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PRISM Project is a Japan-based English Virtual YouTuber agency based in Tokyo. Their mission is to create a world where all people on Earth can find something they love and feel happiness every single day[1].

The PRISM Project members are special agents from the year 2120, which has been sent back to the past to prevent the threat of humans losing interest and passion for others.[2]

As of 1 May 2022, the agency is currently partnering with Sony Music Entertainment Japan.[3] The company was founded and previously led by YU, who was referred by the members as Captain.[4]

As of April 2022, the agency has over 400,000 subcribers on YouTube. Miyoshino Shiki has the highest subscriber count out of the agency with over 123,000 subscribers.

History

Background

The agency unveiled itself on 12 January 2021 on their Twitter account.[5] The following day, the members of the 1st Generation were revealed: Hoshifuri Iku, Tokimori Aoi and Ibuki Meno.[6][7][8] The agency got some attention after their talents character designers announced their new work on Twitter and their VTubers posts in the r/VirtualYoutubers subreddit.[9][10][11][12][13][14] The 1st Generation members have debuted on 30 and 31 January.[15][16][17]

2021

On 7 March, at the end of the collaboration stream over at Meno's channel, a time anomaly was reported by the staff. The culprits behind the anomaly later turned out to be the 2nd Generation members, Kamishiro Rita and Araka Luto.[18] Their upper body design was unveiled on 13 March and they have debuted on 28 March[19][20][21][22][23]

On 26 March, the official website was launched. Also on that day, the audition for the 3rd Generation members was announced.[24]

On 12 April, the official Facebook page was unveiled to the public[25].

On 2 June, a gacha game website "PRISM Gacha" was announced featuring only the character Araka Luto. On the same day, PRISM announced that a bug in the game, a mysterious message appeared to random players.[26] On 6 June, PRISM Project announced that they found the culprit of the bug which was caused by four strange entities: Miyoshino Shiki, Suzune Nia, Rikudou Yura, and Pengin Pina. On 13 June, the 3rd Generation was officially announced.[27]

On 21 August, the audition for the 4th Generation members was announced.[28]

On 30 October, PRISM Project Twitter account announced their 4th Generation. The 4th Generation has 4 members, including Kamizuki Naki, Ushio Sumi, Nagare Sara and Anon Non.[29][30][31][32] After the announcement, each member made their first Tweet.[33][34][35][36]

On 11 November, they updated the 3rd Generation debut schedule. They debuted on 12 and 13 November.[37]

2022

Partner Sony Music Japan

On 1 May, PRISM Project's Twitter announced that they had established a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Japan (or Sony Music Japan).[3] Accordingly, Sony Music Japan would be the main manager and producer of the PRISM Project, YU and Hacker would move into the advisory role. On the same day, YU left his position as producer of PRISM Project, and was replaced by Shogun.[4][38] They also announced that all YouTube channels would be moving to new Multi-channel network (MCN).[39]

Members

1st Generation

They have debuted on 30 and 31 January 2021.

Hoshifuri Iku Tokimori Aoi Ibuki Meno
Hoshifuri Iku Portrait.png
Tokimori Aoi Portrait.png
Ibuki Meno Portrait.png

2nd Generation

They have debuted on 28 March 2021.

Kamishiro Rita Araka Luto
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Araka Luto Portrait.png

3rd Generation

They have debuted on 26 and 27 of June 2021.

The 3rd Generation has the theme of "East meets West", with Miyoshino Shiki (an inugami) and Suzune Nia (a nekomata) representing the East and Pina Pengin (a harpy penguin) and Rikudou Yura (a dullahan) representing the West.

Miyoshino Shiki Suzune Nia Pengin Pina Rikudou Yura
Miyoshino Shiki Portrait.png
Suzune Nia Portrait.png
Pengin Pina Portrait.png
Rikudou Yura Portrait.png

4th Generation

They debuted on 13 and 14 November 2021.

The 4th Generation has the theme of fairy tales: Kamizuki Naki in Little Red Riding Hood, Ushio Sumi in The Little Mermaid, Nagare Sara in One Thousand and One Nights and Anon Non in Alice in Wonderland.

