VOMS Project VTuber Amano Pikamee has graduated after a final farewell stream last night.
For the uninitiated, a VTuber “graduation” effectively means a retirement of the actress (or at least character!) from the industry. The term is borrowed from idol culture which usually says their talents graduate when leaving the group.
Pikamee announced her graduation late earlier this month after she had taken a hiatus from livestreaming.
Pikamee debuted in 2019 and quickly grew her fanbase due to being fluent in both Japanese and English. It wasn’t until late 2020 that Hololive thought to reach the largely untapped English market, allowing Pikamee and other bilingual VTubers to dominate the scene.
Some fans speculate that her sudden graduation has to do with an equally sudden hiatus she took at the beginning of February. The hiatus began shortly after she announced that she would be playing Hogwarts Legacy on stream and was reportedly harassed over her decision.
Unfortunately all of Pikamee’s archived livestreams have been taken down; however it’s common practice for fans to download and mirror them elsewhere.