The World's Oldest VTuber Debuts! Auditions for new members of the "Meta Grandma" project begin!
Late-aged virtual idol group proves that "it's never too late to take on a challenge, no matter how old you are!"
OTAGROUP Inc. (Head office: Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture; President: Ryuji Shimonishi) announces the debut of Hiroko, the world's oldest VTuber (*according to our own research), and the auditions for new members (1st term of Meta Grandma Project) as the 0th generation of "Meta Grandma" project. We are pleased to announce that we will hold auditions to recruit new members (first term members of the Meta Grandma Project).
- What is the "Meta Grandma" Project?
The "Meta Grandma" Project is a project to foster unique grandmothers who have a surplus of energy into becoming popular idols in the world of the Metaverse.
・Must be 75 years old or older.
・Female applicants must reside in Japan.
*People diagnosed with dementia are not eligible to apply.
・Those who can sing well.
・Those who have a special talent that shines through.
・Those who have family members who can support the activities.
・Those who can support the activity with their family members.
※You don’t need to have a VR headset or special equipment for this. It is just a simple task like recording grandma’s voice by smartphone.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
How to apply
You, your family or friends are requested to apply using the application form in the URL below. Please talk to your grandmother when you go back to your parents' home.
This project is being planned and promoted under the theme of "EverWonder" by the 5th year students of Mirai-Juku, a school for learning the qualities of creative producers conducted by the Watanabe Memorial Foundation.
The Watanabe Memorial Foundation for Inclusion
The Watanabe Memorial Nurturing Foundation is a non-profit organization established in September 2017 by its president, Mayumi Watanabe (President of TopCoat Inc. / President of Watanabe Productions Inc.), for the purpose of encouragement and nurturing projects.
In order to respond to new values and social changes born with the Corona disaster and to create the future of the performing arts, the organization provides incentives and fostering projects for creative producer, and conducts study groups to consider the future of the performing arts.
Mirai Juku, an incentive and training program launched in 2018, currently has 20 graduates, and the fifth term of Mirai Juku began in May 2022.
Lighting the fuse of the heart that has stopped - from reaction to action
EverWonder is a project of the Watanabe Memorial Foundation that aims to create the following kind of society (world).
・A society in which each individual can feel a sense of affirmation.
・A society where people can challenge the possibility of realizing their dreams.
・A society where people can challenge their own potential to realize their dreams.
(From the EverWonder Conceptual Society)
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