VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral Drops Key Visual, New Character Trailer

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The upcoming VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral anime has received a key visual that gathers the VTubers of the Live-On agency in one illustration, as well as a character visual for the VTuber Hareru Asagiri. 

Hareru is a 1st Generation VTuber at Live-On, and voicing her is Yoko Hikasa.

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VTuber Legend, an adaptation of the light novel series written by Nana Nanato and illustrated by Noko Shiokazu, has July 2024 as its scheduled premiere window. The source material is published under KADOKAWA’s Fantasia Bunko label, and has eight volumes as of November 2023. The series started in 2021.

J Novel Club describes the plot as:

Twenty-year-old former wage slave Yuki Tanaka now works among her idols: the streamers of Live-On, one of Japan’s top VTuber companies. As the gorgeous, polite Awayuki Kokorone, she delivers only the most ladylike content. Unfortunately, her subscriber count and savings are at rock bottom. One evening, after Yuki thinks she’s ended her stream, she cracks a few cold ones—and more than a few crude jokes—while watching Live-On’s video archives. But her viewers hear it all, and clips of her bawdy, drunken commentary go viral overnight. Yuki thinks her career is over…until her manager reveals that everyone at Live-On has been waiting for her to snap all along and gives her free rein to drink on-stream. Now free of all feigned purity, she jumps right into her new “rowdy drunk” character and is welcomed into the fold by her fellow Live-On VTubers, who turn out to be just as crazy as she is! With her views and finances skyrocketing, Yuki’s work—for the first time in her life—is actually fun!

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Prior to the light novel, VTuber Legend was released as a Hameln web novel in 2020 and debuted on Kakuyomu later the same year. The light novel series has inspired a manga adaptation.


Staff

• Director: Takuya Asaoka (Immoral Guild)
• Series composer: Deko Akao (The Case Study of Vanitas)
• Character designer: Reina Iwasaki (The Dawn of the Witch)
• Live2D direction: Live2D JUKU
• Live2D motion tracker: nizima LIVE
• Animation production: TNK

Cast

• Ayane Sakura as Awayuki Kokorone
 Yuu Kobayashi as Sei Utsuki ( Live-On 2nd Gen VTuber)
• Sayaka Kikuchi as Chami Yanagase (Live-On 3rd Gen VTuber)
• Saku Mizuno as Mashiro Irodori (Live-On 3rd Gen VTuber)
• Machico as Hikari Matsuriya (Live-On 3rd Gen VTuber)
Sumire Moroboshi as Shion Kaminari (Live-On 2nd Gen VTuber) 
• Ayaka Oohashi as Nekoma Hirune (Live-On 2nd Gen VTuber)


Source: @vden_anime

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