VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral Releases 2nd Trailer, Reveals July 7 Premiere

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A second trailer has been released for the upcoming VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral anime. The show also received a July 7 Japanese premiere date (effectively July 8 at 12:30 AM JST) and new cast announcements.

The newly announced voice actors are Azusa Tadokoro as Arisu Soma , M.A.O as Erai Sonokaze, and Ai Kayano as Kaeru Yamatani. All three characters are 4th Gen VTUbers at the Live-On agency.

VTuber Legend is an adaptation of the light novel series written by Nana Nanato and illustrated by Noko Shiokazu. The books are published under KADOKAWA’s Fantasia Bunko label and have 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!

VTuber Legend was originally a web novel, with the first chapter debuting on Hameln in 2020. It started publication 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 Ohashi as Nekoma Hirune (Live-On 2nd Gen VTuber)


Source: @vden_anime

Melvyn is one of Anime Trending's main news writers. Aside from anime, he can sometimes be found writing about Japanese/anime-related video games, VTubers, manga, and light novels. Occasionally, he'll put out a review or listicle too. Every anime season, he looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese.
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