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Nijisanji (にじさんじ, stylized in uppercase) is a group of mostly 2D-only Virtual YouTubers who are also known as "Virtual Livers" (バーチャルライバー Bācharu Raibā) when posting on sites outside of YouTube, such as NicoNico Douga, Twitch and Bilibili. The term Liver, coined by mixing Japanese and English, is a heteronym for calling Nijisanji's streamers.[1]

Managed by ANYCOLOR Inc. (formerly known as Ichikara Inc. until May 16, 2021), the group started in Japan in February 2018 and has since 2019 expanded to other countries such as China, Indonesia, South Korea and English speaking markets as an international project.[2]

As of October 2021, there are 107 Japanese NIJISANJI members, 19 NIJISANJI ID members, 19 NIJISANJI KR members, 10 NIJISANJI EN members and 44 VirtuaReal members (a joint venture chinese branch between Bilibili and Anycolor).[3] There's also 5 VirtuaReal Star and 22 VirtuaReal Link livers, who are independent VTubers not considered part of VirtuaReal and are only in a network partner system instead of being members of it.

The group has 30 million subscribers on YouTube for all of the 155 members (JP/ID/KR/EN) who have it as their main platform. VirtuaReal members aren't included here as they have bilibili as its main platform instead of Youtube.

Kuzuha has the highest number of subscribers in Nijisanji with over 1 million subscribers, with Kanae, Tsukino Mito, Honma Himawari, Sasaki Saku, Hoshikawa Sara, Lize Helesta, Ange Katrina, Yuki Chihiro and Ars Almal following in order in the top 10 of most subscribed livers.

For the list of original songs released by Nijisanji members and musical units, refer to the following Wiki page: List of Nijisanji Songs.

Technology

Nijisanji Livers usually stream with iPhoneX facial motion capture technology, Live2D models rigged in-house by Anycolor, and the Nijisanji app (commercially unavailable). This method is technically simpler and much less expensive than full-body 3D motion tracking equipment but the resulting motion is mostly limited to facial features, rotation of the head, and limited movement of the upper body. These models suffered from many stuttering and accuracy issues in the early days of Nijisanji but less of these issues are seen today as their technology has improved.

After debuting, Livers are able to receive 2.0 and 3.0 brushups that allow them to expand their range of movement and make more facial expressions. 2.0 and 3.0 brushups are announced through Twitter and are distributed in batches at random times and to random members in a lottery system. Those with 3D models are also eligible to receive 3D brushups, which are also announced through Twitter. Updates of any kind are tagged with #にじあぷで on Twitter.

As of November 2021, 104 Livers from Nijisanji's main branch have received 2.0 brushups and 28 have received 3.0 brushups. 7 Livers from Nijisanji ID and 9 livers from Nijisanji KR have received 2.0 brushups and are the only livers from foreign branches to have received brushups.

In addition to Live2D and conventional full-body 3D motion capture, Nijisanji also supports "Niji 3D" (にじ3D), which allows Livers to stream using their 3D models without a studio. The range of motion for Niji 3D is limited to the upper body and hand tracking.

As of november 2021, 82 Livers from Nijisanji's main branch have received 3D models (including Livers who have used their models in events but haven't had their YouTube debut yet) and 7 have received 3D brushups. 8 Livers from VirtuaReal have received 3D models as well and are the only foreign branch to have received 3D models (not including members from VirtuaReal Link or Star).

History

2018

The Nijisanji project began in February 2018 as the first major virtual youtuber agency with its first wave of livers to show the capacities of the Nijisanji App, which is also where the name of the agency came from. The vtubers from the agency got the liver nomenclature to differentiate themselves from vtubers such as Kizuna Ai and Kaguya Luna, who made content in pre-recorded videos while Nijisanji focused in livestreaming, which is why they got such name. Aside from this, Nijisanji made use of the cheaper Live 2D from the Nijisanji App in a time where most vtubers made use of 3D. In both cases, Nijisanji introduced two new concepts to vtubers and popularized them in Japan to the point where it became the default for the industry to follow to this day.

On 2 May, Nijisanji introduced Nijisanji Gamers, a new Virtual Liver group with a focus on Let's Play streams, with Kanae and Akabane Youko being its founding members.

From 5 to 15 May, Nijisanji held an audition for Nijisanji SEEDs, third Virtual Liver group of Nijisanji, and the first wave of selected candidates started their activities on 3 June.

