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Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




The gently caress is a vtuber?
It's an anime that you can watch play games, sing, chat, whatever. And also it's a real person, they just have an anime mask on. And they're usually streamers. So it's not really anime I guess.

Like that Kizuna Ai girl?
Exactly like Kizuna Ai.

Who else is there?
There's two major vtuber agencies, along with countless other smaller groups and independent vtubers.

Hololive/Holostars
Great streamer talent, but management can't go a month without shoving its foot up its own rear end in scandal. Theoretically a group of idols, but they don't really act the part. Does mean they can all sing very well though. Hololive are the girls, Holostars are the boys.

Names you might recognise: Shirakami Fubuki, Inugami Korone, Kiryu Coco, Usada Pekora

Nijisanji
Absolutely massive group of vtubers that bills itself as a variety agency rather than just idols. There's probably one that you would like.

Names you might recognise: I dunno there's like a billion of them. The ones I follow are Dola, Nui, Ange, Kanae and Hana.

Others
Seriously anyone can be a vtuber.

Names you might recognise: Pikamee

I don't speak Japanese.
There's a ton of channels dedicated to translating vtuber clips to English.

I don't speak Japanese and I want to watch the stream live.
Plenty of vtubers are bilingual like Coco and Pikamee. The Indonesian branches of both Hololive and Nijisanji are pretty much all trilingual. And there's a small but growing English vtuber scene, mostly on Twitch. Go check em out.

Hey I think I recognise this voice, they're also-
- Don't talk about it without using spoiler tags.
- Don't have extended discussions about their past identities or go digging up info trying to doxx them/theorizing who they could be.
- If big news stories like Aloe drop then it's fine to discuss in the context of the situation but don't name/link stuff.

Edit: Hololive now has an EN division! They're all very cool and good starting points!
Amelia
Ina
Gura
Kiara
Mori

MOD EDIT: Mentions and discussion of V-tuber's previous identities should be spoiler tagged and not be extended discussions. This thread should not read like a redacted CIA document. Also, don't go trying to theorize/dig up info on who these V-tubers might be, that's just creepy behavior.

Recommend me some channels that translate clips
Here's a handy collated list from a translator in the vtuber community.


Writeup by a goon if you prefer:

Brunom1 posted:

Well, that took a lot longer than I expected (I didn't think I had so many translators tagged), but my list is done. I've mostly focused on pointing out the channels that I consider good or above, but I made sure to include regular speed subbers that are on the better side of things. As noted in my previous post, CMT does decent (nothing stellar) work from a TL-standpoint and their biggest issues are ethics-related. If you wanna keep watching their clips, there are far worse channels to follow.

I made sure to point out channels that focus on specific girls. As I mentioned before, those often tend to be trustworthy and the ones listed at the end of the list are at the top of the game.

And, of course, this list is in no ways complete, as there are plenty of new and/or obscure channels that I find every week.

