4V Inc has announced the debut of their first wave of VTubers, aptly named 4V Origins. They will be commencing their YouTube activities over the three consecutive days of July 16th -18th.
Each member is debuting on a separate day. Readers should also note that the times for said debuts vary quite a bit for each member. This is 4V Inc’s way of ensuring that people across an extensive range of timezones would be able to watch.
While these debuts will undoubtedly be interesting to watch, the thing that I enjoy seeing most is the interactions between VTubers. Fortunately, we have their very first collaboration stream taking place almost immediately on the final day of their debuts at 5 PM PDT (19th July, 12 AM GMT).
What Exactly is “4V”?
“4V Live is a US-based virtual entertainment company specializing in providing talents with a platform so that they can entertain, educate, or inspire with their artistic expression, primarily through live streaming as VTubers.”4v Inc
So the question is, what sets 4V Live and 4V Inc apart from the numerous already existing VTuber organisations. One thing that the company prides themselves on is their support for the VTubers themselves.
Whilst it is commonplace for the character and all of its related assets to be kept by the company upon a member leaving a VTuber group, 4V Live aims to destroy this shared knowledge and make the industry more accessible.
4V Inc has asserted that their main priority is “putting the interests of the content creators first. The “4V” in both the company and group names means “For Virtual content creators. We look forward to watching their journey through this endeavour.
Check out their website.
Meet the Members
Vivian has always been a troublemaker. Ever since Vivian was born, she was always causing havoc. You could find her destroying anything in sight and starting fights, and when she turned 17 years old, she was sent to juvenile rehab.
While in recovery, Vivian found a new passion. Instead of breaking enemies’ bones, she started to bake cakes. Sure, she would get into fights now and then but could now make decisions with a level head.
Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5 PM (PDT) / Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 12 AM (GMT)
Watch Vivian’s debut here.
Orion is a spirit guide, born from the yearning of humans for inner peace during their darkest moments. Outcast by humans that had grown afraid of her power, Orion has spent many years in isolation within the misty forest she calls home.
She has spent these years observing the development of civilisation and human behaviour from afar, especially with the help of the internet! She hopes that vtubing is the opportunity she’s been waiting for to reconnect with the very beings she exists to serve finally.
Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 2 PM (PDT) / 9 PM (GMT)
Watch Orion’s debut here
Angelina “Lina” Kumalo
A lionfish whose wish came true when a mysterious god turned her into a human. She was raised by an old married couple when she washed ashore on a tropical island as a young child. Since then, she has grown up and travelled around the world to land up in America!
Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 11 AM (PDT) / Monday 19th July, 2021 from 6 AM (GMT)
Watch Angelina’s debut here
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