Nijisanji announced a special streaming project to coincide with the Honkai: Star Rail launch under the name NijiRail. For about 4 weeks, 36 VTubers from Nijisanji’s Japanese and English branches will play Honkai: Star Rail on stream. This starts today on April 26, 2023. The first three talents starting the event will be Finana Ryugu, Yumedi Kakeru, and Koshimizu Toru.
Check out the announcement for the NijiRail event from the Nijisanji EN official Twitter account here below.
【『Honkai: Star Rail』x NIJISANJI Globals Streaming Project Announcement】
Join our livers as they ride the #NIJIRAIL, launching soon!✨
Keep an eye out on everyone's Twitter for details.
🔻Climb aboard, to the stars.https://t.co/oCMVmILCtw#honkaistarrail #hoyoverse #PR pic.twitter.com/jrzAky90LJ
— NIJISANJI EN Official (@NIJISANJI_World) April 26, 2023
Confirmed Nijisanji EN VTubers include Nina Kosaka, Millie Parfait, Luca Kaneshiro, and Vox Akuma. As for the Japanese branch, some of the livers participating are Nagao Kei, Sasaki Saku, Suo Sango, and Kuzuha. The first stream will be Finana Ryugu’s and it will air on April 27, 2023, 8:00 a.m. JST / April 26, 2023, 4:00 p.m. PT.
Nijisanji already previously collaborated with Honkai: Star Rail ahead of its release. Back in March 2023, Shu Yamino, Oliver Evans, and Finana Ryugu streamed the final beta test version of the game, sharing their experiences while playing through a portion of the story.
Lately, the Japanese and English branches of Nijisanji have been working together on various projects. Most notably, a talk show called “We are Nijisanji” featuring talents from both branches is currently airing every Tuesday throughout April 2023.
Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on PCs and mobile devices, with a future release planned for the PS4 and PS5. The NijiRail streaming event will be running between April 26, 2023 and May 19, 2023.