On 17 July, Nijisanji announced Chinese and Taiwanese Vtubers as an expansion into those markets. However, they are no longer active within Nijisanji and on April 2019, were transferred to another virtual group called "VEgo" which only lasted for a month before retiring from Youtube entirely.[4]

On 13 December, it was announced that both Nijisanji Gamers and Nijisanji SEEDs would be merged into the main Nijisanji group at the end of the month. Since then, members who originated from Gamers or SEEDs started to use the term "ex-Gamers/SEEDs" when having a collab with their debut-mates.

2019

In April 2019, a new branch of the Nijisanji Project in China called "VirtuaReal" officially began their activities.

On 10 May, they announced the commencement of their Nijisanji NetWORK (にじさんじネットワーク Nijisanji NETTOWAAKU) partnership program which is aimed towards giving support to other virtual talents. The first VTubers to participate in the program were Tenkai Tukasa and Fairys Chan.[5] It was first hinted at on 8 May.[6] Since 31 December 2019, it is no longer operational.[7]

On 11 June, the second wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 19 July, Nijisanji's parent company Ichikara Inc. announced a new branch of the Nijisanji Project in Indonesia called "NIJISANJI ID." Auditions for four initial virtual YouTuber positions were open from 19 July until 4 August[8], and the selected candidates officially began their activities in September 2019.

On 20 July, VirtuaReal announced the commencement of VirtuaReal Link and VirtuaReal Star, two partnership programs where members are given technical support from Ichikara Inc.

On 14 August, the third wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 16 September, the fourth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 28 October, the fifth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 18 November, Ichikara Inc. announced a new branch of the Nijisanji Project in India called "NIJISANJI IN." Auditions for three initial virtual YouTuber positions were open from 18 November until 2 December[9], and the selected candidates officially began their activities in January 2020.

On 20 November, the sixth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 17 December, Ichikara Inc. announced a new branch of the Nijisanji Project in South Korea called "NIJISANJI KR." Auditions for five virtual YouTuber positions were open from 20 December until 6 January 2020[10], and the selected candidates officially began their activities in late January 2020.

On 18 December, the second wave of NIJISANJI ID started their activities.

2020

On 14 January, the seventh wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

A 6-show national music concert tour called "Nijisanji JAPAN TOUR 2020 Shout in the Rainbow!" took place between 9 February and 5 April. A total of 29 Nijisanji members performed across 5 Zepp venues (Sapporo, Fukuoka, Namba, Nagoya, and DiverCity Tokyo). Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zepp DiverCity Tokyo show was entirely cancelled and the second Zepp Namba show was exclusively streamed online.[11]

On 13 March, the third wave of NIJISANJI ID started their activities.

On 8 April, the eighth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 22 May, the second wave of NIJISANJI KR started their activities.

On 22 June, NIJISANJI IN rebranded and changed the name of their branch to "NIJISANJI EN."[12] Additionally, Nijisanji launched their official English YouTube channel on this day too.[13]

On 20 July, the ninth generation of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 31 July, the third wave of NIJISANJI KR started their activities.

On 7 August, the fourth wave of NIJISANJI ID started their activities.

On 20 September, the tenth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 9 October, the fourth wave of NIJISANJI KR started their activities.

On 11 November, the fifth wave of NIJISANJI ID started their activities.

On 27 November, it was announced that Aadya, Noor, and Vihaan would continue streaming as "NIJISANJI IN" once again.[14]

On 30 November, Ichikara Inc. announced that they were launching the first wave auditions for English speaking countries. The auditions were open until 15 December.[15]

On 6 December, the eleventh wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On December 25, Ichikara Inc. announced that the previously unofficial Nijisanji subreddit, r/Nijisanji, would become officially run by Ichikara Inc.[16] Many of Nijisanji's Livers joined as moderators for the subreddit as well.

2021

On 28 February, it was announced at the Nijisanji anniversary festival that 3.0 brushups would be implemented, which allow for Live2D models to have more movement and facial expressions. JK Gumi (Tsukino Mito, Higuchi Kaede, Shizuka Rin) will be the first to receive 3.0 brushups in April 2021. Nijisanji ID's first wave, Hana Macchia, ZEA Cornelia, and Taka Radjiman received 2.0 brushups during the festival as well, making them the first members of any foreign branch to receive 2.0 brush ups.

In 3 March, Kuzuha became the most subscribed Nijisanji liver, surpassing Tsukino Mito who was the most subscribed VTuber in the agency since Nijisanji was established in early 2018.

On 5 March, the twelfth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 13 April, it was announced on Twitter that Nijisanji IN would be temporarily suspended at 30 April 2021, 23:59 JST, as well as the coming graduation of the branch's livers, Aadya, Noor, and Vihaan.[17]

On 23 April, the fifth wave of NIJISANJI KR started their activities.

