Hololive Production has debuted five new talents that will make up the next generation of the company’s VTubers. The group is known as “hololive English -Council-” and all members were revealed in a press release that was posted on the official Hololive subreddit.
The new girls will all have their debut streams in a relay format on Sunday, August 22 JST which means that each talent will have their stream one after the other so as to not overlap and give everyone their moment to shine.
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The times for the debut streams are as follows:
|Tsukumo||2:00 to 3:00 am||10:00 am to 11:00 am||1:00 pm to 2:00 pm|
|Ceres||3:30 to 4:30 am||11:30 am to 12:30 pm||2:30 pm to 3:30 pm|
|Ouro||5:00 am to 6:00 am||1:00 pm to 2:00 pm||4:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Nanashi||6:30 am to 7:30 am||2:30 pm to 3:30 pm||5:30 pm to 6:30 pm|
|Hakos||8:00 to 9:00 am||4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.||7:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
Afterward, all the members will have their first collaboration stream following their debut stream. The collab stream will be held from 10 – 11 am JST, which is 6 – 7 pm PST and 9 – 10 pm EST.
In the past two weeks, hololive English released teasers that hint at the backstory and settings for the members. A special preview trailer was also released, and if you look at all of the videos, they hint at the “Council” being comprised of some kind of deities who each represent a certain universal concept.
Tsukumo is supposed to be the embodiment of space as seen with her planetary hair ties. Ceres is the Keeper of Nature with an apparent mean streak.
Ouro represents time and is the most intrinsically linked with humanity. Hololive refers to her as a “sadistic, prideful warden.” Nanashi embodies Civilization and the sum of mankind’s efforts.
Hakos is the leader of the Council and the concept of Chaos given form. She also based her appearance on mice because “mice are the harbingers of chaos”.
This isn’t the first time Hololive has given their talents some kind of epic backstory to give them more personality. Gawr Gura, for example, is supposed to be over 9,000 years old. It’s unknown if their backstories will play a role in their live streams or for future projects.
Hololive as a whole seems to be moving on to bigger things. The Japanese branch is holding hololive ERROR, an immersive horror series where some of the most popular talents are students at Aogami High School trying to solve a mystery. The story heavily involves Tokino Sora, Hololive’s first VTuber, as some kind of spirit.
The first episode of the series is up on YouTube and viewers can interact with the video by moving it around 360 degrees.
It would be pretty cool if Hololive does something similar with the Council. Maybe a visual novel, interactive stream, or a game.