Hololive Alternative Debuts New Holoearth Chronicles Manga

Hololive Holoearth Chronicles

Hololive Alternative, the transmedia project designed to create a fictional world inhabited by the characters of the Hololive Vtuber agency, has debuted Holoearth Chronicles, a new manga series in English and Japanese. The first pages of the manga were posted to the official Hololive Alternative Twitter account on June 4, 2021.

The new Hololive manga, titled Holoearth Chronicles Side: E ~Yamato Fantasia~ stars the Vtubers Ookami Mio and Shirakami Fubuki. It’s set in the world of Hololive Alternative. Its 12-page “Chapter 0” prologue was debuted via Tweet, and also features an appearance by fellow Hololiver Nakiri Ayame.

The chapter features Mio and Fubuki taking on minions belonging to Ayame, in a scene that evokes the fight between the three that was detailed in the Hololive Alternative animated teaser trailer.

The first chapter upload was followed by an announcement that future chapters would be released on an “irregular schedule.” The Hololive Alternative account invited fans to follow the account, to keep up with future releases. Other Holoearth Chronicles manga were promised with different creators and featuring different Hololive members, as well.

In a separate post on Twitter, manga artist Kosuke Kurose confirmed that he illustrated the first chapter of Hololive Holoearth Chronicles Side:E ~Yamato Fantasia~. Kurose is also credited with the manga adaptation of Goblin Slayer, a light novel series authored by Kumo Kagyu.

While Holoearth Chronicles is the first Hololive Alternative manga project to debut publicly, it wasn’t the first one announced. In 2020 a Hololive Alternative manga starring Houshou Marine and illustrated by artist Mizuryu Kei was announced but was then cancelled before it could begin.

Hololive Alternative is in development. Its planned “metaverse” will include a video game, other manga series, and virtual live events with Hololive Vtubers.

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