VTuber News Round-Up: Week of February 6, 2022

This week’s VTuber Information and happenings are undoubtedly WILD. We’re checking at our tracker and we’re logging virtually 100 hyperlinks. I guess robots will hate this replace as soon as they verify this one. We even have YFUBABY’s “Dimensions” live performance and Mori Calliope’s medical break this week. Because of the sheer variety of occasions from this week—and likewise final week—we’ll must summarize to the perfect of our efforts this week’s digest.

What’s Inside This Week’s VTuber Information Spherical-Up

Celebrating Milestones this Week

We first begin with milestones and anniversaries: Congratulations to the next reaching subscriber/follower milestones and anniversaries:

The UGLY

Mafumafu’s Direct Message to Rushia Misinterpreted by Viewers

We now have been made conscious of Uruha Rushia’s present scenario—one small Discord desktop notification triggered one more big misunderstanding between her and the followers. Throughout her livestream with Sakura Miko, Rushia receives a message from utaite and Merise co-founder Mafumafu: “[redacted]-chan, I’m accomplished streaming, I’m going again residence.” The dearth of correct context, plus the character of Rushia’s stream expertise and the discharge of her Lifelong Engagement Ring (birthday items) led some viewers to get mad.

Upon additional overview, we’re studying that there are two meanings to this: Whether or not Mafumafu is cohabiting with Rushia, or as Kris the Holosimp factors out, he’s at his residence to play video games along with her on-line. The singer and Merise digital expertise group co-founder has already apologized, clarifying that he grew to become associates with Rushia by a recreation and there’s no cohabitation.

On Rushia’s finish, she set the stream to private however has but to tweet after the incident. As we want everybody a really cool temper, followers are already rallying behind her, tweeting #るしあ大好きだよ (I LOVE Rushia).

MysteriaLive 2nd Technology Dissolved Even Earlier than Formally Debuting

On the opposite aspect of the world, VTubers belonging to the supposedly upcoming Technology 2 of South Africa’s MysteriaLive uncovered the group for its habits. Within the 10-page doc tweeted by then-Gen 2 member Valera Kitsu together with a content material warning on “Allusions to Predatory Habits,” they laid out the important thing factors, the total particulars and what they anticipate shifting ahead.

MysteriaLive management refuses to deal with this matter till they’ve a lawyer concerned, asking everybody to be affected person as they collect all of their details.

NFT Music Stream “Streamer.FM” Emerges After HitPiece’s Silence

Final week, we reported the existence of non-fungible token (NFT) platform HitPiece, which has uploaded artist discographies with out permission. After the backlash, the positioning has since shut its doorways, with a message: “We Began the Dialog and We’re Listening.” This week, one other NFT platform has emerged: NFT Music Stream provides “a non-public NFT Music platform the place content material creators can cost for audio & music content material and receives a commission in crypto.”

Music producer and VTuber Synthia Iona reiterates that she is going to by no means mint her works as NFTs. Artist, composer, singer and VTuber Moon Jelly instructed the service she by no means gave consent, asking why is her music on their web site. Multiverse Monarch already has a imaginative and prescient for these platforms: “You and me in court, baby.

We looked for something associated to VTubers on the positioning, and noticed rapper Connor Quest’s 2021 rap “V-TUBER GIRLS ARE IMPROVING MY LIFE!” We then emailed him, and right here’s his full reply to us, revealed together with his permission:

I’m very conscious of the atrocious works of HitPiece. They used Spotify’s URI system to successfully steal creators’ works and promote them as NFT’s with none consent or communication with the artists. Any of them. A whole bunch of creators who I do know personally had been focused and almost all of them had been extraordinarily sad, myself included.

Not solely this, however in addition they produced faux and inflated follower and engagement ratios on their web site. HitPiece was nothing wanting a rip-off and so they’d be very fortunate to not have a slew of authorized motion taken in opposition to them. I want to hear nothing extra of them, or any NFT associated content material. I don’t help an trade which champions theft and deceit.

Connor Quest, rapper, relating to HitPiece and different platforms with related nature (E mail interview)

Non-fungible tokens are the newest craze in cryptocurrency and blockchain. The OpenSea market at present lists 27 million NFTs, with the best merchandise listed on the platform at present priced at 5,000 ETH (round 14 million US {dollars}).

