In the advent of the meteoric rise of Kizuna Ai, Kaguya Luna, and others, have you ever considered becoming a virtual YouTuber? Well, thanks to a new how-to book, the process for doing so might become a little easier.
The aptly named “Becoming a Virtual YouTuber” is a how-to book designed to guide you through the process of becoming a virtual YouTuber - everything from creating your avatar, to how to actually make your debut on YouTube. It also contains interviews with several successful virtual YouTubers such as Siro, YUA, and The Old Man Who Decided to Become a Loli Virtual YouTuber.
Conspicuously missing are the aforementioned biggest names in the business right now, Kizuna AI and Kaguya Luna, but the content of the book should still be helpful to anyone who has entertained the idea of launching their own career as virtual YouTuber - especially to the Japanese audience, as YouTube and YouTubers are still very much a new phenomenon in Japanese popular culture. Traditionally, Japan has used their own Nico Nico Douga video platform for the kinds of things that we see in the West on YouTube, but with the advent of virtual YouTubers that is slowly changing.
With 1000 virtual YouTubers already active on the platform, I have no doubt that this phenomenon will be around for a while yet. If you can read Japanese and are interested in how you would become a virtual YouTuber, then perhaps this would be a good purchase. Check out the details below:
Purchase: Official Website
Specifications: 128 A5 pages
Price: 1000 yen (excluding tax)
Release date: 4/18/2018