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Binary Skin

Exploring Japan's Virtual YouTuber phenomenon

Starting in 2016, Virtual YouTubers have been rapidly growing in Japan, with new creators and audiences rising each day. 

Evolving as hybrids between humans and characters — we looked into the “vtuber” movement, this new generation of content creators, exploring its ecosystem, its technology and its evolution as an industry. 

Creators featured: Kizuna AI, Mirai Akari, Virtual, Shiro, Nekomasu, Hatoba Tsugu, YuNi, Kashiko Mari, Tanaka no Ossan, Omega Sisters, Yomemi, Moemi, Eilene, Amane Maho, Cherrykou Kitakubu, Natsumi Moe, Mituki Neu, Yugiri, Tokino Sora, Kira to Mel, Azuma Lim, Pagemi, Kasukabe Tsukushi, Virtual Neko, Poemcore, Hinata Nekomiya, Agent Sasaki, Kanna Channel, YUA, HimeHina Channel, Kaede Higuchi, Noracat Channel, Pandy, Virtual Obaachan, Oda Nobuhime, Tsukino Mito, Game Bu Project, Ninja Inui, Tamane Uta, Mizushina Aoi, Zombi-ko, Meika, Moscow Mule, K’WA, Hoshina Hinaka, EVE SCP, Fuji Aoi

​Format: Standalone video

​Duration: 19 min

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