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Iori Moe is an idol, cosplayer and radio personality.
Iori has a total of 4.55 million followers on social media, has appeared on the cover of more than 130 Japanese magazines, and is highliy popular as a video game streamer.
She has worked on many popular titles such as Higashi Ribe, Re:Zero, Kiseikoi, Arknights and more!
Shigure Ui is a self-proclaimed 16-year-old who likes drawing and high school girls. Working mainly as a freelance illustrator, she has contributed works for light novels, games, and TCGs, and is also the character designer for the popular VTuber Subaru Ozora.
As of September 2023, subscribers to Shigure Ui’s YouTube channel have broken the 1 million mark.
Check out her work:
The TV anime "ARIA The ANIMATION" sparked her interest in voice acting. She pursued this interest by attending a voice acting training school and made her debut as a voice actor in 2010. In 2011, She played the role of Meiko "Menma" Honma, the heroine, in the anime "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day."
Currently, She is active as a voice actor, mainly focusing on anime dubbing.
Delicious Party Pretty Cure (Gentle/Amane Kasai/Cure Finale)
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Meiko "Menma" Honma)
Girls und Panzer (Saori Takebe)
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Fitz)
During middle school, She joined the broadcasting drama club, which inspired her to pursue a career in voice acting. After attending a voice acting training school, She made her debut as a voice actor in 2005 in the TV anime "ARIA The ANIMATION."
She has since been active as a voice actor, primarily focusing on anime, movies, and drama dubbing.
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Komori-san)
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (Puck)
KINMOZA! (Yoko Inokuma)
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Rudeus Greyrat)
She made her debut as a voice actor in 2011.
She was chosen as the voice of Alya, the heroine of “Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian”, for the TV anime adaptation, and has also appeared in numerous other works. She made her debut as an artist in 2013, when she sang the opening theme of the TV anime “Muromi-san”, titled “Nanatsu no Umi yori Kimi no Umi”.
Possessing a multifaceted knowledge of Showa-era songs, heavy metal rock, lolita, professional wrestling, and beards, she’s a one-of-a-kind voice actor who is celebrating 10 years since her artist debut this year. She’s gaining popularity not only in Japan, but also throughout the world, particularly in North and South America.
He has been submitting short stories to the novel submission website “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” since 2017.
The short story “Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian” submitted in 2020, led to Sunsunsun’s publishing debut.
As of September 2023, “Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian” vol. 1 to 7 are available.
from hololive Indonesia
"ZOMBANWA!! SUPER KAWAII ZOMBIE IDOL, KU KU KU KUREIJI OLLIE DESU~!!"
A zombie high school girl risen from her grave. She headed home, relying on memories retained from when she was still alive. Upon arriving, she discovered it had turned into a ramen shop! And so, in order to reclaim her house, she decided to become a VTuber.
Ollie has a very big tendency to scream. Always lower your volumes during her streams.
LAM is an illustrator whose cool and catchy style has become immensely popular.
LAM works extensively on character design, visual works, and book illustrations. LAM’s representative works include the arcade rhythm game "WACCA", the TV animation and mobile game series "takt op.", and is the character designer of hololive Indonesia member Kureiji Ollie.
LAM also created the official key visual for Anime Festival Asia 2020 Online.
Soma Saito is a voice actor who portrays Kenshin Himura in Rurouni Kenshin. He also voices Hyoma Chigiri in Blue Lock, Sho Utsumi in Gridman Universe, and Shu Ogata in Engage Kiss.
Kengo Kawanishi is the voice actor behind Muichiro Tokito in "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". He also voices Rei Kiriyama in "March Comes in Like a Lion" and Scandinavia Peperoncino in the Fate/Grand Order mobile game.
CEO of MAPPA
After working for the spiried anime studio STUDIO4℃, he participated in the establishment of MAPPA in 2011. He has been CEO of MAPPA since 2016. In 2019 he established CONTRAIL, Inc., a group company of MAPPA.
As an animation producer, he has led the planning and production of various shows, including "BANANA FISH", "Yuri!!! on ICE", "Terror in Resonance", and "Kids on the Slope".
An animation director who has directed many MAPPA films since 2014.
