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.
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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