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The west is 2000 and late with lil miquela while japan is livin in 2119 with Kizuna AI and KMNZ youtube.com/watch?v=nhFgmVDPNl youtube.com/watch?v=S8dmq5YIUo

I'm completely fascinated by AR influencers. Hatsune miku was like a precursor but going forward this could become a default/genre. What if there was a pixar that didn't make movies, but just characters with a never ending stream of AR content- apps, filters, MVs, merch, projected live performances, etc.

My mind is blown. They're called "VTubers" and there's a whole landscape. They have AR game streamers youtube.com/watch?v=zILKNh1ji5 and AR game streamers who are *the characters from the game playing the game* youtube.com/watch?v=wWEBd2SuFw and the Ibaraki prefectural government officially uses "Hiyori Ibara" as a VTuber ambassador for tourism youtube.com/watch?v=H5gkykqj1V - and Kizuna AI does official campaigns for SoftBank and the Japan National Tourism Organization

omfg there's a twitch for VTubers and the parent company is the one who produces KMNZ videos le.wrightflyer.net/reality/

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