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.
Major Rebrands for Yume Reality, 4V Live
- US-based 4V Live agency rebrands as Lucid Multimedia, and a new website is revealed to the public.
- Indonesia-based Yume Reality rebrands as YumeLive, and has also undergone a management change.
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:
- Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast backtracks on releasing Open Game License 1.1 which was leaked prior, recognizing the backlash it got from its players.
- The US FTC proposes to ban non-competing clauses and is seeking comments from the public about this move.
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.
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.
- Usagii (January 7)
- Roa Fen (January 7)
- Taka Kazuki (January 8)
- Dahlia Wintra (January 22)
- LuLu (January 31)
- Mahou Shoujo Riri (January 31)
YouTube Subscriber Milestones
Job Openings and Open Auditions
- Cover Corp. is looking for a stream moderator for English contents (for those who live in Japan).
- Nijisanji EN's VTuber audition is still open until January 23.
- Idol EN and Amber Glow's VTuber auditions are still open until January 31.
- Both WACTOR ID's VTuber audition, Hololive English/Holostars English and KoMETA Virtual Live's female and male VTuber auditions are still open until further notice.
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Banner Photo: The Full Ironmouse Birthday Concert