VTuber agency Hololive Production released a new set of supporter guidelines intended to establish a “common language” for its fans. The guidelines cite an increase in communication “across borders, genders, and generations” leading to “natural” friction between thoughts and values. Hololive Production and its parent company Cover previously took steps to protect their streamers from defamation, including cooperating with fellow VTuber agency Nijisanji.
The supporter guidelines for Hololive fans have three sections, titled “Support them,” “Watch Over Them,” and “Respect them.” The first section asks supporters to encourage streamers through difficulties and failures and to congratulate them when they succeed. The second asks fans to appreciate the difficulty of trying new activities or directions, and to support them through their ventures. Finally, the third section implores supporters to accept and respect differences of opinion between them, streamers, and other members of the community.
To everyone who always supports us.
To a New Era of Fandom — hololive production Unveils New Supporter Guidelineshttps://t.co/lls7l6uw58#ホロライブ #hololive
— hololive Official (@hololive_En) May 17, 2023
Earlier in May 2023, Hololive Talents Murasaki Shion and Minato Aqua, as well as Sakura Miko, announced they would go on hiatus due to contracting COVID-19. Hoshimachi Suisei also announced she’s taking a break from streaming in order to focus on music.
In more positive news, Cover reported a 50% increase in revenue in a recent financial report. The Hololive-themed fighting game Idol Showdown also appeared on Steam, where it will soon be joined by the survivors-like Holocure.