Previously announced Vtuber Legend: How I Went Viral After Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream anime adaptation revealed the main cast of the series along with their character visuals. The series will premiere in 2024 and the cast includes:
- Ayane Sakura as Awayuki Kokorone
- Yu Kobayashi as Sei Utsuki
- Saku Mizuno as Mashiro Irodori
- Machico as Hikari Matsuriya
- Sayaka Kikuchi as Chami Yanagase
The initial anime announcement of Vtuber Legend in January 2023 included information about Ayane Sakura in the cast. The new information was announced during the Fantasia Bunko Big Thanks Online 2023. Ayane Sakura, Yu Kobayashi, and Sayaka Kikuchi attended the event stream.
Takuya Aosaki is directing the anime at studio TNK. Deko Akao is in charge of the series composition, while Reine Iwasaka is working on the character designs. The anime is based on Nana Nanato’s VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream light novel series. Fujimi Shobo has been serializing it with Siokazunoko’s illustrations since 2021, and it currently has 7 volumes in circulation. J-Novel Club is publishing the light novel series in English and describes the plot as:
Twenty-year-old former wage slave Yuki 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!
Source: Fantasia Bunko Stream and Official Website
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