  • ShabbySubz: tends to focus on Marine and Coco, but has done other talents. Does his research for references and owns up to (uncommon, as far as Iíve seen) mistakes when they happen. Seems good overall.
  • michaeL: found him recently, and he's been focusing on Pekora lately (especially her Xenoblade playthrough). Haven't seen a lot of his lengthy videos, but, so far, the TL seems good overall.
  • Jshay: primary focus on Korone and Okayu. Does good work, updates regularly, and videos are often of decent length.
  • Felix172: Coco only. English is his second language, but he has a good grasp on JP. If you can forgive rare-ish grammar mistakes or turns of phrases, he does good work.
  • TeatimeUK subs: preference for the Holohouse girls (Coco, Kanata, Suisei), but sometimes does others. Posts are somewhat inconsistent, but his work is always solid. Highly recommended.
  • Kiriku Translation: a recurring figure with no particular focus. Is Japanese, and his grasp of EN isnít flawless, but his work is overall good.
  • VTube Tengoku: speed subber, but the better kind. Has been around for a long time and never struck me as doing anything particularly egregious. No problems here.
  • Dran Ch: no particular focus. Puts videos out regularly and the TL always struck me as being good. Per his description, JP is around N2-N3 level and is ESL, so mistakes might crop up, but theyíre not common at all.
  • Sushi: Speed subber, though his clips are on the shorter side. Is Japanese. Good overall.
  • Maple Leaf Translations: new-ish translator that started a month ago who seems to focus on Gen 5 girls Ė especially Nene. Havenít seen much, but as far as I can tell, everythingís in order here.
  • Peko Subs: surprisingly, not all about Pekora. Known for doing lengthy videos and the right words are all there, but the polish of the TL isnít sky high. Still, itís good Ė like a 7.5/10 Ė stuff.
  • S-Panda: started about three months ago. Havenít seen a lot of his videos, but there seems to be a tendency to focus on collab stuff, like OkaKoro, Lamy and Botan, Phasmophobia duos. Does good work.
  • Holoyume: No specific focus but Aqua is a clear favorite. Have seen him make a few rare mistakes but he owns up to them. Overall, itís good.
  • Mechanico: new-ish translator that has a penchant for long videos (they made that legendary 2h30m movie of the Sports Festival). Self-professed 35P, but also seems to like Coco and Luna. Good overall.
  • まつりす/Matsurisu: Matsuri only (duh). New subber but, from the videos Iíve seen, they do very good work. Havenít updated in some weeks, but should still be active.
  • Osekkai: regular updates at a decent speed, though videos are often not too long. Does good work. Recommended.
  • Dahhez ch: Focus on Pekora, but not at all entirely. Lengthy videos and the TL quality has always struck me as being good. Recommended.
  • Helio Translations: has been around for over a year, and his videos have always been good. Has a weekly schedule, so his TLs are consistently on point. Highly recommended.
  • Neko Mikuri: verified and official TL for Nijisanji but also does a bunch of Hololive stuff. Good TLs and editing in his videos. Highly recommended.
  • Blubsubs v: has been around for a good while. From all the vids Iíve seen, subs have always been very good. High recommended.
  • Yamete kudasubs: group of experienced translators formed a few months ago who consistently put out very good subs. Highly recommended.
  • Lyger Vtuber translations: Matsuri only. A mainstay of the scene whoís pretty much one of the gold standards for how a translator should work. Is a mod for Matsuriís channel, is fluent in JP, and has submitted official subs for some videos. Very highly recommended.
  • Jin Teramachi: 95% Okayu. Another mainstay, who regularly puts out very solid subs for his oshi. Highly recommended.
  • DGomes: focus primarily on Subaru. Ditto.
  • IAmVisco: Ayame only. Ditto.
  • Pentao: Okayu only. Ditto.
  • ルイス: 95% Choco. Ditto.
  • Einnashu: Aki only. Ditto.
  • BecauseOfReasons: Miko only. Often seen doing live TLs in her chat, as well as translating fanmade manga of her on Twitter. Very highly recommended.
  • Des P.: Fubuki only. Another constant presence in FBKís chat, doing live translation. Does very good work and is also very highly recommended.
  • Steven H: Roboco only. Live TL for Robocoís chat when heís around. Ditto.
  • Dolphin TL イルカ翻訳: Lamy only. Regularly does live TL in her chat. Ditto.
  • VTJ Clips: Polka only. Our own Nielsm, he does very good work and is often seen translating in chat, in community posts, and tweets. If you follow this thread regularly, you know the effort that goes into showcasing Polkaís many layers (which results in subs that are very much on point). Highly recommended.

Ibblebibble fucked around with this message at 03:55 on Jan 8, 2021

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Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEJlu6ddaNk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlqofsQores
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHrYy9I_xRw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPAOeBd_pZM

CubeTheory
Mar 26, 2010


I'm Taro Kitazawa! I'm going to draw comics in America!


How dare you not put Pekora under recognizable names, you will regret this

CubeTheory
Mar 26, 2010


I'm Taro Kitazawa! I'm going to draw comics in America!


There we go, started the thread with the right energy

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Alright alright fine I'll put in Pekora too sheesh

I should sneak in Okayu and Ayame...

astr0man
Feb 21, 2007

hollyeo deuroga


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUuacmi3Uk

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

I will admit to having fallen deep, deep into the hole.

I've been very on board with Omaru Polka, one of the latest batch of Hololives to debut.