On 2 May, the thirteenth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 12 May, Nijisanji EN's first wave, Lazulight was revealed. Their debuts happened on 16 May (according to JST) and were accompanied by a separate debut program hosted by Nijisanji ID livers Hana Macchia and Bonnivier Pranaja.[18]

On 12 May, the English version of Nijisanji's Official website was released.[19]

On 13 May, it was announced that an official Nijisanji TikTok account had been started.[20]

On 18 June, Anycolor announced new auditions for Nijisanji EN. Unlike the first audition, this audition has a separation between male and female vtubers, with the male ending the audition in August and the female one in July.[21]

On 14 July, Anycolor announced Nijisanji EN's second wave called Obsydia. This second wave was part of the first audition done by the company, instead of the second audition opened. The wave shares themes and ideas with Lazulight, being a "darker" version of the group.[22]

On 19 July, it was announced that a new wave was coming for the Japanese branch with 5 new members after almost one year without any debuts in the branch. All of them would debut in the same day on July 22.

On 20 July, the fourteenth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 28 July, the sixth wave of NIJISANJI ID started their activities.

On 25 August, the sixth wave of NIJISANJI KR started their activities.

On 2 September, Kuzuha became the first Nijisanji liver and first male VTuber worldwide to reach 1 million subscribers.[23]

On 4 October, the fifteenth wave of VirtuaReal started their activities.

On 8 October, the third wave "Ethyria" of Nijisanji EN started their activities.

On 21 October, it was announced on Nijisanji YouTube channel that Kagami Hayato, Kenmochi Touya, Fuwa Minato, and Kaida Haru going to debut as a unit under the name "ROF-MAO" (ろふまお). They have their own official website, YouTube channel and Twitter account.[24] They will have regular program called "ROF-MAO Juku" (ろふまお塾, ROF-MAO Cram School) on their official channel.

On 31 October, it was announced on Nijisanji Official Twitter account that Nijisanji 4th Anniversary LIVE "FANTASIA" would be held in 22 and 23 January 2022. The two-day concert will include 16 Livers in 3D with matching outfit.[25]

Members

Nijisanji's entire roster of Japanese Virtual Livers as of August 2021. For the list of names in order, click "More Info" on the image.

NIJISANJI

First Wave

Tsukino Mito Yuki Chihiro Elu Higuchi Kaede Shizuka Rin Shibuya Hajime Suzuya Aki Moira
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Second Wave

Mononobe Alice Fushimi Gaku Ienaga Mugi Morinaka Kazaki Suzuka Utako Ushimi Ichigo Yuuhi Riri Kenmochi Toya
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Gilzaren III Fumino Tamaki
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Gamers

The Nijisanji Gamers group was later dissolved and merged into the main Nijisanji group in December 2018.[26] Post-merge, the group are often offhandedly referred to as "Ex-Gamers".

Kanae Akabane Youko Sasaki Saku Yamiyono Moruru (retired) Honma Himawari Makaino Ririmu Kuzuha Setsuna (retired)
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Shiina Yuika
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SEEDs

The Nijisanji SEEDS group was later dissolved and merged into the main Nijisanji group in December 2018.[26] Post-merge, the group are often offhandedly referred to as "Ex-SEEDs".

First Wave
Dola Hanabatake Chaika Hassaku Yuzu (retired) Izumo Kasumi (retired) Azuchi Momo Nakao Azuma (retired) Naruto Kogane (retired)
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Ryushen Sister Claire Suzuki Masaru Todoroki Kyoko Umiyashano Kami (retired) Uzuki Kou Yashiro Kizuku
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Second Wave
Kanda Shoichi Amemori Sayo Takamiya Rion Asuka Hina Maimoto Keisuke Debidebi Debiru Rindou Mikoto Joe Rikiichi
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Machita Chima Tsukimi Shizuku (retired) Sakura Ritsuki Achikita Chinami (retired) Belmond Banderas Yaguruma Rine Yumeoi Kakeru Kuroi Shiba
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VOIZ

Originally a four Virtual Liver ensemble that was merged into Nijisanji SEEDs. Only two members of the VOIZ group are continuing with their activities:

Harusaki Air Naruse Naru
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At the end of 2018, Nijisanji, Nijisanji Gamers, and Nijisanji SEEDs were merged into a single entity simply called Nijisanji. From 2019 onward, new members of Nijisanji are no longer placed into official subgroups, and new Japanese waves now debut without the agency numbering them. They are listed by debut period (quarterly or yearly) for ease of reading.

