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Oh, i was going to post the link to Kiara playing Arise yesterday but i figured people would already be watching, sorry cacher.
Spoiler - To the surprise of nobody, Kiara who is a freaking HUGE "Tales Of" fan and Ambassador for Arise ( because she loves the games and keeps talking about them ), loved the demo!


This weekend is going to be insane! Off the top of my head we have Haachama on holotalk, HoloCouncil Relay Debuts, I also have to fit in PRISMLand opening which is a mega collab of all PRISM Project members and their Minecraft Park, NijisanjiEN are at Otakuthon 21!
I'm sure there's other streams too that i've forgotten. I'll pop some links up closer to the weekend.

Also, Kiara and MamaTori are playing Minecraft tonight, and isn't there an Ina Collab with HoloID too?
 
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Oh, i was going to post the link to Kiara playing Arise yesterday but i figured people would already be watching, sorry cacher.
Spoiler - To the surprise of nobody, Kiara who is a freaking HUGE "Tales Of" fan and Ambassador for Arise ( because she loves the games and keeps talking about them ), loved the demo!
No worries. I didn't even know who she is and the fact that she is the ambassador of ToAr. And I am mostly on a media blackout now. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Kiara and Mamatori going Netherite hunting tonight... apparently Mamatori is no slouch when it comes to Minecraft so this should be interesting.



Ina's playing mobile Nier tomorrow morning.


Iofi, Nene and Ina drew HoloCouncil... i'll watch this later they're always really comfy i just hope there's a bunch of english spoken too, lol.


Ollie staged a one-zombie infiltration of HoloEN Minecraft server last night to have a wander around and help prepare for the HoloEN & JP Server Portals by making an beuatifying the HoloEN Welcome area.


Pomu playing Little Misfortune tonight.
 
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BIG HoloEN & HoloID Mario Kart Tournament/Collab inbound!!!
IRyS already started practising.


Oh, Otakuthon @ Home 2021 starts soon ( this evening! ) - $20CA for access to the virtual festival
Otakuthon @ Home 2021 - Schedule
Pomu, Finana & Elira from NijiEN are there and also Ruri Asano from Asano Sisters Project. ( and lots of other non VTubers too )


AZKi has an upcoming 3D Live with a collab with Aoi Mizushina from GEMS and news about AZKi's 8th Live show,


That was an AMAZING 3D Live!
 
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Finally legit news about the Minecraft servers merging. A relay will start tomorrow 4pm JST and involve mutliple ID/JP members. This will end just before HoloCouncil EN Gen 2 debuts, so if you want to watch nothing but vtubers all day, Hololive has you covered. (Kiara's also interviewing Haachama too.)

 
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So the JP & ID Holomems are building the HoloJP Portal and the EN Portal will be built at a later date, probably with the HoloEN & HoloID crew.

Ollie was nearly dying (again) from the pressure of not spilling all the news about upcoming projects on her Minecraft EN stream recently.
She was this close to just breaking down and letting it all out. lol.
Ollie did say that HoloID had discussed things and as they are bigger now and they want to get more involved together that HoloID are getting their own Minecraft Server too. So i wonder if there'll be a HoloID Portal at some point in the future too?

hmmm, with The Council making their debut this weekend it makes sense to let them have the spotlight this weekend and wait a while to have a big HoloEN collab to build the Portal on their side and then have another big event to activate them with HoloEN, ID & JP involved for multi-POV madness. That's how i'd do it but it depends on schedules etc but i expect it to be a while due to the traditional collab bans for new groups. IRyS was only a two week EN ban and a month for JP ban due to her being a solo debut but i wonder if The Council will go back to the usual full-term embargo?

Going to be fun finding out!

Wonder if HoloEN will get their own Resource Server Portal or if they'll just dive across to HoloJP and through to their Resource Server? Though at the moment HoloEN is nowhere near as mined out as HoloJP so there's still plenty of room and resources available.


