Beefiness not mandatory
Fist of the North Star has jumped into the ring as the next anime to sport a VTuber. Their choice of public face? The big, beefy Heart.
The character will be appearing as a virtual YouTube host in a project co-created by game and 3D animation studio Donuts. All that's left is finding the right person to supply the voice and movements of the character.
Auditions are underway to find Heart's body double. Men ages 16 and up are eligible, regardless of body type (they'll only be providing motion capture and won't be seen onscreen). Potential actors must also be able to be in Tokyo for at least a week for filming. In return, Donuts promises that you will not have to share a stage with Kenshiro.
Auditions close September 17, after which point we'll eventually see who gets the role, and how well he recreates the character.
Source: Anime! Anime!
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available from Obverse Books.