On Sept. 18, 2020, the friendliest war ever conducted between Canadians and Americans commenced. And while not the most expensive war in total, the exuberance of its armaments left its primary target, a pink-haired digital goth girl, aghast.
YouTube has seen an increase of faceless creators, or users that make videos without showing what they look like. Being a faceless creator gives you a little more privacy on the internet, but there are some viewers that prefer to be able to see a person on-screen.
A few years ago, the concept of these virtual personalities—referred to as vtubers—would likely have seemed incredibly niche. In 2021, however, a bunch of characters have developed numerous followings, giving real YouTubers a run for their money. So who are these so-called vtubers?