What You Need to Know:
- The Japan Anime Music Lab., an official online information hub connecting the global entertainment and music industries with the top echelon of Japanese music and “ani-song” (anime song) artists and their official representatives, spotlights the fast-growing musical phenomenon of “Virtual YouTubers” in an insightful multi-part interview with Takeshi Osaka, the CEO and founder of the virtual talent creative studio, Activ8 Inc. and producer of the virtual pop star, Kizuna AI.
- Virtual YouTube stars, or “VTubers” comprise a colorful vanguard of digital celebrities who are building an ardent global following by redefining what a pop star is in the 21st Century. In the interview, Osaka explains how music and cutting-edge technology have aligned to create this new breed of pop star. Catch the insightful interview with Takeshi Osaka exclusively on the JAMLAB. website.
- Kizuna AI is one of the world’s first virtual YouTuber stars and operates 2 popular channels on YouTube - "A.I.Channel” and "A.I.Games.” She currently has over 2.6 million subscribers and recently has begun to also garner a substantial following in China. Other popular Virtual YouTuber performers include Luna Kaguya, YuNi, tokinosora, Aoi Fuji. Virtual YouTuber artists are the latest addition to the scope of genres JAMLAB. features.
- Artists currently featured on the JAMLAB. website include: Maaya Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki, May'n, Ali Project, LiSA, JAM Project, Kalafina, EGOIST, ClariS, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, fripSide, Nagi Yanagi, Kanoko Ito、Aimer, Granrodeo, Mamoru Miyano, Minori Chihara, ASCA, halca, and Aquors.
Source: Official Press Release
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