Virtual VTuber agency hololive announced today in a press release that their English pet shark Gawr Gura from the hololive English branch has swum past 4 million subs (2×2 million) on YouTube – of course, using floaties! – marking the first time in history that a VTuber has reached this milestone.
Gura with a hugely capital “A” reached the milestone during a WWE2K22 on June 16, which saw Gura pit the rest of HoloMyth against each other in the biggest Royal Rumble this side of the ocean. To celebrate 4 million chumbuddies, Gura sang her heart out in an unarchived karaoke stream.
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The big shark debuted with the rest of the first generation of hololive English girls in September 2020 and quickly swam up the ranks, passing the 1 million and 2 million milestones in a snap, then becoming the first VTuber to reach 3 million subs and the biggest of all-time, passing Kizuna AI (who is currently on an extended hiatus).
Source: Press Release
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.