Weekly NewsDrop #16—January 14, 2023

We return with a new format and schedule!

We are back to bring you VTuber News you need to know in one read. This edition will cover the first two weeks of 2023, which was already overwhelming with a lot of stuff.

First, we congratulate Ironmouse for holding her birthday concert and launching a new single "WAIFU JAM" composed by Camellia. We also congratulate Elira Pendora for having a successful, official 3D debut stream.

The Latest on NewsDrop

  • We have officially covered Anime Los Angeles 18 with our correspondent Clawmaster—here's the report.
  • Prior to this week's release, we had an early start as Philippine VTubing gets more dramatic at the start of the year—read the localized digest.
  • Don't forget to read our two-part feature story featuring invited VTuber-adjacent personalities.
Kawa Entertainment is busy as a bee—aside from the ongoing audition process, it is present at Ichibancon 13 in North Carolina, and it will be present at Ikkicon in Texas next week.

Major Rebrands for Yume Reality, 4V Live

NecroNews Covers D&D OGL and FTC Proposal vs Non-Competes

NecroNews returns with a great set of stories in gaming you don't want to miss:

Necronews 26—Everything You Need to Know About D&D’s new OGL
Did You know that WOTC are buttholes?We’ll explain what we understand in this episode of Necronews.

Entertainment Conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo Debuts First VTuber

Yoshimoto Kogyo, a Japanese entertainment conglomerate known for its owarai (Japanese comedy) shows, has released its first VTuber named Azumi Muu. The VTuber was launched through its entertainment subsidiary FANY.

Entertainment Conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo Debuts First VTuber
This marks the entertainment company’s first VTuber venture, as they mostly known for their comedy shows.

AI VTuber Neuro-sama Temporarily Banned from Twitch

Neuro-sama, the controversial AI VTuber made by developer Vedal, has been banned from Twitch, following a recent clip that shows the VTuber denying the Holocaust.

Controversial AI VTuber Neuro-sama Banned From Twitch
The ban comes after a clip of Neuro-sama emerged, ‘denying’ the Holocaust.


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Banner Photo: The Full Ironmouse Birthday Concert