Zentreya is an English-languge VTuber who debuted in 2017. Initially an independent streamer mostly known for VRChat roleplaying, Zen joined VTuber group VShojo in November 2020. She is noted for the use of a speech-to-text-to-speech system to produce a synthesized voice.
She was often called the Red Devil, who commands the most powerful military power and often seeks war, whether that's by disputes or because of Lewdest territory. She is considered violent yet conniving, but beneath the cold and manipulative exterior is something warm-hearted.
"A red haired half human/half red dragon, rockstar (kinda). She is very headstrong and tends to yell at everyone around her, but loves meeting new people! She tends to play pranks and loves memes. She wants to rule humanity one day, but she’s too much of an air head to do it." -VShojo entry
She is sassy with her community and enjoys a consistent back and forth banter with them. Both chat and Zentreya are known for trolling one another, often throughout an entire stream with the use of voice clip redeems and comebacks. Zentreya has been known to brag about her gaming skills only for the results to go horribly wrong on stream.
She is considered violent yet conniving, but beneath the cold and manipulative exterior is something warm-hearted.
Her current form is a cyborg in a red cyberpunk body suit with black and mint green armor. She has a black jacket and helmet. Underneath the helmet is her normal face with yellow eyes and short grey hair. She also wears horns.
Prior to that, her form was that of a red dragon in humanoid form, with long red hair and yellow eyes. She wears her hair in a ponytail, and has horns, small wings, pointed ears, and a very thick tail. She wears a black leather jacket and jean shorts to complete the outfit. Her 2D model appears to trade out the jean shorts for a black leather skirt. This same look would be transferred to her new 3D model.
In her previous human form, she wore her hair down, often with a black hat, a black overcoat/cape with a white fur trim, a black suit, and a red tie. She had red hair and yellow eyes in this form.
Zentreya originally came from the VRChat roleplaying community, where she was the founder of a group called the Anti-Lewd Army. She began as a mute streamer (one who streams without voice), and created primarily VRChat-based content. Zen's decision to remain mute was inspired by a desire to protect her real-life identity.
Zentreya's Twitch channel was created on 3 July 2016, while her YouTube channel was created on 30 March 2017.
Her first Twitch stream was a one-hour VRChat stream on 30 November 2017, with 5 viewers. Her Twitter account was created shortly after, on 2 December 2017. Although Zen was a streamer who represented herself with a 3D avatar, she did not yet consider herself a VTuber.
On 26 March, due to losing her position at work, she decided to pivot from video production to livestreaming. She revealed a new VRChat avatar the following day, having long red hair, yellow eyes, and a military style outfit with a red armband representing the Anti-Lewd Army. She began streaming regularly on Twitch on 23 April, with some livestreams on YouTube.
On 14 May she announced a return to producing videos on YouTube, with livestreams now taking place exclusively on Twitch. She continued to produce YouTube videos throughout 2018, consisting mainly of Twitch clips of VRChat streams.
Zentreya streamed on Twitch throughout 2019. On 18 May she first used the term VTuber in a stream title. This year marked a pivot from streaming primarily VRChat.
On 6 August, Zentreya revealed her now iconic feature where she gained the ability to speak using text-to-speech. The system used the Tatyana IVONA Voice software, with a Russian accent. This replaced Zentreya's existing system which would use speech recognition to display text in a speech bubble. She credited Com Dos for help setting up the system. Zen clipped the announcement for YouTube on 25 August in the video VTUBER GETS A BIG UPGRADE!!!
On 25 September, Zentreya officially disbanded the Anti-Lewd Army and retired from the VRChat RP community.
On 1 October, Zen debuted her new dragon form with a 3D model.
On 24 November, Zentreya redebuted as a founding member of the VTuber group VShojo. She stepped down from her previous affiliation with the Twitch Team Virtual Streamers Worldwide, which she previously founded, though as of 22 May 2022, she remained in the rotation of streamers online on the team page.
On 24 January, Zentreya debuted a 2D avatar created by Yuniiho.
On 1 February, Zentreya reached 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. On the following day, she reached 100,000 followers on Twitch.
On 1 April, Zentreya made a gag reveal of her "true dragon form". In truth, all the transformation did was turn her into a 3D gecko-like reptile wearing her attire. Later that month, she would reveal her normal 3D avatar.
On 28 September, Zentreya announced that she would take an indefinite hiatus to recover from severe mental breakdown. She resumed her activities on 11 October.
On 20 May, she underwent a rebranding and debuted a new 2D model, abandoning the dragon motif for a futuristic android one.
Zentreya is in an eternal conflict with one of her mods named Fatman and often plays it out on stream.
- Zentreya's fans are known as the Red Knights and can be found in her Discord The Dragon's Lair.
- Zentreya's fans were formerly called the A.L.A., aka the Anti-Lewd Army, in reference to a group she created in VRChat.
- Zentreya loves horror, games, RPGs, MMOs and drums, memes, strawberry shakes, halloween and anime.
- Her favorite genres of music are rock, metal, screamo, and death metal.
- She hates horror, the banana suit, broccoli, mustard and losing.
- Zentreya was the leader and founder of the A.L.A, the Anti-Lewd Army. She officially disbanded the A.L.A. in September 2020 and retired from the VRChat community.
- She was often called the Red Devil, who commands the most powerful military power and often seeks war, whether that's by disputes or because of Lewdist territory.
- Zentreya was not originally a VTuber, but instead began as a mute YouTuber.
- Zentreya has a close connection with the VRChat community, seeing as her main content for several years was VRChat, as well as the fact that the character of Zentreya was created and developed through the VRChat community.
- Zentreya has role-played at least 10 different characters.
- Zentreya in her role-playing days had a kid named IceReaper with Joey Bagels AKA Nagzz21.
- She can play the drums.
- 2D Illustrator: Yuniiho
- 2D Rigger: AlexyonLive2D
- 3D Model: jjinomu
- Emote Illustrations: LilythArts
- Emote Animations: KJOEE88
- Zentreya - Twitch channel
- Zentreya - YouTube channel
- @Zentreya - Twitter account
- @Zentreya - Instagram account
- The Dragon's Lair - Official Discord server
- VShojo Store - Official Merch Store
- Zentreya - Stream Nov 30, 2017, TwitchTracker.
- Zentreya [@zentreya]. (2018, March 26). Ever since the I lost my job position, it's much harder to put videos out, so I may have to settle for Livestreams more. Work has become complicated. If I want to make videos, I will need to wake up at 6-7 A.M. I'll try though. 1 PM - 9 is video making / 8 AM - 4 is streaming [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Zentreya [@zentreya]. (2018, March 27). To restore the faith and pride into the ranks, I have finally finished my uniform (Avatar) and wear the symbol of the A.L.A with pride. (Armbands will be distributed later tonight in the Discord) Be prideful and show the lewd scum no hint of falter. We are one. #AntiLewdArmy [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Zentreya - Stream May 18, 2019, TwitchTracker.
- Zentreya [@zentreya]. (2020, September 25). Today was an emotional stream for me as I opened up about the future possibility of rebranding and disbanding. It is a huge change for me that I will think hard on. The changes would be character/brand and its very tough. Thank you for listening to me and supporting me. [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Zentreya [@zentreya]. (2020, October 1). Later today, A LOT happening. Its freaking go time. 🔥 [Tweet]. Twitter.
- Zentreya [@zentreya]. (2021, September 28). Hello On Sunday, without going too much into detail, Zentreya went into a severe mental breakdown. Zentreya will be on break until therapy is given and are confident enough to continue work. Thank you. [Tweet]. Twitter.
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