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VTuber Legend Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa; Launches 'Live-On!' YouTube Channel

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Key visual also revealed

The staff for the television anime of Nana Nanato's VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream light novel series revealed the anime's key visual and another cast member, and opened its official "Live-On!" YouTube channel with its first video on Wednesday.

Image courtesy of Kadokawa

The newly announced cast member is Yōko Hikasa as Haru Asagiri, from the first generation of Live-On streamers:

Image courtesy of Kadokawa

Image courtesy of Kadokawa

The anime stars:

Takuya Asaoka (Immoral Guild, Redo of Healer) is directing the anime at TNK. Deko Akao (Noragami, Komi Can't Communicate) is overseeing the series scripts, and Reina Iwasaki (The Dawn of the Witch) is designing the characters. Live2D JUKU is in charge of Live 2D direction, and nizima LIVE is in charge of Live2D motion tracker.

J-Novel Club licensed the novels and it describes the story:

Twenty-year-old former wage slave Yūki Tanaka now works among her idols: the streamers of Live-On, one of Japan's top VTuber companies. As the gorgeous, polite Awayuki Kokorone, she delivers only the most ladylike content. Unfortunately, her subscriber count and savings are at rock bottom.

One evening, after Yuki thinks she's ended her stream, she cracks a few cold ones—and more than a few crude jokes—while watching Live-On's video archives. But her viewers hear it all, and clips of her bawdy, drunken commentary go viral overnight. Yuki thinks her career is over...until her manager reveals that everyone at Live-On has been waiting for her to snap all along and gives her free rein to drink on-stream.

Now free of all feigned purity, she jumps right into her new “rowdy drunk” character and is welcomed into the fold by her fellow Live-On VTubers, who turn out to be just as crazy as she is! With her views and finances skyrocketing, Yuki's work—for the first time in her life—is actually fun!

Nanato launched the novel series with illustrations by Siokazunoko in 2021. Roto Fujisaki launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine in August 2023.

Source: Press release

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