2019 Q1 Debuts

These Livers debuted in groups of two to three from January to March 2019.

Warabeda Meiji Kudo Chitose (retired) Gundo Mirei Yuzuki Roa Onomachi Haruka Kataribe Tsumugu
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Seto Miyako Shindo Raito (suspended) Otogibara Era (retired) Inui Toko Ange Katrina Lize Helesta
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2019 Q2 Debuts

These Livers debuted in pairs from April to June 2019.

Saegusa Akina Aizono Manami Suzuhara Lulu (retired) Yukishiro Mahiro
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Ex Albio Levi Elipha Hayama Marin Nui Sociere
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2019 Q3 Debuts

These Livers debuted in groups of three from July to September 2019.

Hakase Fuyuki Kagami Hayato Yorumi Rena Mayuzumi Kai Ars Almal Aiba Uiha
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Amamiya Kokoro Eli Conifer Ratna Petit Hayase Sou Sukoya Kana Shellin Burgundy
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2019 Q4 Debuts

These Livers debuted in groups of three from October to December 2019.

Fumi Hoshikawa Sara Yamagami Karuta Matsukai Mao Emma★August Luis Cammy
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Fuwa Minato Shirayuki Tomoe Gwelu Os Gar Mashiro Naraka Kurusu Natsume
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2020 Debuts

These livers debuted in groups of three, two and five during 2020.

Furen E Lustario Melissa Kinrenka Ibrahim Nagao Kei Genzuki Tojiro Kaida Haru Kingyozaka Meiro (suspended) Sorahoshi Kirame
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Asahina Akane Suo Sango Todo Kohaku Kitakoji Hisui Nishizono Chigusa
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2021 Debuts

Axia Krone Lauren Iroas Leos Vincent Oliver Evans Lain Paterson
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Nijisanji NetWORK (former members; program terminated)

These two are still active VTubers but they are no longer officially affiliated with Nijisanji. Refer to Category:Nijisanji Network for more information on this program.

Tenkai Tukasa Fairys-chan
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NIJISANJI ID (Indonesia)

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First Wave

Also known as 3SetBBQ.

Hana Macchia ZEA Cornelia Taka Radjiman
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Second Wave

Also known as CloverMcOver.

Rai Galilei Riksa Dhirendra Amicia Michella Miyu Ottavia
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Third Wave

Also known as LAN_NEE3S.

Azura Cecillia Layla Alstroemeria Nara Haramaung
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Fourth Wave

Also known as 3FicLite.

Etna Crimson Bonnivier Pranaja Siska Leontyne
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Fifth Wave

Also known as 53Renade.

Nagisa Arcinia Derem Kado Reza Avanluna
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Sixth Wave

Also known as 6WS.

Hyona Elatiora Xia Ekavira Mika Melatika
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NIJISANJI KR (South Korea)

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First Wave

Wiffy (retired 15 Nov. 2020) Yu Ruri (retired 17 Jun. 2020) Shin Yuya (retired) Min Suha
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These members were formerly part of a korean agency named 541 E&C, which merged with Nijisanji KR on 25 January, 2020, making them member of the first korean wave.

Moarin (retired 29 Feb. 2020) Gaon Kaen (retired 17 Jun. 2020) Lorou (retired) Han Chiho Hakuren (retired 17 Jun. 2020)
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Second Wave

Lee Siu So Nagi Chae Ara
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Third Wave

Akira Ray Lee Roha Nun Bora
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Fourth Wave

Oh Jiyu Shin Kiru Yang Nari Ryu Hari
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Fifth Wave

Seffyna Ban Hada Song Mia
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Sixth Wave

Ko Yami Ha Yun Na Sera Lee On
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NIJISANJI EN (English)

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First Wave

Also known as LazuLight.

Pomu Rainpuff Elira Pendora Finana Ryugu
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Second Wave

Also known as OBSYDIA.

Rosemi Lovelock Petra Gurin Selen Tatsuki
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Third Wave

Also known as Ethyria.

Nina Kosaka Millie Parfait Enna Alouette Reimu Endou
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NIJISANJI IN (India) (Dissolved Branch)

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Aadya (retired) Noor (retired) Vihaan (retired)
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VirtuaReal (China)

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VirtuaReal is a branch of Nijisanji that was created in partnership with the Chinese media site BiliBili as a joint venture between the two companies. Apart from their VTubers/VUP's (what VTubers are called in Chinese), VirtuaReal has a producer named Tokimori Seisa, whose BiliBili page can be found here and Twitter can be found here.

