VTuber Shigure Ui (Independent) has Confirmed that as of September 22, 2023 (PST), She has Reached 1 Million YouTube subscribers, the First Time in the History of Independent (Individual) VTubers in Japan.
This is the 69th VTuber in history, the 12th independent talent worldwide, and the first Japanese independent talent to reach this milestone (Excluding those who are focused on live-action YouTubing and those who are not based in Japan), and it was achieved on May 18, 2019, 1589 days after debut and It will be reached in 1589 days after the first streaming.
Illustrator / Manga Artist Shigure Ui designed a character for Oozora Subaru, a talent belonging to COVER Corporation’s VTuber group hololive (Currently: hololive Production’s Japanese domestic female group “hololive”), in August 2018. She made her debut as a VTuber on May 18, 2019, in response to her request to see her mother in action during her guest appearances on her streaming, and performed with Oozora Subaru at the debut of her 3D model on January 16, 2022. On May 18, 2023, she celebrated the 4th anniversary of her debut as a VTuber.
She is affectionately known as “Uimama (creator of Oozora Subaru)” by listeners and fans.
In recent years, the Japanese VTuber industry has seen an increase in the number of independent talents such as Nito Wai, who has rapidly gained popularity with her short videos, and Chiroru and Nerumero, who have excelled in one trick and have recorded extremely high viewer numbers. This trend is changing the view that corporate-run agencies and groups are superior to independent talents. Furthermore, there are talents such as Suou Patra who are gaining a wider range of viewers and fans by leaving the agencies and groups and working as an independent. This is a sign that we are entering an era in which independent VTuber activities are being evaluated in a different way from the independent talent of the early days of the VTuber industry.
Shigure Ui’s 1 million YouTube subscribers is a big moment for all of Japan’s independent (individual) talents, who have been making the VTuber industry more exciting from a different perspective than that of corporate-run agencies and groups.
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