The legendary VTuber Awayuki Kokorone is getting her own anime series. Or rather, the VTuber-themed novel series VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral After Forgetting to Turn off My Stream is getting an anime adaptation. Kadokawa announced that it’s producing the VTuber Legend story as a TV series, with a fake VTuber stream of its own. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]
The VTuber Legend anime announcement trailer takes the form of a VTuber stream hosted by Awayuki Kokorone, promising a “Big announcement”. Rather than an anime series, Kokorone announces an update to her VTuber avatar. She also dismisses the notion that any VTuber worth their salt would be so fool as to leave her stream running. Of course, she does exactly that, taking a call on a hot mic and leaking the “surprise” announcement of an anime adaptation. Awayuki Kokorone is voiced by Ayane Sakura, who also voices Miyamoto Musashi in Fate/Grand Order, Nearl in Arknights, and Ochako in My Hero Academia.
Check out the announcement video below.
Like its trailer, the VTuber Legend anime will be about Yuki Tanaka, a former wage slave who becomes the pure and polite Awayuki Korone on stream. One night, she leaves her stream running by accident and gets drunk, making crude jokes and commentary while watching archived videos. She goes viral, only to realize that her popularity has exploded in the wake of her dropping the polite and ladylike mien. She embraces her new and uninhibited persona and gets to know her fellow VTubers at Live-On, who themselves are a real handful.
The anime of VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn off My Stream is in production. The novels are published in English by J-Novel Club.