First Wave

Eine Ruki (Retired 26 Nov. 2021)
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Second Wave

Nanami Ichigo (suspended 23 Oct. 2020) Kouichi
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Third Wave

Muri Hanon (retired 30 Aug. 2020)
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Fourth Wave

Plus Nyatsuki Waku
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Fifth Wave

Miki Mahiru Hoshimi
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Sixth Wave

Aza Yagi Tabibito Roi
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Seventh Wave

Seiya Saya Yukie
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Eighth Wave

Samael (retired) Karu Mimoi (suspended 29 May 2020) Shiki (retired 27 Jul. 2021) Pax (retired 8 Sep. 2020)
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Ninth Wave

Chaos Kiyora Chiharu
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Tenth Wave

Reve Sirius Yua Shaun
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Eleventh Wave

Tanoshiba Mari Chiyuu Imi
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Twelfth Wave

Mayumi Kendou
(retired 24 Nov. 2021)
Tsukumo Remi
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Thirteenth Wave

Tocci Kiti Qilou
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Fourteenth Wave

Koxia Hakuja Miyu Yomiya Rhea
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Fifteenth Wave

Yog Keke Hunger Uka
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VirtuaReal Star (China)

Members of VirtuaReal Star are the VTuber identities of popular, pre-established Chinese content creators and celebrities on Bilibili.

Ling Yuan Yousa Sakura Haruka Nanako Zuya Naxi Hanser
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Identity:
Ling Yuan Yousa,

singer and Vocaloid producer

Identity:
Ruanruanbing,

MC and vlogger

Identity:
Cai Ming,

actress

Identity: Singer Identity:
Utaite, voice provider for

Liliko (voicebank for Muta synthesizer)

VirtuaReal Link (China)

VirtuaReal Link is similar to the former Nijisanji NetWORK partnership program such that independent VTubers are given technical support from Ichikara Inc. "Super Virtual High School" (SVHS) is the unit name for four members. JRM Project is another unit composed of three members that joined VirtuaReal Link.

Andou Inari KINGSK科科 (retired 31 Mar. 2021) Mitsusa Lynn (SVHS) Eli (SVHS) Muse (SVHS) Seven (SVHS) Sumire Hina Suzukaze Suzuka (disbanded 21 Sep. 2020
retired 31 Dec. 2020)
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Trivia

  • Nijisanji can be represented as the number 2434, so this is sometimes seen in their material. During live-streams, fans sometimes donate 2434 yen (~$21 USD).
  • NIjisanji is often represented using the rainbow emoji (niji) and 3 o'clock emoji (sanji). Livers use this to represent their affiliation with Nijisanji while fans use it to show that they are fans of Nijisanji.
  • ANYCOLOR Inc. is run by Tazumi Riku, the CEO of the company. He has made appearances on the Nijisanji YouTube channel and is even the inspiration behind some of the membership emojis. He has his own Twitter and YouTube channel.
  • Nijisanji is run by Tazumi Riku, the CEO of ANYCOLOR Inc., after Iwanaga Taiki stepped down due to his cancer treatment.
    • Nijisanji used to be run the by Iwanaga Taiki, the former COO of ANYCOLOR Inc. He switched to running SLEE, an idol group that used to be under ANYCOLOR, after he started undergoing treatment for cancer. He has now gone into remission and has left ANYCOLOR to become the president of Yokaze Inc, where he will continue to run SLEE. His Twitter is here. He sometimes does live-streams as a female-looking VTuber named Iwanaga-chan whose Twitter is here.
  • Nijisanji's app has a mascot called Yugamin. Livers can stream as Yugamin instead of their usual forms as Yugamin has a Live2D model. Yugamin was designed by ほーじろ, who also designed Shibuya Hajime, Kenmochi Toya, Fushimi Gaku, Sister Cleaire, Amemori Sayo, Todoroki Kyoko, and Yumeoi Kakeru.
  • Whenever someone who isn't a Liver appears in a 3D stream, their avatar is that of a kuroko (黒衣, black-clad), a stagehand in traditional Japanese theater wearing black clothes that cover the entire body. The kuroko are usually ANYCOLOR staff.

