“How I Went Viral” releases second trailer and announces premiere on July 7

A second trailer has been released for the upcoming VTuber legend: How I went viral Anime. The show was also given a Japanese premiere date of July 7 (actually July 8 at 12:30 AM JST) and a new cast was announced.

The newly announced voice actors are Azusa Tadokoro as Arisu Soma, MAO as Erai Sonokaze and Ai Kayano as Kaeru Yamatani. All three characters are 4th generation VTubers at the Live-On Agency.

VTuber Legend is an adaptation of the light novel series by Nana Nanato and illustrated by Noko Shiokazu. The books will be published under KADOKAWA's Fantasia Bunko label and will comprise eight volumes starting in November 2023. The series began in 2021.

J Novel Club describes the plot as follows:

Twenty-year-old former wage slave Yuki Tanaka now works among her idols: the streamers of Live-On, one of Japan's leading VTuber companies. As the beautiful, suave Awayuki Kokorone, she delivers only the most ladylike content. Unfortunately, her subscriber numbers and savings are at rock bottom. One night, after Yuki thinks she's finished her stream, she cracks a few cold beers—and more than a few crude jokes—while watching Live-On's video archives. But her viewers hear everything, and clips of her crude, drunken comments go viral overnight. Yuki thinks her career is over… until her manager reveals that everyone at Live-On has been waiting for her to lose it all along, and gives her free rein to drink during the stream. Now free of all pretense of purity, she throws herself right into her new role as a “rowdy drunk” and is welcomed into the fold by her fellow Live On VTubers, who turn out to be just as crazy as she is! Her views and finances are soaring, and Yuki is actually enjoying the work – for the first time in her life!

VTuber Legend was originally a web novel, the first chapter of which appeared on Hamelin in 2020. It was published on Kakuyomu later that year. The light novel series has inspired a manga adaptation.


• Director: Takuya Asaoka (Immoral Guild)
• Series Composer: Decoration Akao (The Vanitas case study)
• Character Designer: Reina Iwasaki (The Dawn of the Witch)
• Live2D direction: Live2D JUKU
• Live2D motion tracker: nizimaLIVE
• Animation production: TNC


Ayane Sakura as Awayuki Kokorone
Yuu Kobayashi as Sei Utsuki (Live-On 2nd Generation VTuber)
Sayaka Kikuchi as Chami Yanagase (Live-On 3rd Generation VTuber)
Saku Mizuno as Mashiro Irodori (Live-On 3rd Generation VTuber)
Machico as Hikari Matsuriya (Live-On 3rd Generation VTuber)
Sumire Moroboshi as Shion Kaminari (Live-On 2nd Generation VTuber)
Ayaka Ohashi as Nekoma Hirune (Live-On 2nd Generation VTuber)

Source: @vden_anime