Creating Culture to Be Loved by All

We are continuing to build a platform to bring together unique and diverse content creators
with dazzling abilities while providing a stage for them to perform to the fullest.

We create brand-new experiences of the highest quality by utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

We bring about the best possible 2D entertainment loved by all, transcending age, gender, and

To bring all this to fruition, we continue to challenge the norm.



To not end as a one-hit-wonder.
To create a culture that lasts
through time.
To step out of our comfort zone and keep trying new ideas.


No job can be done alone.
We involve one another to create synergy.
Through that synergy, our team becomes more responsive,
and through that responsiveness,
we support one another


Our content creators are together
with us on a wonderful journey,
hand in hand.
We sympathize with and respect
one another as professionals.

Top Message

Fans, creators, investors, and companies.
Our goal is to work together with everyone involved in
COVER to promote 2D entertainment culture
originating in Japan.

As the origin of our name (Communication + Virtual = COVER) suggests, we established our company in June 2016 with the aim of bringing about a future where everyone can communicate through games, concerts, and other entertainment in online virtual spaces.

Ever since September 2017, when our first VTuber debuted, VTubers have become a household name, and our company, hololive production, has grown to have a global fanbase.

We are further promoting VTubers and other elements of Japan’s 2D entertainment to the rest of the world. In addition to our VTuber production, which have been our main content to date, we are also expanding our business into media mix, metaverse, and other diverse areas.

We believe that the Japanese content industry is one of our country’s most attractive features that can be shared with the rest of the world. Along with such appealing content, we are boldly investing in the future in accordance with our value of daring to take action. With a mid-to-long-term perspective in mind, we will continue to strategically develop a succession of businesses in our quest to create a culture that the world loves.

In this way, we aspire to increase the number of moments when people who love Japanese culture and the people of Japan can be proud of this culture.

Together with fans, creators, investors, companies, and everyone else involved in COVER, we will continue to push forward to enliven the 2D entertainment culture originating in Japan. We hope you will continue to follow us in our future endeavors.

Motoaki Tanigo
President and CEO



Motoaki Tanigo

After graduating from the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Motoaki Tanigo worked at Imagineer Co., Ltd. producing games in partnership with Sanrio Company, Ltd., and then oversaw a business operating official mobile sites in partnership with TV stations and publishing companies. After launching an e-commerce business at istyle Inc., operator of the cosmetics review site @cosme, and participating in the founding of the mobile advertising company Interspire Inc. (now UNITED, Inc.), he founded 30min. Inc. and developed an O2O business centered on 30min., Japan’s first GPS-enabled smartphone application, which was sold to IID, Inc.


Ikko Fukuda

After graduating from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Ikko Fukuda started his career at Sony Corporation in 2005, where he was in charge of designing systems for broadcasters. From 2008, he served as CTO at Agile Media Network Inc., where he was in charge of advertising systems for social media, campaign systems, etc. Since 2016, he has been in charge of developing VTuber streaming apps at COVER Corporation.

Outside directors

Kimiyuki Suda

Following his graduation from the School of Commerce at Waseda University, Kimiyuki Suda served as presidential secretary at Imagineer Co., Ltd.. He then had roles in business planning at the Softbank Group’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Broadmedia Corporations’ IPO, and in the launch of Yahoo! BB. He then oversaw the IPO and M&As at the online game company Aeria Inc., where he served as CFO. He currently works as an advisor to a number of startup companies.

Outside directors

Yoichi Wada

Yoichi Wada moved from Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. to SQUARE CO., LTD. in 2000. Following the establishment of SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD., he remained there until 2016, serving as CEO from 2001 to 2013. Since 2015 he has shifted gears to provide support for venture companies, concurrently serving as a director at multiple companies. He was the chairman of the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association and the Copyright Committee at Keidanren, and received the Medal with Blue Ribbon in 2016.

Company Overview※as of June 2023

Company Name

COVER Corporation


Tokyo Mita Garden Tower, 3-5-19, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0073 Japan


973 million yen


June 13 , 2016


Motoaki Tanigo


Ikko Fukuda, Kimiyuki Suda, Yoichi Wada, Shuhei Ueda



Business Area

VTuber production

Industry bodies
*In chronological order
  • Japan Online Game Association
  • Creator Economy Association
  • Music Publishers Association of Japan
  • Safter Internet Association


June 2016

COVER Corp. was established in Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, with capital of 19 million yen

February 2017

VR table tennis game "Ping Pong League" was released

September 2017

VTuber idol "Tokino Sora" began activities

December 2017

AR application "hololive" was released

June 2018

Female VTuber group "hololive" was established

June 2018

Head office was moved to Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

May 2019

Music label "INNK Music" was established

May 2019

Male VTuber group "HOLOSTARS" was established

July 2019

Head office was moved to Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

April 2020

Female VTuber group "hololive Indonesia" began activities in Indonesia

June 2020

Head office was moved to Kanda-Tacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

September 2020

Female VTuber group "hololive English" began activities in English-speaking countries

March 2021

Head office was moved to Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

June 2021

Media Mix project "hololive Alternative" was launched

September 2021

Official online shop "hololive production OFFICIAL SHOP" was launched

June 2022

Male VTuber group "HOLOSTARS English" began activities in English-speaking countries

November 2022

Beta version of the Metaverse service Holoearth’s permanent lobby was released