Kamizuki Naki Nagare Sara Anon Non Ushio Sumi
(retired)
Kamizuki Naki Portrait.png
Nagare Sara Portrait.png
Anon Non Portrait.png
Ushio Sumi Portrait.png

Trivia

  • For the 2021 April Fool's Day, they have announced the 2.5 Generation. The only member of a said generation is Hacker-san, the CTO of PRISM.[40] He is set to debut on the 1st of April 2121.[41]
  • For the 2022 April Fool's Day, PRISM Project announced that they would rebrand to "TESSERACT Project" with a new logo design. Also their fanbase would be changing from "PRISMers" to "TESSERers".[42] On the next day, they announced they would return to "PRISM Project."[43]

External links

Media

Twitter hashtags

References

  1. Main Page. (n.d.). PRISM Project Website.
  2. Meno Ibuki / 伊吹めの [PRISM Project]. (2021, February 8). [Ibuki Meno] The Last Memory Of Future 🐉 (Debut Opening Video) [Video File]. YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2022, May 1). 📢An important and exciting announcement from the PRISM Project Management Team📢 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cap [@cap393]. (2022, May 1). Hi, msg from Cap. Let’s support the new producer @prismshogun together! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  5. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, January 12). Hello world. We’re working so hard to debut now... zzz [Tweet]. Twitter.
  6. Hoshifuri, I. [@IkuHoshifuri]. (2021, January 13). I’m Hoshifuri Iku~! Nice to meet chu~! Furifuri~✨ I’m from generation 1 of the @PRISMproj✨ [Tweet]. Twitter.
  7. Tokimori, A. [@AoiTokimori]. (2021, January 13). Hi, I’m a new VTuber! My name is Aoi and I’m a fox🦊 I'm debuting with @IkuHoshifuri and @IbukiMeno [Tweet]. Twitter.
  8. Ibuki, M. [@IbukiMeno]. (2021, January 13). Hi ฅ'ω'ฅ I'm Meno, a new vtuber from generation 1 of @PRISMproj with @IkuHoshifuri & @AoiTokimori! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  9. Nyori [@nyorinyori]. (2021, January 13). プリズムプロジェクト一期生の星降いくちゃんをデザインいたしましたよろしくお願いします! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  10. Mikisai [@mikisaidayo]. (2021, January 13). Vtuber「時守あおい」さんのイラスト担当させていただきます!!デビューまでもうすぐです! 私も滅茶苦茶楽しみでして超心待ちにしております……。 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  11. Siraga [@siragagaga]. (2021, January 13). プリズムプロジェクト一期生の伊吹めのちゃんをデザインさせていただきました👼!未来系シロドラゴンちゃんです🐉 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  12. Hoshifuri, I. [u/IkuHoshifuri]. (2021, January 14). Hello from the future!! 💖 I’m Hoshifuri Iku~! ✨ Nice to meet chu~! ✨ Generation 1 of the Prism Project! 💖 [Reddit post]. Reddit.
  13. Tokimori, A. [u/AoiTokimori]. (2021, January 20). Hello, my name is Aoi! I'm a fox 🦊 and also a time guardian, but we'll talk about that later. I'm an upcoming VTuber [Reddit post]. Reddit.
  14. Ibuki, M. [u/Ibuki-Meno]. (2021, January 20). An invitation from the future!! ♥Ibuki Meno🐉 Generation 1 of the Prism project♥ [Reddit post]. Reddit.
  15. Hoshifuri, I. [Iku Hoshifuri / 星降いく [PRISM Project]]. (2021, January 30). 【DEBUT STREAM】 Iku's Debut Stream!! ♡ Hello Earth!! 【PRISM Project Generation 1】 [Video File]. YouTube.
  16. Tokimori, A. [Aoi Tokimori / 時守あおい [PRISM Project]]. (2021, January 30). Humans! It's Time for Aoi Tokimori's Debut Stream! [Video File]. YouTube.
  17. Ibuki, M. [Meno Ibuki / 伊吹めの [PRISM Project]]. (2021, January 31). Ibuki Meno's Debut streaming!!! Nice to meet nyo~ [Video File]. YouTube.
  18. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, March 7). REPORT ON THE MARCH 7TH 2021 ANOMALY [Twitter Events]. Twitter.
  19. Kamishiro, R. [@RitaKamishiro]. (2021, March 13). Cyber Angel: Rita Kamishiro here! 👼so excited to be a part of PRISM Project Gen. 2 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  20. Araka, L. [@LutoAraka]. (2021, March 13). Sorry, I lied. I’m not really Dio. But thanks to my amazing and beautiful @amsrntk3 mama and @ShirasawaKazane papa I’m 10000000 times cuter [Tweet]. Twitter.
  21. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, March 14). Retrieval complete. Brace for impact on March 28th, 2021. Introducing the 2nd Generation of PRISM Project. 3月28日 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  22. Kamishiro, R. [Rita Kamishiro / 神代りた [PRISM Project]]. (2021, March 28). 【DEBUT STREAM】 Rita's Debut Stream! Hello everyone~!【PRISM Project Generation 2】 [Video File]. YouTube.
