Hololive has been a girls’ club for a long time. But Cover is now looking for guys to join! On December 28, 2021, Cover started their search for new VTuber talent. And now, Hololive auditions are open for those who want to take on the role of male characters.
It is likely that this Hololive casting call is a response to Nijisanji En’s popular fourth and fifth wave. With VTubers like demon Vox Akuma gaining 200,000 YouTube subscribers in just one month and novelist Ike Eveland gaining over 100,000 views weekly, the success of male VTubers speaks for itself.
What should those itching to join Hololive’s next wave do? Go to Hololive’s English website. There you will find a list of guidelines and a form to submit your application. If chosen, Cover will contact you within a month for an interview. Those lucky enough to make it through the selection process will make their male VTuber debut.
What do I need to be a male Hololive VTuber?
First and foremost, it is important to distinguish that only the character needs to be male. Voice talent of any gender can apply as long as they are comfortable as a male persona. The only personal stipulation is that artists must be over 18 years old.
The main requirement is the ability to produce content. Talent is at least responsible for delivering content for one year, three times a week. The content itself is up to the creator, but game, song, and art streams have proven popular with previous Hololive streamers.
Those selected by Cover will also receive a full-featured Live2D model and an iPhone for content creation. Both are free, but part of a contract with Cover. After the unfortunate allegations regarding the termination of Uruha Rushia, one should consider any signed agreements.
How do I arrange a Hololive audition?
go off of Hololive Production’s VTuber Application Form, applicants must create a 5-minute introductory video. The video—which can be audio only if desired—must be uploaded to YouTube unlisted. Any additional character backstory should be mentioned in the video description. While one can use their own VTube model for demonstration purposes, Cover will provide selected talent with an in-house model for an official debut.
Having a YouTube or Twitch channel that showcases one’s talents as a content creator is a great way to get noticed. Other social media, such as an active Twitter account, are also useful for measuring a creator’s ability to grow and retain followers.
That said, the application process is not limited to those with a large following. Having the skills to entertain an audience and the drive to produce content on a consistent basis is most important of all. Whether it’s game commentary, playing music, drawing, or something really unique, having the charisma to keep viewers entertained for hours speaks more than the number of followers.