Nijisanji

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Nijisanji
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Developer(s)ANYCOLOR Inc.
Initial release8 February 2018; 3 years ago (2018-02-08)
PlatformiOS
Available in5 languages
Websitenijisanji.ichikara.co.jp

Nijisanji (にじさんじ) is an online Japanese video sharing social networking service for iPhone X.[1][2] It is a group of mostly Live2D-only Virtual YouTubers who are also known as "Virtual Livers" (バーチャルライバー Bācharu Raibā) when posting on sites outside of YouTube, such as NicoNico Douga, Twitch and Bilibili. The term Liver, coined by mixing Japanese and English, is a heteronym for calling Nijisanji's streamers.[1][2][3][4][5]

Managed by ANYCOLOR Inc. (formerly known as Ichikara Inc. until May 16, 2021), the group started in Japan in February 2018 and has since 2019 expanded to other countries such as China, Indonesia, South Korea and English speaking markets as an international project.

As of October 2021, there are 107 Japanese NIJISANJI members, 19 NIJISANJI ID members, 20 NIJISANJI KR members, 10 NIJISANJI EN members and 46 VirtuaReal members (a joint venture between Bilibili and Anycolor in China). There are also 5 VirtuaReal Star members and 22 VirtuaReal Link members who are independent VTubers, not considered part of Nijisanji's VirtuaReal per se and are only in a network partner system.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "iPhone XアプリでバーチャルYoutuberに!「にじさんじ」公式配信声優を募集". PANORA. 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "誰でも「美少女バーチャルYouTuber」になれるアプリ登場 そう、iPhone Xならね". ITMedia NEWS. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. "異色のバーチャルYouTuber集団「にじさんじ」なぜ人気? 「月ノ美兎」生んだVTuber企業に聞く". ITMedia NEWS. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. "いちから株式会社 公式サイト". いちから株式会社. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  5. "にじさんじ 公式サイト". いちから株式会社. Retrieved 2018-05-05.

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