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A VTuber (ブイチューバー, BuiChūbā), or virtual YouTuber (Japanese: バーチャルユーチューバー, Hepburn: bācharu YūChūbā), is an online content creator who uses an avatar to interact with an audience. Most of them use YouTube to publish videos, or Twitch to livestream.

These avatars are typically digitally drawn, then animated using programs like Live2D Cubism, and captured using programs like Vtube Studio.

The trend of virtual live-streaming, or vtubing, began in Japan. All the original performers follow Japanese naming conventions; putting their family name first. This practice tends to be adhered to even by western Vtubers.

One popular vtuber is the English-speaking Ironmouse, a member of the VShojo agency.


Fans will have a small number of VTubers they are actively support (typically one, but rarely more than 3-4), which they refer to as their Oshi. The act of supporting them may sometimes be referred to as "Oshiing".

Oshi Marks (推しマーク) are often used by Vtubers and their fans to identify themselves.[1] They are usually an emoji, or a combination of emoji, that symbolises the motif or character of the Vtuber. These marks are usually added onto the end of a fan's display name on various social media. In the case of a fan having multiple oshi, the marks are usually separated by and Vertical Bar (|), though some users are happy to have them run together.

Vtubers often have their official fanart hashtags on Twitter and encourage listeners to create fanarts. However, even those encouraging fanworks may have restrictions on works that serve commercial and political purposes, and representations inconsistent with the original creator's vision (which can be difficult for fan artists to discern).[2]


TakaMori is the ship name between Hololive EN Myth members Takanashi Kiara and Mori Calliope.

KronMei is the ship name between Hololive EN Council members Ouro Kronii and Nanashi Mumei.

OceanLaw is the ship name between Nijisanji EN Lazulight/Obsid members Finana Ryugu and Selen Tatsuki.

FoxAkuma is the ship name between Nijisanji EN Luxiem members Mysta Rias and Vox Akuma.

LunaRose is the ship name between Nijisanji EN Obsidiya members Selen Tatsuki and Rosemi Lovelock.

Red Eyes, Blue Dragon is the ship name between Nijisanji EN Lazulight members Pomu Rainpuff and Elira Pendora.

VoxTo is the ship name between Nijisanji EN Luxiem member Vox Akuma and indie Vtuber Shoto.

PsyBorg is the ship name between NIjisanji EN Noctyx members Uki Violeta and Fulgur Ovid.

Vtuber Fanworks