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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Virtual YouTubers, they’re essentially YouTubers that take on the form of a digital character. They’ve become very popular over this past year, so much so that they’ve gained an audience worldwide.
In this Q&A, we’ll be talking to one of the members of NIJISANJI EN, an English focused section of NIJISANJI. NIJISANJI is one of the largest VTuber groups there is currently. NIJISANJI does a better job explaining exactly what they do, so please enjoy this explanation taken from their site.
“NIJISANJI project is a VTuber group featuring a variety of talented influencers who create exciting content. The objective of this project is to accelerate the beginning of the next generation of entertainment through various activities and services such as events, goods and digital content, original music, etc. Currently, over a hundred VTubers are active, regularly creating unique content on various video streaming platforms, such as YouTube.”
Now that introductions are out of the way, we can move onto the real reason we’re here. Today we’ll be going through some answers to questions given to NIJISANJI EN’s Elira Pendora. Elira Pendora is a fairly new VTuber who debuted May 2021. Elira Pendora is one of the members of LazuLight, the brand new NIJISANJI EN group which also debuted last month.
Questions and Answers
We wanted to ask each individual member some questions, and find out more about them. This Q&A will focus specifically on Elira Pendora, but if you’d like to read the full Q&A with all three members of LazuLight, you can find it here. A huge thank you to the NIJISANJI team for giving us the opportunity to do so and send some questions across. Please enjoy the answers we got from Elira Pendora below.
Question: What made you want to become a member of NIJISANJI EN and LazuLight?
I’ve been a fan of NIJISANJI and was always interested in becoming a VTuber myself! NIJISANJI first drew me in with the large variety of streamers from all over the world and how it felt like a huge international family, but hooked me with the hilarious and hours of entertaining content all their talents provide. LazuLight was the name the 3 of us decided on after meeting and discussing multiple different suggestions!
Question: What excites you the most about being a member of LazuLight?
I’ve most excited about the road ahead of us! Being a part of LazuLight means a lot of things, but most importantly for me it means I got to meet and start a brand new journey with Pomu and Finana. Standing at the starting line alone is terrifying, but when you have people to stand with and rely on it makes the trip 10x more fun!
Question: What do you bring to NIJISANJI that helps you stand out?
What makes me stand out in NIJISANJI? PIKL of course! And my hair.
Question: What is your favourite video game or video game franchise?
My favourite video game franchise is Professor Layton! It’s been a long time favourite of mine that I’ve enjoyed playing over the last who knows how many years. I love puzzle solving and using my brain to uncover the tricks and mysteries within a story.
Question: If you had to live in a video game world, which one would you choose?
If I had to live in a video game world I would love to live in the Animal Crossing universe! Animal Crossing has also been another favourite of mine from the relaxed lifestyle and cute animal villagers you get to interact with. I think it would be interesting digging up the ground and finding whole parts of dinosaurs on every inch of the island LOL.
Question: What games do you look forward to playing on stream?
I’m looking most forward to playing more FPS games! APEX Legends in particular is a game I have always been interested in but haven’t gotten much opportunity to play, but I’m looking to improve my aim and reaction time. I’m also a total beginner with RPG style games and I’d love to try a fan favourite on stream!
Question: Do you have any games you’d like to play with your audience?
There is a wide range of games I’d like to play with my audience, but one in particular is Among Us! I haven’t had a chance to play the new map much yet so I’d love to try out the new features and tasks with viewers and solve the mystery of who the imposter is together! Or maybe deceive them as well heh.
Question: Are there any other vtubers, either inside or outside of NIJISANJI, that you’d like to collaborate with?
I have no set list currently, but I’d love to collaborate with as many NIJISANJI members as possible! I’ve been watching so many of their streams for some time now and getting to chat and play games with them would be super fun! Of course there are many amazing VTubers outside of NIJISANJI as well that I hope to get to know and collaborate with as time goes by!
Question: What are your current goals with streaming?
Currently my main goal is to get used to streaming haha. It’s definitely a challenge at first especially at the beginning of streams, but as I find the rhythm of the stream and chat it gets easier and easier each time. Other than that, I want to help spread the name of NIJISANJI internationally to as many people as I can through my streams who still haven’t haven’t had the chance to see us!
Question: Do you have any advice for those that might want to get into streaming?
You can do it. Don’t doubt yourself even for a second. If streaming is something you’re interested in doing and want to do, I say go for it! You’ll never know until you try and if you never try…you’ll never truly know! Do your research and learn your programs, find streaming genres that make you most comfortable and think about the content creators you enjoy and why. Once you find your own rhythm and define what kind of streamer you want to be, I’m sure you’ll have loads of fun!
A huge thank you to Elira and to the NIJISANJI team for taking the time to talk with us and answer those questions. If you’d like to read more about LazuLight and their debut, you can check out our news piece here. We also posted the Q&As with Finana Ryugu and Pomu Rainpuff, so be sure to check them out here.
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