A statement was published on the official Twitter account of the Virtual YouTuber agency Hololive Production informing about the final departure of Virtual YouTuber Mano Aloe.
The statement stated the following:
Thank you for your continued support of the Hololive Production project. We are sorry to announce that due to personal reasons, 5th generation member of Virtual YouTubers, Mano Aloe, will be graduating from Hololive starting Monday, August 31, 2020. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and we would like to clearly state the reasons that prompted this decision. Mano Aloe debuted as part of Hololive's fifth generation Virtual YouTubers on August 15, 2020. However, after signing his contract with Cover Corp., and prior to his official debut, Mano Aloe did a live broadcast to through the TwitCasting platform, where he used his Live2D model without authorization. The recording of this broadcast was not deleted afterwards, and it was kept open to the general public. As a result, her model and the nature of her voice were revealed earlier than planned, Cover Corp. considered this a violation of the confidentiality contract, and suspended Virtual YouTuber Mano Aloe for two weeks, initiating this sanction on August 17, 2020 However, after several meetings, Mano Aloe decided that she was not physically or mentally ready to continue with her activities. In accordance with her wishes, we have decided that the best course of action is to graduate her from the group, wishing her the best in her future endeavors. We would like to thank all the fans and stakeholders who fervently supported Mano Aloe despite her short stint in this agency. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we hope to continue counting on your support for both us and our Virtual YouTubers.
On the other hand, Cover Corp was founded in 2016, and the Hololive Production project was established in 2017. Nearly 50 Virtual YouTubers are currently affiliated with this project, according to the company's website, and the combined number of subscribers on YouTube. around 4.4 million, and 4 million in Bilibili.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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