Virtual YouTubers are raking in big bucks

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Emma Fyffe from VENN joined 5 Live to talk about the latest in video game and pop culture news.

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There’s a fascinating and fast growing trend online of “virtual YouTubers” aka VTubers. These folks broadcast video games, interact with fans, and bring in thousands of dollars, but they’re entirely digital.Typically drawn in the Japanese anime style, the characters are voiced and controlled by actors and live stream for hours chatting with fans, and racking up donations.

This segment aired on 5 Live on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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