“hololive English 1st Concert -Connect the World-“ Receives Runner-Up Award in the Project Category for CJPF Awards 2024

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(Mr. Takeshi Natsuno, co-chairman of Cool Japan Public-Private Partnership Platform, Specially Invited Professor and Director of Cyber Informatics Research Institute Kindai University (left), with Motoaki Tanigo, CEO of COVER Corporation (right))

COVER Corporation (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Motoaki Tanigo) announced that “hololive English 1st Concert -Connect the World-“ received Runner-Up Award in the Project Category for CJPF (Cool Japan Public-Private Partnership Platform) Awards 2024 (hosted by Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office of Japan). 

The "CJPF Awards 2024" is an initiative organized by the "Cool Japan Public-Private Partnership Platform" (Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office of Japan). It aims to select and commend initiatives deemed suitable for the "Cool Japan Strategy" from a wide range of videos and projects that promote Japan's attractiveness overseas, and helps facilitate inbound expansion, with selections made by a judging committee.

hololive production’s first-ever full-scale live event "hololive English 1st Concert -Connect the World-" by hololive English has been recognized as a project that conveys the charm and appeal of Japanese culture to overseas audiences, receiving the Runner-Up Award in the Project Category. 

hololive English debuted in September 2020 as hololive production's first VTuber group targeting the English-speaking audience. The group includes popular members like Gawr Gura, who holds the world's highest number of YouTube channel subscribers* among VTubers, and Mori Calliope, who made her major debut under Universal Music. In July 2023, the third unit of the hololive English group, "hololive English -Advent-", made its debut, bringing the total to 15 members. Members of hololive English continue to engage in activities for English-speaking audiences.

In 2023, in addition to collaborating and partnering with international companies, hololive production participated in 26 overseas events (from April 2023 to December 2023). Furthermore, we held our first-ever live event “hololive English 1st Concert -Connect the World-“  in North America, which was a significant milestone for the group. In August 2023,  Gawr Gura was honored at the Streamy Awards, the largest content-creator focused award show in North America, as the VTuber of the Year. These activities have helped expand our global recognition, particularly in English-speaking regions. COVER Corporation and hololive production will continue and promote such endeavors.

"Congratulations on the Runner-Up Award. In recent years, Japan has often been perceived as being behind in terms of innovation, however, in the field of virtual performance, Japan boasts its unique technology and content with VTubers, garnering wide attention from around the world. With predictions indicating a 35% growth in the global VTuber market, events like COVER Corporation's sold-out debut overseas performance in Los Angeles serve as an excellent example. We look forward to more events taking place abroad in the future!" commented Lauren Rose Kocher, CJPF judge and CEO of Vegas PR Group.

“We are humbled and would like to express gratitude for the Runner-Up Award at the Cool Japan Platform Awards 2024. VTubers, a medium originating from Japan, have gained popularity not only domestically but also internationally. The demand for VTuber content is increasing year by year, and we are committed to creating content loved by fans both in Japan and abroad, contributing to the continuous development of the VTuber industry, and striving to make it one of Japan's representative cultures," commented Motoaki Tanigo, CEO of COVER Corporation.

*Resource: User Local (As of February 26, 2024)

hololive English 1st Concert -Connect the World- Supported by Bushiroad Overview

Date / Time
Sunday, July 2nd, 2023 (USA Pacific Daylight Time)
Open: 18:00 / Streaming Site Open: 18:00 / Event Start: 19:00
Monday, July 3rd, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)
Event Streaming Site Open: 10:00 / Event Start: 11:00

YouTube Theater (Los Angeles, California)

Talent Lineup
Mori Calliope / Takanashi Kiara / Ninomae Ina'nis / Gawr Gura / Watson Amelia / IRyS / Ceres Fauna / Ouro Kronii / Nanashi Mumei / Hakos Baelz

Tokino Sora / Hoshimachi Suisei / Houshou Marine
Ayunda Risu / Moona Hoshinova / Pavolia Reine

Presented By
COVER Corporation / hololive production / hololive English

Official Premium Sponsor: Bushiroad 
Official Sponsor: Good Smile Company / OMOCAT / HYTE

For more information on the CJPF Awards, please visit https://cjpf.jp/en/.  

For more information on hololive English 1st Concert -Connect the World- Supported by Bushiroad, please visit https://connecttheworld.hololivepro.com/.  

About CJPF 

With the declaration of the Cool Japan Strategy Public-Private Collaboration Initiative by the Cool Japan Strategy Promotion Council, the Cool Japan Public-Private Partnership Platform (CJPF) was founded in December 2015 with the goals of deepening the Cool Japan strategy and strengthening partnerships between the public and private sectors, and across industries, in relevant fields. Since then, numerous seminars and networking events have been held to facilitate public-private and cross-industry partnerships and create new business opportunities.

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