I checked my channel the day after posting the horror game playthrough and realized I had reached over 2000 subscribers.
“To think I’d gain subscribers so quickly…”
I thought I’d slowly reach 1000 subscribers and monetize my channel, but this is even better.
The monetization requirements on Yotube are:
At least 1000 subscribers, and…
A total of 5000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months.
I’ve surpassed the 1000 subscribers mark, and I think I’m hitting the 5000-hour mark.
Oddly enough, the R* playthrough video already has 10,000 views, so I’m getting close to my goal.
My cooking and introduction videos have as many views as the horror game playthrough, so I might be able to get approved for monetization if I apply.
If I recall, only people over 18 could monetize their channels in the past. But after incidents of parents pocketing their children’s Yotube earnings, they lowered the age requirement to 16.
16 is the age when Japanese kids finish middle school and start working part-time jobs, so it makes sense.
Anywhere below that age, you would have to upload your content using your parents’ or guardians’ account.
Thus, I decided to apply for monetization.
I heard it doesn’t take long nowadays. Getting approved can take as little as three days or up to a week.
It’s better to apply sooner than later too, so I did the necessary preparations.
When Wednesday came, I changed my scheduled stream to a celebratory one for crossing 2000 subscribers, then I went live.
[Good evening, everyone! Yuka Shirahime’s here!]
ive been waiting
aah, that felt so long
This is practically my will to live now
Yuru Kakizaki: Good evening; I’ve been waiting.
Fuwari Ukigumo: Good eveee
huh? fuwa-chan’s here?!
that spooked the living daylights outta me
She must be the real deal since you can’t commit identity fraud on Yotube
Yuru Kakizaki: Hmm…
is mama yuru sulking?
Fuwari Ukigumo: Feel free to call me Fuwa-chan or Fuwari-oneechan. Either is fineee~
I sense the appearance of a rival
sheesh my heart cant take this
[Um, Fuwari-oneechan, is that right?]
that spooked the living daylights outta me
isnt it too early for her to die
aliven’t on the spot, lol
she couldn’t resist the tee-tee power
Yuru Kakizaki: It’s understandable since this is her first time being called onee-chan. It happened to me too.
fuwa-chan is fuwa-chan, but so is mama yuru
[Fuwari-oneechan, come back!]
Fuwari Ukigumo: I’m back.
where did the extra letters go lol
theyre gone lol
Yuru Kakizaki: Well, someone’s character is falling apart.
youre one to talk, mama yuru lololol
Where’d your cool façade go, mama yuru?
it’s nowhere to be found
[Um, so I think you all noticed, but my channel has crossed 2000 subscribers! Thank you so much for all the support♪]
wow, that was fast
It’s quite impressive for an indie, too
with that cute model and voice, it’s only natural
I’m one of those who got drawn in by your cooking videos
i wanna eat your cooking
Yuru Kakizaki: Me too.
Fuwari Ukigumo: Me three.
dont just come to an agreement all of a sudden XD
Im cracking up at this sudden sync
[Cooking… Oh, come to think of it, I’m going to meet Mama Yuru in real life. Do you also happen to live near me, Fuwari-oneechan?]
Yuru Kakizaki: I’m willing to provide the location, ingredients, and rewards.
Fuwari Ukigumo: Thinking we live close to each other is making me suddenly love my hometown moreee
fuwa-chan is so self-interested it’s hilarious
wait, is it true that fuwa-chan and yuka-chan live close to each other?
if only they could do an offline collab…
It might be tough with corporate talents, huh?
Fuwari Ukigumo: Ohh, I actually got permission for that alreadyyy
Yuru Kakizaki: Huh?!
imananji does things differently huh
Did she even bother to ask for yuka-chan’s permission xD
now that you mention it, fuwa-chan took the lead herself lol
Mama Yuru has no choice but to join in 👀
[Huh? Me and Fuwari-oneechan? An offline collab…? No no no, I would only bother you!]
Fuwari Ukigumo: It’s not a botherrrrr, it’s a one-sided invitation from me, after alllll
Yuru Kakizaki: I’ve never regretted not being a VTuber as much as I do now…
theres assertive, and then theres fuwa-chan lol
when I heard mama yuru was gonna have her v-debut
does that mean she’ll create her own child and become that child herself?!
Nothing’s making sense so early in the stream lmao
[But before that, I think starting with a normal collaboration is better… No?]
did that begging also kill fuwa-chan?
Mama yuru XDD
did she die from a stray bullet XD
Fuwari Ukigumo: Ah!
Fuwari Ukigumo: In that case, we can do it right now!
Her sentence enders loooooooooool
she’s forgetting a few extra letters…
[Eh?! If everyone’s okay with it, I’m fine too…]
I always say yes to new tee-tee material
Yuru Kakizaki: Oof… I want to join too…
im fine with it too
so am i
[Maybe next time, Mama Yuru, okay?]