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Official stores

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Official Twitter accounts

Official Facebook pages

Other official accounts

Nijisanji logo (V T E)
First wave

Tsukino Mito (🐰) ·  Yuki Chihiro (🎀💙) ·  Elu (🗼) ·  Higuchi Kaede (🍁) ·  Shizuka Rin (💜) ·  Shibuya Hajime (🌱) ·  Suzuya Aki (🐈) ·  Moira (😇)

Second wave

Mononobe Alice (♥️♠️♦️♣️) ·  Fushimi Gaku (✌) ·  Ienaga Mugi (🌷) ·  Morinaka Kazaki (🐻) ·  Suzuka Utako (🎶) ·  Ushimi Ichigo (🍓) ·  Yuhi Riri (🌇) ·  Kenmochi Toya (⚔️) ·  Gilzaren III (🏰🌕) ·  Fumino Tamaki (🐟)

Gamers(1)

Kanae (🔫) ·  Akabane Youko (💀) ·  Sasaki Saku (🎋) ·  Honma Himawari (🌻) ·  Makaino Ririmu (🍼) ·  Kuzuha (🎲) ·  Shiina Yuika (👻)

Retired

Yamiyono Moruru (🍜) ·  Setsuna (❄️)

SEEDs(1)

Dola (🔥) ·  Hanabatake Chaika (🌵) ·  Azuchi Momo (🍑) ·  Ryushen (🐼) ·  Sister Cleaire (🔔) ·  Suzuki Masaru (☪) ·  Todoroki Kyoko (🐐) ·  Uzuki Kou (🌙) ·  Yashiro Kizuku (🖥) ·  Kanda Shoichi (🔪) ·  Amemori Sayo (☔️) ·  Takamiya Rion (🦅) ·  Asuka Hina (🐤) ·  Maimoto Keisuke (👨‍🌾) ·  Debidebi Debiru (🚪👿) ·  Rindou Mikoto (🍶⚜️) ·  Joe Rikiichi (🤡🎈) ·  Machita Chima (🐹) ·  Sakura Ritsuki (🌸🌙) ·  Belmond Banderas (🥃) ·  Yaguruma Rine (🌽) ·  Yumeoi Kakeru (🎤) ·  Kuroi Shiba (🐕🐾)

Retired

Hassaku Yuzu (🍊) ·  Nakao Azuma (☀️) ·  Naruto Kogane ·  Umiyashano Kami (⛩) ·  Tsukimi Shizuku (🎑💊) ·  Achikita Chinami (🍬) ·  Izumo Kasumi (🦑)

VOIZ

Harusaki Air (🍭) ·  Naruse Naru (🎙) ·  Kaminari Poaro (retired) ·  Kurohane Kuroto (retired)

2019 wave

Warabeda Meiji (🐺🍎) ·  Gundo Mirei (🐽) ·  Yuzuki Roa (🌖) ·  Onomachi Haruka (♨️) ·  Kataribe Tsumugu (📘🧂) ·  Seto Miyako (📷💚) ·  Inui Toko (🍹) ·  Ange Katrina (⚖) ·  Lize Helesta (👑) ·  Saegusa Akina (🌶) ·  Aizono Manami (🦀💕) ·  Yukishiro Mahiro (🌐✨) ·  Ex Albio (🛡) ·  Levi Elipha (🔲) ·  Hayama Marin (🍃🗻) ·  Nui Sociere (🎃) ·  Hakase Fuyuki (⚗) ·  Kagami Hayato (🏢) ·  Yorumi Rena (🎩🐤) ·  Mayuzumi Kai (💻💙) ·  Ars Almal (📕) ·  Aiba Uiha (🍮💎) ·  Amamiya Kokoro (🎐) ·  Eli Conifer (🌲) ·  Ratna Petit (🐻💎) ·  Hayase Sou (🏃‍♀️💨) ·  Sukoya Kana (💉💘) ·  Shellin Burgundy (🧐) ·  Fumi (🔖) ·  Hoshikawa Sara (🌟) ·  Yamagami Karuta (🎴) ·  Matsukai Mao (💥) ·  Emma★August (★) ·  Luis Cammy (❤️🦋) ·  Fuwa Minato (🥂✨) ·  Shirayuki Tomoe (👠⛓️) ·  Gwelu Os Gar (😎) ·  Mashiro (🧷) ·  Naraka (✖🍳) ·  Kurusu Natsume (🐏🎵)

Retired

Kudou Chitose (🧠) ·  Shindo Raito (terminated) ·  Otogibara Era (🏰🕛) ·  Suzuhara Lulu (🎨)

2020 wave

Furen E Lustario (🎠) ·  Melissa Kinrenka (🐝) ·  Ibrahim (💧) ·  Nagao Kei (☯️) ·  Genzuki Tojiro (🎻🛵) ·  Kaida Haru (🌞) ·  Sorahoshi Kirame (🌌) ·  Asahina Akane (🦖🎖) ·  Suo Sango (💞🦩) ·  Todo Kohaku (🍯) ·  Kitakoji Hisui (✳) ·  Nishizono Chigusa (🐬🌱)

Retired Kingyozaka Meiro (🩰)
2021 wave

Axia Krone (🐈‍⬛) ·  Lauren Iroas (🗝💸) ·  Leos Vincent (🥼🌱🐱) ·  Oliver Evans (🍵) ·  Lain Paterson (❤️‍🔥)

NETWORK(2)

Tenkai Tukasa (🎲) ·  Fairys-chan (🐦)

Intl. branches

VirtuaReal ·  Nijisanji ID ·  Nijisanji IN (dissolved branch) ·  Nijisanji KR ·  Nijisanji EN

(1) Programs merged with main Nijisanji group.

