Japan’s Brave group sets up shop in US to develop VTubers for English-speaking markets

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Tokyo-based Brave group, a Japanese VTuber studio, announced that it has founded a US subsidiary to begin full-scale global operations. Their first initiative is V4Mirai, a VTuber production project focused on English-speaking markets, in which two VTubers (Abi Kadabura and Serina Maiko) will debut on June 11. Brave group US plans to use this as a springboard to expand their VTuber business globally.

The company was founded in 2017 by Japanese serial entrepreneur Keito Noguchi. The company runs the BlitzWing virtual music label and the V-Spo next-gen virtual eSports project in addition to producing other VTuber groups, IP businesses, platform business utilizing their own Brave metaverse engine, and the development of emerging areas such as eSports and Web3.

In January of 2023, Brave group raised 300 million yen (about $2.2 million) from the Japanese subsidiary of Animoca Brands, which brought their funding sum up to date to 3.04 billion yen ($21.9 million).

via PR Times    Summarized by ChatGPT