It's a Kanata Project and here's the relay planned times ( 0800 BST according to my Youtube ):
Sat, August 21, 08:00 BST
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16:00 - Kanata Briefing Session - Kanata Briefing Session stream
16:30 - Matsuri - Matsuri stream
17:00 - Ollie - Ollie stream
17:30 - Reine - Reine stream
18:00 - Mio - Mio stream
18:30 - Lamy - Lamy stream
19:00 - Miko - Miko stream
19:30 - Moona - Moona stream
20:00 - Botan - Botan stream
20:30 - Mel - Mel stream
21:00 - Risu - Risu stream
21:30 - Haato (Haachama) - Haachama stream
22:00 - Nene - Nene stream
22:30 - Kanata Last Session - Kanata Last Session stream
(goog - Only people who can get together!)
(deepl - Only those who can gather will be able to attend!)

me - Only the Relay Building Crew will be allowed in?

Gura's new schedule says she's "Minecraft - Explore JP Server" on 23rd Aug 01:00 BST
 
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Reminder for tomorrow - The Council Debuts!

Well, about that... I hope everyone is okay and it's just the HoloEN Tech Curse striking again!


( If the BST times are wrong then the internet lied to me - JST is BST +8 )
( Their names are a link to their youtube channels as none of them have Debut stream links up yet )


The Council generation will be characters representing the five concepts of the world: Space, Nature, Civilization, Time, and Chaos.
Below is a list of each new character and their traits:


Tsukumo Sana (九十九佐命) – Speaker of Space,

interested in astrology and the very first concept to be created by the Gods.
She is apparently quite childish despite her looks.
Designed by artist pako.
Debut stream is on August 22, 2021, at 2 AM JST (August 21, 2021, at 1 PM EST) ( Sat, August 21, at 18:00 BST ).


Ceres Fauna – Keeper of Nature,

Materialized in the mortal realm in a bid to save nature.
Has Kirin blood and antlers made of branches.
Usually affable and warm, but can be mischievous at times and should not be angered.
Designed by artist Asagi Tosaka.
Debut stream is on August 22, 2021, at 3:30 AM JST (August 21, 2021, at 2:30 PM EST) ( Sat, August 21, at 19:30 GMT ).


Ouro Kronii – Warden of Time,

Most intrinsically linked with humans.
She is quiet, aloof, but can also be a bit sadistic and haughty.
As humans are captives of Time, she acts as a prideful warden in her current form.
Designed by artist WADARCO.
Debut stream is on August 22, 2021, at 5 AM JST (August 21, 2021, at 4 PM EST) ( Sat, August 21, at 21:00 GMT ).


Nanashi Mumei (七詩ムメイ) – Guardian of Civilization,

One of the few figures not created by the Gods but instead by mankind.
Based on the owl as a symbol of wisdom,
Mumei is a hard worker, gentle, and blessed with a wealth of knowledge.
However, she doesn’t remember her own name.
Designed by artist Azure.
Debut stream is on August 22, 2021, at 6:30 AM JST (August 21, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST) ( Sat, August 21, at 22:30 GMT ).


Hakos Baelz – Chairperson of the council and Chaos herself.

She resembles a mouse, the harbingers of chaos, with various mouse imagery
Such as a cheese choker and a mousetrap stuck to her ear.
Designed by artist Mika Pikazo.
Debut stream is on August 22, 2021, at 8 AM JST (August 21, 2021, at 7 PM EST) ( Sun, August 22, at 00:00 GMT ).
 
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Another five? Come on, I am having a hard time remembering names already... But it must be pretty exciting to the community.
 
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Ha, yeah. I don't have enough hours in the day between HoloJP Clips, HoloEN, PRISM Project, NijisanjiEN, VShojo and Pikamee, the indie VTubers and musicians too! That doesn't count the other channels i watch either, lol. Now there's another five i may be interested in!

It helps that i've been down the rabbit hole for two years now so i'm used to watching VODs and Archives so i don't feel too bad about it because it can't be helped. I remember waiting for clips of streams because there were only a handful of clipper translators and i didn't speak Japanese at all. It was amazing when someone would make a long clip from an event because i could settle down with a cuppa and some snacks and really enjoy it!

