Turns out, the Anits doxxing and harassing her on top of her supension for breaking the contract was too much for Aloe Mano, and for that, she decided to retire on her own accord. It's very sad, but I do wish her the best. Saw the announcement stream with her former partners, and they were heartbroken as well.
Current Situation: I wanted another excuse to use Enterprise as an avatar again.
On Saturday, Ookami Mio streamed a video of herself explaining that she took a hiatus due to a video in her channel's archive receiving a copyright strike. She thanked her fans for waiting for her and promised that she would be back to stay.
Sakura Miko has been discharged from the hospital:
Miko's Twitter account has indicated that her health issues have been resolved for now. On August 23, she announced that she was going to stay in hospital for around a week, and on Monday she announced that she has been safely discharged. She has received her doctor's permission to return from the countryside to resume her activities.
【Kizuna AI】 Kizuna AI is the first Virtual Youtuber in the world who started her activities in December 2016. In 2018, Kizuna AI started her activities as a music artist and in the same year released 9 consecutive singles every week and had a 2-day concert in Tokyo and Osaka titled Kizuna AI 1st Live “hello,world.” She collaborated with W&W, a famous Dutch DJ, and released a collaboration track with Yasutaka Nakata as well. Kizuna AI has performed at Japanese venues such as “SUMMER SONIC 2019” and even expanded her activities outside Japan performing at an online festival “Secret Sky Music Festival” presented by Porter Robinson attracting attention world-wide.
【KAF】 KAF is an ordinary but unique 16-year-old that lives somewhere in Japan. She was discovered through various coincidences and has an exceptional voice that would lead the next generation of virtual singers. In October 2018, she started her real-world activities through her virtual world. Since then, her voice, and photos she uploads on social media, which blends real and virtual, have drawn a lot of attention which led her followers to skyrocket.
Cover Corp announced the launch of its hololive English Virtual YouTuber group on Wednesday, which will deliver English-language interactions with fans on platforms such as YouTube and Twitter. Five new talents launched their Twitter accounts on Wednesday, and they will begin streaming activities on September 12-13.
The concept behind the hololive English group is "myth," as the members "hail from worlds of legend." The group's official English YouTube account released a promotional video highlighting the new talent.
The names of the debuting talent are Ninomae Ina'nis, Takanashi Kiara, Watson Amelia, Mori Calliope, and Gawr Gura.
Ninomae Ina'nis was designed by Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi. "One day, she picked up a strange book and then started to gain the power of controlling tentacles. To her, tentacles are just a part in her ordinary life; it has never been a big deal for her. However, her girly mind does want to get them dressed up and stay pretty.
"After gaining power, she started hearing Ancient Whispers and Revelations. Hence, she began her VTuber activities to deliver random sanity checks on humanity, as an ordinary girl."
Takanashi Kiara was designed by Steins;Gate and Black Rock Shooter illustrator huke. "She is an idol whose dream is to become a fast food shop owner. She is a phoenix, NOT a chicken or turkey. (Very important)
"She works extremely hard since she will be reborn from ashes anyway."
Watson Amelia was designed by Nabi. "She heard strange rumors surrounding Hololive online: talking foxes, magical squirrels, superhuman dogs, and more. Soon after beginning her investigation on Hololive, and just out of interest, she decided to become an idol herself! She loves to pass her time training her reflexes with FPS games, and challenging herself with puzzle games.
"It's elementary, right?"
Mori Calliope was designed by Yukisame. She is "the Grim Reaper's first apprentice. Because the world's medical system advanced so dramatically, she became a VTuber to collect souls. It seems that the lost souls vaporized by the wholesome relationships of VTubers flow through her as well. In the end, she's a gentle-hearted girl whose sweet voice contradicts the morbid things she tends to say, as well as her hardcore vocals."
Gawr Gura was designed by Amashiro Natsuki. She is "a descendant of the Lost City of Atlantis, who swam to Earth while saying, 'It's so boring down there LOLOLOL!' She bought her clothes (and her shark hat) in the human world and she really loves them. In her spare time, she enjoys talking to marine life."
In other Cover-related news, the company released a statement on Tuesday regarding the measures it is taking against harassment of the talents. The company intends to pursue legal action against anonymous posters who make threatening actions and/or breaches of privacy. It has also opened a contact form for users to report abusive behavior they have witnessed.
The statement also notes that "the dangers posed by harassment are not exclusive to Japan; these issues exist worldwide. As such, we will also be taking measures against threats to our talents coming from overseas."
The official website for Hori Pro's Shirotsumekusa anime film starring virtual YouTubers (VTuber) began streaming a new trailer on Wednesday. The video previews the film's theme song "Kurui Hana" (Twisted Flower) by VTuber Dennō Shōjo Siro. Hori Pro announced the film in July.
The film will open in the Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas and the 109 Cinemas Osaka Expo City theaters on Saturday.
Virtual YouTuber Dennō Shōjo Siro will star in the film as the twin sister protagonists Ao and Beni Shiratsubaki. The story will focus on the reunion of these twin sisters after six years. Ao lives a normal life at the Flower Shop Hanagumi, but receives a rare message from her sister Beni, who is coming to reunite with her after serving out a six-year sentence for a past crime.
Other VTubers that will star in the film include Kagura Suzu, Carro Pino, Kakyoin Chieri, Mokoto Mememe, and Yamato Iori.
Another big incident. I'll just post the statement. I can't really post second hand statements as I haven't seen all of the "story" to make my own opinion. With this type of controversy, people blame either Youtube, China, Hololive, the Vtubers, Taiwan, or anything. I won't blame anyone. I'm not sure what happened.
Sad news - Kiryu Coco and Akai Haato has been suspended as a result for 3 weeks.
hololive Virtual YouTuber Yukihana Lamy announced on Twitter on Sunday that she will be taking a hiatus from streaming activities due to health reasons. She apologized for the suddenness of the announcement, as well as for worrying her fans, and promised to return as soon as she is feeling better.
Yukihana Lamy is a 5th generation VTuber talent who debuted in August. Her character art was designed by illustrator Rin☆Yuu. She is "a young lady who hails from a land of snow, separated from human civilization. She has a diligent personality, but can make slip-ups due to her naivete about society."
Over 50 Virtual YouTubers currently belong to hololive; according to the agency's English website, it has around 4.4 million fans on YouTube and 4 million on bilibili. The talents perform using intricate 2D and 3D avatars provided by the company. The first generation of hololive English debuted in September.
Fellow hololive VTuber Sakura Miko also went on hiatus in August due to health reasons, and tentatively returned to streaming activities in September.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT