PRISM Project, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)’s VTuber agency, has announced its fifth generation wave of talents. They are Ami Amami, Kou Tsubame, and Lana Shikami. Debut streams for the talents will start on April 28 at 7:00 PM (PDST).
The news comes after PRISM Project’s audition for new talents in August 2022. The agency reported that they have received over three thousand applicants from twenty countries and territories worldwide. Finalizing the talent roster was made through the evaluation of talents who showed outstanding promise in developing not only their abilities and experiences as online content creators, but in bringing together a group with diverse skills, backgrounds, and personal accomplishments.
According to Shogun, producer, and spokesperson at PRISM Project, the agency intends to utilize all the resources of the worldwide Sony Music Group to provide both online and offline career opportunities to their talents.
“Within the virtual talent space, there are countless incredibly gifted performers who have both the skills and the drive necessary to succeed both in the classic sense as VTubers, but also in traditionally offline business spaces such as the voice acting and musical artist industries, in which we at Sony Music have over fifty-five years of experience. With the addition of Ami Amami, Kou Tsubame, and Lana Shikami, PRISM Project is honored to accept three incredible performers who have shown an above-and-beyond motivation and ambition to join the global ranks of Sony Music talents and artists, and who we are confident will quickly endear themselves to the virtual talent fandom for their unlimited energy, passion, and integrity as entertainment professionals.”Shogun, Producer and Spokesperson at PRISM Project
Meet the New PRISM VTuber Talents
Born on a planet without the traditional four seasons, Ami Amami was inspired to seek out our world by a book she read in which she was entranced by tales of worlds with lush springs, sunny summers, dazzling autumns, and snowy winters. By chance, her very first experience on Earth inspires her once again–this time, to spread her love for nature and the beauty of the four seasons through the power of song. Her pastimes include humming in the rain, playing in puddles with frogs, and bringing joy and hope to all who meet her.
Debut Date: April 23, 2023, 7:00 PM (PDT)
Hailing from the far future, from a cyberpunk world echoing with distant thunder, Kou Tsubame toiled away at menial labor in ore mines and factories as just another mindless, robotic construct–until, whether by sheer luck or perhaps by divine providence, she was struck by lightning, her circuits and mind warping, fracturing, and reconstituting into her society’s very first fully sentient cybernetic being. Her one-of-a-kind personality and newfound intelligence led her to develop both an insatiable curiosity about all things human and a growing sense of horror at what androids on her planet really were–automatons deprived of the freedom to be anything they could dream of. Leaving behind her now-lonely and cold planet, she found herself on Earth, where entirely new experiences such as “friendship” and “love” awaited her.
Debut Date: April 23, 2023, 8:00 PM (PDT)
The empress of a far-future society which venerates her as an avatar of the sun, Lana was possessed of a haughtiness and authority proper for the ruler of her own nation. One day, her loyal subjects awoke with the sunrise to find that their alluring, beguiling empress had left her life of power and luxury behind. She next turned up on Earth, making a new life for herself on a small, rural island chain in the southern hemisphere. While she had traded her riches and imperial might for serene mountains, green pastures, and an abundance of sheep(?), she still wielded the awesome power of her magical voice, showing it to the people of Earth as a reward for their kindness and friendship. Her new, slow life in the countryside begins as she embarks on a journey to throw off the shackles of political responsibility and chart her own course as the golden lady of the land of the long, white cloud.
With the fifth generation incoming, PRISM Project’s current VTuber lineup now totals to 15. Its existing lineup include Hoshifuri Iku, Tokimori Aoi, and Ibuki Meno from the First Generation; Kamishiro Rita and Araka Luto from the Second Generation; Miyoshino Shiki, Suzune Nia, Pengin Pina, and Rikudou Yura from the Third Generation; and Kamizuki Naki, Nagare Sara, and Anon Non from the Fourth Generation. Ushio Sumi who was part of the Fourth Generation, graduated from her VTubing activities on January 2022.
Source: Press Release, Official Website
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