(2) Program terminated; members are active but are no longer affiliated with Nijisanji.

VirtuaReal (V T E)
1st Generation Eine (🗝🎩) · Ruki
2nd Generation Nanami (🦈) · Kouichi
Retired Ichigo (🍓) (terminated)
3rd Generation Muri (🌙)
Retired Hanon (🕊️)
4th Generation Plus (🍭) · Nyatsuki (💦) · Waku (🐉)
5th Generation Miki (🐋) · Hoshimi (⛱) · Mahiru (👿)
6th Generation Aza (🐱) · Yagi · Tabibito (🥫) · Roi (💎✨)
7th Generation Seiya · Saya (💫) · Yukie
8th Generation Karu (👒)
Retired Shiki · Samael · Mimoi (terminated) · Pax
9th Generation Chiharu · Chaos · Kiyora
10th Generation Reve · Sirius · Yua (🐧🛸) · Shaun (🦷)
11th Generation Tanoshiba · Mari · Chiyuu · Imi
12th Generation Mayumi · Tsukumo · Remi (⚓)
Retired Kendou (🦴)
13th Generation Tocci · Kiti · Qilou
14th Generation Koxia · Hakuja · Miyu · Yomiya · Rhea
15th Generation Yog · Keke · Hunger · Uka
VirtuaReal Star
Ling Yuan Yousa · Sakura Haruka · Nanako · Zuya Naxi · Hanser
VirtuaReal Link
Andou Inari (🦊) · Mitsusa (🥕) · Lynn · Eli · Muse · Seven · Sumire Hina (🥟) · Karon (🥐) · Isabella · Azusa · Kero · Jinxy · Ruruna · Mori · Miyazono Rin · Syo · Susam · Noi · Nox (⭐) · Joi (🍊)
Retired / Disbanded Suzukaze Suzuka (🍩) (disbanded) · Mama Mara · KINGSK · Prime Star (disbanded)
Nijisanji ID logo (V T E)
3SetBBQ ZEA Cornelia (🔶) · Taka Radjiman (🍖) · Hana Macchia (☕)
CloverMcOver Rai Galilei (🚨) · Riksa Dhirendra (💥) · Miyu Ottavia (🦦) · Amicia Michella (🐧)
LAN_NEE3S Azura Cecillia (👽) · Layla Alstroemeria (🕰️🌺) · Nara Haramaung (🐯)
3FicLite Etna Crimson (🌋🍔) · Bonnivier Pranaja (🎣) · Siska Leontyne (🔦🦁)
53Renade Nagisa Arcinia (🐥🍭) · Derem Kado (🎁) · Reza Avanluna (🌒🎸☁)
6WS Hyona Elatiora (🐾🏵) · Xia Ekavira (⚗️ 🎼) · Mika Melatika (👻📌)
Nijisanji IN logo (V T E)
Retired Aadya (🌸) · Noor (💎♦️) · Vihaan
Nijisanji KR logo (V T E)
1st Wave Min Suha (🌊)
Retired Yu Ruri (🎀🧸) · Wiffy (📶) · Shin Yuya (🌛🌱)
541 E&C Gaon (👔) · Han Chiho (🦋)
Retired Moarin (💕) · Kaen (🦴🔔) · Lorou (🎵) · Hakuren (☁️)
2nd Wave So Nagi (🌧) · Chae Ara (🌹💛) · Lee Siu (🐾)
3rd Wave Nun Bora (❄️💜) · Akira Ray (😸) · Lee Roha (🔰)
4th Wave Yang Nari (📌) · Ryu Hari (👁‍🗨) · Shin Kiru (🌫) · Oh Jiyu (⚜️)
5th Wave Seffyna (💗🌕) · Ban Hada (🏴‍☠️) · Song Mia (🍡)
6th Wave Ko Yami (🐈‍⬛🔪) · Ha Yun (🎮 🦭🍔) · Na Sera (🌸🌙) · Lee On (🍰)
Nijisanji EN logo (V T E)
LazuLight Elira Pendora (🌤️) · Pomu Rainpuff (🧚🍂) · Finana Ryugu (🐠)
OBSYDIA Selen Tatsuki (🏆) · Rosemi Lovelock (🌹) · Petra Gurin (🐧❄️)
Ethyria Nina Kosaka (🎰) · Millie Parfait (🪄) · Enna Alouette (🕊🎐) · Reimu Endou (👻🎼)


