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and composer.
An iTunes download campaign is also underway to commemorate the song’s release. Those who preorder Signal on iTunes between February 8 and February 14 will receive an original standby screen image with a comment from Kashi Otoha herself.
Signal – Kashi Otoha
Digital Release: February 15, 2023
Submission Period: February 8 – February 14, 23:59
Submission Eligibility: Those who preorder Signal on iTunes within the above time period are eligible.
How to Enter: Fill out the application form and attach a screenshot showing the purchase screen.
Submission form: https://www.sonymusic.co.jp/event/103084
*The gift will be sent out after the campaign ends.
VTuber Group NIJISANJI EN to Hold First Live Event in April 2023
31.January.2023 | MUSIC
In May 2021, the NIJISANJI EN project appeared as a part of the overall umbrella of NIJISANJI VTubers. This April, these English-speaking talents will hold their first live event titled COLORS. A total of 19 performers will appear on April 8 and 9, with the Pastel Stage being held on the 8th and the Vivid Stage being held on the 9th. Don’t miss these fully 3D AR performances!
Online tickets are on sale now, and fans can buy tickets for either a single day or the full two days. The performances can be watched as many times as you like during the viewing period, and the first part of the event will be broadcast for free on YouTube and Nico Nico Live.
COLORS (NIJISANJI EN AR LIVE) – Pastel Stage & Vivid Stage
April 8, 2023 at 12:00JST (Pastel Stage)
April 9, 2023 at 12:00JST (Vivid Stage)
Performer Details and Ticket Info: https://event.nijisanji.app/EN_COLORS
VTuber Idol Group UNI Mello Releases Digital Single ‘YOUTOPIA’
27.October.2022 | MUSIC
The virtual idol group UNI MELLO released its first original song, Find out SHANGRI-LA, in September. On October 26, the members released a second digital single titled YOUTUPIA on all major streaming services.
UNI Mello consists of seven members: Kaede, Sekai, You, Amane, Tomoka, Shirafuji, and Shun. Each has a unique hobby and skillset, and the members have continued to grow over the past six months. On the UNI Mello YouTube channel, the members have continuously posted singing videos, as well as daily streams.
YOUTOPIA tells the story of a normal day that becomes special when you’re with the one you love. It’s a love song filled with gratitude and joy, perfect for when your day needs a pick-me-up. The First Fan Meeting event will be held on November 27, so fans of UNI Mello will want to keep an eye out for more details.
Be sure to keep an eye on what UNI Mello does next by following the group on social media and on YouTube!
YOUTOPIA (Digital Single)
Release Date: October 26, 2022
Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/YOUTOPIA
Official Site: https://unimello.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
06.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
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 Shibuya HAL Releases Music Video for The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Ending Theme
01.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
VTuber Shibuya HAL has released the music video for Kaerimichi no Iro, the ending theme for the anime series The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting. The final episode of the series aired on September 22, 2022. This is Shibuya HAL’s first single to be used for an anime tie-in!
The music video is incredibly peaceful, with the visuals drenched by the orange glow of a setting sun. It features a new illustration of the VTuber by Tsukiya, the original author of The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting. Fans will recognize live-action street scenes from Shibuya, and an incredible amount of detail in this new release!
Music Video: https://youtu.be/ZvOqFiiIPCI
The anime series The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting has become incredibly popular with audiences around the world, and all 12 episodes are currently available to stream. Be sure to check out the manga series in Comic ELMO!
Kaerimichi no Iro
Release Date: August 31, 2022
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/
Esports V-Tuber Adictor Operator Adi Debuts
14.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Operated by Logly, Adictor is Japan’s first esports competition platform offering real prize money. The company has announced a new VTuber, Adictor Operator Adi, to promote esports to a wider audience.
Adi hopes to improve the quality of Adictor’s competitions and events. “We want organizers and sponsors to easily work with us on esports events, and we hope to become a more well-known point of contact with the community going forward,” the company said.
Comment from Adictor Operator Adi
“Hi everyone! I’m Adictor Operator Adi!
I’m nervous about making my VTuber debut, but I really hope to enjoy playing games with you all!
I’m a Level 1 gamer, but I have a real passion to bring the esports community together! I’ll be bringing you esports news, and I’ll chat with you about games. I’ll even sing! I’m going to try my hand at a lot of different games going forward, so I hope you’ll help me out!”
Adictor Operator Adi
Official Social Media Accounts
Main Site: https://adictor.jp/
Dev-c Group from VTuber Project VEE Debuts with Huge Ad in Shinjuku
07.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
To celebrate the debut of Dev-c, the new VTuber unit from VEE, a giant ad has appeared in Shinjuku Station! Fans should head to the Promenade connecting Shinjuku Station to Shinjuku 3-come from September 5 until September 11 to catch a glimpse of these new talents!
The ad shows Uriyone, Anew Uparu, Cotonoha, Luminous Sweet, and Aomiya Yozuri strolling down a Tokyo street.
Spread out behind them are images of the members of Dev-a and Dev-b, who previously debuted.
VEE has managed to bring together some incredible talents so far. On the right side, fans will see Dev-c’s key visual and a message from VEE to fans, so if you’re near Shinjuku, be sure to check it out!
Dev-c Billboard Celebrating the Group’s Debut
On Display: September 5 – September 11, 2022
Location: Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Station – Promenade Area
Official Site: https://vee-official.jp/
*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, try to social distance and enjoy responsibly.
*Please do not contact station staff regarding the billboard.
Craft Brewery Releases Beer in Collaboration with Hololive Vtuber Aki Rosenthal
23.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
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
NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe to Open for a Limited Time
14.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT
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
BOX cafe&space Shinjuku MYLORD #1
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