His representive works include "Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames", "Garo: Divine Flame", "KAKEGURUI", "Dorohedoro"," "ATTACK ON TITAN" The Final Season", and many others.
Screenwriter / Anime Director
Mari Okada is an animation director and screenwriter. She is known for working on "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie - ", “The Anthem of the Heart”, “Her Blue Sky”, “MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms” and “maboroshi”, which is her first production with MAPPA.
Amane Shindo made her debut in 2018. She plays the voice of Mashiro Kurata (Morfonica) in BanG Dream!, Haruna Kasuga (Lyrical Lily) in D4DJ, and Megumi Okura in Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress. She enjoys gaming, collecting stuffed toys, drawing and playing squash.
Hina Aoki made her debut in 2021. She plays the voice of Rana Kaname (MyGO!!!!!) in BanG Dream! It's MyGO!!!!!, Stella Takachiho in Revue Starlight Re LIVE, and Halona Walker in Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress. With exceptional musical talent, her skills include piano, guitar, and singing.
Yuka Nishio made her debut in 2019. She plays the voice of Nanami Hiromachi (Morfonica) in BanG Dream!, Rinku Aimoto (Happy Around!) in D4DJ, and Yuki Ichidoji in Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days. Her talents are violin, calligraphy, DJ and singing.
Aina Aiba made her debut in 2016. She plays the voice of Yukina Minato (Roselia) in BanG Dream!, Tokoha Anjou in Cardfight!! Vanguard G, and Claudine Saijo in Revue Starlight. She likes to watch horse racing and pro wrestling.
Hiroto Kuramasu was born in Hokkaido, Japan, but spent his high school years in the United States.
A popular cosplayer of CYBIRD’s Ikémen Series characters as well as English Producer of the Series’ best-selling otome games, Hiroto currently contributes to sharing otome and female-oriented culture through his Otome 101 panel talk sessions and kabedon events at various overseas events.
Starting from 2016, he has attended many anime conventions in the US, Taiwan, the Philippines, and more.
This year marks his 5th appearance at AFA Singapore.
Thames is a cosplayer from Thailand who has an experience in cosplaying since 2006. He has been invited as a guest and judge for many events in Asia.
He is a talented cosplayer who has won the 3rd place at World Cosplay Summit 2022, Nagoya, Japan with his partner Jasper Z. His impressive cosplays makes him one of the most popular cosplayers in Thailand and abroad. Thames has been regularly engaged to endorse products and games as a cosplayer model.
He is a successful streamer in his Facebook page and a gifted musician as the Bassist of the Malerose Band.
ASTERISM is a three-piece instrumental heavy metal band consisting of HAL-CA (Gt.), MIYU (Ba.), and MIO (Dr.). All three have had a taste for music since childhood, with HAL-CA performing solo and MIO and MIYU performing as a unit of brothers, but in 2014, after meeting at a music contest, they formed ASTERISM.
Armed with their exceptional technique, they have been active both in Japan and abroad since their teenage years, including appearances at "SXSW" and tours in the US and Asia. ASTERISM is aiming for global expansion with a new genre of "mass metal" that "reaches the masses, resonates, and is loved by the masses" with their meticulously composed musicality and unique pop sense.
Check out their cover performance of Tokyo Ghoul OP "Unravel":
Based in Japan, Liyuu is a singer and cosplayer originally from Shanghai, China.
Her photogenic looks gathered over 1,000,000 followers on Weibo, 690,000 followers on Twitter, 620,000 followers on Instagram, not only from China, but around the world.
On 22nd January 2020, she made her artiste debut under the Lantis label with “Magic Words”, the opening theme for TV anime “Hatena Illusion”. Her first album “Fo(u)r YuU” was released on 9th February 2022.
Liyuu successfully completed her first solo concert “Liyuu First Concert2022『Fo(u)r YuU』” at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall on 11th February 2022. The concert was live streamed on bilibili in China and about 7,000 people watched. It was placed first in the ranking of the most viewers for a concert live stream from Japan.
On 2nd November 2022, her third single “TRUE FOOL LOVE”, the opening theme for TV anime “More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers” was released.
Her most recent concert, “Liyuu Concert TOUR2023「LOVE in koii」” was held in Japan, Shanghai and Guangzhou in China, successfully selling out all concert tickets in China.
