The wondrous and whacky world of Vtubing in the West has seen nothing but growth since the spawn of English-speaking anime personas like Hololive EN and the like. It would seem the anime community found it fascinating that they can now give their extravagant Super Chats to artificial anime girls without the need for English subtitles. While Hololive Myth has been spearheading the mainstream culture of the virtual moe empire, Nijisanji, another VTuber organization, has risen to claim their piece of the pie in the West. This month, Nijisanji EN proudly presents their first official English-speaking Vtuber group, LazuLight. The new group features three female supernatural beings: a Forest Fairy, a Tropical Mermaid, and a Solar Sky Dragon.
LazuLight’s debut song Diamond City Lights, composed by notable Japanese singer/songwriter Mafumafu (まふまふ), premiered on May 16.
Here’s a quick look at the Nijisanji EN profiles of the new celestial trinity:
Pomu Rainpuff – The Forest Fairy
“A fairy who lived in a lush forest. Supple like a flower in the breeze, cheerful and optimistic.”
Finana Ryugu – The Tropical Mermaid
“A mermaid who spends her time with tropical fish in the sea of coral reefs. Has a heart as clear and pure as the calm and beautiful sea.”
Elira Pendora – The Solar Sky Dragon
“A sky dragon who came from the heavens closest to the sun. She has the kindness and receptiveness that makes the light of a sunny day fall equally on all.”
Each of the LazuLight member’s sparkling and eye-catching designs is indeed a spectacle to behold. While Hololive EN has been basking in its massive success and exposure in the West over the recent months, it is nice to see the lesser-known yet just as talented influencers at Nijisanji rise to the occasion. The future looks bright for the Nijisanji EN triad, with each of their channels already hitting the 50k milestone in subscribers.
What are your thoughts on Nijisanji’s new English-speaking VTuber group? Do you think Nijisanji EN Lazulight is a solid contender for Hololive EN Myth? Feel free to share your opinions in the comment section below!