Brave group Inc. Announced on December 28, 2023 (PST) that it has Signed a Business Alliance Agreement with idol (IDOL VIRTUAL TALENTS LTD / Headquartered in Israel), a Company that Develops VTuber Business Mainly in English-Speaking Countries.
idol entered the VTuber industry on May 10, 2022 with the debut of 5 talents from Israel. On November 20 of the same year, 5 talents of E-Sekai, 1st-gen of new talents for English-speaking countries, and 5 talents of 2nd-gen Endress, debuted on June 15, 2023. Among them, Rin Penrose has 500,000 YouTube subscribers and Yuko Yurei has over 200K subscribers, and on August 2, they announced their expansion into Spanish-speaking countries (Latin America). On August 2, the company announced its expansion into Spanish-speaking countries (Central and South America), and has rapidly increased presence as one of the most active agencies and groups in recent years, ranking 22nd in the world in terms of the average subscribers by agencies and groups, according to our tally.
Brave group intends to use this business alliance agreement as an opportunity to promote the expansion of both companies’ businesses globally, including in English-speaking countries, and to collaborate in overseas EC operations, mainly in the United States.
IDOL VIRTUAL TALENTS LTD CEO Aviel Basin
We are excited to find real partners in Brave group, who share our passion and values. Together, we believe that we can make a significant, positive impact on the VTuber industry and achieve remarkable things. Our focus is firmly on putting talents first and nurturing an environment that fosters top-notch content. We believe this partnership will open doors to innovative opportunities, and we are deeply thankful to Brave group for joining forces with idol.
Brave group US CEO Norikazu Hayashi
CEO Aviel is himself a former No.1 YouTuber in Israel and has extensive knowledge of streaming and YouTube marketing.Based on his own experience, he has always put the streamer first in the management of his office, and his bold marketing initiatives are unprecedented, and I believe they will change the way the industry operates.
We hope to contribute to the revitalization of the US and global market through our collaboration.
Brave group CEO Keito Noguchi
We are very pleased to have this valuable opportunity to work with Aviel and Joshua.
This year, we have established local subsidiaries not only in the U.S. but also in the U.K., Thailand, and China, and have launched several projects.We are also holding global auditions, and several VTubers are scheduled to debut next year.
Through our partnership with IDOL, we hope that the IP and culture of “VTuber” from Japan will spread throughout the world, and that the number of people who shine and enjoy the content there will further increase.