hololive Performer Makes Weekly Playboy's List of Next Gen Beautiful Women
posted on by Kim Morrissy
hololive's performers have been achieving new milestones in recent months as their mainstream recognition in Japan grows. Japan's Weekly Playboy magazine gave a nod to Momosuzu Nene in its most recent issue's list of "The Next Generation of Beautiful Women." The Virtual YouTuber was one of the picks in the "influencer" section, alongside other prominent online personalities like the Instagrammer Miori and the TikToker Nanase Cocoa.
The issue shipped in Japan on Monday. The "The Next Generation of Beautiful Women" list commemorates the magazine's 55th anniversary by introducing 56 women who are expected to make a splash in the near future, as the publication enters its 56th year. The list includes models, film and voice-over actresses, idols, and online influencers.
Momosuzu Nene is a 5th generation hololive talent who debuted in August 2020. She is a "girl who came from another world to chase after her idol dream. She likes singing, dancing, and drawing. She trains hard every day in order to win the hearts of even more people." Illustrator Nishizawa 5mm provided her character design.
Meanwhile, Hoshimachi Suisei reported an impressive success of her own on Twitter. On Wednesday, she tweeted that her first album "Still Still Stellar" made it to the top of Oricon's weekly digital album ranking, as well as Billboard Japan's downloaded album chart.
Hoshimachi Suisei is among the longest-performing members of hololive, retroactively referred to as part of the "0th generation." Formerly an independent VTuber who commenced streaming activities in March 2018, she began performing under hololive in December 2019. She describes herself as an idol-type VTuber. Her first single "Kakero" released on July 9, 2021, and her first album "Still Still Stellar" released on September 29, 2021.
Edit (10/11): On Cover Corp's request, Momosuzu Nene's character description in this article has been altered to quote her most recent bio. The previous description used in this article was as follows: "a girl in a China dress who came to Earth from another world because of her love of idols. She loves singing, dancing, and gyoza. Her nickname from her hometown is 'Taoling.'"
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