When you hear “virtual live concert”, you might associate the phrase with Vtubers. However, virtual live concerts are not only restricted to Vtubers anymore! These days, non-virtual singers have started to hold their own live concerts in the virtual space too.

fripSide is one of great singers to start their first virtual live using their 3D model avatars. The exciting event is called “fripSide VIRTUAL LIVE 2022 in VARK” and it will be held at 7:00 pm (JST) on January 8th, 2022!

It sounds so exciting, but how do the popular duo become 3D models?

Amazing 3D avatar technology by VARK Inc.

In the “fripSide VIRTUAL LIVE 2022 in VARK”, fripSide’s 3D avatars will perform in a virtual world! This great live will be realized with the amazing technologies of VARK Inc., which, as some of our readers may recall, also hosted virtual singer YuNi's VR concerts.

Below is a demo to get an understanding of their capabilities. It’s not a fripSide video, however, you can see how many popular Vtubers both from Nijisanji and Hololive are singing and dancing with their technologies!

It’s pretty great, right?

How to watch the virtual live

A non-VR version of the live concert will also be streamed on the iOS/Android VARK app and on LINE LIVE-VIEWING, so you can still enjoy the concert without a VR headset. However, you need to have a LINE account to buy your ticket and watch the event on LINE LIVE-VIEWING. Tickets are on sale on the platform. Check details at here.

If you own an Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, or PlayStation VR, you can enjoy the full benefits of a VR experience. It will feel as though you were close enough to touch them. Tickets are on sale in the VARK app.

This is the first virtual live of fripSide! Don’t miss out on their first foray into the virtual world!

About fripSide

fripSide is a popular duo by八木沼悟志Satoshi Yaginuma and 南條愛乃 Yoshino Nanjō.

They have released tons of popular anime songs, however, “only my railgun” which was an opening song for とある科学の超電磁砲 Toaru Kagaku no Rērugan (A Certain Scientific Railgun) was a smash hit and the trigger that made fripSide an industry name.

Yaginuma is a producer and composer. He has created many great songs for popular anime and video games, in addition to his activities with fripSide.

Nanjo is the vocalist in fripSide, but she is also famous as a voice actress. One of the most famous anime characters she has played is 月読 調 Shirabe Tsukuyomi in戦姫絶唱シンフォギア Senki Zesshō Shinfogia (Symphogear). Sadly, fripSide announced in October that Nanjō will be graduating from the group next year.

About VARK

VARK is a cutting-edge application developed by VARK Inc. The app enables you to experience wonderful live concerts by virtual artists. With this app, you will feel as if the virtual world and the real world have become seamless. Physically, you’re not in the virtual live concert venue, but you will feel as if you were there, and your favorite virtual artists were in front of you!


By - Mochijapa.