  23. Araka, L. [Luto Araka / 新火ると [PRISM Project]]. (2021, March 28). 【Debut】 Araka Luto's debut!!!!! Wooooooo!!!!!! 【PRISM Project Generation 2】 [Video File]. YouTube.
  24. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, March 26). [AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT] Recruitment for Generation 3 of PRISM Project has begun! Aspiring agents from around the world can apply to join [Tweet]. Twitter.
  25. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, April 12). The PRISM Project Official Facebook Page is now open! To celebrate, we are hosting a special giveaway. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  26. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, June 2). [EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT] We’ve received multiple reports of a mysterious error message appearing for some PRISMers. We are investigating the cause. Meanwhile, we urge everyone to be cautious and avoid any suspicious links displayed upon the page. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  27. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, June 13). [ANNOUNCEMENT] Introducing PRISM Project 3rd Generation! Please welcome our new Agents. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  28. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, August 21). [📢AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT📢] Are you ready to become an Agent? Auditions for PRISM Project 4th Generation are now open! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  29. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, October 30). In this story, the wolf is the hero. @NakiKamizuki is on the prowl. Will you be her next meal? [Tweet]. Twitter.
  30. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, October 30). The ocean holds many sea-crets, but now one bubbles to the surface. Introducing @SumiUshio , your friendly, neighborhood mermaid. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  31. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, October 30). Weary traveler, what are your stories? @SaraNagare will light your path. Make sure to sssay hello. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  32. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, October 30). She's late, she's late, for a very important date...? @non_a_non enters the fray. The NONsense ahead may confuse you... But looking away is a NON-option. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  33. Naki [@nakikamizuki]. (2021, October 30). My name is Naki Kamizuki. I'm ??? years old... [Tweet]. Twitter.
  34. Sumi [@sumiushio]. (2021, October 30). To... °•. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  35. Sara [@saranagare]. (2021, October 30). Mind if I slither into your DMs? We could create hiss-tory. [Tweet]. Twitter.
  36. Non [non_a_non]. (2021, October 30). SORRY IM LATE! But have no fear, my little angles. For stepbr— Non is here~!... [Tweet]. Twitter.
  37. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2021, November 11). Less than two days until the debuts of PRISM Project's 4th Generation! Join us this weekend to witness the beginning of their story... [Tweet]. Twitter.
  38. Shogun [@prismshogun]. (2022, May 1). PRISM LOVE ❤❤❤ [Tweet]. Twitter.
  39. PRISM Project [@PRISMproj]. (2022, May 1). We are currently migrating PRISM Project's YouTube channels to a new MCN! You may see some automated emails or notices from YouTube about memberships and other features; this process should be finished within a few days. Thanks for your understanding! [Tweet]. Twitter.
  40. [PRISM Project] PRISM Project Official Website - 2.5 Generation [Press release]. (n.d.). PRISM Project Website.
  41. Hacker-san [@shimprism]. (2021, April 1). Here's my schedule! Looking forward to my debut...😎 [Tweet]. Twitter.
  42. TESSERACT Project [@PRISMproj]. (2022, April 1). [IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE TESSERACT PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM] [Tweet]. Twitter.
  43. TESSERACT Project [@PRISMproj]. (2022, April 2). After further consideration, we have returned to 3-dimensional space for the time being. TESSERACT Project is now PRISM Project once more! [Tweet]. Twitter.
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