Now i can't move for EN content and i still watch HoloJP clips and love the people who are translating older clips and events like the people subbing Pekora's Metal Gear Solid series, the Winter Mario Kart event, the Summer Sports Fest etc.

The lack of sleep was a meme before the scene exploded, now it's ridiculous. I'm loving it tho.


Truly a great day, we have a Mio Original MV! Premiered a few hours ago!
 
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Ha, yeah. I don't have enough hours in the day between HoloJP Clips, HoloEN, PRISM Project, NijisanjiEN, VShojo and Pikamee, the indie VTubers and musicians too! That doesn't count the other channels i watch either, lol. Now there's another five i may be interested in!

It helps that i've been down the rabbit hole for two years now so i'm used to watching VODs and Archives so i don't feel too bad about it because it can't be helped. I remember waiting for clips of streams because there were only a handful of clipper translators and i didn't speak Japanese at all. It was amazing when someone would make a long clip from an event because i could settle down with a cuppa and some snacks and really enjoy it!

Now i can't move for EN content and i still watch HoloJP clips and love the people who are translating older clips and events like the people subbing Pekora's Metal Gear Solid series, the Winter Mario Kart event, the Summer Sports Fest etc.

The lack of sleep was a meme before the scene exploded, now it's ridiculous. I'm loving it tho.
Yeah... time would be a huge issue to follow them. Videogame alone is time-consuming enough haha.

I may check out the council tomorrow. Looks pretty fun.
 

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I have PRISMLand Grand Opening at 3am, Holoserver Portal Building relay starting at 8am then The Council debut starting at 6pm... until like 01:30 sunday! Then i sleep so i can be up for AZKi's 3D Live!

It's also Le Mans 24 Hours starting 1pm tomorrow too so i'll have that on in the background as well. Probably.
What a weekend!

Luckily i have next week off work so i can catch up with my sleep pretty easily.
 
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Ha, love it, it's bedlam. Good to see Mio letting go and flexing her crazy side. See kids, Mio-Mama can still let rip with her wild side when she wants to!

Speaking of craziness, Gura has just said she's fired up her Video Editing software after a long while away and is feeling fired up and creative but she asked Manager-san about what's acceptable or not so she doesn't go too far. Whooo, can't wait to see what a fired up, creative and cheeky Gura has in store for us!
 

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Pikamee going to do a Karaoke to celebrate 500k subs in an hour. She had a busy week so she missed the countdown, good to see she's able to stream and hope she got most of the things out of the way.

 
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The Council debuts are on hold ... for now. New dates to be announced.
I hope everyone is okay and it's just the HoloEN Tech Curse striking again!

 
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The holoserver EN Portal build Relay was nice and chill. Haachama is fast as lightning at Minecraft building and Kanata is the MVP Tenshi Boss. She was swooping in on her Elytra to fend off Phantasms ( Watch Haachama's build stream for a giggle ), bring building supplies, torches and water. Kanata had an almost uncanny ability to be there just when people needed her, Protective Premonition Tenshi earned mad respect from her crew today.


Haachama was Kiara's 14th Holotalk guest earlier today.

 
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Watame spoiling us with all these OG songs recently!


Some recent karaoke tracks i was listening to, i was going to post the clipped tracks but have put time-stamped links to the OG streams.

I love it Mio when Mio covers this song... Pretender


Genesis of Aquarion ( One of AZKi's favorite songs too )

LION!!


Okayu - Flos


...and of course, God Dog Korone covering Secret Base
 
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Good to know it was just a technical glitch but my sleep is going to be shot to hell on my "sleep" day, lol.
I'm just glad i have tomorrow off work so it's no big deal. I have Reddit Review, AZKi's 3D Live which looks amazing but i missed it, Kiara's Gartic Phone collab in 40 minutes, then The Council, then Pina's "Pina Party" Variety Show with Luto, Rita and Aoi.

