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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.

Archive of pretty much every vtuber vid on Youtube: https://archive.ragtag.moe/

Ibblebibble fucked around with this message at 02:06 on Jul 1, 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

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Alright alright fine I'll put in Pekora too sheesh

I should sneak in Okayu and Ayame...

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

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Pekora sowing: Peko peko peko!
Pekora reaping: PEKOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Pollyanna posted:

Is it just me, or is Botan's 2D model leagues better than everyone else's?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QofLVitOzjo&t=1m51s

It seems a lot more responsive than like, Marine's or Coco's.

Apparently her artist saw the usual L2D quality of the other Hololivers and insisted that her friend who's one of the best at setting up tracking rigs do it.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Okayu and Pekora is such a good dynamic.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




trucutru posted:

The new models have better mouth and face tracking tech. The older ones will probably get retrofitted if they ever give a poo poo about that.

They did upgrade some of the older models. Fubuki, Haachama, Ayame and Aki come to mind, with probably more that I didn't see. I think opinions are a bit split on if they're improvements or not though.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




I've had similar watching Oga put together some zoids and gunpla on stream. No camera, just snip snip snip and him chatting.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




I don't think its ever been said outright but all the facts point towards her being kson yeah. Including that one time she accidentally showed the Asacoco screen.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Yeah that's fair enough, I'll draft up something for the OP. How about

- if they're actively streaming on a separate channel/persona then you can discuss it under spoilers
- if the other channel/persona is abandoned/shuttered then don't talk about it
- 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.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Update the OP for rules on past/side personas/channels.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




I'm pretty sure that Fubuki and maybe Matsuri have nendos announced, hopefully the other girls and guys get them too.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




I mean, there probably is, they'll be some tiny indie one though.

I've watched some Nyanners clips and now I'm a fan.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Yay Mio's back. Have a highlight of hers:

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

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Tabletops posted:

Isn't streaming game content with commentary etc generally covered? Or is this a Japanese game/lawthing?

also i hate to complain at all really but i wish some of these streamers got better mics they aren't very expensive ; ; come on guys

Japan has no fair use laws. Most companies allow independent streamers to stream their stuff, but since Hololive is corporate they have to go and get permission to stream.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf3SUAdnT3I

Marine has good stories and advice from when she was an OL.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Last I heard, 3D tracking tech for full body stuff needs to be to scale to the actual person. IRL Watame must be pretty short.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyILqS4nF3M

Watame and Kanata's new cover bops so hard.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJWrDccFa9I

Monoe playing Obra Dinn, drat. Wasn't ever expecting to see this game played by a JP Vtuber lol

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




I heard somewhere that A-chan doesn't actually want to be a full-time vtuber so a cameo role is good enough for me.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Pekora clicks on GBS by accident

YABAI PEKO

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFzWCzes2SM

Aruran has a velvet voice.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




https://twitter.com/moricalliope/status/1303528066598150144
https://twitter.com/gawrgura/status/1303528216494092288
https://twitter.com/watsonameliaEN/status/1303529287018975232

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




From what I can tell from their streaming schedules and their twitter bios, Kiara and Calliope are based in Japan, whilst the rest are in the states.

Big fan of Gura's design.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Lurking Haro posted:

I wondered why they haven't yet done a RPG collab yet. Call of Cthulhu is pretty popular and is light on rules.

There actually was one a while back with Fubuki, Ayame, Mio and Subaru.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlSQ2U25NC8

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




That was a powerful rap.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Pollyanna posted:

Looks like Kiaraís native language is Japanese while Moriís is English?

Kiara's native language is actually German, I think she's Austrian lol

"Ask Iofi to teach you German, I don't have time for that"

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Bloody Pom posted:

Oh boy, MMOs. Odds on there being WoW or FF14 streams?

I'm gonna bet (and hope for) FF14.

She plays Arknights too, what a legend.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




jimmydalad posted:

Why does her stream have to be at 3am GMT?



It's probably hell on her too considering that she most likely lives in Europe.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




She's also a fan of Starset and Yorushika lmao this girl is me but cuter

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




OK the moment that she said that she did the key art for HoloMyth I knew exactly who she was, cause I already followed her for her art.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Every stream is by default an ASMR stream.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Yeah she drew her own outro screen, same artstyle as the stuff she showed off.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




EN Haachama off to a good start.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Bloody Pom posted:

I am so ready for the inevitable Haachama/Waachama collab

Whaachama???

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Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




They're sticking pretty close to kayfabe for the collab so it's a bit awkward but it's just teething pains atm

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