Can we make it a thread rule that you do not talk about what VTubers do outside VTubing, or what they did before? If they don't bring it up themselves then don't talk about it.
We all know they're real humans behind the screen, but who they really are shouldn't matter.

Zeether
Aug 26, 2011



Pikamee is so goddamn great, one of the first streams I watched from her was Disaster Report 4 and she was singing some weird song then got killed by an earthquake

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

CubeTheory posted:

How dare you not put Pekora under recognizable names, you will regret this

After consuming a lot of vtuber content over the last few days Pekora is probably my favorite hololive streamer.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuITcCV2pV4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mTObJvHDek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9IJGooCIQ0

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013





Haachama is one of my favourites for the pure ??? energy.

I nearly forgot, her disaster takoyaki stream. Might be one of the funniest comedy duo acts out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cJrx03_Z_I

CubeTheory
Mar 26, 2010


I'm Taro Kitazawa! I'm going to draw comics in America!


Tabletops posted:

After consuming a lot of vtuber content over the last few days Pekora is probably my favorite hololive streamer.

A natural born comedian idol

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Pekora sowing: Peko peko peko!
Pekora reaping: PEKOOOOOOOOOOOO

Captain Cappy
Aug 6, 2008



Nijisanji parent company mic dropping over the Aloe incident.
https://twitter.com/Ichikara_Inc/status/1300677087552913408?s=20

Here's a DeepTL of the article linked:

Targeted Acts The Company will take various countermeasures, including legal measures, against the following "offensive or defamatory acts" and "slanderous acts".

Offensive Behavior/Aggressive behavior is defined as any of the following acts against a talent (and/or staff)

- Stalking or ambush
- Demanding visits, companionship, etc.
- Extremely rude or abusive behavior
- Cold calls, continuous phone calls, email or social networking messages, etc.
- Sending obscene or sexually embarrassing material, or material that may cause fear
- Notification of harm to life, body, liberty, honor or property (death threats)
- Defamation
- Invasion of privacy
- Damaging economic credibility
- Any other actions that could be harmful to the Company or the Talent.

"Slanderous behavior/Defamation refers to posting content on the Internet that violates the honor, privacy, ideology, beliefs, or other rights or interests of a celebrity or other person.

Specific Measures Under the leadership of the Countermeasure Team, the Company will take measures against "offensive and defamatory behavior" based on the following three pillars.

Establishment of a Consultation and Reporting Desk

We have established a hotline for consultation and reporting of "Offensive Behavior" and "Slanderous Behavior". We accept reports of "offensive or defamatory behavior" from fans as well as from celebrities, etc. If you discover any offensive or defamatory behavior, please contact us at https://www.ichikara.co.jp/. (Please use the report/ form). .

Remedies for the affected talent and others In the event of offensive or defamatory behavior toward a talent or other person, the Company will take the following measures to help victims.
- Mental care by a professional physician
- Measures to prevent the transmission of information on the Internet that constitutes defamation
- A member of the response team accompanies the victim to the police station when he or she presents himself or herself
- Increased security

Implementation of measures to hold perpetrators accountable The Company will take the following measures to hold perpetrators of offensive or slanderous behavior accountable. Depending on the nature of the case, the Company will also cooperate with external law firms and other third-party organizations.
- Submission of a report to the police
- Request for disclosure of the sender's information to Internet providers, etc.
- Claims for damages against the perpetrators
- Direct contact to the perpetrator by the countermeasure team when the perpetrator's various SNS accounts, etc. are known.

Zeether
Aug 26, 2011



RIPikamee

Space Flower
Sep 10, 2014



Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


This clip was the one that really got me into hololive and vtubers in general. Coco interpreting her as wanting to jump off of the statue of liberty absolutely killed me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXhGIMt65gI

CubeTheory
Mar 26, 2010


I'm Taro Kitazawa! I'm going to draw comics in America!


Vtuber Thread - Not Waifu. Friend.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

CubeTheory posted:

Vtuber Thread - Not Waifu. Friend.

