Nijisanji (にじさんじ) 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 Baacharu Raibaa) when posting on sites outside of YouTube, such as NicoNico Douga and Bilibili. The term Liver, coined by mixing Japanese and English, is a heteronym for calling Nijisanji's streamers.
Managed by Ichikara Inc., the group started in Japan in early 2018 and has since expanded to other countries as an international project. As of August 2020, there are currently 106 active Japanese Nijisanji members, 29 active VirtuaReal members, 13 active NIJISANJI ID members, 3 active NIJISANJI EN members, and 11 active NIJISANJI KR members.
For the list of original songs released by Nijisanji members and musical units, refer to the following Wiki page: List of Nijisanji Songs.
Nijisanji Livers usually stream with iPhoneX facial motion capture technology, Live2D models, and the Nijisanji app (commercially unavailable). Although this method is technically simpler and much less expensive than full-body 3D motion tracking equipment, the resulting motion is mostly limited to facial features and has been noted to suffer from stuttering and accuracy issues.
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. But the range of motion for Niji 3D is limited to the upper body and hand tracking.
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 However, they are no longer active within Nijisanji and on April 2019, were transferred to another virtual group called "VEgo" which only lasted for a month before retiring from Youtube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.
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. It was first hinted at on 8 May. Since 31 December 2019, it is no longer operational.
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, and the selected candidates officially began their activities in September 2019.
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, and the selected candidates officially began their activities in January 2020.
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, and the selected candidates officially began their activities in late January 2020.
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.
MembersThe current members endorsed by Nijisanji include:
|Tsukino Mito||Yuki Chihiro||Elu||Higuchi Kaede||Shizuka Rin||Shibuya Hajime||Suzuya Aki||Moira|
|Mononobe Alice||Fushimi Gaku||Ienaga Mugi||Morinaka Kazaki||Suzuka Utako||Ushimi Ichigo||Yuhi Riri||Kenmochi Toya||Gilzaren III||Fumino Tamaki|
Gamers (former members; now part of the main Nijisanji group)
The Nijisanji Gamers group was later dissolved and merged into the main Nijisanji group in December 2018.
|Kanae||Akabane Youko||Sasaki Saku||Yamiyono Moruru (retired)||Honma Himawari||Makaino Ririmu||Kuzuha||Setsuna (retired)||Shiina Yuika|
SEEDs (former members; now part of the main Nijisanji group)
The Nijisanji SEEDS group was later dissolved and merged into the main Nijisanji group in December 2018.
Originally a four Virtual Liver ensemble that was part of Nijisanji SEEDs. Only two members of the VOIZ group are continuing with their activities:
|Harusaki Air||Naruse Naru|
(as of August 2020)
|Furen E Lustario||Melissa Kinrenka||Ibrahim||Nagao Kei||Genzuki Tojiro||Kaida Haru||Kingyozaka Meiro||Sorahoshi Kirame|
|Asahina Akane||Suo Sango||Todo Kohaku||Kitakoji Hisui||Nishizono Chigusa|
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.
NIJISANJI ID (Indonesia)
Also known as 3SetBBQ.
|Hana Macchia||ZEA Cornelia||Taka Radjiman|
Also known as Clover McOver.
|Rai Galilei||Riksa Dhirendra||Amicia Michella||Miyu Ottavia|
Also known as LAN_NEE3S.
|Azura Cecillia||Layla Alstroemeria||Nara Haramaung|
Also known as 3FicLite.
|Etna Crimson||Bonnivier Pranaja||Siska Leontyne|
NIJISANJI EN (formerly NIJISANJI IN - India)
NIJISANJI KR (South Korea)
|Wiffy||Yu Ruri (retired)||Shin Yuya||Min Suha|
These members were formerly part of an agency named 541 E&C, which merged with Nijisanji KR on 25 January, 2020.
|Moarin (retired)||Gaon||Kaen (retired)||Lorou (retired)||Han Chiho||Hakuren (retired)|
|Lee Siu||So Nagi||Chae Ara|
|Akira Ray||Lee Roha||Nun Bora|
|Eine||Ruki||Nanami||Ichigo||Kouichi (Guangyi)||Muri||Hanon (retired)||Plus||Nyatsuki||Waku|
|Samael||Karu||Mimoi (retired)||Shiki||Pax (retired)||Chaos||Kiyora||Chiharu||Reve||Sirius|
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|
Ling Yuan Yousa,
singer and Vocaloid producer
MC and vlogger
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.
|Andou Inari||KINGSK科科||Mitsusa||Lynn (SVHS)||Eli (SVHS)||Muse (SVHS)||Seven (SVHS)||Sumira Hina||Suzukaze Suzuka (retired)|
|Mama Mara||Su Xing|
- Nijisanji can be represented as the number 2434, so this is sometimes seen in their material. Also during live-streams, fans sometimes donate 2434 yen (~$21 USD).
- The company is run by a man named Iwanaga, whose Twitter is here. He sometimes does live-streams as a female-looking VTuber named Iwanaga-chan.
- Virtual to LIVE - NIJISANJI 1st Anniversary Song
- PUCHISANJI (ぷちさんじ, PetitSanji) - Daily short illustrated videos of moments clipped from Nijisanji Liver streams. English translations are in the Closed Captions. As of July 2020, PUCHISANJI clips with English hardsub translations are simulcasted on the official Nijisanji English YouTube channel.
- into reality - NIJISANJI ID 1st Anniversary Song
- Nijisanji's Official Company Website on ichikara.co.jp (Japanese)
- Nijisanji Official Store
- Official Booth stores:
- Official channels:
- Official Twitter accounts:
- @nijisanji_app - Main Nijisanji account (Japanese)
- @NIJISANJI_World - International Nijisanji (English)
- @NIJISANJI_EN - Nijisanji EN (formerly Nijisanji IN with former Twitter handle @NIJISANJI_india) (English)
- @NIJISANJI_ID - Nijisanji ID (Indonesian)
- @NIJISANJI_KR - Nijisanji KR (Korean)
- @NIJISANJI_staff- Nijisanji staff contact account (English)
- @Virtua_Real - VirtuaReal (Chinese)
- ↑ NIJISANJI Project excerpt on the official Ichikara Inc. website (English)
- ↑ Overseas NIJISANJI VTuber Project excerpt on the official Ichikara Inc. website (English)
- ↑ Complete member roster on the official Nijisanji website
- ↑ https://vtuber-post.com/news/news-other/6131
- ↑ 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
- ↑ nijisanji_app. (2019, May 8). 【重大告知 近日公開】 [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/statuses/1126049107942858752
- ↑ https://twitter.com/tenkaitukasa/status/1210394878921723904
- ↑ 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
- ↑ NIJISANJI_EN (formerly Nijisanji_India). (2019, November 18). Nijisanji IN Audition Announcement. [Tweet].Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_EN/status/1196375269168140288
- ↑ NIJISANJI-KR. (2019, December 17). Nijisanji KR Audition Announcement. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_KR/status/1207146745966104577
- ↑ Nijisanji JAPAN TOUR 2020 Shout in Rainbow! Website
- ↑ NIJISANJI_EN. (2020, June 22). Announcement of NIJISANJI ID Rename. [Tweet0. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_EN/status/1274932165436796928
- ↑ NIJISANJI_World. (2020, June 22). Announcement of New English YouTube Channel. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/NIJISANJI_World/status/1274916991950819328
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 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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