I'm sleeping all day tomorrow i can see it now! lol.

edit: Once they all warmed up, this gartic phone collab was comedy gold. I want more multi-collabs and it's great to see Subaru in more collabs recently.
Oh, it was a Reine collab!? Thanks, Reine!


AZKi announced her 8th Live event but unfortunately the plans to actually have it at a venue were reconsidered and it will be streaming only.
Outline of 《AZKi 8th LiVE "Rewind & Reunion

Name of the performance
AZKi 8th LiVE "Rewind & Reunion
Organized and planned by: Inonaka Music / Cover Inc. / hololive production

Summary】
We will move the hands of the clock that stopped that day forward once again.
In our own way, in our own way.

The sorrow of the world won't stop, but that's why we have to move forward.
This is the first step of a new frontier, and this time I will lead you.

Let's go, pioneers.

Performers
AZKi
Opening Act : HACHI

Date & Time
September 12, 2021 (Sunday)
Doors open 16:30 / Concert begins 17:00
The event will be broadcast only.

Event Hashtag
#ReReAZ

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
I really need to find someone in Japan so i can buy AZKi/Holo Merch and have it posted to me.
I'm going to have to look at the two relay services that AZKi's official store suggest. Hopefully they're simple to use.
I really want a F*ck Frog, and the new Pioneers T-Shirt and Hoody she's just released.

 
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Watching the debuts and i'm gonna say that Tsukumo Sana is an Aussie. I like her already. Seems fun. DEFO an Aussie! ( "Shut the bloody hell up, mate!" )
(Might be obvious to others but i haven't really been looking at their twitter.)
She plays Kusoge! Niiiice. Can't beat Korone's Kusoge streams so i look forward to some that i can understand!
KUSO Monday will be dedicated to Kusoge, she told people who can't handle it to avoid mondays, lol.
If you don't like what i do then find somewhere else to be, good for her.
Ollie is already swooning, doubly so since Sana mentioned Ollie. lol.
Oh, yeah - Sana is NASA, DOH! That's why she Universe/Space and having Astronomy and Astrology streams too.
She wants to make Yatagarasu in 3D, sweet, i love Corvids.

Yatagarasu - Yokai
Awww, it's not a 3 legged crow, sad face time.



just realised i may not do this for the others as i'm gonna be playing MC and watching these in the background, lol.
 
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Kuso Monday could be interesting. Her stream times are pretty terrible for EU though (as is to be expected judging by her accent).
 

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Rhythm Games too so hopefully we get rhythm game collabs with Gura. That could be intense.
Sim games too, get ready for some comfy streams. Just no more Finana taking 23 minutes to park a truck comfy tho.

From the sounds of Mumei's OG MV preview i'd love it if she hooked up with Virtuarish in the future!
Virtuarish is a Japanese VTuber folk Musician with a passion for celtic folk... and punk. they've been featured in AZKi's Non-Stop Music weekends and a couple of other events. They're great and they have instructional and educational video on their channel too. Damn, do they love their Folk Punk tho.
e.g.

The Dubliners - Bugger Off!


... and a collab with 93Poetry


Hakos Baelz (Khaos Blaze) next, i used to keep Rats so she's automatically in my good books but chat are going to run "Kill Chaos" meme into the ground aren't they? Well, here we go...

ooooh, chiptune music and 16 bit gfx loading screen. Like it.
Ollie vibes, cool!
Actually speaks Japanese too.
Oh, god! hololive have a Seagull. She's aussie too i think, sounds like Luto, lol.
Apparently she's a kiwi, that was my first thought but i wasn't totally convinced. lol.
ahh, bells halos.
 
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Good debuts, i got a good idea of what they're like but of course things will change as they lean into their characters less and less and find what works and doesn't for them. I'm interested to see where they'll be in a few months.

I didn't realise they'd have a chat collab so soon and it clashes with Pina's Quiz Show so i might have to catch The Council vod tomorrow. Gotta show u with the PenPals like i'd planned. lol.

