VTuber Kizuna A.I.’s concert announced Saturday that the virtual Youtuber is launching their first anime project. This was announced during Kizuna A.I.’s concert/video titled “The Last ‘hello, world 2022′”. Kizuna A.I.’s staff billed the concert as her final concert before going on an indefinite hiatus.
The staff also cited an update to “future activities with the goal of further developing Kizuna A.I.” as the reason for the hiatus. No other news project has been confirmed at this stage, other than the fact that Kizuna A.I.’s anime is still in production.
The concert also announced that Kizuna (to the right of Kizuna A.I.), and original CeVIO AI, is “serving as the hub to connect with everyone and supporting Kizuna A.I. and creators while she is asleep. CeCIO is a suite of software that includes voice synthesis. Lastly, En Morikura (the original designer of Kizuna A.I.) ) designed the A.I. with character concept art by Keigo Inoue.
Kizuna A.I.’s “hello world 2022” live was announced on December 5th, 2021. The announcement of her hiatus followed closely after the concert statement.
VTuber Kizuna A.I.’s Shot to Fame
The Kizuna A.I. Youtube channel first launched in 2016. Since then, the A.I.’s channel has become the world’s most iconic Virtual Youtuber. Also, she was featured on Newsweek Japan’s list of “globally respected Japanese people.”. Her main channel has over 3 million subscribers, while her A.I. Games channel has 1.51 million subscribers.
Since then, Kizuna A.I. has appeared in different television programs and commercials. She has even performed as a musical artist at different award shows. Her roles have also taken her to cameoing in television anime like Ingress and Magical Girl Site.
The existing videos on her channel will be archived because of Kizuna A.I.’s hiatus. Her Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts will also stay online but will not post updates except for “important announcements.”