Liyuu also plays the role of “KeKe Tang” a member of school idol group “Liella!” from TV anime “LoveLive! Superstar!!”.
Check out the MV for Hataraku Maou-sama!! 2nd Season OP "bloomin'":
May’n made her major debut at 15 years old in 2005. Her works span multiple genres of music, including pop, rock, dance, and R&B, displaying her skills as a talented singer. Her top-charting music has been featured in many anime, dramas, movies, and video games. She held five solo performances at Nippon Budokan and Yokohama Arena.
May’n actively performs overseas, completing world tours and solo performances in 16 cities around the world. She has also headlined overseas festivals in 9 cities spread over 7 countries.
She especially achieves great popularity in the Greater China region, having received the award for 3 consecutive years at the WEIBO Account Festival in Japan, organized by SNS service “Weibo” in China. She was also the first Japanese award winner at the ASIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 held in Shenzhen, China.
May’n will release new double tie-ups single “LIES GOES ON” on 23rd August. “LIES GOES ON” is the opening theme song for the TV anime “Liar Liar” and the other song, “GLORY”, is the theme song for the Chinese movie “Master of Skill: For the GLORY” dubbed in Japanese.
With her impressive singing power and high vocals, May'n has continued to attract people from Japan and around the world.
Check out the MV for Liar Liar OP "LIFE GOES ON":
A Japanese bilingual singer born in New York.
In 2010, NANO began sharing English covers of Japanese songs on sites such as YouTube and quickly received positive response from viewers around the world.
In March 2012, NANO made their professional debut with the release of their 1st album “nanoir”, which ranked 10th in the Daily Oricon Charts on the first day of release.
In 2015, the 3rd studio album “Rock on.” was released, which peaked 4th on the Oricon Daily Charts, creating a big movement in the field of J-pop.
Following their debut in 2013, NANO held their first Live Concert “Remember your color.” at the Shinkiba Studio Coast, which sold out 2,500 tickets within the first day. A Zepp Live Tour followed quickly after, and NANO has been actively holding concerts both internationally and in Japan - their first international concert being in Germany and Taiwan in 2015.
In 2018, a sold out concert for 2,800 people was held in San Jose, America; NANO’s first concert back in their home-country. NANO continues to reach out beyond borders, connecting people around the world through music.
Check out the MV for "FIGHT SONG" from their album NOIXE:
Survive Said The Prophet
Survive Said The Prophet formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2011.
They are an international rock band with members who possess solid skills, musicianship, and unique personalities, led by the overwhelming singing ability and charisma of Yosh, a bilingual vocalist who speaks native English.
Their outstanding musicality is based on a wide background not only limited to rock but also pop, electro, hip hop, and R&B to place their activities in various fields using its diversity as a weapon that doesn’t fit in the frame of an existing scene and continues to evolve every day.
Making their major debut with Sony Music in 2018, they’ve released 6 albums and 1 best of album. With years of domestic tours, they’ve also performed at major rock festivals throughout Japan, such as: KNOTFES, SUMMER SONIC, METROCK, WARPED TOUR, ROCKIN JAPAN, SATANIC CARNIVAL, etc. They’ve also shared stages with INCUBUS, PARAMORE, HOOBASTANK, The Used, Story Of The Year, AS IT IS and more.
Check out the MV for Vinland Saga OP "MUKANJYO":
Tatsuya Kitani is a singer-songwriter from Japan.
He started releasing his music online around 2014, and in 2017, his high taste in music led him to become a solo artist while also providing music as an author.
In July 2023, he released “Where Our Blue Is,” the opening theme song to the animation series Jujutsu Kaisen “Hidden Inventory / Premature Death”. The song has created a buzz ever since the series began and has topped 23 digital charts.
Check out the MV for Jujutsu Kaisen "Hidden Inventory / Premature Death" OP "Where Our Blue Is":
“Nya-hello! I'm the elite shrine maiden of hololive, Sakura Miko!”
Used to work hard in the Virtual Sakura Shrine accomplishing duties as a shrine maiden until, following the gods' orders, she was led to Japan where she found out about Tokino Sora. After developing huge admiration for her, she decided to become a virtual shrine maiden idol and continue to keep working hard for that dream!
