IRyS joins the team: Say hello to a new face in the Hololive English Branch!
This July 7th around 2:00 am JST, a mysterious countdown dropped on Hololive English’s YouTube channel. The video titled “#CountdownWitnesser” was set for 8 am, the same day.
By the end of the countdown, a repeat sign (𝄆) is flashed on the screen before it ended, leading the viewers to another video. Fans speculated it being either Hololive English Gen 2 or a 3D debut, but most guess right with it being a Vsinger.
What we know so far about Hololvie EN’s IRyS
“IRyS, a half-demon, half-angel also known as a Nephilim, once brought hope to “The Paradise” during the ancient age. Her full name is ███████ Irys. This current era, riddled with despair and desperation, has brought upon her second awakening. She has arrived to deliver hope, with her feelings put into her lyrics and songs, and determination in her voice.
Though she tends to retain her Nephilim form, she is still quite young within her race. With emotion and “other factors,” it is possible that her form may lean to either side. When that occurs, she bears a brief change in her appearance.
She does not speak of the events that preceded her second awakening. She faces ever forward, perhaps because she is Hope Incarnate, though no one knows for sure. Or could it be…”
Here’s a teaser showing what to expect once Hololive English’s IRyS debuts:
(Source: Press release posted on r/Hololive official Reddit)
Fans immediately swarmed to IRyS’ YouTube channel, gaining 148,000 Subscribers as of this posting, even before her debut. Not only that, her Twitter account immediately reached 122k followers.
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