Japanese holding company Brave Group has announced that it has entered a business partnership with entertainment and content creation company viviON to transfer the intellectual property (IP) of one of its VTuber units Aogiri High School to the new company.
- The IP transfer, according to official press releases, will take effect on April 1 this year.
- According to company statements, the transfer would mean that viviON would focus on creating fast-paced content for Aogiri High School. This means that the VTuber unit will focus more on creating short-form content, particularly YouTube Shorts.
- In the past, Brave Group has directed Aogiri High School’s content on conducting virtual events, such as those done by their other units like Riot Music.
- Moreover, viviON also notes tapping into other non-streaming content such as comic production and voice packs to further utilize the VTuber unit’s IP.
Aogiri High School is part of Brave Group’s subsidiary Create-Ring, which has since then operated independently. The unit officially debuted in October 2018.
- The unit was a spin-off of the now-defunct VTuber unit Game Club Project, which faced controversy in 2019 following reports of company mistreatment and instances of changing the talent behind a particular VTuber. The Game Club Project officially shut down in 2021.
- Current members of Aogiri High School include Otodama Tamako, Ishikari Akari, Oshiro Mashiro, Yamaguro Nekuro, Kurikoma Komaru, Chiyoura Chiyomi, and Gabu Rieru. It has one retired member–Minazuki Natsuki–who retired in September 2020.
Other VTuber units that Brave Group handles include RIOT Music, Mugen Live, VSPO! and Palette Project.