References

✍️Expansion needed!
This article needs expansion with details on VirtuaReal and VirtuaReal Link members' retirements. It would be appricated if users who are fluent with Chinese translate the statements posted on bilibili by both livers and VirtuaReal management team.

You can help by adding to the "History" section. (6 September 2021)

  1. NIJISANJI Project excerpt on the official Ichikara Inc. website (English)
  2. Overseas NIJISANJI VTuber Project excerpt on the official Ichikara Inc. website (English)
  3. Complete member roster on the official Nijisanji website
  4. https://vtuber-post.com/news/news-other/6131
  5. Ichikara Corporation. (2019, May 10). VTuberコミュニティサービス「にじさんじネットワーク」始動!VTuberを「流行り」から「文化」へ。 [Press release]. Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000063.000030865.html
  6. nijisanji_app. (2019, May 8). 【重大告知 近日公開】 [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/statuses/1126049107942858752
  7. https://twitter.com/tenkaitukasa/status/1210394878921723904
  8. Ichikara Corporation. (2019, July 19). いちから、インドネシアへ本格進出!「NIJISANJI id」始動! [Press release]. Retrieved from https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000076.000030865.html
  9. NIJISANJI_EN (formerly Nijisanji_India). (2019, November 18). Nijisanji IN Audition Announcement. [Tweet].Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_EN/status/1196375269168140288
  10. NIJISANJI-KR. (2019, December 17). Nijisanji KR Audition Announcement. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_KR/status/1207146745966104577
  11. Nijisanji JAPAN TOUR 2020 Shout in Rainbow! Website
  12. NIJISANJI_EN. (2020, June 22). Announcement of NIJISANJI IN Rename. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_EN/status/1274932165436796928
  13. NIJISANJI_World. (2020, June 22). Announcement of New English YouTube Channel. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_World/status/1274916991950819328
  14. NIJISANJI_IN. (2020, November 27) Anouncement of return to NIJISANJI IN. Tweet Retrieved from:https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_IN/status/1332187398109847552
  15. NIJISANJI_WORLD. (2020, November 30). Nijisanji English Speaking Countries Audition. Tweet. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_World/status/1333621846881628169
  16. NIJISANJI_EN. (2020, December 25). Announcement of Official Subreddit. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_World/status/1342334257784643584
  17. NIJISANJI_IN. (2021, April 13) Announcement of NIJISANJI IN's temporary suspension and liver graduation. [Tweet]. Retrieved from: https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_IN/status/1381864733482029058
  18. https://www.ichikara.co.jp/news/27242/
  19. nijisanji_app. (2021, May 12). Announcement of English version of official website. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/nijisanji_app/status/1392374117895127042
  20. nijisanji_app. (2021, May 13) Announcement of official TikTok account. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/nijisanji_app/status/1392721326704676868
  21. https://www.reddit.com/r/Nijisanji/comments/o2dvf4/english_vtuber_auditions_open/
  22. https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_World/status/1415128919624269828?s=20
  23. @Vamp_Kuzu (2021, September 2) うおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおお登録者100万人いったぞおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおおみんなありがとおおおおおおおおおおお [Tweet] Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Vamp_Kuzu/status/1433353378902413314?s=20
  24. @ROF_MAO. (2021, October 21). ROF-MAO Debut Announcement [Tweet]. Twitter.
  25. Nijisanji Official [@nijisanji_app]. (2021, October 31). 【4周年記念イベント「FANTASIA」開催決定!!】 2022/1/22(土)・1/23(日) 2Days開催! 『にじさんじ 4th Anniversary LIVE「FANTASIA」』横浜・ぴあアリーナMMにて実施! ライバー16名が、待望の「3D統一衣装」にて出演! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  26. 26.0 26.1 nijisanji_app (2018, December 13) 【にじさんじが1つのグループに!】 今月末をメドに、「にじさんじ」「にじさんじゲーマーズ」「にじさんじSEEDs」が『にじさんじ』へと順次統合致します。 詳細はこちら!▷https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000038.000030865.html [Tweet] Retrieved from: https://twitter.com/nijisanji_app/status/1073081999701684224
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