VTuber Lists Down Many Issues within the Neighborhood

Capping off the UGLY aspect of this VTuber information round-up (in all caps) is a thread from Excessive★Curler of Kaiteki Reside. The entire tweet thread sums up the problems the neighborhood is going through. Right here’s a pattern:

a few of y’all let a quantity get to this point into your heads and also you begin sticking your heads to this point up your individual ass that you simply suppose you may simply discuss to anyone off the cuff any manner you need with no penalties. nicely i am sick of that shit.

Additionally, in case you get banned, Girl_DM has vital recommendation: Don’t vent about being banned on other streams.

The Dangerous (and Unhappy)

One other set of commencement bulletins, VTubers saying breaks, and warnings from companies are included on this part.

Commencement Bulletins

  • OTAHOO Project announced that Hano Hirai (Hyena) graduates as a VTuber as a result of unpreventable circumstances. His channel is hacked, rendered non-accessible and no help has been given from YouTube with the intention to reclaim it.
  • Shura from Amber Glow to graduate March 6 “to lastly take accountability and grow to be an elf princess.”
  • Kotonoha Daku of MAHA5 Japan graduates as a result of household circumstances.

VTubers Who Are Taking a Break

AZKi’s Transition to Hololive Manufacturing: Official Web site and Retailer to Shut

As digital diva AZKi transfers from INNK Music to the principle Hololive Manufacturing department, her official web site and retailer will probably be closed on April 1, 2022. Followers can solely buy merchandise by February 28.

Businesses Warn Followers Relating to Unofficial Accounts, Fraudsters

Nijisanji Reduces Use of Its Studios Attributable to Rising COVID-19 Circumstances

Nijisanji announced that they are going to be decreasing the usage of its studios in gentle of COVID-19 unfold. Due to this, large-scale collaborations will probably be cancelled, together with some deliberate stay streams. Japan has recorded 101,000+ new COVID-19 instances because the announcement is posted on Twitter Tuesday, February 8. The company additionally suggested everybody to watch out because the unfold of an infection continues.

SIM Card Registration Invoice Raises Issues for Philippine VTubers

The 18th Congress of the Philippines has ratified the report of Home Invoice 5793 and Senate Invoice 2395, referred to as the SIM Card Registration invoice. The invoice is handed on to the President for his signature final February 2 to be enacted as a regulation, however it might probably additionally lapse into regulation if the President didn’t signal the invoice 30 days upon receipt.

The invoice is handed to discourage criminals from utilizing cell phones and social media to do their actions corresponding to textual content scams, financial institution fraud, and disinformation amongst others. This mandate would require all cell phone house owners to register their particulars to their telco supplier. The telco supplier shall then preserve these knowledge safely in compliance with the Knowledge Privateness Regulation of 2012, which additionally established the Nationwide Privateness Fee.

Sadly, Philippine VTubers caught maintain of this information and are involved for his or her privateness as they preserve their in-real-life identities intently guarded. They, together with others who work together on-line beneath a unique persona, aired their opposition to the bill on Twitter.

Alternatively, the deputy speaker of the Home of Representatives mentioned that the telcos in addition to supply and courier riders help the push for SIM Card registration. Courier and supply riders are victims of faux bookings which price them their hard-earned money.

Multiverse Monarch’s TikTok Movies Taken Down Attributable to Content material Violations

Hey @TikTokSupport my movies are being flagged for “sexual content material and nudity” regardless of NOT violating neighborhood tips. There is no such thing as a sexual content material. Can a HUMAN please assist me? Your bots are uncontrolled https://t.co/r52UuHIU6Y

Capping off this set of VTuber information on the unhealthy class—Multiverse Monarch, AmaLee’s VTuber persona, contests TikTok’s elimination of a few of her movies on the grounds of “sexual content material and nudity.” Monarch stresses that there is no such thing as a questionable content material, and asks for a human to confirm the removals. Her TikTok publish on Rune Manufacturing unit 5 was taken down however was reinstated afterwards—however her newest “Too scorching for TikTok” publish is taken down. We’ll preserve monitoring this example.