Check out the MV for her original song "Our Tree":
"It's your shooting star, your diamond in the rough, idol VTuber Hoshimachi Suisei!"
A forever18 VTuber who deeply loves singing and idols. Her dream is to one day hold a live concert in Tokyo Budokan.
Check out the MV for "soirée" from her album Specter:
from hololive Indonesia
"Hewwrroo everyone ~!!”; “Purupuru ganbari Risu ~!”
A squirrel girl from a magical forest. She was lost in the human world, but due to certain circumstances, she ends up living in the home of a kind older sister. To return the favor, she decides to become a VTuber. Risu act, most of the time, just like a squirrel she is. She loves to do subtle pranks on people, shy with new people, and love to tease her viewer. Her laugh is also one of her unique characterictic.
Check out the MV for her original song "1:15 AM":
from hololive Indonesia
"Moon Moon~ Moona Dayo!"
A college girl who works as a model and idol, but later got interested to become a VTuber too. On some rare occasion, Moona’s stream might be visited by Moona’s “another personality,” Hoshinova. That has deeper big sister-like voices and sadistic tendesion. Pay attention to her streams to meet Hoshinova!
Check out the MV for her original song "Who's Toxic? It's You!":
from hololive Indonesia
"Perhatian, sang putri merak yang tertiup angin, aku Pavolia Reine dari hololive ID."
Lady of the Peafowl. While studying at a magic academy, she was involved in an incident and transferred to the human world. Since then, she has been unable to use much of her magic.
Very fond of sweets, but weak with overly spicy food. At first glance, she seems to be the elegant type, but people who spend some more time with her will find out that she has more of a dorky personality. To quite a number of viewers, her laugh has been perceived as similar to a car engine starting.
Check out the MV for her original song "Sip Some Tea":
from hololive Indonesia
A carefree girl who lives in the topmost room of a lighthouse, she is actually the bloodline of the strongest rain shaman in the area. She has great potential to control rain, but she does not like to do it as a task.
In order to win back her Rain Master title, she needs to prove to her family that she can keep their rain shaman service afloat. Not only does she have to train daily, but she also needs to adopt some sort of virtual marketing strategy to succeed!
Check out the MV for her original song "Mantra Hujan":
from hololive English
The Grim Reaper's first apprentice. Due to modern medical care causing a decline in the reaping business, Calliope decided to become a VTuber to harvest souls instead. It seems that the ascended souls of the people who are vaporized by the wholesome interactions between VTubers go to her as well.
That being said, despite the image her hardcore vocals and manner of speech gives off, she's actually a gentle-hearted girl who cares greatly for her friends.
Check out the MV for "未来島~Future Island~" from her 4th EP JIGOKU 6:
from hololive English
IRyS, a half-demon, half-angel also known as a Nephilim, once brought hope to "The Paradise" during the ancient age. Her full name is ███████ Irys. This current era, riddled with despair and desperation, has brought upon her second awakening. She has arrived to deliver hope, with her feelings put into her lyrics and songs, and determination in her voice.
Though she tends to retain her Nephilim form, she is still quite young within her race. With emotion and "other factors," it is possible that her form may lean to either side. When that occurs, she bears a brief change in her appearance.
She does not speak of the events that preceded her second awakening. She faces ever forward, perhaps because she is Hope Incarnate, though no one knows for sure. Or could it be...
"The future is not what helps people; the future is made with our own hands.
Salvation is hypocrisy. If people know they are to be saved, they simply will not try.
From the depths of despair: a glimmer of light, the warmth of recovery.
As long as we are with hope, we live. We stand tall."
Check out the MV for her original song "Moment of my life":
from hololive English
A member of the Council and the very concept of Chaos, birthed by the world, itself. The Gods appointed her Chairperson of the Council, but she mostly takes a hands-off approach as she has yet to accept the decision, much like her fellow members. That said, all of them have no intention of contending; instead to obey.
Her mouse-like appearance has deceived many a fool who fails to realize that mice are the harbingers of chaos. Also of note is her wild smile, which she often flashes in her frequent romps.
Chaos is confusion and disarray, it is fortune and tragedy, and it is freedom from all the logic and inherent nature of life. She believes that rules are not the be-all and end-all, which is why she has come to break them all.