The Council Post Debut Collab
 
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Downunder.
I've only seen Sana's debut so far. It's quite possible she's an Aussie because most of us are night owls and her debut stream was at 4am local time. :flare_lmao:
 

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Sana is defo aussie, bae is a kiwi and the others are American i'd say. ( not sure if mumei has a bit of british in there though, hmmmm )
Need to listen more or let twitter find out for me.
Dammit, people saying Sana and Baelz are both Kiwis? I'm not sure now, lol.
 
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Manager or another member or both? ooooh, mysterious.
Twitter bio says "Hololive Production" and the account is older so i'm going to say they're The Council manager and they've decided to give them a character too. We'll find out soon i'm sure.
 

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I don't remember who mentioned it, but some Holo talent managers already have their own live2d setup. So I think it would be nice to see more interactions with Mane-chans~ :flare_mogu:
 

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I mean, there's A-Chan and when ENMa turned up i think Gura or Kiara mentioned that there are Live2D rigs for staff to use if necessary but they haven't done it yet. This seems like a special account though. Maybe someone more involved, people saying the acct was mod on bae's stream and maybe Producer on IRyS songs? If so it's someone heavily involved in HoloEN branch. Talent, Manager, Producer, Boss??

Whoever it is, they're obviously having some fun working them into the lore/meta. Good to see.


Fubuki already spoken to Hakos it seems. lol
 
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A highlight clip from karASHi's Maripa collab.




And an animated clip from the Shiraken collab a few weeks ago (no EN-sub unfortunately).


 

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That whole collab was hilarious. What the clip didn't show us is that Polka also did her share of burning elsewhere in the mansion~ :flare_lmao:
 
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Looks like A-Chan confirmed that Omega is a manager, producer, director in HoloEN with a tweet earlier.


edit:
An Omega Clip...


...and some Council songs.


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God, i love Tenchou's Mario Kart streams they're just so comfy and she's talking about HoloEN things and then FUCKYOU, YOU FUCKING FUCK, what was i saying? Oh yeah and just carries on with the conversation YOU ASSHOLE EAT SHIT!
 
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Pre-Orders for Bloom blurays go up tomorrow so Hololive have released this MV featureing screenshots from fans.


... and a new HACHI release to prepare you all for the Hachi appearance on AZKi's 8th Live event.
 
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The TTRPG stream was scuffed and everything went wrong.. Then it turned into a really entertaining chatting stream.and 2 hilarious rounds of Gartic Phone. Unironically one of my favourite Myth collabs, and it made me wish they'd do more streams where they just chatted. I ended up laughing so hard.



And there's no stopping the Hololive train. Indonesia now starting Gen 3 auditions,

 
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Yeah, the TTRPG stream went full-on tete at the end, bless 'em. It was freaking hilarious too and i can't wait for the rescheduled TTRPG stream.
Fauna's Spore stream was good fun and it's good to see someone tackling these sorts of games. I look forward to more in the future.

Pikamee finished Half-Life 2 and was completely confused when the ending came on, lol. People then had to explain Episode 1 & 2 to her and they avoided the minefield that is Episode 3 and Half-Life 3. She seemed to enjoy it though.

Selen and Petra's Don't Starve stream was hilarious. Selen and Funana's Metal Slug stream was hilarious especially finana singing Blackout and Diamond City Lights while Selen had an "Idol break".

Pina's "Knitsudan" just chatting and knitting stream was amazing, a real roller-coaster of planetary ecosphere dread, tragic lore, bullying with superchats, PenPals ( chat ) making dark lore about fighting for the Scarf and self-sacrifice in the Bioreactor, pulling it back to be happy again and just generally breaking Pina by making her laugh which is always a good time. Bless her.

In addition, PRISM Project must be doing okay or have something going on because they have announced auditions for Gen 4! Though Luto is miffed that there doesn't seem to be any big booba Cow Girls in the silhouettes hown so far.

Also, i think VOMS may be close to revealing the new member... can't wait!