Everyone’s favorite virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai is getting her own TV variety show!
The popular character has 1.4 million Youtube subscribers thanks to her entertaining Let’s Play videos and sarcastic humor. Ai’s success has kickstarted a trend of virtual Youtubers within the Japanese community.
Ai’s variety show will be titled Kizuna Ai no BEAT Scramble and it will premiere on April 6 on BSNii Tele. The show will feature Ai introducing the latest trends in music, gaming, anime, and online culture.
A show’s producer spoke to Animate Times and said that they were impressed in Ai’s talent. Originally, they were going to produce a web show, but opted out of it due to limitations, such as locking it behind a paywall.
Kizuna Ai no BEAT Scramble will be the first TV variety show to have a virtual host. Since the series won’t be live, there are no worries about a glitch revealing Ai’s true identity, like what happened to NoraCat.