Hiseki Erio is the most popular virtual idol on Bilibili. Unlike Vocaloids, virtual idols have real people behind the virtual faces – and they are taking over China. Photo: Bilibili
Hiseki Erio is the most popular virtual idol on Bilibili. Unlike Vocaloids, virtual idols have real people behind the virtual faces – and they are taking over China. Photo: Bilibili

China’s virtual idols with digital avatars and human voices: meet the live-stream kings and queens of Bilibili

  • China is seeing a rise in popularity of virtual idols – real people who live-stream behind an animated face
  • Bilibili plans to stage a concert of virtual idols in Shanghai on December 19. The event will feature 16 Chinese and 14 Japanese virtual entertainers

Hiseki Erio is the most popular virtual idol on Bilibili. Unlike Vocaloids, virtual idols have real people behind the virtual faces – and they are taking over China. Photo: Bilibili
Hiseki Erio is the most popular virtual idol on Bilibili. Unlike Vocaloids, virtual idols have real people behind the virtual faces – and they are taking over China. Photo: Bilibili
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