You can be Polka's wife. She has accepted every marriage proposal so far!

homeless snail
Mar 14, 2007


big list of vtubers i like: Maimoto, Debidebi Debiru, Kuroi Shiba, Kanae, Ars Amal, Gundo Mirai, Honma Himawari, Mochi Hiyoko, everyone in Hanayori Girls Dorm, Mochizuki Himari, Kaguya Luna, Himehina, pretty much everyone in Hololive but in particular Suisei, Pekora, Korone, Fubuki, Watame, and Kanata, Arurandeisu, Roberu

vtubers i dont like: none of them. except maybe that dude thats like vtuber keemstar

thank you for reading my post

Captain Cappy
Aug 6, 2008



Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Nearly forgot, but Watame has been slaying it recently with her mini-original songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aaHNvAca1k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-clCSVp3sk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6UR4l-yMsc

sinky
Feb 22, 2011





Slippery Tilde

I started watching vtubers in March and now the youtube interface has burned into my second monitor

Let it go but the lyrics are dating sims.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORq9Mzz2IEE#t=55s

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

sinky posted:

I started watching vtubers in March and now the youtube interface has burned into my second monitor

Let it go but the lyrics are dating sims.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORq9Mzz2IEE#t=55s

that is extremely good

homeless snail
Mar 14, 2007


Tabletops posted:

that is extremely good
if you like people singing songs with the wrong lyrics, allow me to introduce you to machita chima
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T50_nR2c11E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cr-LIuz57w

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


I was ambivalent towards vtbuers for the most part till I started watching coco and now my entire youtube is full of them its the only thing the algorithm feeds me.

Cao Ni Ma fucked around with this message at 15:09 on Sep 1, 2020

ThingOne
Jul 30, 2011



Would you like some tofu?




Salad Prong

I'm not sure how Kano ended up with a viewer base that's 90% English speakers but it may be the most chill and supportive stream chat I've ever seen.

Zeether
Aug 26, 2011



I heard Coco is moving to Twitch at some point to do streams there as well as Youtube

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


If Coco does full english stream in twitch she'll pull in more people than xQc

I cant imagine how cancerous her text to speech paid messages would be though

Cao Ni Ma fucked around with this message at 15:18 on Sep 1, 2020

Pewdiepie
Oct 31, 2010

by Athanatos


If you watch this type of stuff you are beyond the point of no return.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Zeether
Aug 26, 2011



Pikamee just announced she's gonna have a Twitch stream: https://twitter.com/amanopikamee/status/1300810500104544263

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


If you watch any streamer, even things like GDQ, and watch anime, then the normal evolution would be to watch vtubers. Dont act indignant, get out of that closet.

homeless snail
Mar 14, 2007


Pewdiepie posted:

If you watch this type of stuff you are beyond the point of no return.
yeah its great

Arbite
Nov 4, 2009







How many Vtubers stepped on Lamar's rake?

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Go watch the Vox Monsters, Amano Pikamee, Hikasa Tomoshika, and Jitomi Monoe.

https://twitter.com/AnimegirlENG/status/1289203824863793152

https://twitter.com/siampuu/status/1290002232864251905

https://twitter.com/thankyoubitc/status/1295922368888451073

https://twitter.com/OutofVTubers/status/1254256809734361089

https://twitter.com/moccaliebeskind/status/1296071222795677697

They're real good.

Also, no vtuber thread is complete without this:

https://twitter.com/AnimegirlENG/status/1233829362203529216

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Pewdiepie posted:

If you watch this type of stuff you are beyond the point of no return.

ya

Coco and Marine are also fun:

https://twitter.com/OutofVTubers/status/1292541352626933760

https://twitter.com/AnimegirlENG/status/1297921230784405504

https://twitter.com/OutofVTubers/status/1289328561921224707

And I lose my poo poo at this Matsuri clip every time:

https://twitter.com/cmt_jtg/status/1297911548891996161

Inflammatory
Apr 22, 2014


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Zx40nAquA

Stink Billyums
Jul 7, 2006
MAGNUM

In which Miko explains Vtubers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zrB3ZPCi3Y

Captain Cappy
Aug 6, 2008



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KoNaDvfmc

Oh it shows the Japanese title when embedded. The english title is BITCH MADE PASTA.

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Kibibit
Sep 10, 2009

You must be a friend that's good at shredding!


https://twitter.com/chained_tan/status/1298816024838639617

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