More than 10 virtual singers from China and Japan, including Chinese virtual idol Luo Tianyi and Japanese virtual star Hatsune Miku shared the stage at the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena for a virtual reality concert on Friday.
Luo is one of the most popular virtual idols developed by the Yamaha Corporation in collaboration with Shanghai HENIAN Information Technology Co., Ltd. He attended the Hunan Satellite TV concert in 2016 and has also performed alongside the famous Peking Opera master Wang Peiyu and pianist Lang Lang.
Nearly 10,000 people attended the three-hour concert organized by Bilibili, a popular Chinese online video sharing platform. Bilibili manages the country ’ s largest virtual idols community. More than 6,000 VTubers ( virtual YouTubers ) are currently active on Bilibili, attracting nearly 6 million viewers during the first quarter of 2019.
The event, known as Bilibili Macro Link ( BML ) , featured the use of advanced technologies that allowed for interaction between the virtual singers and the audience. The concert also featured popular VTubers.