Akai Haato, or Haachama, of Hololive announced on her Twitter account that she will not attend Hololive Super Expo 2023. She was supposed to appear on the second day. According to her manager, this decision is due to concerns over her health.
Because Akai Haato will be putting her all in 4th Fes, she will no longer appear on the Expo Stage during Day 2. Her manager, who was the one who tweeted this on her behalf, hoped that everyone can understand this difficult decision. Though the tweet said that she will limit her activities, it could only in reference to events. Haachama will likely still stream at her usual schedule once she recovers.
Akai Haato first debuted in 2018 on YouTube as a member of the first generation of Hololive. Other VTubers who debuted in her era include Shirakami Fubuki and Aki Rosenthal. As of the time of writing, Akai Haato has over 1.41 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. Direct replies to the tweet announcing her condition are generally sympathetic and understanding.
Hololive 4th Fes and Super Expo 2023 will run from March 18-19, 2023 in Japan’s Makuhari Messe. There will be merchandise available for attendees, including a new artbook of the Hololive VTubers.