As reported last December, the internationally famous virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI will take an indefinite hiatus as of February 26, 2022, in order to update her activities for the purpose of further growth. Her last concert before hiatus, entitled "Kizuna AI The Last Live 'hello, world 2022'," is set to be streamed online worldwide for free on the day. Its streaming platform will be announced later.
A crowdfunding campaign for the cost of the online concert and its Blu-ray release started at 20:00 on January 26 (JST) and immediately reached its goal of 3,000,000 yen (26,173 USD) in only three minutes. As of this writing, the amount has reached 13,432,249 yen (117,145 USD) from 539 supporters, a huge 447 percent of its goal. The names of those who support this campaign by 11:59 p.m. on February 13 (JST) will be credited in the ending roll of the concert. And the Blu-ray will start shipping in the early May of 2022. The crowdfunding campaign will continue until March 6.
Kizuna AI wrote on Twitter, "!Achieved in 3 minutes…!?!!?!! Thank you( ´:ω:` ). Since you've given me so much support, we're discussing what we can do to make it more wonderful! Look forward to it! For February! For the LIVE! And beyond! I'll do my best to prepare!"
ありがとう( ´:ω:` )
Kizuna AI's message before the crowdfunding campaign began:
Source: press release, Ubgoe
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