Kadokawa began streaming a video to promote the TV anime adaptation of Nana Nanato‘s light novel series VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream. Awayuki Kokorone, a VTuber character from the light novel series, is voiced in the video by Ayane Sakura. The cast, staff, and other details for the series are yet to be announced.
VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream is a light novel series written by Nana Nanato and illustrated by Siokazunoko. In 2020, the series was first published on the novel-posting websites Hameln and Kakuyomu. In May 2021, it started appearing under the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko light novel brand of Fujimi Shoobo, who had released six volumes as of January 2023. J-Novel Club holds the series’ English license. Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace magazine will serialize the manga adaptation.
The announcement video showcases the typical setup for a “just chatting” section of VTuber live, with the chat box on the left, a cute 2D VTuber model on the right, and colorful background.
J-Novel describes the plot as follows:
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!
WATCH VTUBER LEGEND ANNOUNCMENT HERE:
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