The Saintess Next Door is a Super Popular VTuber Whose Character was Designed by Me
Tonari ni Sunderu Seijo-sama wa Ore ga Chara-Design o Tantoushita Daininki VTuber deshita
Author: Nonaka Kanon (乃中カノン)
(TLN: I did some research for this.)
“That-is-why! I am not a lolicon!”
With such a loud complaint echoing throughout the live-stream, about 30,000 people were watching at midnight.
[KUSA] [KUSA] [Noisy~ haha] [Hahaha] [KUSA] [Mama’s desperate, KUSA] [Take him away] [KUSA] [What? You’re a lolicon, right?]
This live-stream was a collaboration between an extremely popular VTuber Kanadome Hyouka, who had over 700,000 subscribers, and the illustrator Kankitsu, who was in charge of her character design.
Once they reacted once, the comment section was abuzz with excitement.
Kanadome Hyouka was a beautiful, ladylike girl with long, silver hair, who was quieting down a young man with raging blonde hair by saying, “Mama, please calm down.”.
Her today’s outfit was casual and cute loungewear.
Hyouka was a hugely popular member of “PROGRESS,” one of the biggest VTuber agencies in the VTuber world. She was popular as an all-around streamer who could do anything, and had a reputation for being a good singer and gamer, in addition to being a great commentator.
She was also the first and most seiso member of the agency, and was also called “Ukamaru,” “Uka-chan,” “Aisu,” and so on by her viewers.
By her side, a blonde-haired young man wearing a white T-shirt with the word “Dekopon” written on it and a black cap was Kankitsu.
He had more than 500,000 followers on Twitter.
He was a relatively young creator who made his commercial debut about two years ago, although his social media account had existed for about 10 years
His identity is Tokisaka Iori, a high school boy. Although he was blonde in the avatar shown in the video, he was a black-haired boy with a mature impression inside.
Iori was the character designer for Hyouka, known as VTuber’s Mama. They often had a collaboration stream under the name “Ukankitsu,” which was derived from their names.
The term “VTuber’s Mama” was a generic name given to the artist in charge of the VTuber’s character design, and was not limited to the artist’s gender, since they were the ones who gave birth to the VTuber.
“Mama, there’s a comment asking you to be careful about child-porn stuff, are you okay with that?”
“I don’t have that stuff, okay. I wonder where they get it. Well, there are people in the industry who have been caught, so I’ll ask someone I know in the industry next time.”
“Shall we stop?”
“Most of them are probably related to overseas distribution or the dark web, though.”
“You know a lot about it, don’t you?”
[HAHAHA] [Mama is so lively, haha!] [KUSA] [KUSA] [Too realistic] [KUSA] [How do you know, haha] [This is black] [Haha] [Hey, minors!]
For some reason, Iori was called a lolicon in today’s live stream, but he reacted as if he was used to it.
Understanding the required comments and reactions, together they sublimated them into entertainment.
And the precious exchanges that the two sometimes showed, bringing excitement to the viewers, were the reason for their popularity.
“Well, we are nearing the end. Do you have anything to advertise, Mama?”
About two hours had passed since the start of the live stream, and Hyoka began to close the session.
It was a standard practice to close the stream with an advertisement or announcement by the streamers. As was customary, Hyouka asked if there were any advertisements.
“Umm, we’ve opened pre-orders for the mini-illustration book, and it’s reasonably priced, so please don’t hesitate to pre-order.”
“That’s right. Mama seems to have been working hard all these days, so please buy it, everyone. I’ve pre-ordered mine too!”
“I’ve got a great daughter.”
“I’m also a fan of Mama.”
“I’m a fan of Hyouka too!”
[Teetee] [Much Teetee] [Huh? Very Teetee] [Only Ukankitsu who can] [Is this the parent-daughter?] [Ukankitsu Teetee!]
When the two performed the parent-daughter move, the comment section, which was flowing even just quickly, accelerated, and the comment section became all excited again.
The comment section was filled with many comments, and some viewers even began to ascend.
“So, everyone. Please purchase two for preservation, appreciation, practical use, and proselytizing.”
“Stop it! I was just getting into a good mood. Yes, it’s over! This is the end of the stream. Everyone, just purchasing one is okay! Then, Otsuukaー”
When the role-playing was moderately blurred by Hyouka, Iori was forced to close it and the stream switched to a closing screen.
The switching itself was done by her since it was Hyouka’s channel.
The timing and tempo of the two were well-matched, and they were known as the best parent-daughter duo in the VTuber world.
[Otsuukaー!] [KUSA] [Otsuuka] [KUSA] [Otsuuka~!] [Haha] [I’ve pre-ordered 10!] [Otsuuka] [KUSA]
“Mama, please don’t take my lines!”
[KUSA] [Secret ending TSKR] [KUSA] [Secret ending TSKR] [Otsuuka] [Mama’s stirring up the pot] [Otsuuka] [Secret ending TSKR]
Even after the screen was switched, and only their voices were heard, the stream came to an end with the excitement of the viewers’ comments until the very end.
“Sensei, thank you for your hard work on the stream.”
“Thank you for your hard work, too. Do you want to continue the meeting?”
In a collaborative live-stream, it was normal to discuss the next stream and exchange ideas with each other after the stream, so the conversation was still going on behind the scenes.
“It’s already this late, and I have school in the morning, so can we talk later?”
“Ah, me too. Then, how about Saturday morning around ten o’clock sounds?”
“I understand. Thank you for your hard work.”
Once the meeting for the next stream was scheduled, the day’s collaboration was complete.
“Ah, samples of the goods arrived from the office.”
Just before she hung up, she let slip a few words.
“Which reminds me, I have a package coming in. Is that it?”
“That’s probably it. I’m going to open it this afternoon. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I think I’ll post it on social media when I open it.”
“That sounds good. I’ll do the same, then.”
The goods were new illustrations drawn by Iori, and he was also looking forward to having them.
Then, after exchanging a word or two, they thanked each other for their hard work, and this time the call was truly disconnected.
After closing the chat apps, Iori leaned back in his chair and exhaled.
“School starts tomorrow, huh…… After one more effort and then go to bed.”
One yawn and one stretch. Iori stretches his body as if trying to motivate himself.
He started to work, looking at the packages left in the corner of the room, hoping to check the samples of the goods as soon as possible.
At this moment, Iori had no idea that he would be exposed because of the package that had arrived.
[To be Continued]
(TLN: I don’t know the context/origin of “Teetee”, can you
please expain to me?
I’m not pretty sure of 配信切れ [Haishin(stream) kire(cut-off)].)