Yuru Kakizaki: Huh? You’ll do it for me?
are you an angel or what
youre so sweet i started tearing up
😋now this… is YukaYuru!
YukaYuru…that exists, huh
feels like I’m seeing a whole new world bro
[Actually, I was planning to play Mustache-o Kart with the chat today!]
craap i sold mine just recently
imma look for mine real quick
Yuru Kakizaki: I have a copy!!!!!
Mama Yuru is so excited lmao
yay for mama yuru!!
Fuwari Ukigumo: I already booted up mineee
That was too fast of you fuwa-chan xD
the hell man lmfao
[But before that, I’m going to read a few marshmallows first!]
read mine pleaseeee
I just know youll read mine!!!
“Aren’t you going to give your viewers a name, Yuka-chan?”
but mostly big companies do that, right?
Yeah, I don’t see many indies doing that
but it does feel more immersive when we have a name
[There you have it, everyone! I’m looking for name ideas to call you!]
[If anyone has any good ideas, I’d love to hear them!]
Yuka-chan Elite Guards
I thought of some others, but i think ill hold back
Same here. It might turn off some people
[Thank you, everyone! I wonder which I should pick from Yukalists, Shirahime Knights, or Yukamins?]
i was thinking of the same thing
but it doesn’t really have the image of a knight
Watching over could still fit the knight image though, right?
It’s tough to decide on stuff like this
Yuru Kakizaki: This is a tough one.
Fuwari Ukigumo: I call mine Fuwamins, so maybe that could work too?
Its helpful to have someone with experience
[Hm… This is tough.]
Stuff like this wont leave your head till you finally solve it
you gotta think abt it hard
then shouldn’t hime knights solve that problem?
This could become an infinite loop.
On the other hand, wouldn’t it be harder for new people to join?
That’s definitely a blind spot.
yeah, I experienced that in a different stream once, and everyone was in their own world, it was hard to join in
I’ve got a good idea, how about Lis-nii and Lis-nee?
It’s a shortened version of listener and onii-chan or onee-chan huh
Yuru Kakizaki: I think that’s a good one.
Fuwari Ukigumo: It’s easy for newcomers to join, and it sounds good toooo
[Okay, it’s settled then! We’re going with Lis-nii and Lis-nee!]
maybe I should change my real name to Lis
I might do the same
[Please don’t actually try to change your real names to that!]
[Anyway, onto the next question!]
“The horror game video was both cute and amazing! Do you get that kind of reaction for horror games that aren’t VR?”
horror game playthroughs are seriously great
the screams were the best
the cry was something else too
Yuru Kakizaki: If I had been there, I would have hugged you. Sorry your onee-chan wasn’t there.
Shes already claiming to be her onee-chan xD
Fuwari Ukigumo: If I know where you live, I can give you a hug aaaaanytime you want, you knowww?
seriously, just how bad does this lolicon want to meet yuka in real life lmfaoo
its no use, we have to do something about this and fast
[No, um, I’d feel embarrassed if I was hugged, so…]
awww shes blushing
i want to embrace you, Yuka Shirahime!
i wanna hug you
Why cant I go across this screen dammit
Yuru Kakizaki: If only this monitor wasn’t in the way.
Fuwari Ukigumo: If only this monitor wasn’t in the way, indeeeed
you two would make good friends, seriously
[Going back to the marshmallow, I think it’s just with R* VR for now.]
hrm, that game’s really maxed out their grotesque meter
[Yeah! I can’t handle gore…but I did my best during the recording, so please continue to support the series! ♪]
Ill watch it every day
I watch it every day, no, every second
aren’t you just gonna spam f5?
Yuru Kakizaki: I’m looking forward to it!
Fuwari Ukigumo: No matter how much time we have, it’s never enoughhhh
[Well then, Lis-niis and Lis-nees, you want to play Mustache-o Kart, too, right?]
i wanna do it together
im ready anytime
Yuru Kakizaki: I’m good to go.
Fuwari Ukigumo: I’ve been waiting sinceee. My Disco is also readyyy
Wait, is this a collab?
[Okay, let’s end the marshmallows for today and have a mini-tournament next!
I’ll say any line the Top 1 wants me to!]
time to get my game face on
playtimes over, folks
Yuru Kakizaki: I’ll take down everyone.
Fuwari Ukigumo: Don’t underestimate my skill after I’ve trained with my listenersss
What’s with these two, they’re scary.
[Oh! No requests for naughty lines, okay!]
Yuru Kakizaki: I don’t think anything too lewd is appropriate.
Fuwari Ukigumo: Listen, obscene things don’t suit lolis.
theyre surprisingly gentlemanly lol
you sure you don’t mean ladylike?
[Okay then, Fuwari-oneechan is ready to join, so let’s bring her in for the collab!]
And thus, a sudden collaboration began.