Netflix Anime has officially announced that it has a VTuber. Let’s get to know more about what a VTuber is, the ambassador herself and what Twitter users make of the addition.
Netflix is a streaming service with great versatility. The variety of movies, series and kids shows really provide customers with value for money. Netflix also has a range of anime series available for viewers to watch and now an ambassador has been appointed to this genre of the streaming service.
WHAT IS A VTUBER?
A VTuber (Virtual YouTuber) is an online content creator who uses an avatar to represent themselves over a real-life person.
While the avatar represents the person behind the content, the content itself is voiced by its human creator.
Essentially like streamers, VTubers are said to have become a trend in Japan in 2018 according to Xsens. Although a 2021 report from Financial Times says that “the trend started in Japan in 2016 with Kizuna AI, an anime girl with huge eyes and a pink bow who became the first breakout VTuber”.
Some Tweeted that they were happy with the VTuber, though, and described her as “cute”.
theres something so insidious about netflix just straight up making a vtuber and likely allowing donations despite… pic.twitter.com/4FxonoeSC8— Eros Valentino 💘『UNICORN VTUBER』 (@ErosValentinoVT) April 25, 2021
WHEN DOES THE NETFLIX VTUBER DEBUT?
Netflix Anime welcomes its VTuber on Tuesday, April 27th 2021.
The streaming service is also releasing much more anime content in 2021 than it did in last year as per Variety.
Castlevania, Kuroko’s Basketball, Love, Death, and Robots and Dota: Dragon’s Blood are just some of the 2021 anime series available on Netflix in 2021.