Anime ‘virtual YouTube hosts’ are a thing, and Gree’s using VR to make them venturebeat.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months ago in Science & Technology

If you haven’t heard of “virtual YouTubers” or VTubers, you’re not alone: the recent Japanese trend turns human actors into cartoony virtual characters for YouTube videos. Now Japanese gaming and media company Gree is leveraging VR hardware and IKinema software to recruit people who might become YouTube’s next big personalities.