On November 16, 2022, the staff for the upcoming anime Kizuna no Allele inspired by virtual VTuber Kizuna AI released a new key visual along with a synopsis for the upcoming series.
Kizuna no Allele is set to premiere in 2023!
You can see the new key visual, which features Kizuna AI and an aspiring VTuber named Miracle, here:
What is the plot of Kizuna no Allele?
The story centers on a young girl named Miracle, who dreams of becoming a virtual VTuber like Kizuna AI whom she admires. She thinks, “I want to be connected with everyone. I will become the person I aspire to be, and share my dream to the world. Thus, giving them hope.”
Miracle maintains her strong will and begins to move to a higher place of Internet stardom along with her friends, who also want to be popular VTubers. Miracle’s story begins now…
Kizuna AI pioneered the term “VTuber”
Kizuna AI is currently a part of Kizuna AI Inc. – a subsidiary of digital entertainment company Activ8. In February 2022, the anime Kizuna no Allele was announced during Kizuna AI’s live concert “Hello World 2022”. Her “Hello World 2022” concert was her last live show before she decided to take an indefinite break from her online activities to the disappointment of her many fans.
Kizuna AI is considered by many to be the one who pioneered the term “Virtual YouTuber” or “VTuber”. In November 2016, Kizuna AI began her online projects via her channel “A.I.Channel” and gained 3 million subscribers from her debut until 2021.
In March 2017, Kizuna AI opened the channel “A.I.Games”, which focuses on gaming-related content, and posts gaming videos. “A.I. Games” has gained 1.5 million subscribers.
In June 2019, Kizuna AI opened the channel “A.I.ChannelChina” for a Chinese audience and gained 1 million subscribers on the Chinese video platform Bilibili.
Kizuna AI is most known for her song “AIAIAI”, which was composed by Yasutaka Nakata.
You can watch the music video for “AIAIAI” here:
The video has garnered a whopping 17 million views!
Her second most notable song is “Again”, which was composed by Taku Inoue.
You can watch the music video for “Again” here:
Kizuna AI has also collaborated with fashion brands, such as Valentino, and game companies. She collaborated with the mobile game Azure Lane. Kizuna Ai is also a voice actress, who has worked on many anime, such as Magical Girl Site. She has performed at various anime conventions and at virtual concerts. She has even appeared on TV shows in Japan and starred in Japanese commercials.
Who was the first VTuber?
English-Japanese, Ami Yamato, is known for using a CG avatar for vlogging purposes on YouTube and debuted her first video in 2011.
Kizuna AI is the world’s first VTuber with characteristics associated with the term today. Kizuna’s video content includes discussions, Q&A videos, “Let’s Play” videos, and the occasional Livestream.
At the beginning of her VTuber career due to the fact Kizuna AI’s initial videos were in Japanese fans began contributing translations of her videos and entire unofficial communities were built around these translators. In 2020, official English subtitles were then provided for her videos.
Her popularity has made her a well-known virtual celebrity worldwide. On May 11, 2020, it was revealed that voice actress Nozomi Kasuga is the voice model for Kizuna AI, and acts as advisor of the new company Kizuna AI Inc. Eriko Matsumoto is currently the CEO of Kizuna AI Inc.
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