Some Fascinating VTuber Information

  • Ywuria, who has reached her milestone, has left OTAHOO Venture and goes unbiased. She will then join Polariz Project, which in keeping with Ywu herself, is a bunch of unbiased streamers.
  • Cosplayer HaneAme will get her VTuber “skin” and is ready to debut this March.
  • Vocaloid Luo Tianyi, who can be a digital singer, graced the opening of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Video games’ Cultural Pageant. Japan-based LATEGRA took charge of manufacturing, modelling, CG manufacturing and AR know-how.
  • Nippon TV Group executes its first main reorganization in 10 years, remodeling the community’s V-Clan subsidiary right into a spin-off firm known as CLAN Leisure. The reorganization, which additionally contains modifications to its VAP company, is finished “to enhance administration effectivity of every group, and to lift the extent of general power of your complete group.”
  • Italian Influencer advertising and marketing company FLU sheds highlight on Italian VTuber scene because it options the nation’s first VTuber firm, V-Corp. This firm is established by Yuniiho, Dyarikku and Hiroshi, three well-known VTubers within the Italian market.
  • VTuber Serotina asked for a Twitter handle which tracks commencement bulletins, and her want was granted with the opening of @VT_Obituaries.
  • In the meantime in meals and snacks, somebody left Hololive CEO YAGOO a pack of Lotte Crunky chocolate bar that includes Hololive designs. Selen Tatsuki asked her viewers to suggest ingredients for her Dragoon Bento.
  • Capping off this listing of VTuber information—Kson’s LINE Stickers are now available.

The Good

We’re virtually on the finish of this week’s VTuber information recap (which is, once more, quite a bit) with the good things, let’s get began with the highest two companies:

Hololive VTuber Information

Nijisanji VTuber Information

1,809 Digital Skills to Seem at Kizuna AI’s Good day, World 2022 Live performance

Kizuna Ai’s employees has acquired greater than 6,000 submissions to be a part of her Good day, World 2022 live performance. A complete of 1,809 digital abilities are picked by raffle to hitch Ai-chan, including our very own Tsukimi Lune, choose Nijisanji livers, members of Indonesia’s MAHA5, Section-Join, WACTOR, PRISM Venture and more.

Different Good VTuber Information this Week

  • 13 (13) VTubers from PRISM Venture, MyHolo TV and Manufacturing Kawaii did a Crab Sport collaboration, and as with every Crab Sport collab, it’s wild.
  • Virtunix company of Indonesia’s Media Formasi asks followers what they want to be included as merchandise.
  • Two VTubers return to streaming: KoMETA’s Elaine has recovered from COVID-19 and has celebrated her birthday. Indonesia’s Mythia Batford returns to streaming as nicely after a hiatus brought on by medical points. Along with these two, pioneering Indonesian VTuber Maya Putri has teased her return to streaming.
  • Indie VTuber Emiri Kura launched her first track, “Dream,” which premiered February 6 and as of this writing has 1,113 views on YouTube.
  • Singapore’s VReverie group has teased three new members for its first technology—Lilrya, Ophelia and Nova.
  • The primary Sing THE Digital competitors hosted by Digital YouTubers Philippines is a hit—Mika Mahika is topped the champion after competing in opposition to 8 different VTubers. Norumaru achieved essentially the most takedowns through the competitors, and Kuri Sutaru is hailed as an viewers favourite.
  • The tenth Thailand Zocial Awards has acknowledged VTubers for the primary time. Thai VTubers HORI 07 (MyHolo TV), Aisha Channel, Laibaht (ManyVProject), Hinabe Hongfei and Laguna Juju (Pixela) are listed as finalist VTubers beneath the Finest Influencer on Social Media class. The award ceremony will probably be streamed stay on Fb on February 22.
  • In Occasions: Life Like a Live 3 virtual idol festival is ready from March 25 to 27. A VTuber Prom with Miller and Ven will probably be held on February 13.
  • Ayane Hylo of CyberLive goes independent, the company has introduced, saying that they got here to this conclusion for the perfect. Hylo on her half tweeted that she has so many plans and she or he “couldn’t be happier proper now.”

Further: Categorized Adverts for VTubers, Editors, and many others.

We’re virtually accomplished, however let’s take a look at the open purposes within the Classifieds:


Thanks for studying this week’s VTuber Information Spherical-up till the tip. We’re pleased to listing down a digest of all VTuber information from this week alone—a complete of 83 out of 90+ tales we tracked are included on this round-up.

Earlier than we allow you to go, permit us to share a chunk of recommendation: Keep in mind to show off every thing correctly, or else chances are you’ll find yourself with a sleeping stream by chance. That is what Vivi the Dragon has skilled as she goes to the workplace.

Right here’s to extra VTuber information subsequent week (which we consider will probably be THIS many once more). We hope you’re greeted by your pals dressed up as VTubers in your birthday.

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