Watching the aftermath is her greatest joy, and so she remains a bystander to the destruction caused by mayhem.
Check out the MV for her original song "PSYCHO":
A five-piece mixed rock band consisting of KOHSHI (Vo), KEIGO (Vo), TAKE (Gt), GOT'S (Ba), and IWASAKI (Dr).
FLOW has been releasing anime songs for numerous titles, such as "GO! for TV anime "NARUTO", and "COLORS" for TV anime "Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion".
On August 30, 2023, they released a cover album "FLOW THE COVER-NARUTOBARU" featuring rearranged theme songs from the "NARUTO" TV anime series.
Check out the MV for 「"GO!!!" Naruto 20th Anniversary Ver.」:
ASCA debuted with "KOE", the ED theme song of TV anime "Fate/Apocrypha Season 2" in November 2017. Since then, she has released multiple songs such as "RESISTER" (OP theme of SAO Alicization); "Hibari" (ED theme of "Fate" series); "Howling" (OP theme of TV anime "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc"), and more.
ASCA's rise to fame has brought her to perform outside of Japan in 2023, traveling to Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Germany.
Check out the MV for SAO Alicization OP "RESISTER":
halca is a singer who won the second place in the first “Utakatsu! Audition”, a nationwide audition specializing in vocaloid/anime songs. Following this win, on 30 May 2018, she made her major debut affiliated under SACRA MUSIC with the song “Kimi no Tonari” (キミの隣, lit. “Next to You”), the ED of TV anime series “Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku”.
Since her debut, halca has consistently released anisongs such as “Sentimental Crisis”, the ED for TV anime series “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War”, and “Kokuhaku Bungee Jump”, the ED for TV anime series “Rent-A-Girlfriend”.
halca also energetically holds solo concerts and performs at many large events in Japan every year, as well as various overseas events. Fans love her for her steady singing ability at live performances, and also as a heartwarming MC.
Check out the MV for Engage Kiss OP "Darekare Scramble":
spira spica is a pure-pop solo vocal project by vocalist: Mikiha who is called “元気少女（Cheer-up girl）” and has the innocent & energetic character which makes the audience and listeners smile before they know it.
Spira = hope in Latin / Spica = a first-class star shining blue and white, and the name of the project is a combination of these words and the desire to be a hope and a push for those who listen to them.
After seeing her live, many become attracted by the enjoyment of her performances: a combination of the unstoppable MC emanating from her character. Her performances at festivals and other large events have been big hits, especially amongst those who are seeing her for the first time.
spira spica have been performing and gaining experience through concerts accumulated during their indie days, as well as achieving spectacular results such as winning top positions at auditions.
In August 2018, she made their major debut under SACRA MUSIC with "Start Dash", the second-cour ED theme for TV anime "Gundam Build Divers".
Since then, she has continued singing for TV anime “Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE” with the first-cour opening theme “Rise”, the second-cour ending theme “Twinkle” and the 20th episode special ending song “Heartful”. She has sung theme songs for other anime titles such as:
“Love Is a Miracle” for TV anime “Ao-chan Can't Study!” [ED]
“Iyayo Iyayo Mo Sukinouchi!” for TV anime “Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?” [OP]
“Sayonara Namida” for TV anime “Warlords of Sigrdrifa” [ED]
“Hoshi No Kakera” for TV anime “Warlords of Sigrdrifa” [insert]
“Pyramid Dai Gyakuten” for TV anime “The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter” [OP] and
“Sun Sun Days” for TV anime “My Dress-Up Darling” [OP]
Her lyrics, which are close to the stories of her works and the emotions of the characters, are trusted by her fans who look forward to hearing more!
Check out the MV for My Dress-Up Darling OP "Sun Sun Days":
In 2003, Nami Tamaki made her debut with the single “Believe” released by Sony Music. The song placed 5th in the Weekly Single Chart in its first week of release. Her records have so far won the number one spot on the album weekly chart twice.
She has sung 4 opening and ending theme songs in total for the animation series “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” and its sequel “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY”, making the most “Mobile Suit Gundam” series OP or ED songs sung by one singer. She is also an actress who has starred in many musicals and movies in Japan.
Check out the performance video for MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED OP "Believe":