Paryi and PariPuro

If you're a fan of Japanese subculture and Japanese illustration, or if your interest in Virtual Youtubers goes beyond the top stars like Kizuna AI, Luna Kaguya and Akari Mirai, then you may know the name Paryi.

In addition to creating original illustrations, Paryi パリイ is known for Project Paryi (or PariPuro ぱりぷろ), a Virtual Youtuber project and doujin circle which was launched in the summer of 2018. Although the project disbanded in December 2018 since Paryi decided to work alone, Paryi was responsible for designing over 15 Virtual Youtubers during that time.

The most popular of these are Mea Kagura (currently ranked 93rd), with nearly 92,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, and Ritsu Takatsuki (currently ranked 221st), who specializes in ASMR and has over 40,000 subscribers. (You can see the entire list here, if you're curious). Paryi has also contributed designs to other Vtuber groups such as Ars Almal for Nijisanji, the group which produces the currently 9th ranked Mito Tsukino.

In original illustrations, Paryi specializes in depicting cute girls, angels or devils in realistic or fantasy settings, dressed in everything from school uniforms, maid uniforms, nurse uniforms, Chinese dresses, swimsuits or Lolita fashion, and often sporting cat or fox ears.


Paryi Gallery

Now for the first time, Paryi will be showing off original works in a solo exhibit called "Paryi Gallary" (sic) at Shibuya OakCube in Tokyo.

Let's take a look at a few of the illustrations which will be on display:

Visitors to the exhibition can look forward to seeing Paryi's works reproduced in all their beautiful detail and color since they were created with a sophisticated specialized printer used to produce replicas of National treasures and Important Cultural Assets which cannot be displayed in public.

The printer will be at the gallery to create additional replicas on demand for purchase.

Finally, for those who are unable to visit in person, a selection of replicas will be available for sale online at Galleria. Reservations can be made between Sep. 7th and 22nd. (The artwork can only be delivered to a Japanese address, but you may be able to have it sent abroad if you use a forwarding service like Tenso)


Exhibition Details

  • Name: Paryi Gallary
  • Dates and Times: September 7th (Sat.) 12:00 to 20:00, September 8th (Sun.) 10:00 to 19:00
  • Admission: Free
  • Place: 渋谷OakCube (Shibuya OakCube)
  • Address (JP): 〒150-0047東京都渋谷区神山町12-3
  • Address (EN): 12-3 Kamiyamacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0047>
  • Access: 10 min. walk from Shibuya station

Paryi


By - Ben K.