What is a V-Tuber?
A virtual YouTuber (Japanese: バーチャルユーチューバー, Hepburn: bācharu yūchūbā) or
VTuber (ブイチューバー, buichūbā) is an online entertainer who uses a virtual avatar
generated using computer graphics and motion capture software or technology.
A digital trend that originated in Japan in the mid-2010s, a majority of VTubers are
Japanese-speaking YouTubers or live streamers who use anime-inspired avatar designs.
By 2020, there were more than 10,000 active VTubers.
Despite their name, virtual YouTubers are not exclusive to Youtube but are also on
platform like Niconico, Twitch and bilibili.