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Hololive’s Haato Akai Goes on Hiatus Due to Health Concerns

Hololive Prodcution VTuber Haato Akai (also known as Haachama) will be suspending her activities temporarily. The announcement comes via a post on her official account. According to the post, which is attributed to her manager, the decision for Haato Akai to go on hiatus was made due to the performer’s “poor physical condition.”

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The announcement of Haato Akai going on hiatus comes only days after she appeared during the Hololive 4th fes live concert, which took place on March 18, 2023. She was originally supposed to perform at the concert, as well as participate during the Hololive Super Expo 2023 stage show. However, after an announcement on her Twitter account, the stage show appearance was canceled so Haato could “put her all” into the concert. Her health was a similarly motivating factor for that decision. In both cases responses to the announcement were generally supportive, with fans encouraging Haato to recover and rest as needed.

You can see Haato performing her song “BUTA” during the 4th fes. concert, at about 1 hour, 9 minutes.

Haato Akai first debuted YouTube in 2018 as part of the “1st generation” Hololive VTubers. Her contemporaries include Hololive performers like Fubuki Shirakami, Matsuri Natsuiro, Mel Yozora, and Aki Rosenthal. Over the last two years, she’s gone on hiatus from her regular streaming activity several times. She took breaks for various reasons, including her mental and physical health. A six-week break from June 2022 mentioned “academic” reasons as well. Prior to the current hiatus, Haato last took a break in late December 2022, due to a COVID-19 infection. She returned to streaming on January 21, 2023.

Haato Akai is set to go on hiatus from March 2022. The exact timing of her break was not detailed. Her archived videos and streams are available via her YouTube channel.

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