Kadokawa revealed a new visual and the main staff on Friday for the television anime adaptation of Nana Nanato‘s VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream light novel series.
Kadokawa is also streaming a new video for the anime, featuring Ayane Sakura as the light novel series’ VTuber character Awayuki Kokorone.
Takuya Asaoka (Immoral Guild, Redo of Healer) is directing the anime at TNK. Deko Akao (Noragami, Komi Can’t Communicate) is overseeing the series scripts, and Reina Iwasaki (The Dawn of the Witch) is designing the characters. Live2D JUKU is in charge of Live 2D direction, and nizima LIVE is in charge of Live2D motion tracker.
J-Novel Club licensed the novels and it describes the story:
Twenty-year-old former wage slave Yuki Tanaka now works
among her idols: the streamers of Live-On, one of Japan’s top
VTuber companies. As the gorgeous, polite Awayuki Kokorone,
she delivers only the most ladylike content. Unfortunately, her
subscriber count and savings are at rock bottom.
One evening, after Yuki thinks she’s ended her stream, she
cracks a few cold ones—and more than a few crude
jokes—while watching Live-On’s video archives. But her
viewers hear it all, and clips of her bawdy, drunken
commentary go viral overnight. Yuki thinks her career is
over…until her manager reveals that everyone at Live-On has been waiting for her to
snap all along and gives her free rein to drink on-stream.
Now free of all feigned purity, she jumps right into her new “rowdy drunk” character
and is welcomed into the fold by her fellow Live-On VTubers, who turn out to be just
as crazy as she is! With her views and finances skyrocketing, Yuki’s work—for the first
time in her life—is actually fun!
Nanato launched the novel series with illustrations by Siokazunoko in 2021.
Source: Press release
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